Clogging From Scratch!
What is Clogging? Unlike Canadian Step Dancing, Clogging is a truly an American dance form that began in the Appalachian Mountains and now enjoys widespread popularity throughout the United States and around the world.
As the Appalachians were settled in the mid 1700’s by the Irish, Scottish, English and Dutch-Germans, the folk dances of each area met and began to combine in an impromptu foot-tapping style, the beginning of clog dancing as we know it today.
This style of dance can be accompanied by traditional fiddle and bluegrass music OR it can be accompanied by country, pop or even rock music! We will be EXPLORING ALL genres of music in this class. You don’t need any dance experience to take this class. This class will be FROM SCRATCH!
CLOGGING IS LOWER IMPACT! You heard that right….clog dancing can be done by folks well into their 80’s and beyond. Clogging still using percussion (clog dance shoes or tap shoes) but it is much LOWER IMPACT than Canadian Step Dancing. It is also very achievable for folks with NO dance experience needed to clog dance. Sure…it does take coordination and rhythm but adults tend to find it easier to catch on to than Canadian Step Dancing or Irish Dance.
It is both great body and mind work without a lot of jumping or hopping. You can even clog without tap shoes if you wish. We will be learning steps FROM SCRATCH and then putting them together to fun routines.
Instructor: Paula Bickford
What to wear: Comfortable clothes and bring water. Tap shoes or clogging shoes. OR a low heeled dress shoe. Running shoes tend to “stick to the floor” so I don’t recommend that.
WINTER 2023 SESSION – 10 Weeks – $185.00
LOCATION: Evergreen Community Spaces 1709 8 Ave NE
Clogging From Scratch Class Time: Wednesdays 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Class Dates: Jan 11, 18,(No Class Jan 25) Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22
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