Clogging lessons starting!

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WHEN: Lessons start 6:30 pm on Thursday Oct 4 and run for 8 weeks

WHERE: Prairieview Missionary Church (2612 Dierdorff Rd, Goshen, IN)

WHATWe teach the 8 basic steps of clogging plus a few more depending on the ability of the class. We tell people if they are having trouble with a step to come early to work on them. We teach a few routines and the first week in Dec. we have a party to celebrate.

WHY: Fun   *  A way to meet new people  *  A form of exercise

WHO:Anyone! We have members as young as 5, over 70 and everywhere in between. We have several parent-child or grandparent-grandchild pairings so bring the whole family!

HOW: For more information, contact Director Becky Hochstetler at 574-773-3569 or heartlandcountrycloggers@gmail.com

ABOUT THE GROUP: We are the Heartland Country Cloggers! Started in 1994, with just 8 members, we have grown to 15+ performers. Members include those who have been with the group for more than a decade as well as those who just took lessons last fall. Male, female, young and old, we have it all. We perform both traditional and contemporary shows, public events and private bookings throughout the central Michiana region (north central Indiana and lower central Michigan). We perform a wide variety of songs from country, gospel, bluegrass, oldies, and even pop! Although the majority of our performances occur in the summer festival season, we perform in the fall and spring outdoors. Of course we can perform in the winter indoors.

You can also find us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@HeartlandClog)

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Getting ready for 2018 performance season

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We’re planning our song line up with a few old favorites such as A Place In The Choir, Casey Jones, Everywhere I go, Screen Door, Brown County Breakdown and Wake Up Little Susie. Get Back To The Country will be just for our littles (well, 2 littles and a not-so-little-anymore). We’ll also be adding some new ones such as Lookin’ Up, Get On Board and one that mother-daughter duo Ellen & Cassidy choreographed the morning before demonstrating it to the group!

Coming back as an oldie but goodie is Cripple Creek. We’d like to add a few more oldies but goodies, but there’s been so many we can’t decide which ones! If you have a favorite Blast From The Past, be sure to let us know. It will help us get ready for our 25th Anniversary season in 2019!!!

Learn To Clog!!

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Lessons start 6:30 pm on Thursday Oct 5 and run for 8 weeks- held at Prairieview Missionary Church (2612 Dierdorff Rd, Goshen, IN)

You’ll learn the basic steps of clogging, and depending on the class, maybe more advanced steps as well.

For more information, contact Director Becky Hochstetler at 574-773-3569 or heartlandcountrycloggers@gmail.com

You can also find us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@HeartlandClog)

Fun   *  A way to meet new people  *  A form of exercise

Lesson flyer- 2017 1perPg

Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, OH MY!

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WHAT is Clogging?

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Clogging is a truly American dance form that began in the Appalachian Mountains and now enjoys widespread popularity throughout tile (United States and around the world. As the Appalachians were settled in the mid 1700’s by the Irish, Scottish, English and Dutch-Germans, the folk dances of each area met and began to combine in an impromptu foot-tapping style, the beginning of clog dancing as we know it today. The word “Clog” comes from the Gaelic, and means “time”. Clogging is a dance that is done in time with the music -to the downbeat usually with the heel keeping rhythm.

 

(full history)

Watch Britt talk through some history of clogging while demonstrating the different styles/steps/sounds!

The 2017 dancers are…. *drumroll please*

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2017 dancers include original founders of this group, 10 yr veterans, 2-3 yr veterans, those who just finished a round of lessons, some who danced with other groups years ago and even brand new young’uns!

Let’s give it up for: Anne-Marie, Becky, Becky, Brigitta, Brittney, Carolyn, Cassidy, Catherine, Diane, Ellen, Emma, Grace, Hanna, Joyce, Kathleen, Lois, Maribeth, Marissa, Mary, Pam, Patty, Sharon, Sierra

And let’s not forget sound guy Wally and announcers Chuck and Jim.

2017 Performance Schedule- bookings have started

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The performance schedule has just been updated with our 2017 bookings- others to be added as confirmed, so check back regularly or follow us on Facebook!

We perform both traditional and contemporary shows, public events and private bookings throughout the central Michiana region (north central Indiana and lower central Michigan). Our primary performance season runs April through October, although we are available for performances at other times. We prefer 2 months notice for scheduling.

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