Clog America is comprised of award-winning dancers and musicians who have had the great honor of representing the United States in over 40 major festivals and events throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, Korea and the USA. The ensemble has appeared on national television in Germany, the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Macedonia and the USA. They represent championship-level cloggers from the Rocky Mountain area of the Western United States and have won numerous national titles throughout the USA. The individual dancers have also performed their high-powered dance style as special guest artists with recording stars Marie Osmond and the Branson Brothers as well as appearing in the Great American Liberty Parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the White House Ellipse, the Lincoln Memorial and Sylvan Theater in Washington, D.C.; the Miss America Parade in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Disney’s Epcot Center and Magic Kingdom as well as Sea World in Florida; Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain and Sea World in California as well as throughout up-state New York and Hawaii.
During 2002, Clog America appeared as special guest artists during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games held in Salt Lake City, Utah and represented the USA at the Celebration Folklore Festival associated with the 2002 World Cup Soccer Games in Korea.
The repertoire performed by Clog America includes dances representing the youthful, energetic and diverse culture of the USA. The dancers specialize in clogging which is an American dance form born in the Appalachian Mountain area and influenced by steps of European settlers from England and Holland, the Native American Indians and the African slaves. The various clogging dances are performed with special taps on their shoes allowing for the intricate sounds of the steps to be heard. The clogging dances include traditional precision and hoedown as well as line, novelty and character numbers.
In addition to clogging, Clog America also performs dances representing various time periods of American history including Pioneer dances, the Waltz, Cake-walk, Charleston, Rock & Roll and the dances of the 60’s. Country line and swing, the popular contemporary dance style of the 90’s, is also performed in the fast-paced and exciting Clog America program. The Clog AmericaBAND is comprised of accomplished musicians playing fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass and various percussion instruments. In addition to accompanying the dancers, the band performs toe-tapping specialty numbers such as the popular “Orange Blossom Special” and “Dueling Banjos” as well as popular vocal numbers.