Country Dance Master, Folklorist, Master of Ceremonies

- Contemporary Antique Recreation -

Frederick Park has been teaching and collecting dances for more than 35 years. The traditions one may experience or revisit under his direction include American circles, squares and contra dances, English country dance, French traditional dance from Chavignol (Sancerroise, Cher), Cajun French two-step and waltz, Scandinavian turning dances and play-party or singing games from Appalachia and the Sea Islands of Georgia on America's southern Atlantic coast.

Be it a regular community dance, a special event where dance may facilitate "community" amongst diverse peoples or an educational environment where interest in traditions may include dance, you'll find an energetic and eclectic approach to fun in his capable hands.

Frederick Park has been a teacher, dance instructor, humorist and Master of Ceremonies at every major dance festival in the USA and several overseas.

Mr. Park is also a highly regarded master storyteller.

Community dance links

Some dances I've composed . . .

The "Burning Desire String Band" Page

Frederick Park
Burnsville, North Carolina, 28714 USA
828.335.5630 - cell

< frederick @ apalache dot com >

Frederick Park

Below is a link to an interivew with Mr. Park on
University of Tennessee Public Radio, Dec. 9th, 2005
by Mr. Richard Winham.

Part I / Part II
(MP3 audio files)

Traditional Community Dance Links (Southeast & National)

Athens Folk Music and Dance Society - Athens
Chattahooche Country Dancers - Atlanta
Sautee Nacoochee Center, Sautee Valley
Savannah Folk Music Society - Savannah

North Carolina
Celo Community Dance - Celo/Burnsville
Old Farmer's Ball - Asheville/Swannanoa
Boone Country Dancers - Boone
John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown
Charlotte Country Dancers and Charlotte Dance Gypsies - Charlotte
Research Triangle Park area - Chapel Hill
Cape Fear Contra Dancers - Wilmington
Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers - Winston-Salem/Greensboro

South Carolina
English Country Dance - Greenville
Harvest Moon Folk Society - Greenville
Clemson Country Dance - Clemson
Charleston Folk Society - Charleston
Low Country Old Time Music and Dance Society (LOCOMADS) - Myrtle Beach

Athens Area Council for the Arts - Athens
• Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society - Chattanooga
• Jonesborough Dance Society - Jonesborough
Knoxville Country Dancers - Knoxville
Nashville Country Dancers - Nashville
Contradance on the Cumberland Plareau - Suwannee

Country Dance & Song Society
Celebrating a Living Tradition of English and Anglo-American Folk Dance and Music since 1915

Contra Dance in the USA, Canada, and the World

National Contra Dance Map
Click on a state and link to all contra groups, web pages and contact info.

Compliments of

French Dance Music - from the founders of La Sabote Sancerroise

Here is a YouTube link to my dear friend, Giles Dubois and his father, Andre, playing together in Chavignol, France.