Archives for September 2009

Sisters at the Fence Clogging Dance

Becky Morgan and her “sister” perform a clogging dance? Wonder what type of clogging shoes they are wearing?

Survey: Clogging Shoes Review – Split-Toe vs Stomper

Are you looking for quality clogging shoes?

Do you wonder what style is best for your clogging foot? has been in the clogging industry for over 25 years. We’ve used and tested many different styles of clog dancing shoes. Recently we’ve been doing research with cloggers from all over the world and here are some of the things we’ve found out:

Split Toe Clogging Shoes vs. Stompers Clogging Shoes


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Thanks to the Global Clogging Network

The Southern Belles vs The Fab Five Clogging Teams

The Southern Belles


The Fab Five

What a clogging competition this would be – The Southern Belles vs. The Fab Five.  Since they have both been involved in America’s Got Talent we thought this would be a fun survey.

Which women’s clogging team would you pick to win if they were competiting, The Southern Belles or The Fab Five?

Place your vote!

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In Case You Missed The Fab Five Cloggers on AGT (Video)

What do you think of their performance?

Do you feel The Fab Five has the best chance of winning America’s Got Talent?

Great job to The Fab Five! The truly represented clogging to the world. We all wish you the best from and hope you win it all!

Vote for the Fab Five on America’s Got Talent Before It’s Too Late

Vote for The Fab Five on America’s Got Talent!

Remember, you can vote up to 10 times per email address and up to 10 times per phone number.

Let’s all help The Fab Five cloggers win America’s Got Talent 2009!

Why do you love clogging?

I did a survey on this question last week on the ClogOn Fan Page on Facebook.  Here were some of the results:

I really liked the answers. Here’s a summary:

Why Love Clogging?

  • Great exercise
  • A chance to meet wonderful people
  • It’s just plain FUN
  • Chicks dig guys that can CLOG 🙂
  • It keeps your brain working
  • It’s great stress relief
  • Love the rhythm
  • A place to be yourself and be truly happy
  • It’s a great adrenaline rush!

Thanks to all the people who responded.

Why do YOU love clogging?

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The Fab Five Perform on Monday September 14, 2009

It’s a big weekend for five sisters from Morgan Utah. On Monday, the Fab Five will dance on the biggest stage of their lives: in the finals ofAmerica’s Got Talent.”

The Fab Five are in Las Vegas now, and practicing their clogging up to 10 hours a day. But Veva says they couldn’t do it without family and friends.

“It’s not really the Fab Five anymore. It’s like the Fab 50 (or 720 ClogOn Fans and 1,500 cloggers respectively on Facebook) and, because so many people are just reaching out to us,” Veva said.

They say they are just enjoying the ride. But if they win, they want to use the prize money to help their children and their dad, who lost his Morgan farm in this bad economy.

Veva had a message for fans back home.

“To the viewers of Utah,” she said, “thank you so much for letting us into your homes and into your hearts.”

The finals are Monday night on NBC.

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Synergy Young Adult Clogging Team in Nashville (Video)

Give it up for Synergy Young Adult clogging team doing a great job at Nationals in Nashville.

How’d you do overall?

What are Clogging Shoes Really?

I’ve been clogging practically my whole life (25 of 31 years). My clogging shoes have taken me all over the world. I can’t count how many times I’ve answered the question (or one similar):

What are clogging shoes?

So, here are answers to this ongoing question:

5 Things Clogging Shoes Are Not

1. Tap Shoes

Despite the similarities and new versions of “Power Tap” that are a clogging/tap combo, clogging shoes and tap shoes are different.  The main difference is that clogging shoes have two steel taps on the toe and heel; tap shoes generally have one on the toe and heel.

2. Big Clogs

3. Small Clogs

4. Shoes You Can Sit It

5. Shoes Clogging a Toilet

Here are the clogging shoes we’re referring to:

Ms. Stompers

(Girls and Women’s Clogging Shoes)

Mr. Stompers

(Boys and Men’s Clogging Shoes)

Scoop or Mary Jane Style

(Girls and Women’s Clogging Shoes)

Would love your feedback in the Clogging Shoes Poll:

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Powerhouse Cloggers are Famous in Nebraska

Look where clogging has taken former Utah clogger Brian Bon – ALL OVER THE WORLD!

Brian Bon started clogging in Utah when he was 15 years old and he says he never would have believed that he’d still be clogging 25 years later.

The leader of the Powerhouse group owes his start in percussive dance to a 4-year stint on a classic country television show, “When I was 15 is when we started doing Hee Haw so as stupid as it sounds it totally changed my life to be a clogger on Hee Haw because I’ve spent the rest of my life doing that and I’ve been teaching 25 years.” And Brian’s taught thousands of people his own unique style, “It’s a combination of clogging, tap, Irish and stomp. It has it’s roots in contemporary clogging. I started off dancing with my brother and sisters. My mom and dad had 12 kids and 7 of us danced together for 20 years.”

Brian says, “There’s not a big market for percussive dance so for me to get up there whether it’s twenty people or a thousand people we’re dancing for they always love it, it’s so exciting and as long as they’re having a great time, I’m having a great time.”

As a native Californian Chrissy Simmers is enjoying her first trip to Nebraska, “So far the people here are so nice and it’s not like that in California.”

Getting paid to dance, Brian and his team are living the dream. Powerhouse is on the road for 73 days this summer and their ambitious schedule has them performing more than 300 shows over the course of about 3 months.

They’ll dancing here 4 times a day every day until the State Fair ends on Monday. The first show of the day is at 2pm followed by performances at 4, 6 and 8.

courtesy of Reporter: Lance Schwartz
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