Stomp Dancing Performance and Workshop Scheduled for Ralph Ellison Library


Dancing takes all forms from the minuet to stomping.  Yes, stomping.

The Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street, is presenting “Stomp! Performance and Workshop” on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m.  The session is free and open to the public.

“What you need,” said librarian Taryn Kingery, “is rhythm.  That’s what separates stomp dancing from just clomping around.”

Sometimes called “stepping,” stomp’s roots lie in African foot dances and the intricacies of military exhibition drills.  It is a mixture of foot and hand movements that combine into a rhythmic dance.

“We’re excited,” Kingery added, “to have Edmond Santa Fe’s stomp team here to perform and then stick around for a workshop to teach the basics of this popular dance form.”

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