If happiness is the ultimate goal, our music and dance workshops will get you pretty close to nirvana.
Practice your latest clogging moves or learn to Salsa before sitting down for lessons from fiddle sensation Kate Rhudy.
All experience levels are welcome!
Zydeco & Country Two-Step Dance
Jack Wolf and his dynamic dancing partner, Carol Woodell, will show you how to burn up the dance floor in legitimate Louisiana style! Dance Tent, Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
Clogging with the Cane Creek Cloggers
The Cane Creek Cloggers performance will have you wanting to keep up your heels! And you can too! Come to the Cane Creek Cloggers clogging workshop and get started with the basics. Dance Tent, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
This creative dance workshop combines world rhythms with our natural expressive styles. Exploring the fundamental elements of dance to connect community through movement. Taught by Aubrey Griffith-Zill. All ages welcome. Cabaret Tent, Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Come and experience this revolutionary movement, taught by Julia Hartsell of The FlowJo, that combines meditation, exercise, grace and play. Dance Tent, Friday, 2:00 p.m.
A Latin dance experience for beginners and beyond. Instructors Adam Phillips & Aubrey Griffith-Zill generate a fun, vibrant and playful environment where you will learn to Salsa! Dance Tent, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of East Coast Swing. Practice footwork, connection and basic turn patterns. Taught by Adam Phillips and Aubrey Griffith-Zill. Dance Tent, Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Ecstatic Dance Party
Experience authentic self-expression in a safe space free of judgment & instruction.Explore your own ranges of being, from stillness to unfettered wildness, through self-directed, freeform movement in community. Music provided by Will Ridenour & Gabriel Pelli; dance facilitated by Aubrey Griffith-Zill & Julia Hartsell. Dance Tent, Friday, 4:00 p.m.
It’s a dance and workshop all in one! Caller Rodney Sutton accompanied by the Hoppin’ Johnnies, teaches all the steps for each dance right before you do it! Dance Tent, Friday 5:30 p.m.
Zydeco music in Louisiana can be traced via the family trees that pass it through their generations. Preston Frank is an elder of today’s Zydeco sound and has borne a strong influence on the way it sounds today. Bring your accordion or just your curiosity. Front Porch, Fri 6:30pm
Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop with Jon Shain
Whether you’re a grizzled veteran of the guitar world or just learning your way around the fretboard, this workshop boasts a bit of something for everyone. Durham’s Jon Shain will be imparting knowledge on signature riffs, turnarounds, and open-tuned slide playing to help bring out the Muddy Waters in you at the Front Porch, Sat 2pm
Bones Jam and Workshop with Dom Flemons
Who better to impart wisdom on the musical history of the bones than the American Songster himself, Dom Flemons. Dom will be exploring different rhythms and uses of the bones, and will be joined by fiddler Brian Farrow to lead a jam at the Front Porch, Sun 2:30pm
Ethiopian Music with Dereje Tesfaye of dub Addis
Ethiopian native Dereje Tesfaye brilliantly blends the music of his home country with reggae stylings to make for a unique sound all his own. Join Dereje and members of dub Addis as they explore the rhythms, motifs and ideas of how they integrate Ethiopian music with the stylings of reggae. Front Porch, Fri 4:30pm
Exploring Latin Music with Uma Galera
GrassRoots favorites Uma Galera seamlessly blend Latin styles into reggae foundations, but what actually makes Latin music Latin? Join band members Alex Coombs and Antonio La Rosa as they expand upon the history of Latin music and culture while showcasing some of the rhythms and stylings that the music is built upon. Front Porch, Sat 12pm
Fiddle Workshop with Kate Rhudy
Raleigh-based singer-songwriter Kate Rhudy cut her teeth in the musical world at fiddlers conventions as early as 5 years old and since then has continued to explore the world of classic and contemporary folk and bluegrass sounds. Join us for an interactive workshop where Kate outlines different styles, inspirations and shares tips for fiddlers both young and old. Front Porch, Sat 3:30pm