Come and dance with us!

Learn how to move to the Southern Appalachian fiddle music at New York City’s only clogging school. You will become part of the music making, adding percussion with your feet.

Weekly classes are taught by Megan Downes, a world-class percussive dancer, and there are opportunities to take workshops with outstanding visiting artists.

New expanded class schedule with 2 beginners classes every week! Check our class schedule to find a time that’s good for you, make a reservation, then come and join us! You can also come to one of our upcoming public appearances to meet us and start dancing right away!


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Wednesday, April 25th at 8pm

The City Stompers Hoedown is a rollicking party that happens on the last Wednesday night of every month.

Square dancing, flatfooting, jamming all night! Swing your corner and do-si-do!

Always with live music by the best old-time musicians from NYC and beyond!

Green Room

158 East 23rd Street

Saturday, May 26 at 7pm

City Stompers and New York Trad Fest present 

Fiddle & Feet

Featuring Stephanie Coleman, Matthew Olwell, Tony DeMarco, Megan Downes

7:00 p.m. Come early to make music with your hands and feet! Easy and fun! You say you are “not a dancer"?! Matthew Olwell will introduce you to clapping, snapping rhythms and body-percussion techniques he has developed through life-long study of musical movement.  

8:00 p.m. Fiddle & Feet Concert: For each fiddle, a pair of feet!  Sharing the stage are Brooklyn native Tony DeMarco, godfather of NYC’s Irish music scene and founder of New York Trad Fest, and Stephanie Coleman, Oldtime fiddle and banjo powerhouse in Brooklyn and beyond. Virginia’s Matthew Olwell joins Stephanie for some downhome flatfoot clogging and hambone. Sean-nos dancer Megan Downes moves her feet to the reels, jigs, and slip jigs of Tony’s fiddle bow. Two cozy duos presented in a conversational format, showcasing cutting-edge old-style traditions.

10:00 p.m. Square Dance Party & Oldtime Jam: Steph Coleman and Friends invite you to jump up and dance, or sit and play tunes. Square dances called by Megan Downes. Swing your partner and promenade all! No experience or partner needed!

Jalopy Theatre

315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn