Mountain Dance Trail
The Mountain Dance Trail project promotes community square dances, shares the heritage of square dancing, and preserves this unique art form.
A statewide project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis and Elkins College, the Mountain Dance Trail celebrates West Virginia as the only Appalachian state which maintains a strong community dance tradition. The route follows a trail from the Potomac Highlands in the east to the Ohio River in the west, connecting ten communities that host old-time mountain square dances. The towns involved are Marlinton, Dunmore, Monterey, Blue Grass, Franklin, Upper Tract, Circleville, Riverton, Harman, Elkins, Helvetia, Pickens, Ireland, Sutton, Glenville, and Henderson.
These destinations will host a series of scheduled dances for local dancers and visitors alike, where locally based musicians and callers will provide the music and figure calling. Please join us at a dance. Every weekend there is an authentic West Virginia dance taking place!