Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

  • About the Artist:

    Celebrating 42 years as a performing arts ensemble, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble is an internationally recognized, roots-based music and dance company showcasing the cultural diversity of percussive dance and traditional music. Footworks has a reputation for exceptional performances, bringing the joy and energy of percussive dance and music to audiences worldwide. The ensemble always performs with its own highly accomplished award-winning musicians and is dedicated to teaching and working with youth, recognized for over 42 years in Arts-In-Education.

    Category:

    • Dance
    • Music

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • Keeping the Beat: Multicultural Influences in American Music and Dance

      Description:

      Footworks conveys the power and joy of percussive dance while illuminating the multicultural roots of American music and dance, including African, European, and Native American traditions. Live music and an exciting array of percussive dances are performed, including step dance, gumboot dance, tap, clogging, and hamboning, along with inspiring audience participation.

      Assemblies with workshops also available
      Available virtually
      MSAC AiE and AiR funds are available

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-12, Adult

      Curriculum Connections

      Social Studies, American History, Dance and Movement, Music

      This program is offered as:

      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Irish Roots and American Branches

      Description:

      Performing live Irish music and dance with their descendant American styles, Footworks illuminates the American story of traditions coming from the Old World and meeting others here, resulting in new traditions. Students learn the powerful role the Irish played in the shaping of Maryland, the United States, and American culture.

      Assemblies with workshops also available
      Available virtually
      MSAC AiE and AiR funds are available

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-12, Adult

      Curriculum Connections

      Social Studies, Maryland History, American History, Dance and Movement, Music

      This program is offered as:

      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Roots and Rhythm: Exploring the Cultural Diversity of the United States through Multicultural Traditional Dance

      Description:

      This arts-integrated residency explores the diversity and commonality of the people of the United States. Dances and their histories from different cultures are taught in a fun and inviting way, bringing students together in rhythms and songs that build community and connect participants to each other and to their shared American heritage.

      Available virtually
      MSAC AiE and AiR funds are available

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-12, Adult

      Curriculum Connections

      Social Studies, American History, Dance and Movement

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • virtual
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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Young Audiences Arts For Learning, Maryland
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (410) 837-7577
    State / County:
    Maryland

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