40th Annual Dance Days

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Fri, Sep 13 2019 8:00 AM Sun, Sep 15 2019 12:00 PM

Registration Information and Pricing
To register online-click the "REGISTER" tab below

3 day Online Pre-Registration $58.75
3 Day Walk Up (On site/Day of Registration) $70

2 day Online Pre-Registration $43.00
2 Day Walk Up (on site/ Day of Registration $55

3 Day Spectator Pass Online $22 
3 Day Spectator Pass(Day of purchase) $25

Includes admission to Craft Grounds and Evening Music Concerts Friday and Saturday
Single Day Spectator Pass Online $11.50
Single Day Spectator Pass (Day of purchase) $14.50

Single day admission to Craft Grounds and Evening Concert-ion day of purchase



Event Information

40+ Workshops:                                    All levels of clogging, step dancing, Scottish, English,                                                                        contras, squares, waltzes, and more

Community dances:                              Friday & Saturday night at Dry Creek Lodge 10PM                                                                                               until midnight

Jig dance contest:                                  Friday night 6:00pm, Large Auditorium

Saturday clogging show:                      Noon, Outside Stage

Saturday night dance show:                 7:00pm, Large Auditorium

Sunday Dance Roundup:                      10am - Noon, Dry Creek Lodge

Check-In opens at 8 AM in the Administration Lobby, across from the Skillet Restaurant, on Friday. Orientation will follow at 9:30 am on the Blacksmith stage in the Craft Village. 
Download your "registration ticket" in the email you get from Ticketleap. You'll see a prompt or tab to "download tickets". You can save the squiggly QR code box on your phone or print it as a hard copy. If you forget or lose your registration confirmation, we can sitll check you in, as long as you have registered online. 

Click Here for Schedule of Events

Featured Teachers

 Jeff Driggs – Jeff has been clogging and teaching for over 40 years. He has taught throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia and has received numerous awards and honors. Over his years of teaching, he has written over 300 dances.   His routines are taught and danced worldwide, and his DancePack instructional video series has subscribers around the world. Jeff has served as an officer in many national clogging organizations, and is the owner and editor of the Double Toe Times clogging magazine. He lives in West Virginia.

Chip Summey – Chip has been clogging since 1982. He is a Certified Judge and Certified Clogging Instructor, with active participation in leading training sessions. His competition team, the Southern Connection cloggers of Asheville, North Carolina have been National Champions and points champions in several categories, and have danced in International and World Festivals. He has 5 competition teams, from pee wee to Adult. He has taught and judged all over the US, including the past 17 CLOG National Conventions.

Featured Caller/ Cis Hinkle – Cis has delighted contra and square dancers since 1985 with her skilled teaching, welcoming manner, playful enthusiasm, and masterful selection of dances. She is in great demand at music and dance festivals all over the US, England, and Denmark.  When not on the road, Cis teaches Tai Chi classes in her native Atlanta, Georgia.

Music by: The Old 78s

Featuring Ray & Melanie Palmer, Sarah White, and Carole Anne Rose

The Old 78's music recreates the WILD ENERGY and DRIVING FORCE of the great Hillbilly Fiddle Bands. It is almost impossible to describe the fun that these musicians can create with really big saxophones, and banjos ranging in size from surprisingly small to extremely huge, not to mention fiddles and a kazoo.

Schedule of Concerts, Contests, and Community Dances:
Detailed Schedule of Events and Classes: Coming Soon

Friday:                                      Jig Dance Contest at 6pm, Large Auditorium

                                                7pm – Music Concert, Large Auditorium

                                                Community Dance after Music Concert, Dry Creek Lodge

Saturday:                                12 Noon - Clogging Show, Outside Stage

                                                7pm – Dance Concert, Large Auditorium

                                                Community Dance after the Concert, Dry Creek Lodge

Sunday:                                    9:30am - Hymn Sing, Lodge

                                                10am - Noon - Dance Round-up, Dry Creek Lodge

Other Instructors and Leaders Include:

Pat Dennis, Springfield, MO                                                        
Steve & Joanie Green, West Fork, AR
Gina Holderby, Centerton, AR                                                   
Mim Heinrichs, West Fork, AR
Misty Holmes, Lowell, AR                                                             
Bernadette Lange, Little Rock, AR
Marie Lovelace, Memphis, TN                                                   
Kathey Wilson, Jonesboro, AR
Leona Miller, Jonesboro, AR                                                       
David Peterson, Greenbrier, AR
Ann-Marie Sterling, Memphis, TN                                             
Judy Robertson, Little Rock, AR                 
Carolyn Shearman, Little Rock, AR                                            
Amanda Severs, Greenbrier, AR
Harold Watson, Springdale, AR                                                  
Linda Narisi, Little Rock, AR
Christina Laurin, Mountain View, AR

ACDS Band: Bill Beard, Donna Peterson, Cindy Fong and more.
Recommended Lodging: Ozark Folk Center Dry Creek Lodge 870 269 385

Off site options: Pinewood Cabins, Dogwood Motel

Comments and Suggestions:

Christina Laurin, email: [email protected]