We are a community of cloggers that meet each week to dance, have a few laughs, work the brain and body and connect with our community. Our classes are suitable for all ages and dance levels. We work on technique, learn new routines, practice for performances - all while having FUN!
DANCE and by association, MUSIC, is perfect for lifting mood and improving mental wellbeing. There is often the opportunity to share CREATIVITY in class through choreography and collaboration on not just dance routines but events and performances. Don't let all these ideas of 'FUN' fool you though, we get sweaty! Clogging is awesome for both physical and mental FITNESS.
All are welcome in our classes, you don't have to have any prior dance experience and you don't need a partner. So, what exactly is clogging?
Clogging is an energetic and percussive dance form that originated in the Appalachian mountains of the United States. It has its roots in the European dances that were brought over to the United States by European settlers in the mid-1700s. Over time, the influence of Tap dancing and Canadian step dancing also shaped the modern clogging that we see today.
In the 1980s, clogging was introduced to Australia and there are now clogging communities in all states and territories. It is a dance form where you can find an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old on the dancefloor at the same time. We dance to a wide range of music from Pop, Country, Hip Hop, Bluegrass, Latin, and everything in between.
About our shoes
And just in case you were wondering, no, we do not wear wooden clogs. Instead, our shoes are similar to tap shoes however instead of a single plate, we have double plates. Also, there is a wide range of shoe styles that you can use, from the traditional oxford shoe to a casual canvas shoe and everything in between. So, if you have any specific needs for your feet, wide fit, more support, extra cushion, you will be able to use a shoe suitable for YOU. Check it out!
About Amanda Lim
Hi there! I'm Amanda and I am the 'caretaker' of our community. I started clogging in 2011 and it had me hooked from day 1. It challenges me while being a source of stress relief at the same time. Its a creative outlet that has added a new dimension to my background in engineering. Through clogging, I have met an amazingly diverse array of people and made some lifelong friends. As 'caretaker', my AIM is to share our danceform, have a fabulous time doing it and inspire self confidance in those around me.