Be sure to stop by and enjoy our Dance Stage located along the Ohio River.  We will have a variety of energetic dancing including square dancing, clogging, line dancing, and a variety of other dance styles happening all weekend long. 

Dancing is an important part of the Appalachian Traditions

Traditional dancing in Appalachia includes several types: step dancing, set dancing, and couple dancing. Step dance traditions include clogging, buckdancing, flat-footing, and the Charleston. Set dances, involving two or more couples, include four couple squares, big set (ring) dances, reels, country (contra) dances, and play parties. Couple dancing often referred to as “round dancing,” includes the two-step and waltz. The roots of Appalachian dance are varied and include the influence of English, Scots-Irish, French, African-American, and Native American dances, as well as American popular culture. 




2023 Festival Dance Schedule

Come and see Country Steps Cloggers!

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Also, see our Music and Storytelling schedules.
Scheduled performers and times subject to change without notice 

Dance Schedule
Dance Stage
Saturday, May 11th 
Dance Stage
Sunday, May 12th 
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Can't Stop Cloggers 
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
 Open Dance
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Spirit of America 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Country Steps Cloggers 
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
 Kentucky Bluegrass Cloggers 
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
 Buckeye Nutz
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Sugarfoot Cloggers
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Dearborn Senior Line Dancers
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Hills of Kentucky Cloggers
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
 Scottish Highland Dancers
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open Dance with Trevor DeWitt
10:00 - 11:00 am
Cinciy Highland Dancers
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
Showboat Cloggers
12:00 pm (Noon) - 12:30 pm
Scottish Highland Dancers
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Country Steps Cloggers
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
 Nancy's Fancy/Countryside YMCA Cloggers
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  Cincy Highland Dancers
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Queen City Cloggers
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sugarfoot Cloggers
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Square Dancers