Welcome to the Northern
California Cloggers Association, Inc. web site.
This is your place for information on clogging
in Northern California and surrounding areas.
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.
Big News About
Workshops in 2024!
NCCA has confirmed several workshops for
2024. The Doug Chin Clogging Classic will be
on Feb. 3. The NCCA 41st Convention will be
two days once again and on May 17-18 in Sacramento.
Then there will be a brand NEW workshop in Palo Alto
on August 17; don't miss the Dance Out Loud.
See our upcoming events page
for links for more information.
Your Membership Dues Due?
Many of our members rejoined NCCA in
July 2022, which means their memberships are now
due for renewal. If you want to know your status,
Elling, VP of Membership. You can now renew
your membership online here.
Workshop: October 7
The Late Harvest
Stomp, an NCCA Quarterly hosted by the Redwood
Country Cloggers, was a fun day. We danced in the
Kraft Hall at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, where
the dance/workshop was held for many years. The
instructors were Michele Hill, Janice Hanzel, Sarah
Dwight-Gilroy, Ian Enriquez, Carol Smith, Michelle
John-Smith, Kellee Ramirez, and Lois Elling. There
were workshops, fun dances, snacks throughout the
day, an NCCA general meeting, and a bunch of really
nice raffle prizes. Check out some pictures here.
Orangevale Drew a Crowd
year's Doug Chin Clogging Classic in Orangevale had
a good turnout of dancers, including several who
were attending their very first workshop. Thanks to
Kellee Ramirez and Aftershock for organizing the
event. Check out some pictures here.
Annual Convention in June 2023
Northern California Cloggers Association held their
2023 mini convention on June 10. We were
excited to be dancing live again for our 40th
convention. Dancing was at at the Coyote Grange (wood
floor!), just 20 minutes south of San Jose. There were
2 halls for workshops and a fun dance early in the
evening. You can read more about the convention in the
latest issue of the Clog-A-Gram if you're a member, or
see pictures here.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this year's
convention fun and a success.
Madness Live in 2023
Diablo Mountain Cloggers and a huge turnout of
dancers had fun at the "last blast" March Madness
workshop and dance at the Danville Grange on March
11, 2023. Due to the smaller size of the club
and Lois stepping away from some responsibilities to
be able to travel more, this was the 36th and last
March Madness clogging workshop. The dancer turnout
was amazing. Several of Lois's dancers planned some
special things throughout the day to honor the years
that Lois has been teaching (almost 48) and all that
she's done over the years. There were beautiful
cupcakes, a photo slide show, a clogging quiz game,
a beautiful blanket gift, and more. Many thanks to
everyone who helped make the day very special.
Photos can be seen here.
Stomp in November was great fun
Redwood Country Cloggers' annual Late Harvest Stomp
returned in-person on November 12. It was great to see
old and new friends and dance together again. Check
out some pictures here.
Mini-Convention on July 23 a
we are back! The first in-person workshop in
Northern California since the pandemic started was
held on July 23 in Orangevale. We had a good turnout
and dancers were thrilled to be dancing together and
seeing friends again. Instructors were: Lois Elling,
Sarah Dwight-Gilroy, Janice Hanzel, Michele Hill,
Kellee Ramirez, Carol Smith, Ian Enriquez, and
Michelle John-Smith. Check out some pictures from the
Madness Online Workshop &
March Madness will be online this year. However, there
will be both workshops and cued dances. Join in the
fun following along with the video on March 12,
2022 at 12:00 noon for the workshops
and at 2:30 pm for the fun dance. Our
teachers and cuers are Mike McDow, Sarah
Dwight-Gilroy, Kellee Ramirez, Janice Hanzel, Ginny
Bartes, Ian Enriquez, Michele Millier Hill, and Lois
Elling. There will be 6 dances taught and 24 dances
Join in for some new and classic dances, to see your
favorite instructors, and chat with your clogging
buddies during the video on Saturday.
Download the syllabus with all the dance cue sheets here.
Harvest Stomp Online Fun
Many cloggers joined the Redwood Country Cloggers and
NCCA On November 13 for the annual Late Harvest Stomp
workshop and dance. Thanks to Michele Hill, the
Redwood Country Cloggers, and the rest of the NCCA
board for some great dancing. Kellee Ramirez did the
work of combining everyone's videos into one. There's
always more work done behind the scenes than we are
Sarah, Kellee, and Michele took turns teaching a fun
easy-intermediate dance to "Let's Get Physical." Then
each taught a dance. After the workshop 9 cuers
(Kellee Ramirez, Michelle John-Smith, Mike McDow, Lois
Elling, Sarah Dwight-Gilroy, Janice Hanzel, Carolyn
Poe, Ian Enriquez, and Michele Hill each cued three
dances. It was great to see some classics and some
dances that were new to some of us. By joining the
workshop and dance when it's live, we can also
interact with others and pretend we're there in
person. It was a fun dance.
You can download the syllabus
Online Everywhere June 25–27!
Join NCCA for this year's annual
convention online. It goes live June 25, 26, and 27,
2021 with workshops and fun dances! You can
participate from anywhere. Join in live and add to
the chat. Or you can catch the videos later if you
can't make it this weekend.
Get the schedule here
and the full syllabus with cue sheets here.
And don't forget to wear your 2021
NCCA Convention T-shirt!
Membership Drive – 2021
NCCA is having a special membership
drive. Renew your membership or join today for only
$10! Please help keep clogging in Northern California
active by supporting your local association.
Go to this page for
the Paypal link.
2021 January Jam
Cloggers started off the new year right
-- on the left foot -- by joining in on a virtual fun
dance on January 1st. Thirteen cuers led dancers
through old favorites and a few new gems. Download the
Note for 2020
NCCA 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!
Stomp Virtual Fun Dance – Nov. 14,
The fun dance happens here at 6:00 pm November 14!
Download the dance syllabus
This year's Late Harvest Stomp is
going virtual. Join your friends and dance with NCCA
instructors on the NCCA Clogging YouTube
channel. The fun dance happens Saturday, Nov.
14, 2020, and begins at 6:00 pm PST. Flyer
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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