Dance Activities at the Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival
Dance traditions are an important part of old-time and related styles of traditional music. The Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival has been offering a rich variety of social dance programming throughout its history. Dance activities take place at the Dance Tent, located just outside the mainstage area.
Typical activities include community style square dancing with live music and callers, country two-step dancing, clogging/flatfooting, Cajun two-step and waltz dancing, and sometimes other styles such as polka, schottisches, or waltzes.
Dance Activities 2022
Friday, August 12, 2022
1:00PM - Clogging 101 with Kim Roe
7:15 - 9: 15PM - Square dance with Sarah York calling. No experience necessary, all are welcome.
Saturday, August 13, 2022
11:00AM - Line Dance Lesson with Hold Your Lady Tight Night
1:00PM - Q&A with Della Mae, hosted by Ellen Stanley
2:00PM - Old Time Jam with Hog Eyed Man and Steam Machine. Bring an instrument and play along!
3:00PM - Country Two Step Lesson with Hold Your Lady Tight Night
4:00PM - Polka/Waltz/Schottische Happy Hour Dance with music by the Upper Midwest Folk Fiddlers
7:15 - 9:15PM - Square dance with Bob Walser calling. No experience necessary, all are welcome!
9:30 - 11:45PM - Country Dance with Hello Heartache
Sunday, August 14, 2022
10:00 AM: Dance Floor Pack Up Party - a dozen volunteers needed to come take the dance floor apart and store it for next year. Bring a drill and star bit if you have one!