Clogging Dance Classes

30 min. classes

Clogging is truly an  American dance form that began in the Appalachian Mountains and now enjoys widespread popularity throughout the United States and around the world. Clogging, or clog dancing is related to tap dancing, but it has a different style. Cloggers have a distinctive up and down body motion, emphasize the downbeat of the music and their shoes are equipped with a double tap. Clogging classes, as with tap, will emphasize terminology, execution of basic steps through more challenging rhythms, precise sounds, improvisational techniques, coordination, syncopation and technical execution. Classes include a warm-up, center technique and combinations, as well as steps traveling across the floor.  (At lease 1 year of traditional tap is required before taking this class.)

Attire:

Girls: Any color leotard or tight fitting top, jazz pants or bike shorts, (tights are optional but preferred) leather clogging shoes (white will be required for the recital), short dance skirts are allowed.
Boys: Any solid color T-shirt and black dance pants, sweatpants or shorts, black leather clogging shoes

Hair must be pulled back into either a bun, a braid or a ponytail for every lesson.
No bare midriffs. Blue jeans, denim shorts/capris and dresses are not allowed.