Clogging is an American dance form that originated in the Appalachian Mountains and is now spread throughout the world. The Irish, Scottish, English, and Dutch-Germans settled in the Appalachians in the mid 1700’s and combined the folk dances of each are with an impromptu foot-tapping style, thus beginning what we know today as clogging. Clogging is a dance that is done in time with the music and emphasis is put on the down beat usually with the heel keeping rhythm.
As clogging made its way to the flatlands it has been shaped and has truly become the “melting pot” of step dances. Clogging can be done to various styles of music and there are various forms in which clogging takes shape. It originally was done personally and made its way to team clogging.
At WFAFA clogging will be taught as a team dance and will be a fusion of mountain and street. Students can expect to hear various styles of music as well as working acapella style. Each class will begin with a brief foot warm up followed by learning traditional clogging steps. Students will work with timing and rhythm and understand how clogging steps fit into the music. This will be a fun, upbeat class that will be sure to have your feet moving!