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What is clogging?


Question: What is clogging?
Answer: Clogging is a distinctive form of American folk dance, characterized by double-time stomping and steps executed with the body held straight and upright. Clogging is performed to the downbeat of the music, usually with the heel keeping rhythm.

The term "clog" is a Gaelic word meaning "time." Clogging is a lot like square dancing, as there is normally a leader (known as a "cuer") who stands at the front with a microphone and calls out a series of steps. Clog dancers typically wear shoes with double taps, two attached to the toe and two to the heel.

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