Spank the Planks

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Spank the plans dance in gingham check blue or mauve dresses, each dress with a different patchwork on the bodice. 
From: Bournemouth
Style: Appalachian
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/389140957788152
Spank the planks

Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.

Tickets

Some parts of the Festival are free and others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.

Spank the Planks

Spank The Planks was formed in 1988 and is based in Bournemouth, Dorset. They specialise in Appalachian clog dancing which is a form of American folk dancing that originated in the Appalachian Mountains. The local people developed their own musical sound, playing mainly fiddles and banjos and complimenting the music with a percussive dancing style that used shuffles, taps and scuffs to keep time. The dancing was exciting – very fast and very loud – particularly exhilarating as it was usually done on wooden floors and verandas.

The dancers wear gingham check blue or mauve dresses, each dress with a different patchwork on the bodice.