Dance club a step in right direction for enjoyment

SO you think you can dance?

Have you tried clogging?

Shelby and Graeme Ashfield think it’s worth reviving and want to set up the first central west clogging dance group, The Blue Heeler Cloggers. 

Mrs Ashfield says it’s different, but easy to try and is enticing wanna-be dancers with a free lesson on March 26. 

“It will be an enjoyable and social dance form, even if you’ve got two left feet you can clog, and you don’t need a partner,” she said.

Clogging is a type of folk dance that uses shoes, or clogs as part of the music. Dancers tap their toes and heels against the ground to keep time with the music. 

Mrs Ashfield said clogging was a non-competitive recreational dance sport and didn’t require any special fitness level. 

“Dances are categorised and we do slow and faster dances, so everyone can find something that suits their skill level,” she said. 

The term clog comes from the Gaelic and means time step. 

The style draws from techniques from different dance forms like tap, line dancing, black African and Cherokee Indian dances.

“It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before and using all different types of music from bluegrass, country, rock, hip hop, classical or jazz, clogging might just be for you,” she said. 

If you are10 years or older come along to give clogging a try at the CWA Hall at Robertson Park, Wednesday March 26 from 7pm to 8pm.

For information contact Graeme 0422 010 926 or Shelby 0401 473 010.

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