What is Clogging

Clogging is a type of folk dance in which the dancer's footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm. The dance style has evolved with many styles of rhythms.  Clogging is often considered the first form of street dance because it evolved in urban environments during the industrial revolution. 

Clogging is patterned succession of dance steps choreographically pre-determined for each given piece of music and performed in unison by any number of dancers dancing individually. Clogging is intended to be a pleasure routine. Be assured that it takes no special talent to enjoy the individual pleasures of the activity. Take comfort in the fact that the success or failure of your efforts is purely individual and in no way infringes on the progress of others. Enjoy the freedom of selecting the pace and the degree of proficiency that best suits your purpose.

 Spokane Area Council, Spokane, Washington