Workshops will be held on Tuesdays from June 18 to August 6.
Men, women, and children are invited to learn dancing, drumming, and the history behind Jonkonnu. Thanks to a generous grant from the Tryon Palace Foundation, each workshop is free to the public and will be held at 1pm in the Waystation Auditorium.
June 18: Introduction to Jonkonnu and a talk about its importance.
June 25: Master the correct dancing steps and movements for each song.
July 2: Learn drumming methods.
July 9: Begin to pull the drumming and dancing together as one.
July 16: Dancing techniques and a mask workshop where the kids will make a beautiful Jonkonnu mask.
July 23: Continue practicing the combination of drumming and dancing.
July 30: Rehearsal for the final performance.
August 6: Final Jonkonnu performance with be at the front gate of Palace at 2pm (Waystation is foul weather location).
Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Marketing and Communications Manager, Tryon Palace