American Folk Dance Ensemble creates a colorful tapestry of the finest traditional music, costuming, and choreography to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the United States. 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 clogging, Southern waltzes, New England Contra, square dancing, hambone, and much more.
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 music.