Brynn Kusic joins hands with other dancers at the Laurel Theater, a former church in Fort Sanders.
While Appalachian square dances may be generations old, rescued from obscurity by folklorists, they are managing to attract dancers of all ages.
Square dancers Natalie Boring (left) and Nola Bronson “dig for the clam” between Doug Hammock and Amanda Humphreys at the Laurel Theater.
CIRCLE FOUR: After an absence of perhaps decades, traditional Appalachian square dancing is making a comeback in Knoxville, with a monthly dance courtesy of Jubilee Community Arts.
OLD-TIME MUSIC: Leo Collins (left) calls the dances on stage with the Hellgrammites at the Laurel Theater, which holds Southern square dances the second Thursday of each month.
Leo Collins (left) calls the dances on stage with the Hellgrammites.
Brynn Kusic and Lila Honaker “swing your partner baby.”