Coal Country Traditions...sponsoring dances and dance classes in Pittsburgh PA

Learn Appalachian Clogging

Beginning Clogging

We do not have any clogging courses scheduled at this time. If you are interested in taking a clogging class contact us at cloggingclass @ coalcountry.org


Clogging 1:   This class will start from scratch—no experience needed. It covers the basic rhythms and movements of the dance and progresses to include simple freestyle variations. 

Clogging 2 /3:
  is a combined levels class and students should have taken Clogging 1 or have knowledge of the basic steps.  Covers shuffles, Tennessee Walking, embellishments and more.

Students will be clogging on a wooden floor. Light layered clothing and street shoes with leather or other hard soles (preferably slick) are all that will be needed. Sneakers and sandals don't work very well. Metal taps are not permitted nor desired.

If you love old time or bluegrass music and you love to dance, you can learn one of America's oldest and most exciting step dances.

Clogging is a percussive dance that evolved in the Appalachian Mountains. Often called the country cousin to tap dancing, clogging is a fusion of step dancing from the British Isles with African rhythms and movement. Combined with driving old-time fiddle tunes, this energetic, rhythmically exciting, and visuality stimulating dance is a joyful experience for both participants and observers.


Beginning Clogging starts from scratch. It covers the basic rhythms and movements of the dance and progresses to include simple freestyle variations.


Intermediate Clogging picks up where Beginning Clogging leaves off. The basic movements are combined and expanded to include more subtle rhythmic and visual variations.


Students will be clogging to live and recorded music on a wooden floor. Light layered clothing and street shoes with leather or other hard soles are all that will be needed. Sneakers and sandals don't work very well. Metal taps are not permitted or desired.
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