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
Email Address: lance.schwartz@1011now.com

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