Lakeland Cloggers are a Wisconsin clogging group from Minocqua, WI

What is clogging you ask? 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 the official state dance of Kentucky and North Carolina and was the social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 18th century.

 

Clogging is taught by Linda Walker.  Linda has been clog dancing for 31 years. Her experience with clogging began in 1984 with a group in Green Bay, WI. In 1989 she formed a new clogging group, the Steppin' High Cloggers, which she taught for nine years. In 1992, Linda was a guest instructor at the WI State Clogging Convention.  

 

Clogging - Beginners - During the one hour beginners clogging class the adult students will learn the four fundamental steps to clogging- Basic, Triple, Fancy Double and Chain. They will also be given an introduction on how to read and understand clogging cue sheets. By the end of class, they will have learned 1-2 clogging routines. The cost for the entire eight week session is $80. The minimum class size is 5; maximum 20.

 

Clogging - Beginners Plus - The beginner plus is a one and a half hour class for adult cloggers who have completed the beginners clogging class, or anyone who has had previous clogging experience. The instructor will continue to work on the basic steps that were taught in the beginners class. In addition, during the eight week session, the students will learn more challenging steps and routines. The cost for the entire eight weeks is $95. The minimum class size is 5; maximum 20.

 

FALL SESSION - August 21 thru October 16

 


If you do not have clogging shoes, you may wear leather-soled dance shoes (Capezios) or Keds-like sneakers that have never been worn outside and a pair of tube socks to cut.  Also bring a water bottle.  To register, go to the home page and choose the class you want to attend and click "more info."