Clogging is a great way to make new friends
If you would like to find an outlet to meet people and make new friends, give clogging a try. There are groups all across the US and in many other countries that are great places to find a clogging buddy. On my travels I have attended clogging classes in many locations to meet new instructors and groups. It is great fun to see how different instructors conduct their classes and each class has it’s own personality and enjoys different styles of music and dance. One of my favorite clogging groups has been the Lakeside Cloggers in Lake Worth, Texas (near Fort Worth). Jackie and Rob Meinecke are great instructors and foster such a fun atmosphere. I always love it when I get to visit them and their group. Below is a couple of pics of me with the Lakeside Cloggers! If you live in the area and need a fun place to dance you need to give their group a try. I would be there every week if I lived near Lake Worth. Texas cloggers are great fun, will introduce you to another group from Texas soon. And remember clogging beats jogging!
Had a great class last night. We have some wonderful people in our group that like to get together and have a great time dancing. Wanted to let everyone know that we have our first performance of 2011 scheduled. We will be dancing at the Jenks Herb and Plant festival on April 23rd in the morning, exact time to be announced later. Come on over to Jenks and check us out. We have been working very hard the first couple of months adding new songs and routines to our performance list.
If you are interested in learning clogging, we will be starting our Spring classes very soon. Contact me at email@example.com for more information and to reserve your spot in the class. It is great fun and an excellent form of exercise. If you would like to come by and watch a class let me know and I can give you the details. Hope to dance with you soon!
I can remember dancing for as long as I could breathe. I am sure I had to have come out of the womb dancing. Then when I was in the ninth grade I met this beautiful girl that took my breath away and we became best friends. After a couple of years of being friends she was preparing to dance in a 24 hour dance marathon to benefit Muscular Dystrophy with a mutual friend who ended up having a conflict a couple of weeks prior to the event. She asked me if I would like to fill in for him, and I said sure, so we spent the next two weeks practicing all the popular dances of the day as often as we could. During this two weeks I put a spell on her and somehow she finally fell for me, I had fallen for her the first day I laid eyes on her. So we decided to take our relationship to the next level and so our ‘first date’ was to go to a 24 hour dance marathon. So our relationship started with dance and hopefully when it is my time to go it will be on a dance floor somewhere when I am about 100. We started clogging about 1990 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with an awesome instructor, Betty Stretch, and I have never met anyone that I thought could teach any better than Betty. Once the clogging bug bit it never let go. I have danced with several groups in Tahlequah and Tulsa and started teaching about 5 years ago and that brings us to current day where me and that beautiful brown eyed girl are still dancing together and privileged to lead Just Gotta Dance.
Greatest Clogging Group in Tulsa
I could be a little bit prejudice but at least I think so. I have added some videos and pictures of some of our 2010 performances. Be sure to check out those new additions to our website. As we get into Spring we will begin performing again and will post new videos and pictures from these events as our group is constantly growing and adding new great performers. I love teaching new people and their zeal to learn fuels my fire to be a better dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Whether you have clogged before or just want to learn, come join us.
Well, after searching and trying to find the perfect format and way to set up our webpage for Just Gotta Dance, we finally have posted our opening page. Our picture was taken last Friday night and due to many of our dancers being gone for Spring Break, several are not in our picture, I think we counted eight of us that were not in the picture. So look for an updated picture very soon. We are excited as our group continues to grow and are looking forward to dancing at several festivals and other venues this Spring and Summer. Our cloggers are the best! Keep checking back as we will be adding more content on a weekly basis.
Directors of Just Gotta Dance are Curtis and Sherri Hale. We have been dancing all of our lives together. Life is a dance, you learn as you go!