Barn dance marks Bailey Mtn. Cloggers’ 40th anniversary

by Dryridgeinn on August 12, 2014

The 20-time national champion Bailey Mountain Cloggers of Mars Hill University will celebrate their 40th anniversary with an old-time barn dance 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22 in Chambers Gymnasium on the Mars Hill campus.

Everyone is welcome to attend. The celebration will be hosted in partnership with the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University.

The dance will feature square dances, big circle dances, live music and a dance caller. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

“The Bailey Mountain Cloggers and the Ramsey Center want to share Southern Appalachian Mountain Folk Heritage through music and dance with the public in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Bailey Mountain Cloggers,” said Danielle Buice Plimpton, the team’s manager.

“It is important to continue the traditions and remember our roots of Western North Carolina. Furthermore, we have received such wonderful support through the years from our friends and fans in Western North Carolina, that we wanted to commemorate this important milestone with them.”

To learn more about the dance, contact Hannah Furgiuele at hfurgiuele@mhu.edu or 689-1571, or Danielle Buice Plimpton at dbuice@mhu.edu or 689-1113. For more about the cloggers, visit www.baileymountaincloggers.com.

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