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2017 Folkmoot Festival – Camp Folkmoot

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Folkmoot – Let’s Join Hands in One Big Circle, Friday, July 21 Folk Dance Day Camp  – 9am – 3pm

, $40. Dancers of all abilities who are inspired by folk dance and live music can learn international folk dance with semi-professional performers from around the globe. Learn basic concepts and movements, understand the similarities and differences between cultures and hear timeless, captivating stories behind the dances of each international group. The day includes make and take cultural crafts and culminates in a short performance with the groups and community participants. Families and youth groups are encouraged to register. Snacks, lunch, and drinks will be provided. Discounts are available to groups of four or more if pre-registered together. For more information, contact Caroline Brown Williamson, caroline@folkmoot.org. To register, Folkmoot.org or828-452-2997.

Schedule: Camp Folkmoot – “Hands Around the World”
Friday, July 21, 2017 – Folkmoot Friendship Center at Sam Love Queen Auditorium
8:30 am – 9:00 am – Check In Folkmoot Auditorium
9:00 am Welcome & Introductions
9:15 am Hands Around the World Icebreaker Activity
10:00 am International Folkmoot Dance Lessons Begin
11:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch in the Folkmoot Cafeteria
12:30 pm Hands Around the World-Craft + Appalachian Traditional Square Dance Lesson with the Honorable Joe Sam Queen
1:45 pm Group Pictures & Final Practice for Group Performance
2:15 pm Final Group Performances
3:00pm Closing Circassian Circle
Parents and community invited to attend Final Group Performance at 2:15
After you have purchased your ticket for Camp Folkmoot, please fill out the Registration Form. This form can be printed and scanned in, printed and mailed, PO Box 658, Waynesville, NC 28786, or filled out at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 10 nations around the globe will perform at 34th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 20-30 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.




For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.com


July 21
9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Folkmoot Friendship Center
112 Virginia Avenue
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
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