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7/2/2009 - Street Dances Return
by Asheville Citizen Times

HENDERSONVILLE The Street Dance has been part of that tradition in downtown Hendersonville for more than 90 years.The weekly dances with bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging return every Monday evening beginning July 6 and continuing through August.

Instructions are given to the dancers by a local caller.

At 6:30 p.m., Walt Puckett will teach audience members some basic square dancing, such as the right hand across, open the garden gate, and the shoe fly swing moves in traditional Appalachian square dancing.

The dancing takes place 7-9 p.m. Seating area opens after 5:30 p.m.; early admission is prohibited. Hendersonville city ordinance prohibits animals in the event area. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

In case of bad weather, the dance will be postponed until 8 p.m.; if the weather does not improve by 8 p.m., the performance will be canceled.

For more information, call 693-9708, 800-828-4244 or visit www.historichendersonville.org.

The following is the 2009 Street Dance schedule:

(Information is subject to change.)

July 6 Band: Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition. Dancers: Great Smoky Mountain Cloggers.

July 13 Band: Buncombe Turnpike. Dancers: Cole Mountain Cloggers.

July 20 Band: Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition. Dancers: Southern Mountain Smoke Cloggers.

July 27 Band: The Buddy Davis Band. Dancers: Cole Mountain Cloggers.

Aug. 3 Band: Southern Crescent Bluegrass. Dancers: Rough Creek Cloggers.

Aug. 10 Band: Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition. Dancers: Forge Mountain Cloggers

Aug. 17 Band: The Buddy Davis Band. Dancers: Forever Young Cloggers.

Aug. 24 Band: Buncombe Turnpike. Dancers: Southern Mountain Smoke Cloggers.

Aug. 31 Band: Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition. Dancers: Great Smoky Mountain Cloggers.

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