News

  • “Reel ‘Em Boys, Reel ‘Em” is now available for purchase through Augusta Heritage Center. This film features West Virginia’s square dance and step dance traditions and follows The Mountain Dance Trail as it winds across the mountain state. Supported by the West Virginia Humanities Council.
  • The Mountain Dance Trail was featured on West Virginia Public Radio. Take a listen!
  • The West Virginia Humanities Council awarded The Mountain Dance Trail with a media grant of $6,876 in early November. In order to complete a documentary on traditional vernacular dance in West Virginia.
  • Mountain Dance Trail caller Bill Ohse is Augusta Heritage Center’s master artist for Dance Week.  He will call a square dance Wednesday, August 8th at 8:00pm. 
  • The New York Times just released an article about The Mountain Dance Trail.
  • The West Virginia Division of Culture and History just awarded “The Mountain Dance Trail” with a $9,000 Challenge America Grant.
  • The Mountain Dance Trail was featured in the June 2012 edition of Two Lane Livin’. Pick up your copy of the article at various locations throughout the state, to find out where visit: 
  • “Bloody Butcher Corn, Wild Cats and Square Dancing” is a collaborative multimedia
    storytelling performance with Traveling 219 and The Mountain Dance Trail. Over 50 oral histories have been collected between both projects and highlights from these stories will be shared on June 23rd at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown at 7:30pm and on July 2nd at the Randolph County Community Arts Center at 7pm. Both of these events are free.
  • 4-H summer camps are square dancing! Becky Hill taught square dancing to live fiddle music provided by Gerry Milnes to Pendleton, Randolph, Gilmer and Braxton Counties 4-H summer camps on Tuesday July 12th, and Wednesday July 13th.
  • West Virginia Traditional Life Goldenseal Magazine Summer 2012 announced “The Mountain Dance Trail” under “Current Programs. Events. Publications.” (click on image)
  • Over Memorial Day Weekend Augusta Heritage Center was spotlighted in the Vandalia Gathering Friday night concert in Charleston. The Davis and Elkins College Dance Collective performed Saturday afternoon in the Great Hall and several Mountain Dance Trail callers led square dances at the Dance Stage throughout the weekend.

  • The West Virginia Humanities Council featured “The Mountain Dance Trail” in Road Work; Council Project Explores Two Great West Virginia Highways. This article can be found in the Spring 2012 publication of People & Mountains. (Click on image to see article.)

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