Every Monday Night / 7pm-9pm / Free Admission
Visitors Center, 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC
The roots of Appalachian music and dance run deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and have been passed down for generations. The Street Dance started in 1918 when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. People young and old make their way to the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville to enjoy mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging every Monday evening from July 8 through August 12.
The 101st season of the Street Dance comes alive with people square dancing and clogging to regional bands playing traditional bluegrass music. The Street Dance caller gives simple steps and movements, prompting dance figures for people to follow during the square dances. Special appearances by area clogging teams make for an entertaining, foot stomping evening.
If you don’t know how to square dance come at 6:30pm for basic square-dancing lessons from caller, Walt Puckett. Square dancing is great entertainment for all ages to join in the fun.
Clogging is truly an American folk dance rooted in the Appalachian Mountains. The Irish, Scottish, English and Dutch-Germans each brought their own style of dancing and music as they settled the region. The combination of these dances and music became known as clogging, and bluegrass. The word “Clog” comes from Gaelic and means “time”. Clogging is the official state folk dance of North Carolina.
Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing from 7pm-9pm. Seating area opens after 5:30pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home.
Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed. In case of inclement weather, the dance will be postponed until 8pm; if the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.
For additional information or a schedule, call the Visitor Center at (828) 693-9708, 800-828-4244 or go online to visithendersonvillenc.org. The Street Dance is an event of the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.
July 8 – Appalachian Fire / Bailey Mountain Cloggers
July 15 – Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition / Mountain Thunder Cloggers
July 22 – Appalachian Fire / Southern Connection Cloggers
July 29 – Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition / Open Floor Dance Demonstrations
August 5 – Appalachian Fire / Lake Lure Cloggers
August 12 – Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers