All levels are welcome. No experience required. Intergenerational (Age 12 +)Do you love dancing? Come learn how to clog dance! Clogging is great exercise and so much fun. Instructor, Monica Matthews teaches a variety of basic steps and how to put these steps together to create a routine. You will learn how to freestyle to a variety of music as well. Clogging is a percussive dance form with origins in the folk dances of the British Isles, Africa, and pre-Colombian America. Settlers in the Southern Appalachian Region took elements of these styles to form a unique American dance style, Appalachian Clogging.
*We require all individuals over the age of two to wear appropriate masks in the classroom while participating in a workshop or event.
Student Supplies: Shoes for Dancing: leather-soled shoes, tap shoes, or clogging shoes. The instructor may have shoes to borrow.
About Monica Matthews
Monica has been clogging for 20 years and teaching clogging to others for 10 years. She grew up in Western North Carolina and learned how to clog at the John C. Campbell Folk School. She enjoys all kinds of folk dancing including clogging, flat footing, contra dancing, square dancing, Scottish country dancing, and English country dancing. She is a teacher by trade and enjoys helping both children and adults learn and grow.