Square Dance

We started the West Fork Old Time Square Dance in 2014. Steve calls there and at several other monthly dances. He enjoys helping beginners have success with Old Time Squares, as well as challenging experienced dancers with new squares in the old time style. He especially enjoys passing along the Ozark tradition of dancers "stepping" or flatfooting  while moving through the figures of southern mountain style squares.

Calling

Percussion

We regularly teach traditional percussion workshops -

Suggested topics include -

- Old time Step dance - flatfoot/buck/tap

- Seated foot percussion

- Rhythm bones

- Washboard

- Hambone (Body percussion) 


Old time

Out and about

- 2015 Winner National Buck Dance Competition, Uncle Dave Macon Days; Murfreesboro, Tn
- 2015 First place senior division Clifftop Flatfoot competition
- 2015 Augusta AV Dance week flatfoot contest winner

- Towersey Folk Festival 2009 & 2013; Oxfordshire, England; main stage -

- Whitby Folk Festival; Yorkshire, England; 5 day flatfoot workshop; 2009 & 2013

- Folk Dance Days; annually; Mtn. View, AR

- Petit Jean Fall Retreat - Rockefeller Center; Petit Jean, AR

- Christmas Showcase; Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR

- Hindman Settlemet School


"Stepping" is the Arkansas Ozark Mountain jigging, or step dancing. Steve's stepping is influenced by Appalachian flatfooting, southern mountain buck dance, and old time tap. He especially enjoys helping folks incorporate stepping in their square dancing, an Ozark tradition.

Step Dance

Dance & Storytelling

Traditional  Old Time Song

 Ozark Foot Song

Performance


We regularly teach workshops -

Suggested topics include -

- Old time Step dance - flatfoot/buck/tap 

- Traditional percussion - seated foot percussion, hambone, bones playing, washboard

- Southern mountain harmony singing

Waltz and Two-Step couple dance

Workshops

Ozark Foot Song is Joanie Green, Mim Heinrichs, and Steve Green, all of the tiny town of West Fork, AR.  We  perform and teach at festivals, house concerts, dance weekends, coffee bars, you name it. Midwest US to the east coast, and Scotland, England,  and Ireland. Our 2013 UK tour included the Whitby Folk Festival and the Towersey Festival Saturday night main stage.