Welcome to the Northern California Cloggers
Association, Inc. web site. This is your place for
information on clogging in Northern California,
Northern Nevada, and Southern Oregon.
Clogging, or clog dancing, is a lively, foot-stomping
dance which originated in the Southern Appalachian
Mountains. The settlers to those mountains brought their
own steps and rhythms, which melded into what we now
call clogging. Modern cloggers dance to all types of
music. Clogging clubs meet regularly to learn new steps
and dances. Teams may also perform precision routines or
participate in clogging competitions.
The Northern California Cloggers Association was formed
in March, 1982, to promote clogging and communication
among all cloggers in Northern California and
neighboring states. Membership is made up of teachers as
well as dancers who love and support clogging. NCCA
sponsors workshops and dances, seminars for instructors
and clogging leaders, and also puts on an annual 3-day
convention in the spring of each year. The Association's
award-winning newsletter, the Clog-A-Gram, is
published quarterly and includes the minutes of each
quarterly membership meeting, cue sheets for clogging
dances, articles on clogging, club news, information on
clogging in other areas, useful hints, information on
where to clog and upcoming events.
Please browse our site by checking out the links at the
left of each page.
badly needs YOUR support. Please consider making a
donation to help keep clogging alive in Northern
California. Go here to
donate and/or become a member. Thank you!
Corona-vention Fun Dance 2020 on
In place of our annual 2-day clogging convention,
NCCA will hold a "Corona-vention" fun dance with 9
cuers and 27 dances on June 26, 2020, at 6:00 pm. Tune
in to the fun at NCCA's new YouTube
You can also download
the syllabus ahead of time here. Now you can
review the dances and make sure you'll get that one
step right this time!
By the way, NCCA has already secured the date and
hotel for next year's convention in Sacramento on June
25-26, 2021. So save that date!
April 28, 2020
We are sad to inform everyone that the June
2020 NCCA Convention has been postponed until June
25-26, 2021. It will still be held at the Crown Plaza
in Sacramento. Take care of yourselves in the meantime
and we'll see you in 2021.
April 28, 2020
There are more and more clogging instructors
either teaching or just cueing dances online. Besides
the WorldWide Clogging Fun Dance each Saturday evening
(see message below), here are a few California
instructors with regular videos. Let us know of others
we can add to this list.
One new easy-intermediate video available each
Wednesday morning plus one new intermediate video
available by Thursday morning. They include some
workshop and some cued dances.
Instructional videos from easy to advanced posted
on Tuesdays, including all dances she has taught at
Lelia and Russ Hunsaker
Instructional videos posted Monday nights and fun
March 28, 2020
Due to the governor's order for us all to stay home
whenever possible, most, if not all, clogging events
are canceled for the near future. This includes most
classes. However, do NOT despair! Cloggers are lucky
in that they can still enjoy clogging as many
instructors are posting classes and dances online.
Several are on Facebook; others are on YouTube. Until
we get a list together we encourage all cloggers to
search out these videos. Jeff Driggs and others have
also started an every-Saturday clogging dance with
different cuers from different locations. It's live at
5:00 pm PDT each Saturday. Join in on the fun by going
to Doubletoe Times or ClogDancing.com.
CLOG Convention in Las Vegas
Well over 40 cloggers from California (north and
south) attended the National C.L.O.G. Convention in
Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend. The convention
had 15 featured instructors from the U.S. and Canada,
as well as 16 more teachers in the open halls on
Wednesday and Thursday. With four halls for workshops
and seminars, there was more than enough going on to
keep anyone busy and interested. Kudos to CLOG for a
fun and fabulous event.
Convention 2020 will be in New Orleans (yay!) and in
July instead of November. More information is
available at the CLOG website here.
Convention Fun with Andy
Dancers at the 36th annual convention in
Sacramento (May 31 and June 1) had a fun time with
featured guest instructor, Andy Howard from Georgia.
He taught us lively and fun dances and even got most
people to do a mixer. Many other instructors from
Northern and Southern California, Oregon,
Washington, Canada, and even Australia kept the
dancers on their toes and busy for the two days. I
heard nothing but happy and satisfied comments. Many
thanks to all the committee members for putting on a
New resource on
this site: Workshops & Dances
Check out the new page listing recent workshops and
dances in and near Northern California here. At this time, no cue
sheets are included, but there is a list of cue sheet
resources at the bottom of the page.
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