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INTERVIEW: All That Clogging Specialist Mike Curtis

If you haven’t heard, there’s a clogging group right now on America’s Got Talent and they are ROCKING IT!

All That just advanced to the wild card round of America’s Got Talent. We’re so excited for them and appreciate them representing contemporary clogging so well. had the chance to interview Mike Curtis from All That. To help “keep clogging strong!” we love talking to people like Mike about the different dimensions of clog dancing: frequently asked clogging questions, where clogging is headed, and why everyone should get involved in clogging.

Special thanks to Mike for taking time out of his busy schedule to interview with  This is Part 1 of a two part interview with Mike:

1. What’s the difference between clogging and tap?

Clogging uses the heel of your foot as much as the toe whereas tap dancing uses primarily the toe. Also, with clogging you hit the floor a lot harder than tapping which produces a lot louder sound.

2. Why should I get in to clogging, I’m already in tap, jazz and ballet?

Clogging is unique, tons of fun, a better cardio workout than most dances, and clogging is on the rise! It’s becoming very popular across the country!

3. What’s better, nail on or glue on taps?

Nail on taps are definitely better. Glue on are simply difficult to keep on the shoes, no matter how well they are put on.

4. What do you prefer, the split toe clogging shoe or the Mr. Stomper?

Neither. I prefer the Director’s cut shoe. We have been working with Capezio, designing a new clogging shoe that should be released soon. They will be the perfect shoe! (when they come out, ClogOn will definitely carry these clogging shoes!)

5. How long have you been clogging?

I’ve been clogging 18 years.

Stay tune for part 2 of the interview with Mike Curtis from All That. Subscribe to our free email notification for the latest clogging updates, and let all your clogging friends know about!  Thanks to Mike for the great information about clogging!

VIDEO: All That on America’s Got Talent