Dance Workshops


11AM both days in the Exhibit Hall of the West Plains Civic Center

As a special feature at the Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival this year, Keith Symanowitz representing the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, AR, will conduct two dance workshops, with the help of Jane and Andy Elder.

Keith Symanowitz is an accomplished jig dancer, award-winning singer, musician, and folk percussionist. Keith plays percussion for The Creek Rocks and works as a Park Interpreter at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas where he often teaches folk dance and percussion for all ages and ability levels.

A jig dance workshop geared toward young people will be held Friday, June 7, at 11AM in the Exhibit Hall at the West Plains Civic Center. The second workshop will be held Saturday, June 8 at 11AM in the same location, and will be a square dance workshop open to all ages. Come dance with us!

The Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival is the signature event for West Plains.  The festival seeks to celebrate, preserve, pass on and nurture an appreciation of the old-time music and folk life traditions distinctive to the Ozark Highlands. Admission to all festival events is free.

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