Appalachian Tap Dancing
18:30 – 19:30 Introductory Beginners
19:30 – 20:30 Easy Intermediate
20:30 – 21:30 Intermediate
Originating in the Appalachian mountains of USA, this type of tap dancing is usually known as ’clogging’. Being a mixture of Irish, Scottish and traditional English clog dancing, with a back beat from the local Indians (they weren’t allowed to dance but contributed by playing their drums) it has evolved into an enjoyable and fun way to dance.
At AppalTappers we dance Contemporary clogging which means it is to electronic music, mainly anything that has a good beat and sets your feet tapping. We have buck taps fitted on our shoes – double metal plates – which give a different sound to English taps.
Unlike most dancing, you don’t need a partner, there is no age limit, and it is fairly energetic. As the teacher, I’ll always be in the front dancing the steps and telling you what to do next.
All the steps are taught individually, and the course is structured that way.
There is no pressure to learn; though once you start it is very difficult not to want to succeed!As an International teacher I have taught in America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and have instructed workshops at the European Clogging Convention for 20 years.