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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 18, 2006

(Mahwah) – The Ramapo Mountain Stage series presents Incredible Feets! Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble Saturday, January 27 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Footworks has been delighting audiences for 25 years with its programs of percussive dance and traditional bluegrass music.  The ensemble features clogging from southern Appalachia, step dances from Ireland, England and Canada, and hamboning, hoofin’ and early jazz tap of the American South.  The troupe consists of six dancers and three musicians who play fiddle, banjo, bass, mandolin and guitar.

Since 1979, Footworks has toured nationally and internationally.  The ensemble was selected to represent American culture for a Smithsonian Institution tour of Japan and was featured in the London run of the hit show Riverdance.

Tickets for the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble are $24, $20 or $15 for adults, with a five percent discount off ticket prices for senior citizens, and $12 for children under 17.  The Sharp Theater is located at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.  For more information call (201) 684 – 7844.  This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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