Country Dance Programs began with the establishment of the Mountain Folk Festival in 1935 as a celebration that shares folk traditions with the youth of the Appalachian region, and is currently in its 81st year.
In 1938, Frank H. Smith established the Country Dancers as an organization to represent Berea College and promote folk dance. He developed Christmas Country Dance School that same year, to train folk dance leaders from the Appalachian region.
Christmas Country Dance School continues to educate leaders today. The Country Dancers continue to spread the joy of folk dancing, and participate in the annual Mountain Folk Festival.
Learn how to become part of these fun-filled celebrations and traditions that promote community!