Ever heard of clogging?
Up until last Tuesday night I hadn’t either, but now not only is it in my vocabulary, but I’ve been clogging and loved it!
Who knew I had any rhythm in my feet at all. I was always the one going left in aerobics when the class was going right – ask Albertina… I’ve always envied people who crowded onto a dance floor and look like they belonged there.
I’m a teenager of the ’80s so discos caused me more than my fair share of angst. Flashdance and Jennifer Beals hit the big screen as I turned twenty, adding more torture due to my defective dancing gene.
But after last night? It seems I may have simply been trying the wrong style of dance.
Noisy boisterous clogging may just be for me.
Here’s a link to a flash crowd clogging in Newcastle in the UK. (Just ignore the advert at the start – BBC UK is not going to let us get away with watching their content for free…)
It seems clogging is being claimed by a few countries as their national dance. I’m not going to enter that debate however here’s the link to Wickipedia – clogging. You decide!
Meanwhile, if you thought you also have two left feet, give it a go! Clogging works for me 🙂
Australian clogging : http://www.cloggingaustralia.com/
11 thoughts on “These shoes are made for clogging”
Hmmm, the UK on prozac … all glowing and rosey! Stonehenge looks much more atmospheric in the dark and the drizzle …
You think it was digitally enhanced, Bron? It did look like a gorgeous summer day.
A clogging good spectacle from the BBC! But where on earth did all that UK sunshine come from in the advert at the beginning? Makes the UK looks as balmy as the Bahamas ….
Lol, Suzanne, I bet you were having a ball in the discos! And you’re right, the rhythm of words is music for the soul 🙂
Summat’ like tha, Cath!
Sonya, a couple of the ladies at last night’s lesson had done ballet dancing as teenagers but were looking for something easier on their bodies and more social. They clearly enjoy it!
Hmm, I guess I was always the one on the dance floor. Rhythm and music is my soul. 🙂 Oh, okay words yes words… are my breath. 🙂
Bai ‘Eck, lass, tha’s black puddin’ Bertha, the Queen O’ Northern Soul, tha is!
I knew about clogging because of the ballet La Fille mal gardée.
There’s the Clog Dance in it, and I had to learn it as a young ballet student – but that’s my one and only encounter with that style of dance!
It’s definitely a more relaxing dance style than ballet is!
It does, Sandy, and no drum for this little beginner!
I’m just delighted that my rhythm has decided to find itself in some form of dance 🙂
Looks like tap dancing meets line dancing in steel caps!
Did you get up on a drum? 🙂
I bet you had a ball. I’m a disco girl myself – lucky enough to have rhythm in my bones. :))