Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
“We have an issue that machine tool technology has really declined in our country,” Harmon explained. “We don’t have the capabilities and capacity that we used to have 20-30 years ago. How do we get that back?”Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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