Footworks News

The award winning Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents "Build A Better World", a family-friendly show for all ages that will include live music, dancing, audience participation, and lots of fun.  Inspired by Libraries Summer Reading Program "Build A Better World", Footworks encourages literacy and inspires all of us to do our part to build a better world.
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Footworks celebrated Mother's Day at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts with patrons and their families.  It was a special day for all as Footworks got everyone up singing and dancing to celebrate our mothers!  Read this article about the performance from Herald Mail Media:  http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/washington-county-museum-of-fine-arts-hosts-dance-ens...

March 18, 2017 - Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble and Charm City Junction debuted their new collaboration at Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills, MD.  Charm City Junction and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, two Maryland-based roots music and dance organizations, have extensive histories and experience performing traditional Old Time, Irish, and Bluegrass music...

April 30, 2016 - Footworks performed at Maryland Hall of the Creative Arts for a very special show with the Claire Lynch Band.  For this exciting new show Footworks' choreographed 3 new numbers to the Claire Lynch Band's music.  Rehearsal Captain, Marsha Searle, summed up the experience for us, "What a pleasure to not only perform in the same show as Claire Lynch but to also have t...

Footworks is proud to announce Mark Schatz as a 2015 Maryland State Arts Council award recipient.  The Individual Artist Awards recognize the importance of artists and their works of excellence to the cultural vibrancy of Maryland.  Congratulations Mark!         

This year Footworks was also priviledged to be in Quebec, Canada with Compagnie de danse Manigance.


Compagnie de danse Manigance is a Quebecoise step dance company based in Saint Marie, Quebec, Canada.  In November of last year Manigance's director, Maude Filion, came to Maryland to be instructed in Southern Appalachian clogging by master teacher Eileen Carson Schatz.  This year Ma...

In early 2015 the Berea College County Dancers' Director, Deborah Thompson, brought Footworks to Berea, Kentucky to teach and choreograph for the 76 year old Berea College Country Dancers. Founding Director, Eileen Carson Schatz, with assistance from Rehearsal Captain Marsha Searle, taught clogging, arts integration, and movement to Education and Dance majors and other dance classe...

According to the Maryland State Arts Coucil, "The Maryland State Arts Council's annual Individual Artist Award (IAA) recognizes the importance of artists and their works of excellence to the cultural vibrancy of Maryland. Each year, awards go to Artists from Maryland who are selected by a blind, out-of-state jury on the basis of artistic merit alone."

We at Footworks are proud to an...

NASHVILLE, TN – The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announced plans to air an edited version of the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on U.S. television. The Awards show, filmed live on October 2, 2014 in the Memorial Theatre at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina and hosted by Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas, w...