Appalachian Flat-Foot/Buck Dancing/Clogging
Description – Fireside
Flat-footing is an instructional DVD that teaches you how to do Flat-footing.
Straight from the heart of the Appalachian Mountains I traveled much and watch
1000s of dancers and condensed all their different styles down into seven basic
steps. I teach students extra easy using a method I developed myself known as Progressive
Transition Strategy. This method starts the student off with very simple
steps and increasingly integrates more complex steps and more frequent
transitions. There are no complicated sequences to learn and you can be up and
dancing in 10 or 15 minutes with this system with the first couple of steps.
Through over 10,000 students I
have found certain learning patterns that makes it much easier. I know which
steps a student should learn first and which ones students can easily
transition between. By the end of this DVD video a student will know seven
steps, several variations and how to do transitions. I found people learn
faster, retain more, and have more fun using this method which this DVD is
based on. I remember how hard it was to break down the steps when I was first
learning, and this inspired me to develop a system in which people could learn
In all of the sections I first
talk about the step, then slowly demonstrate it, and then demonstrate it to
slow music so you can follow along. This DVD has the following sections and
of the knees – In this section I talk about the music and how the motion of
the body fits with the downbeat of the music. Almost ANYBODY can do this
– Here we learn how to use the motion of our feet by stepping to the ‘downbeat’
of the music.
Sound Basic – This step prepares your for more advance moves and introduces
you to making a motion with your feet on the ‘upbeat’ of the music.
– This simple flat-foot move is based on a dancer from the Galax, Virginia area
known as Mitchell Robinson. It’s a heel-step combination and fits into other
steps as your style progresses.
Zag – This step is an aspect of old time flat-footing that has largely been
forgotten. I have incorporated into my classes to bring it back. It’s a step
most beginners can do very well, and it’s the step where people really start to
have fun with this style of dance.
– This step is a forward and back motion (drag / slide). Flat-footing gets
harder when you start using this step, but it sure is fun.
Step – This step is the foundation for many rhythms and melody type moves.
It’s a harder step to do, but it is excellent to learn because there are so
many steps that can transition in and out of this step and it prepares you to
learn the Tennessee Walking Step.
The commentary consists of all the material in the
Instructional section, but has a voice overlay that talks about each step in
more detail. Me and another flat-footer talk about how we learned these steps
and where we acquired them.
This is some video from a
flat-foot contest that I had entered that shows what its like to go to a fiddle
convention and compete in a flat-foot contest.
Notes – This is believed
to be the best selling instructional DVD of all time on Flat-footing. This is
the video that started the ASPS Dance company. Although not as refined as later
videos that are based on the ASPS Learn stamp in has been used by over
an estimated 10,000 people to learn how to or improve their flat-footing. We recommend the ASPS Learn stamp for
anyone learning for the first time for the best experience.
Nature – The experience of
learning Flat-footing / Buck Dancing is combined with having respect to earth,
wind, and water.The production of the
CD uses green energies and packaging materials whenever possible. Note: This item ships by default in a
paper sleeve, which consumes 10 times less non-renewable energy than jewel CD
cases.We also use bicycles when
possible to deliver the CD to the nearest shipping center for shipment.
Copyrights / Disclaimers /
Warnings – If you are capable of reading this you probably already know
about copyright and duplication laws regarding music and videos, but we will
mention it again here just so there is no confusion: copying, duplication, or
distribution of these tunes or videos in any way that will damage the property
rights of the ASPS Dance Company.
Related Products – We have
to other DVDs from Paul Anderegg. Click on the “DVDs” Category to find them.
Search of Flat-footing w/Paul Anderegg and Special Guest Ira Bernstein
101 w/Paul Anderegg and Phyrell Coleman,Fiddle and Pick,ASPS Learn
Thanks again, Paul, for a great
class today! Please let me know when there are other classes.
I really enjoyed your class. I
appreciated the forethought you'd obviously put into your teaching.
We purchased a copy of Fireside
Flat-Footing recently.We would love to
say that we are absolutely delighted with it!!!Many thanks for your wonderful work.We can't wait to get started!
Cheryl and David
I liked the workshop and would
recommend it to a friend.The
instructor was very patient and detailed and easy to follow.I could find no fault in his approach and
his instruction got me practicing at home.Very good.
I always expect you to be
"shy"....but then you always surprise me with your poise, presence,
clear articulation and ability to convey your obvious intelligence. Great
work!And, watching your performance at
the competition was really exciting!
I really am enjoying the DVD -
and friends are enjoying the fruits of the lessons. :-) Boy can you turn it on
! ! ! That was some fancy dancing at the competition. I can't even think that
fast - must less dance that fast. Still can't jump. But we have fun anyhow.
I really enjoyed taking your flat
foot class.....you have a confident, encouraging style of teaching and it made
me feel comfortable learning a new skill. As a beginner, it was just the right
level of difficulty for me. Watching the videos was great.....inspiring!
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ASPS DANCE COMPANY:
ASPS standing for
Appalachian Step Percussion Services is small North Carolina based company that
started in 2008 that provides educational services, products, and programs
through out the USA in areas related to traditional Appalachian dance know as
Flat-footing or Buck Dancing. In 2013 it came out with “ASPS Learn” stamp which
is a stamp that recognizes instructors, programs, and products for having a
standardized system that has been found to improve the learning experiences for
students. High customer service, high value products, and innovative product
and program development has been core to the company’s growing success.
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