If you don’t know what clogging is, you’re in for a treat. But if you do, you might be surprised to learn that eight clogging dancers were able to share moves that went viral on the internet. Viral videos come in all shapes and sizes. But often they revolve around cute animals or babies or they are clips of extreme situations that stun.
Clips showcasing talent can also be popular.
But for them to capture the attention of millions of people online (people are just a click away from the latest, greatest cat video), the performers need to be world-class – like make Simon Cowell burst into tears world class. And when you tune into this video, you’ll see why the dancers at the Tap This! dance group has attracted attention from all over the globe. Tune in and prepare to be clogged!
The award-winning dance group shows off the potential of clogging as they bang out their dance moves to Andy Grammar’s “Honey I’m Good.” And when you watch their moves, you’ll be impressed.
Because clogging is not a highly popular dance, Tap This! has given hope to young people everywhere. They have proven that if you dedicate yourself to your craft, you can rise to world-class status.
According to their online page, “Tap This! is a four-time national championship clogging team from Lincoln, Nebraska. The blending of different dance forms and percussive footwork gives a high energy performance that leaves audiences on their feet and wanting more.”
If that doesn’t make you want to go on a clogging video binge, then I don’t know what could!
The clip below gives you a taste of what these dancers are able to create. You can imagine how much more powerful their footwork would be if you were watching them in person. The video only captures part of the experience. And clogging is so much more than how they look on stage. Their choreography is spot on, and they’re full of energy and passion for the art of clogging.
While we’ve gone on a bit of a rant about clogging, you might not yet know what it is. But it is a type of dance performance that has a rich history that spans years. These dancers participated in the Clogging Champions of America. And on their website, the CCA describes more about the history of clogging and how it became a championship sport.
“Clogging Champions of America was formed in 1997 to generate more activity and interest in clogging and competition, to promote a spirit of fun and fellowship, and to make sure the beginner clogger will get to enjoy competing as much as the clogger who has been in it for years.”
The CCA also aims “to create an atmosphere of spirited and sportsmanlike competition, and to provide more opportunities for cloggers within the competitive and entertainment realms.”
Clogging can be a great activity and way for people to get exercise, meet like-minded people and have fun.
If you’re interested in cloggers, check out the video below and see how the champions do it!