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.

Learn To Clog- lessons!

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2016 Song Selection

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Here are some of the songs you can expect on the 2016 line up…..although there is always the chance that we may bust out and oldie but goodie because we danced too fast or maybe we just feel like it.

Soul On Fire * Already Gone * Casey Jones (oldie but goodie)

Brown County Breakdown * Better When I’m Dancing (a little tricky)

Gone Gone Gone * Get Back To The Country * Greater

Mr Sandman (new choreography) * John & Mary (bringing back an oldie)

My Lighthouse

2016 Dancers!

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2016 dancers include original founders of this group, some who have been with the group almost 10 yrs, some who have been with the group just 2-3 yrs, some who danced with other groups many years ago and even a brand new young’un!

Let’s give it up for: Brigitta, Marissa, Carolyn, Kathleen, Emma, Becky, Pam, Brittney, Betty, Anne-Marie, Mary, Janie, Catherine, Maribeth, Becky, Sharon Diane, Cassidy and Ellen.

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

Clogging lessons start Oct 1!

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Lessons start 6:30 pm on Thursday Oct 1 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

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Meet Our Dancers!

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  • Pam- has been clogging for 8 years but before that she did contra, ballroom, line, square and round dance. She’s known to just start dancing around and making up her own pattern anytime the music is playing. Hobbies include quilting and grandchildren.
  • Cassidy- has been clogging for 8 years and is one of our youngest dancers. She didn’t dance before but boy is she a quick study and now dances buck style and choreographs her own routines or with another dancer Britt. Sometimes she dances a duet with her mother (also a dancer in our group). Her favorite step is anything buck. Hobbies include music (playing, listening, writing), reading and writing.
  • Becky, our fearless leader/Director, has been clogging for 23 years. Her favorite step is the Windmill and her favorite song is one of our new ones, Greater. Hobbies include baking, painting and choreography for our group.
  • Becky S, has been clogging for 7 years after doing line dance. Hobbies include reading, camping and fishing.
  • Patty has been clogging for 16 yrs with no dance experience before joining Heartland Country Cloggers. Her favorite step is the High Horse.
  • Emma is joining us for her first year of clogging and has not danced before but she is a quick study! Her favorite step is the Samantha and her favorite song (so far, bet she finds many more as she gets into it) is Turkey In The Straw. Hobbies include sports, reading and blogging.
  • Maribeth has been clogging for 18 years and had not danced before joining Heartland Country Cloggers- and now she’s a Co-Director! Hobbies include camping, crochet and spending time with the family. And she hopes to encourage her granddaughter to clog too.
  • Sharon has been clogging for 25 years and has clogged with other groups as well as clogged with her son. Her favorite step is the Joey and her favorite song is Your Love Never Fails. Hobbies are reading, yard work and clogging!
  • Catherine has been clogging with us for 2 years after taking lessons. Hobbies include genealogy, quilting, and history stuff.
  • Carolyn has been clogging for 7 years having done line, ballroom and “new england” country dancing before that. She likes all the steps and her favorite songs are Uncle Pen and Poison. Hobbies include reading, biking and hiking.
  • Ellen, also known as our Back Stage Director (in charge of telling us who goes where before we hit the stage), has been clogging with us for 6 years after bringing daughter Cassidy for lessons and then practice and shows. Her favorite step is the Kentucky Drag. Hobbies include playing banjo, songwriting, clogging and demolishing bathrooms.
  • Mary has been with us clogging for 3 yrs after taking lessons. Her favorite steps are the Hard Step and the Rooster Run and her favorite song is Good Time. Hobbies include playing clarinet in a community band, gardening, and reading.

(a few were too shy to share their favorite steps and songs, and hobbies)

Clogging Lessons starting soon!

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Have you ever thought “I think I’d like to try clogging”? Guess what—- you can! Lessons will start October 2nd @ 6:30 pm at Prairieview Missionary Church in Goshen and run for 8 weeks.

Cost $35.00.

We teach the 8 basic steps of clogging plus a few more depending on the ability of the class. Some lessons go every well and others you have people who struggle and that will slow things down a bit. We try to 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. It’s best to attend as many classes as possible because it can really throw people behind and they have trouble playing catch up.