American Folk Dance Ensemble
About American Folk Dance Ensemble
Taking the folk history of the United States around the world, American Folk Dance Ensemble creates a colorful tapestry of the rich cultural history of the USA. Each performance is a cultural expression, strongly associated with a specific group or people as a reflection of American custom and belief. Their fast-paced, superbly staged program includes Appalachian flat-footing, Southern waltzes, traditional clogging, square dancing, the western swing, and other performances.
The group is accompanied by the BYU Mountain Strings band. Compromised of seven talented instrumentalists, who perform with a variety of traditional folk instruments, American Folk Dance Ensemble not only brings the history of the U.S. to the stage through dance but also through weaving toe-taping music that explores the musical past of the U.S.
"The dancers and the musicians were absolutely magnificent... The overwhelming feeling here is that it’s extremely unfortunate that there could only be one performance!"