Sat. 11 AM:  Sheila Graziano, of The CommonWealth Dance Collective, will be teaching a beginning Appalachian clogging workshop that is geared toward beginners.  The workshop will lay a foundation for traditional percussive dancing.   Closed-toe shoes recommended - well worn tennies or anything with a leather sole is great!  

Sun. 10:30 AM: The CommonWealth Dance Collective will present a show displaying various styles of traditional percussive dance, from Appalachian clogging to English waltzes, a trip back in time to the Vaudeville era, and a little visit north of the border into Canada for Ottawa Valley stepping.   Immediately following will be an “advanced beginner” workshop, for those who have the basics of percussive dancing and are ready to move on! Closed shoes recommended for workshop participants - well worn tennies or anything with a leather sole izs great!

Founded by Sheila Graziano in 2004, The CommonWealth Dance Collective (CDC) is an ensemble of stepdancers based in southeast Michigan.  The CDC performs myriad percussive dance styles, including Appalachian clogging, English, Canadian, American tap, Celtic, and more! Highlighting both historic and original choreography, the members of the CDC delight in capturing the spirits of the past and the present with equal enthusiasm, and sharing the joy of many cultures through dance. Performing and teaching both hold equally high value for the members of the ensemble.

• The CommonWealth Dance Collective
• Saturday 11:00 AM - Noon
• Sun. 10:30 AM - Noon
• Forest Stage