Gary Larsen Takes Clogging to a Whole New Level

I watched this and all I could say is WOW!

Having know Gary Larsen for almost all my clogging life, and also knowing his history in dance, including Tap, Irish Hard Shoe, and French Canadian, what you see here is a master piece.

A few questions I have for Gary:

  1. What type of clogging shoes are you wearing?
  2. What about the style of dance taps – they don’t sound like a jingle or buck tap?
  3. Is there a steel flange on the toe of each tap?
  4. When can I start clogging again and be your apprentice? 🙂

What do you all think of  this new clogging style? or is it really clogging at all – maybe a new form of percussive dance?


  1. I’m so excited to have found this video! I was privileged enough to have Gary as my clogging teacher at BYU-Idaho, and all I can say is I still question the sanity of whoever decided not to keep him there!

  2. I’m pretty sure Gary uses Bell Taps.

  3. Jimmy Holcomb says

    I’m the guy who taped this performance and put the video on youtube. Gary was teaching at the clogging workshop in Fontana Village, NC. I’m a 30-year clogger, and had to give up on learning this routine. I still can’t quite believe what Gary did here. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I’d have suspected smoke and mirrors. I’ve never seen any other dancer come close to this. And I’ve seen Savion Glover. I wish Gary would put more videos out in the world for us to see.