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  • BEGINNER CLASSES START ON SEPT. 7,  1:30-2:30PM.   Come learn this fun and exciting dance style!  More information is on our class/practice page.

    INTERMEDIATE CLASSES WILL START ON SEPT. 7, 4:30-5:30PM.  Intermediate class focuses on learning dance routines and steps.  Contact Carol McKechnie fadec63@gmail.com for info on this class.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Like to dance?  Do you want to spend the day dancing?  Then join the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers at their Appalachian Stomp workshop on Nov. 1, 2014, held in beautiful Purcellville, VA.

    Appalachian Stomp info:  www.appalachianstomp.com

     

     

     

     

    We are the Carroll County Cloggers. The Carroll County Cloggers are the oldest active clogging group in Maryland. We are a non-competitive contemporary group. Most of the dancing we do is line dancing, which does not require a partner. Our group  performs for the public, but not all of our club members perform.  Some dance just for the fun and the exercise!

    You can simply learn clogging for fun and exercise!

    Brief History of Clogging: The origins of clogging come from the Appalachian Mountain folk dances of the 1800′s. Folk dances were often a mix of the jigs and step dances brought to America by English, German, Scottish, and Irish settlers, eventually turning into the traditional American folk dance. Clogging gained national attention in the 1920′s when Sam Queen’s Soco Gap dance team from Maggie Valley, North Carolina danced for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.Clogging is a form of dance that can be done individually or with a group. Clogging is characterized by the footwork. Contrary to popular belief, modern American clogging does not involve wooden clogs. Clogging is generally done in leather-soled shoes with some form of metal tap on the balls and heels of the shoes; two common types of taps are solid and jingle.

    Contemporary clogging today is less improvised and more complicated than the simple folk dances done in our early history.  A new name for this style of dancing is emerging: Power Tap Dance!  New influences are coming from multiple styles of dance such as tap dancing, Canadian step dancing, Irish hard shoe and even street dancing and hip-hop, all these styles are affecting the type of steps, the music, and the dances done by cloggers today.

    Contact: Mark Wilson, Email: clogger@supernet.com