Celebrating our 1st Year Anniversary!

ClogOn.com is celebrating it’s 1st Year Anniversary – dedicated to “keep clogging strong!” I’ve been involved in clogging for over 20 years and have often wondered “Why hasn’t clogging ever been as popular as the other dance disciplines like tap, jazz, ballet, irish, etc.?” What do you all think?

My main focus in building ClogOn.com is to “take clogging to the next level in the entertainment industry – to keep clogging strong!” From my experience, once a clogger, always a clogger. It’s just a matter of getting the word out about how much fun clogging is. I am in the process of doing research on Irish dancing to see what “Lord of the Dance” did for Irish hard shoe popularity. To me, it really propelled the interest and excitement of the dance community in general. (Irish dancers, let me know if I’m wrong.)

The question is this: what can we do as cloggers to have that same effect on the dance world? ClogOn.co . . . is committed to finding answers. My college background is in marketing; I realize that you can have the cure for cancer, but if you don’t get the word out and market it effectively, no one will really benefit. That’s the way I feel about clogging too. It’s just a matter of spreading the word, inviting people to look in to it, give it a try, shuffle their feet. The best thing about clogging over other dance forms is anyone can do it. As I research more about jazz, hip hop, and ballet, it seems that they require a high level of flexibility, conditioning, and dedication. Clogging does require some of those as well, but you can clog while your walking in the grocery store. You can clog while sitting in your office chair (I do it all the time); it is a great form of exercise yet doesn’t require nearly as much conditioning and flexibility as other dance forms.

Anyway! I’ve said about enough. I really like this chat room where cloggers can get together and ask questions, propose ideas, etc. LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS about this article. You can contact me directly at info@clogon.com

keep clogging strong!