It's Time for a Hoedown
A hoedown is a type of party that involves a particular style of dancing and music that have their roots in America’s rural past. Originating as a type of barn dance, the music usually involves country and bluegrass, especially folk-style playing and singing. The music of these social gatherings is traditionally made using fiddles, banjos, and other stringed instruments. The traditional dances of these parties are generally square or contra dances. A caller guides dancers through moves in a fashion similar to, but distinct from, what is typical of square dancing.
My hoedowns are both traditional and modern and use all forms of western dance. I use line, contra, round, and square dancing. I do single dances and group dances. Some of the dances include: Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Cotton Eyed Joe, and the Virginia Reel. It is a fun event that creates a one-of-a-kind experience.
Growing up at Summer Camp allowed me to experience Hoedown for the first time. I later realized that if I was never exposed to this amazing and fun experience, I would probably think it was - Old and boring! It's for this reason that we realized I NEEDED to bring this experience on the road and spread the fun! I will provide your group, family, church, corporation with a customized night of dancing. Events can last from 1 - 3 hours depending on your desires.
Music is age appropriate and can include country, bluegrass, techno, modern and international flavors. Dance instruction is geared to the age and experience of your group and can/will be adjusted as needed during the event. Line dancing is a classic for picnics, birthdays, family reunions, festivals, corporate team building, and/or company parties because it gets everyone up, involved and working together to have a great time!