I love clogging
What's 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 audible rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm.
Clogging is a truly 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-1700s 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. Accompanied by rousing fiddle and bluegrass music, clogging was a means of personal expression in a land of newfound freedoms.
As clogging made its way to the flatlands, other influences shaped it. From the Cherokee Indians to African Blacks and Russian Gypsies, clogging has enveloped many different traditions to become truly a "melting pot" of step dances.
My Name is Barry Welch
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