Let's Clog Dance! 

April 9, 2018

 Looking for a fun outing with family? For yourself? Plymouth UCC and Northwest Clogging Association hosts a free one-day clogging workshop featuring local instructors from the Pacific Northwest. Workshop includes all levels, including Introduction to Clogging. What a great opportunity! Check out clogging demonstrations and participate too! More details to follow. 

Clogging is a North American folk dance that originated in the Appalachian Mountains. Irish, Scottish, English, Dutch and Germans who settled there in the mid-1700s all played a role in shaping this great form of dance which now enjoys widespread popularity throughout the United States and around the world. The word “clog” means “time” in Gaelic. Clogging is a dance that is done in time with the music, to the downbeat, usually with the heel keeping rhythm. It’s great exercise and, since no partner is needed, the “exercise” level is completely up to you. All steps are cued by the instructor; there is no need to memorize and no, we don't dance in wooden shoes – we use lace-up shoes like tap shoes. Music genres range from traditional bluegrass to modern hip hop. –Diane Jacobsen

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