Jayne Wilcox Treadwell ClogOn Interview

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Jayne Wilcox Treadwell is a 3rd generation clogger who comes from a true clogging background…….30 years ago she learned to clog from her granddaddy in a barn! In addition to conducting weekly classes in Wilson, NC and surrounding areas, Jayne also teaches at clogging workshops in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee, Kentucky and Germany.

Jayne teaches traditional southern Appalachian mountain freestyle routines, buck dancing, freestyling, traditional figures and movements for big circle and four-couple sets, flatfootin’, as well as choreographed line and interactive clogging routines.

1. How long have you been clogging?

30 years. I began when I was a sophomore in college.

2. Who is responsible for getting you started in clogging?

My granddaddy, the late Dick Hubbard.

3. What states and countries have you clogged in?

Oh my! Not sure if I can remember all the states!!

  • Countries: US and Germany
  • States: NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, KY, VA, MD, PA, MA, NJ, DC, AZ. I think :-).

4. When did you become a dance studio owner?

I don’t own a studio. I teach recreational clogging classes through Wilson Parks and Recreation in North Carolina, and I direct the East Country Hoedowners, who I founded in 1991 when my son was 2-1/2 years old and my daughter was 3 weeks old.

5. What are the 3 best clogging events you go to on at least a yearly basis?

  1. Steve Smith’s weekend at Hoedown Island in Natural Bridge, KY.
  2. Hickory Hoedown Clogging Festival.
  3. North Carolina State Fair Folk Festival….I’ve attended the last 28 of them. 4 generations of my family have performed in them.

Thanks to Jayne for all she does for clogging!

Have you met Jayne Wilcox Treadwell or seen her move her “fancy feet”?