HAMLIN — Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Continuing Education Department is offering enrollment for beginner and intermediate level clogging classes. These classes will be held every Tuesday from September 3 through December 17 at West Hamlin Grade School, instructed by Mr. Michael Midkiff. Classes for beginners will be held from 6-7 p.m. Intermediate classes will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 8 p.m. There will be a $35 fee for the class.
Clogging is becoming more and more popular in today’s society. It is an American folk dance that is similar to tap dancing, making rhythmic tapping sounds with the feet. Special shoes are used to emphasize the tapping sounds. These shoes are usually made of soft leather with hard soles and attached, metal taps and are not required for the class.
Clogging is influenced by many of the European dance forms, as well as Canadian step dancing and break-dancing. It is done to almost any kind of upbeat music. Country and traditional blue-grass music are the most popular, but today, cloggers also dance to pop, rap, hip-hop, anything with a fast beat.
For more information or to register for this 14-week course, please contact Sandra Podunavac at 304-896-7434 or Sandra.Podunavac@southernwv.edu.