Clogging Basics

 

CLOG STEP (2 beats of music)                       DS, RS

   (Count)                                                          &1 &2

   (Footwork)                                                     L     RL

 

Breakdown:                                          Step Rock Step

         & 1       &      2

  L       R     L

 

Double Toe Step

              &          a     1

  L           L    L

 

Put it together                                       Double Toe Step, Rock, Step

 &           a     1       &       2

  L           L    L       R       L

 

 

TRIPLE (4 beats )                                           DS, DS, DS, RS

&1  &2  &3  &4

L     R    L     RL

 

PUSHOFF (4 beats)                                         DS, RS, RS, RS

&1  &2  &3 &4

L     RL  RL  RL

 

BRUSH (2 beats)                                             DS, Brush-Heel

&1      &      2

  L       R      L

 

Breakdown:                                          DS, Brush (extend leg stiff kneed in front brushing

the ball of the foot across the floor.  As the foot is                                                                                   coming across the floor, toe will point upward to                                                                                   end in the stiff-kneed position)

 

Heel (the heel sound will be accomplished by                                                                                          bending both knees simultaneously. The brushed leg                                                                                bends and pull upward remaining parallel with the                                                                             other leg.  The stationary leg will bend at the knee                                                                               raising and immediately dropping the heel to form a                                                                                 clicking sound.)

 

 

Shuffle (1 beat)                                     Drag-Slide

 &       1

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dance 1                                              

 

Left foot lead.

 

1 Pushoff                                              DS, RS, RS, RS.  Backing up.

1 Triple                                     DS, DS, DS, RS.  Move forward.

1 Pushoff                                              Backing up.      

1 Triple                                     Move forward.

4 Clogs                                                 DSRS.

4 Brushes                                             DS, Brush-Heel.

4 Clogs

4 Cross Pushoffs                                   DS(XIF diagonal right), RS, RS, RS.  Move back to center.

Alternate footwork.

4 Clogs

4 Brush Turns                                       DS, Brush-Heel, DS, R(turn 1/4 left) S

 

REPEAT THROUGH THE END OF THE MUSIC

 

 

Dance 2

 

4 Clogs                                                 DSRS.  Backing up

4 Clogs                                                 Move forward

4 Rock Steps                                         DS, R(XIB) S

4 Clogs                                                 Full circle to the left

2 Triple Brushes                                    DS, DS, DS Brush - Heel

2 Brushes                                             DS, Brush - Heel

1 DS & Shuffle 3                                  DS(bend at the knees as you step), Drag-Slide, Drag-Slide,

Drag-Slide.

 

REPEAT THROUGH THE END OF THE MUSIC