Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble is celebrating 36 years as a professional company performing multicultural percussive dance and music and the 2015-16 school year will be their 35th season performing and teaching in Maryland schools. Footworks remains true to traditional American music and percussive dance and presents connected roots and branches from many cultures. All of Footworks programming is a celebration of the cultural diversity found in the United States.
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble is internationally renowned for their theater and festival productions. Artistic Director Eileen Carson is an NEA Choreography Fellow and two-time Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award recipient. Committed to arts in education for over 35 years, Footworks brings a wealth of experience and skill to programming in Maryland Schools.
Footworks combined top-notch performances with in-depth cultural connections and audience participation. Our students were engaged and wanted to dance their way out of the cafeteria!
Jessica, Teacher, Oakdale Elementary
A thousand thanks to you all for the extraordinary program yesterday at St. Michael's Auditorium for the kindergarten through fifth-graders. I loved your description of the show commemorating the Star Spangled Banner, Eileen! You are ever the master visionary and orchestrator.
Busy, St. Michael’s Elementary
Eileen Carson of Footworks is amazing! We are so grateful to have had her back! The kids were AWESOME this afternoon. Eileen brings content, skills, and ideas that the kids enjoy, learn, and are excited about! We were certainly sad to see her go! If there was some way we could keep her forever we would!
Nikki, Teacher, Willards Elementary