Clogging is an American dance that began in the Appalachian Mountains in the mid-1700’s when it was settled by the Irish, Scottish, English and Dutch-Germans.
How to clog: the dancer’s footwear is used percussively by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm.
Clogging can be divided into five major categories: 1) shuffle clogging, 2) cadence clogging, 3) rhythm clogging, 4) stomp clogging, and 5) buck-dancing.
Clogging is the official state dance of Kentucky and North Carolina.
And currently, the field is dominated by a one-man clogging machine named Zebulon Ross.
Zeb Ross is the world’s foremost clogger.
Born February 1994, this 29-year-old from Waynesville, North Carolina, small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains, has been popularizing clogging on a global scale.
Machinist by day, clogger by night, Zeb often dances with the J Creek Cloggers.
He currently lives in Canton, North Carolina, a mountain town which is about 15 minutes west of Asheville.
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