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A percussive type of dance, normally danced by groups of dancers who tap out a rhythm in time with any accompaniment. Clog dancing is danced both competitively and as an exhibition activity. Dancers are judged on footwork, precision, and technique.
Clogging is a traditional type of percussive folk dance which is associated with a number of different regions across the world. There are many variations and styles, peculiar to local areas.
Clog dances can be performed anywhere there is an interest; local pubs, folk music events or larger events such as Welsh local and national eisteddfods.
Clog dancing can be performed by dancers of any age, although competitive groups are often for reasons of effect, picked of matching size or age.
Competition can be energetic with the dancers leaping over props such as brooms.
English clog dancing is thought to have developed from the workers in the Lancashire textile mills, tapping their clogs (the traditional footwear of the time) in time with the machines to keep their feet warm. Showing off their artistry in the meal breaks, clogging became a competitive activity.
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