Blue Ridge Dancing Blue Ridge Dancing - (shot on assignment for National Parks Magazine.) The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, a US National Park administered road, meanders through some of the most beautiful landscapes of Virginia and North Carolina. It's also lined with the vibrant culture of Appalachia, and there are numerous opportunities to stop along the way to sample the area's music and dance. In July and August of 2015, for a National Parks Magazine story, I went looking for all of the jamborees, jubilees, hoedowns and shindigs I could find. For the uninitiated, those are dance events, where people gather for some flat-footing, clog dancing and click dancing. Come along with me on this ride, and bring your dance shoes!