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Square Dance at Myles Center for the Arts

Square Dance at Myles Center for the Arts

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, November 10th and December 8th with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in the Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff […]

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Square Dance at Myles Center for the Arts

Square Dance at Myles Center for the Arts

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, November 10th and December 8th with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in the Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff […]

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Square Dance at Myles Center for the Arts

Square Dance at Myles Center for the Arts

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, September 8th and October 20th with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in the Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff and […]

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The Suitcase Junket at the Augusta Dance Pavillion

The Suitcase Junket at the Augusta Dance Pavillion

Join us for The Suitcase Junket on Saturday, September 9th from 9:30 to 11 pm in the Augusta Dance Pavilion! The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, with wild double pitches of throat singing. From The […]

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Square Dance at Myles Center for the Arts

Square Dance at Myles Center for the Arts

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, September 8th and October 20th with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in the Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff and […]

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Square Dance at the Myles Center for the Arts

Square Dance at the Myles Center for the Arts

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, April 14 and May 12th with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in the Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff […]

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Square Dance at the Myles Center for the Arts

Square Dance at the Myles Center for the Arts

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, May 12 with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in the Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff and students with […]

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D&E Appalachian Ensemble at the Pocahontas County Opera House

D&E Appalachian Ensemble at the Pocahontas County Opera House

D&E Appalachian Ensemble at the Pocahontas County Opera House, Friday, May 5th 7:30 to 9:30pm The Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble, a student performance group led by String Band Director Emily Miller and Dance Director Emily Oleson, is dedicated to bringing live traditional music and dance to audiences in West Virginia and beyond. Composed […]

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Square Dance at the Myles Center for the Arts

Square Dance at the Myles Center for the Arts

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, April 14 and May 12th with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in the Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff […]

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Starry Mountain Singers at the Great Hall of Halliehurst at Davis & Elkins College

Starry Mountain Singers at the Great Hall of Halliehurst at Davis & Elkins College

Starry Mountain Singers at the Great Hall of Halliehurst at Davis & Elkins College. Donations for Starry Mountain Singers will be accepted at the door in lieu of tickets. The Starry Mountain Singers will perform in the Great Hall of Halliehurst at Davis & Elkins College on Thursday, March 9th. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. […]

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Square Dance at Augusta Heritage Center

Square Dance at Augusta Heritage Center

Augusta Heritage Center Monthly Dance on Friday December 9th  at 8:00 p.m. Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, December 9 with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in Myles Center for the Arts on D&E campus. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and […]

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Thursday, May 12; 7:30 p.m. Details TBA Appalachian Ensemble performs traditional music and dance from the Appalachian region and beyond, focusing on the intersections of different American Vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old time music and clogging to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance and numerous traditional American styles […]

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Elkins Square Dance

Elkins Square Dance

Since 1972, Augusta Heritage Center has held dances as a part of their summer programming. This year Augusta is now holding dances once a month all year round. They are held in the Myles Center for the Arts Dance Studio on Davis and Elkins College Campus throughout the year and in the Augusta open air […]

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RCCAC Brown Bag Lunch Concert: D&E Appalachian Ensemble

RCCAC Brown Bag Lunch Concert: D&E Appalachian Ensemble

Free lunchtime music by The Davis & Elkins Appalachian Ensemble, who present traditional music and dance from the Appalachian region and beyond, focusing on the intersections of different American Vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance and numerous traditional […]

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Elkins Square Dance

Elkins Square Dance

Since 1972, Augusta Heritage Center has held dances as a part of their summer programming. This year Augusta is now holding dances once a month all year round. They are held in the Myles Center for the Arts Dance Studio on Davis and Elkins College Campus throughout the year and in the Augusta open air […]

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Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion

Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion

This unique event is a favorite of all who love old-time music. Scores of West Virginia’s master fiddlers, pickers, and singers gather, along with hundreds of local folks and visitors for a weekend of fun, packed with jam sessions throughout the weekend, informal concerts, and renewal of friendships. On Friday night, October 23, the Fiddlers’ […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents D&E Appalachian Ensemble

The Purple Fiddle presents D&E Appalachian Ensemble

The Davis & Elkins Appalachian Ensemble presents traditional music and dance from the Appalachian region and beyond, focusing on the intersections of different American Vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance and numerous traditional American styles of harmony singing. […]

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First Friday: D&E Night on the Town with Appalachian Ensemble & Clark Manson

First Friday: D&E Night on the Town with Appalachian Ensemble & Clark Manson

Join the block party in downtown Elkins as we welcome back the D&E students. Students on the D&E meal plan will be given vouchers to dine at local restaurants. The Third Street stage will feature the Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Clark Manson from 8-10 p.m. From 5-9 p.m. at […]

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Augusta Festival in the Park

Augusta Festival in the Park

The Augusta Festival is the final weekend that caps off the summer session. It’s a wonderful celebration of traditional dance, craft, and music that is attended by thousands. The Augusta Festival festivities kick off Friday night, August 8 at 8:00 pm, with Contras and Squares in the Augusta open-air pavilion. Augusta Festival In The Park […]

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Augusta Old-Time Week

Augusta Old-Time Week

Students attend their chosen class from 9:00 am to noon then break for lunch. After lunch (1:15-2:15 pm) there is an Old-Time Roundup featuring performances and presentations by the instructors. From 3:00-3:50 pm students will have the opportunity to choose from a daily array of One-Shot Workshops. From 4:00-5:00 pm students and  instructors come together […]

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Augusta Bluegrass Week

Augusta Bluegrass Week

The staff of well known bluegrass figures share their talents with students in classes, workshops, demonstrations, special presentations, concerts and picking sessions throughout the week. Informal picking sessions at all levels go on into the wee hours all over campus as students get together with old friends and make new ones. Evening concerts feature exciting […]

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Augusta Irish Week

Augusta Irish Week

Founded in 1982 by Dr. Mick Moloney, Augusta Heritage Center’s Irish Week is the oldest week of its kind in the United States.  For thirty-two years, Augusta has consistently attracted the world’s finest instructors to immerse students in the very best of Irish craft, folklore, music and dance. Irish Week continues our tradition of bringing the world’s finest instructors to […]

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Augusta Cajun/Creole & Early Country Music Week

Augusta Cajun/Creole & Early Country Music Week

CAJUN/CREOLE WEEK: Informal jam sessions, a mid-week party with Cajun cuisine, concerts, sessions in the Icehouse and on the “porch,” and music in the dancers’ ears will create a sea of smiling faces for the whole week. Each day starts with a choice of jam sessions or a visit with various artists; a cup of […]

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D&E presents Appalachian Ensemble String Band

D&E presents Appalachian Ensemble String Band

The Davis & Elkins Appalachian Ensemble presents traditional music and dance from the Appalachian region and beyond, focusing on the intersections of different American Vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance and numerous traditional American styles of harmony singing. […]

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Davis & Elkins Celebration of the Arts

Davis & Elkins Celebration of the Arts

Celebration of the Arts Saturday, April 25 6:00 p.m. Myles Center for the Arts $50 A Celebration of the Arts, an evening filled with music, visual art, theatre and dance, will showcase the College’s Division of Fine and Performing Arts with all proceeds to support student scholarships in the arts. The evening will begin with […]

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Augusta Heritage Center Square Dance

Augusta Heritage Center Square Dance

Dance workshop begins at 7:30 p.m., dance begins at 8:00 p.m. in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio at D&E. Music by the Iron Leg Boys (Andy Fitzgibbon, fiddle; Ben Townsend, banjo; Kevin Chesser, guitar). Calling by Bill Ohse. Beginning and family-friendly. No dance partner required. Help up protect the floor; please bring your […]

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D&E Dance Festival: The Meaning of Buck Dance

D&E Dance Festival: The Meaning of Buck Dance

  Dance Festival Concert: The Meaning of Buck Dance Saturday, April 11, 8:00 p.m. Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, Myles Center for the Arts Adults: $15; Students and Seniors: $8; Children Under 13: $5; D&E Students, Faculty and Staff: FREE The Meaning of Buck Dance, directed by D&E Assistant Professor of Dance Emily Oleson, investigates the origins behind […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents D&E Appalachian Ensemble

Pocahontas Opera House presents D&E Appalachian Ensemble

The Davis and Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble is a student string band and dance group, led by Dance Director Becky Hill and String Band Director Emily Miller. The dancers and four-piece band focus on the intersections of different American vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old-time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap […]

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D&E presents Fair & Tender Ladies

D&E presents Fair & Tender Ladies

Eric Schmiedl’s adaptation of the 1988 Lee Smith novel, Fair and Tender Ladies, reveals the life of a Virginia woman named Ivy Rowe (played by Greta Lambert), who looks back on her Appalachian mountain life, relating her story in letters and songs. Led by Ivy Rowe, a strong-willed and passionate Appalachian woman in love with […]

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Augusta Square Dance!

Augusta Square Dance!

Pit Dance Studio, Myles Center for the Arts, Davis & Elkins College Campus. 8 p.m. dance, 7:30 p.m. beginners’ workshop. Beginner & family friendly. Music by the Allegheny Highballers – Scott Prouty, fiddle; Anne Hartman, banjo; Mike Costello, banjo; Josh Wanstreet, guitar Calling by Dave Shombert $6 general admission; $4 students & AmeriCorps members; free […]

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Mountain Music Project film screening at D&E

Mountain Music Project film screening at D&E

The groundbreaking documentary that examines simularities between Nepali and Appalachian Music is coming to D&E! We will show the film and have a Q&A with the film’s co-host, Danny Knicely. This is an event not to miss! “Two traditional musicians from the hills of Virginia take you to the villages of rugged Nepal, where you […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Davis & Elkins’ Appalachian Ensemble

The Purple Fiddle presents Davis & Elkins’ Appalachian Ensemble

The Davis & Elkins Appalachian Ensemble presents traditional music and dance from the Appalachian region and beyond, focusing on the intersections of different American Vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance and numerous traditional American styles of harmony singing.

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Appalachian Ensemble Showcase at D&E

Appalachian Ensemble Showcase at D&E

Appalachian Ensemble focuses primarily on the music and dance traditions of the Appalachian region, and includes some other music and dance traditions as well.

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Rev. Robert Jones @ D&E

Rev. Robert Jones @ D&E

Rev. Robert Jones Sr. is a singer, storyteller and self-taught multi-instrumentalist. He uses folk, blues, spirituals and other American Roots music to champion the beauty and power of our shared culture.

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The Sweetback Sisters @ The Icehouse, Davis & Elkins College

The Sweetback Sisters @ The Icehouse, Davis & Elkins College

Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with […]

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The Rough & Tumble @ the Icehouse, D&E

The Rough & Tumble @ the Icehouse, D&E

The Rough & Tumble are here to lock eyes with you in a crowded room, smile and wink at you. Presented by Davis & Elkins College and the Appalachian Music & Dance Club.

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