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Clogging

North Carolina’s Official State Folk Dance

Slide2

Origins

People who settled in the Appalachian Mountains in western NC came from many different backgrounds

African,

European (mostly English, Irish, and Scottish)

Those cultures brought their own dances and then they mixed together to form clogging.

Slide3

African Dance Influence

Poly-rhythms

Percussive music and steps

African Rhythms video

Slide4

European Influence

Irish step dancing and other dances similar to it

Little use of arm movements

Major use of feet and leg movements

Riverdance

Slide5

Beginnings of Clogging in NC

Late 1800s –

C

losely

resembles Irish dancing (many residents were still 1

st

or 2

nd

generation European)

Men's Clog Competition 1890s

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Established Mountain Dance Form

Early to Mid 1900s – (1950-ish)

Well

known dance among residents, performed for fun and is firmly a part of the Appalachian culture

Has elements of square dance, partner dance, done to guitar, banjo, country/folk music

Clog Dancing on the Porch -

Buncomb

County, NC

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Becoming a Performance Art

Mid-1900s (1960-ish) –

A

dding

elements of performance to the dance form

Adding formations, unison movements, rehearsed and polished instead of improvised

Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers

Slide8

Performing Dance form

Rest of 1900s to Present – uses country/folk music or popular country music

Closely resembles tap dance

Uses “jingle taps” on shoes

NC State clogging team - folk music

NC State clogging team - country music

Slide9

Expanding Our Horizons

Present day – clogging steps are being mixed with different types of music to expand the popularity and reach cultures outside of the South

All That male clogging group on TV

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