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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.

LATEST UPDATES:

Be sure to check upcoming clogging events for early 2014. Go to Events for more info.
Jan. 11 - Doug Chin Clogging Classic in Orangevale, CA
Feb. 14-15 - Clog Down featuring Eric Bice in Vancouver, WA
Mar. 8 - March Madness in Danville, CA
Apr. 25-27 - NCCA's 31st Annual Convention in Modesto, CA
1/5/14

N.C.C.A. Convention "Hooked on Classics" approaches
You don't want to miss this premier clogging event in Northern California, with three days full of clogging fun, friends, performances, workshops, shopping, and more.
See the flier here or register online here.
1/5/14


2014 C.L.O.G. National Clogging Convention to be in Reno, Nevada!
This is big news! This will be only the fourth time the National Clogging Convention has been on the west coast. You have plenty of time to plan, as the convention is Thanksgiving holiday weekend. For more information, visit the C.L.O.G. website.
1/5/14

2013 Convention a Big Success and Fun Time!!
Dancers had a blast at NCCA's 30th Annual Convention in April. We celebrated 30 years of clogging conventions. Wow! Morgan Hudson from Kentucky was the featured instructor and kept the dancers moving and laughing all weekend. We can't wait to have him return.
Pictures of the 2013 Convention can be seen on Lois Elling's SmugMug site.
7/14/13

NCCA Dancers Perform in Perfect Cowboy Movie
Several cloggers from NCCA auditioned, practiced, and then performed as a clogging team and as extras in the independent film,  Perfect Cowboy. Thanks to Michele Hill for making it all possible. Ken Roht, the maker of the film, was looking for cloggers and contacted Michele. Auditions were set up and close to 30 dancers came. They learned a routine written by both Michele and Kellee Ramirez, and then performed it for the judges (Michele, Kellee, and Lois Elling), all in just a couple of hours. Everyone did a great job. In the end, 15 dancers were chosen for a team of 12 plus 3 alternates. After an afternoon rehearsal a few weeks later, it was decided all 14 dancers in attendance (one was out of town) would be the team.

One scene of a concert was to be filmed at the Barnyard Theater outside of Davis, California. This gave the cloggers a chance to rehearse with the band and be extras at the concert.

The day of the filming arrived on June 30 and all dancers congregated at The Station in Roseville, California. The Station is an interesting place, having been built from old railroad cars. Inside it's a bar, bistro, and dance hall. The cloggers were in several scenes: one where the dancers did a clogging performance in their plaid shirts, then a few were extras dancing the country two-step, and lastly, cloggers and others joined in as extras dancing a country-western line dance, which Kellee choreographed.

It was a fun, interesting, and tiring day. Everyone made new friends and wouldn't have traded the experience for anything. After about a year for post-production, the movie should be out by summer, 2014. Check out the movie's site for updates.

Pictures of the practice, rehearsal and barn concert, and bar performance and filming can be seen on Lois Elling's SmugMug site.
7/14/13



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