Instructional DVD: The Basics of Southern Appalachian Flatfoot Clogging
Release date: 2002
Taught by Evie Ladin with music by Suzy’s Floozies (Suzy Thompson on fiddle, Maxine Gerber on banjo and Kate Brislin on guitar).
Southern Appalachian Flatfoot Clogging is a step dance style developed in the mountains in the Southeastern United States. A unique mixture of English, Irish African and Native American percussive dance, Flatfoot Clogging is practiced individually and on teams wherever Old-Time or Bluegrass music is heard.
This 45 minute video is designed to make you feel as if you are actually in Evie’s clogging class, with fine Old-Time stringband music, and the energy of a room full of dancers. Evie introduces a variety of basic steps, building sequentially so you continue to add to your repertoire while reviewing at the same time. You will also learn some strategies for freestyling – helping you combine your favorite steps. Evie’s fluid technique will get you dancing and keep you dancing.
Dynamic freestyle dancing…Her presentation is enthusiastic and well-organized.
—Old Time Herald