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Footworks choreographs for Compagnie de danse Manigance!

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 Manigance brought Eileen and Marsha to Quebec to instruct and choreograph for the entire company. It was so much fun to be with these wonderful step dancers and their fabulous director, Maude Filion, and we love their new clogging routine!

Footworks teaches Residency with the Berea College Country Dancers

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 classes on campus. They also choreographed and taught a new Southern Appalachian Suite to add to the Berea College County Dancers' repertoire. Footworks' Musical Director, Mark Schatz, assisted with musical arrangements, taught instrumental classes to students in the music program, and performed the music for the unvei

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