Cane Creek Cloggers

The Cane Creek Cloggers (1980) are known statewide as an enthusiastic, entertaining live-performance group, specializing in traditional North Carolina, Appalachian clogging. Our talented group, performing alongside some of the best old-time musicians in the Southeast, includes fourteen multi-generational dancers, all of whom contribute to the ongoing development of the team and our art form. Together, we work to preserve the heritage of old-time percussive dance and to promote understanding and respect for the diverse cultural heritage of the American South. School audiences delight in our energetic routines and traditional costumes, audience-interactive elements and educational focus on the historical evolution of clogging. BOOK CANE CREEK

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Clogging Through the Generations

Through joyful dancing and infectious rhythms, students will learn about Southern Appalachian clogging and old- time music. Clogging, flatfooting, and buck dancing continue to evolve today through community gatherings, square dances, and festivals throughout the South. The musicians will introduce the instruments that inspire this dance form. Participatory elements include a “Sit Down Square Dance,” handslapping (hambone) where students will learn how to use their body to form rhythms and patterns, and a Q&A session.

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer): Wooden stage or floor; minimum dimensions: 14×16 or 16×16 or larger, no concrete floors, If available 3-4 mics for the band’s instruments, If available 1 emcee mic on a stand and sound system.

Duration: 45 – 60 minutes

Maximum Audience: 300

Performance Fee$750.00 (one show), $1,125.00 (two shows)