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About Appalachian Flatfoot Dancing

Information about one of the earliest forms of clogging known as "Appalachian flatfoot dancing", "buck dancing", or simply "flatfoot dancing". Includes profiles of famous buck dancers, a collection of flatfoot dancing videos and where to find flatfoot dancing resources on the Internet.

Instructional Flatfoot Dancing Videos

Flatfoot Dancing Basic Moves by Rebecca Stout
This video features flatfoot dancer Rebecca Stout demonstrating 10 basic flatfoot dancing moves: tap, dig, brush, scuff, slide, drag, zig, zag, roll, and bend knees.

More Flatfoot and Buck Dancing Tutorials
- Basic Flatfoot Dancing Course with 14 Lessons - Charmaine Slavin Flatfoot Dancing Lesson
- Ozark Style Jig and Flatfoot Dance Tutorial

Famous Buck and Flatfoot Dancers

STAGE NAME: D. Ray White (1927-1985)
FULL NAME: Donald Ray White
DATE OF BIRTH: April 17, 1927
PLACE OF BIRTH: Boone County, West Virginia USA
WIFE: BERTIE MAE WHITE
SON: Jesco White (aka "The Dancing Outlaw")
DATE OF DEATH: July 2, 1985 (age 57)
ARTICLES:
- Wikipedia "D-Ray White" Article
- The Legend of D. Ray White
VIDEOS:
- D. Ray White Flat Foot Dancing in the Talking Feet Film

Ira Bernstein
NAME: Ira Bernstein
DATE OF BIRTH: 1959
PLACE OF BIRTH: Malverne, New York, United States
ARTICLES AND WEB SITES:
- Ira Bernstein - Official Web Site
- Wikipedia "Ira Bernstein" Article
VIDEOS:
- Ira Bernstein Flatfoot Demonstration - Ira Bernstein Flatfoot Dancing with Chicken Train

Jay Bland
- Jay Bland Buck Dancing With Thomas Maupin
- Jay Bland Buck Dancing in Lynnville Tennessee
- Jay Bland Buck Dancing in Estillefork, Alabama
- Jay Bland Buck Dancing in Nashville, Tennessee
- Jay Bland and the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers

NAME: Paul Shellnut
VIDEOS:
- Paul Shellnut Dancing in Estillfork Alabama
- Paul Shellnut Dancing With John Pope to Rocky Top
- Paul Shellnut Dancing at the Honeysuckle Jam
- Paul Shellnut Dancing With Thomas Maupin

NAME: Thomas Maupin
DATE OF BIRTH: November 16, 1940
CHILDHOOD HOME: Eagleville, Tennessee, United States
SIBLINGS: 10 Brothers and sisters
WIFE: Beulah Shores
DAUGHTERS: Deana Maupin and Danyeal Maupin
HONOR: Tennessee Governor's Folk Life Heritage Award
HONOR: Uncle Dave Macon Days Trailblazer Award
ARTICLES:
- Eagleville Times "Maupin Brothers" Article (PDF)
VIDEOS:
- Video Interview and Profile of Thomas Maupin
- Thomas Mauipin Buck Dancing
- Thomas Maupin Dancing With Paul Shellnut

Country Singers Buck Dancing
- Emmylou Harris Buck Dancing
- June Carter Cash Flatfoot Dancing in London

Flatfoot and Fancy Free Dot com

Folk Streams "Talking Feet" Documentary

Mountain Dancer: Flatfooting in Appalachia
Article about flatfoot dancer Robert Dotson, published on the "Our State: Celebrating North Carolina" Web site.


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