Old Keowee blog.
play Stenson's #2 during Southern Appalachian Day at Hagood Mill, Pickens, SC in May.
"Hey Everyone.....This is Andy. I can't wait to see people dancing around at South Cove. We have a great band ready-to-go. So come on out and let's build a community and enjoy this life!"
As far as the dance is concerned, the only thing left to get is yourself on down tomorrow and get down with the get down!!! Andy took the opportunity yesterday evening (at around 7... what a beautiful sunset! And the weather is supposed to be as good or better on the 30th... which is tomorrow, by the way!) to pose at South Cove park's "selfie station." I'm not sure how anyone could make a selfie with this unless you had really long arms or a tripod. But I digress...
In case you are wondering what to wear tomorrow, ladies generally wear skirts. As you might imagine with a square dance, or any ballroom dancing, wardrobe is part of the spectacle! No need to stress, any full skirt will do, long or short... just keep in mind, if it's short, you may want a pair of leggings underneath (or bloomers for those die-hard traditional dancers!). Guys, well, that's up to you... some do wear kilts, some even wear skirts, because why let the ladies have all the fun? But mostly, wear what is comfortable to move in. You will be moving a lot! But there are lots of places inside and out to relax and take a break. Hope to see everyone there tomorrow at South Cove park with their dancing shoes on!
Andy is on the board of the Oconee Heritage Center, as the marketing director. He also knows music and how to have fun: hence, the Old Keowee Contra Dance was born! He hopes that it's successful enough to become a regular event in our little corner of South Carolina, surrounded by lakes, mountains & forests. Andy comes from a long line of fiddle players and is a South Carolina Arts in Education Folk life/Traditional Arts approved artist. He is also the longest-serving instructor in the Oconee County Young Appalachian Musicians (YAMs) program and the 2016 South Carolina State Fiddle Champion.