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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Enjoy Some Clogging


     Clogging is a type of folk dance in which the dancer's footwear is used percussively by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm. 
    Clogging is the official state dance of the states of Kentucky and North Carolina and was the social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 18th century.  American Clogging is associated with the predecessor to bluegrass music which is based on English and Sots-Irish fiddle tunes. 
     Clogging developed from aspects of English, Scottish, German, and Cherokee step dances, as well as African rhythms and movement. It was from clogging that tap dancing eventually evolved. 

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