Fusion Junior Clog Tap Classes
Fusion Junior Clog Tap is new to Bundaberg
If you are aged between 8 and 16 years be part of our Junior Clog Tap Troupe
What is Clog Tap?
Hint (not wooden clogs)
- Exercise the fun way
- No exams
- Relaxed atmosphere
- Building confidence
Classes Commence 5th February 2016
For more information contact: Merril Gardner on 0409 515 588 or via email: email@example.com
Member of Australian Clogging Association Inc
Blue Card No. 1206017/1
What to know more about Clog Tap?
On 17th April 1987, a Clogging Interest Meeting was held with 28 people attending. Their aims were to form an association which would promote and encourage the growth of clogging in Australia, it has now grown to be Australia wide, holding a national convention annually, keeping together and fostering new friendships.
The word “CLOG” is Gaelic for “TIME”, clog dancing, therefore, is “time dancing” with the heel being the time keeper. In the mid 1700’s large numbers of Scottish, English, Irish and German immigrants settle in the Appalachians, bringing with them their traditional folk dances. Many clogging steps are reminiscent of the Scottish Highland Fling or Irish Step Dancing, while others, with a distinctly military sound, are thought to have come from the Germans.
Precision clogging (all dancers doing the same step at the same time) seems to be the most popular form of clogging in Australia today. In this style of clogging set routines are danced to a specific piece of music and a cuer instructs the dancers what steps to do next. Taps are worn on the shoes and they were added in the late 1970’s to provide the distinctive clogging sound.
Clogging, unlike other dancing disciplines, is a more relaxed atmosphere, with the emphases on having FUN, learning at your own pace and making new friends, with an added bonus for parents, there is no costly outlays for costumes. A social will be held at the end of the year, with dancing and games. Clogging is a great alternative to exercise and keeping the brain active, although the dances are cued, you have to learn the steps. (FUDGING A STEP is our terminology when we forget a step, definitely no pressure if you get a step wrong, because we all make mistakes)