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Clogging is one of the fastest-growing forms of recreational dancing. Simply stated, it is the rhythmic tapping of the feet. The nice thing is that you don't need a partner. In almost every area of Canada, clogging is growing by leaps and bounds. It is actually considered a close cousin to step dancing. Although done mainly to Country & Western Music, clogging combines elements of numerous dance styles and music types. One minute you could be dancing to Dwight Yoakam, and the next, to hip hop or rap!
Clogging can provide you with a well-rounded exercise program, including essentials such as aerobics, stretching, circulation/energy, posture/co-ordination, toning, and stress reduction. Clogging uses all the large muscles, helps speed up the metabolism and allows the body to burn excess fat. It also increases your energy level and builds stamina, improves body alignment and posture, and (by lowering the resting heart rate) improves your cardio-vascular fitness.
GIVE IT A TRY--IT'S CONTAGIOUS!
Come out, have fun, and join recreational clogging! Here is a chance for you to not only get exercise, but have an enjoyable evening and meet new friends as well. There is a beginner and intermediate level available.
CLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS
Clogging is not hard to learn. Remember... always have fun at the lessons. Please try to register before the start date by telephone or by registering in person at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre. As a beginner, remember, all cloggers started the same way. The class atmosphere is very comfortable, and you won't be made to feel shy or intimidated. You will find that other cloggers are willing to help you because they, too, remember their first days of clogging. The basic steps are reviewed each week; after that, the rest will come easily. If you've been involved in line dancing and are familiar with counting time in music, then you should be even more comfortable in learning to clog.
WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR?
For the first while, it is recommended that you wear shoes with a smooth bottom, preferably leather-soled (that do not mark). Try not to wear running shoes. We'll discuss proper shoes and taps during the first few classes. You need not be concerned about proper clogging shoes right away. Wear whatever clothes are comfortable for you (T-shirt, jeans, shorts, etc.).
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We review basic clogging steps and we'll learn a variety of dances to different kinds of music. Don't worry, we will be starting at an easy level. AND REMEMBER, it's for fun and recreation - not for precision or competition-level dancing. So, dust off those clogging shoes and get ready to be back in step!
Location of classes:
SCARBOROUGH VILLAGE RECREATION CENTRE
3600 Kingston Road
(Markham & Kingston Roads, north-east corner)
Scarborough, ON M1M 1R9
Main Office: 416-396-4048 and Seniors’ Office: 416-396-4051
The 9-week dance classes will be held on the following days:
Beginner: - 10:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Intermediate: - 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Beginner: - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Intermediate: - 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
NOTE: Times may change, so be sure to call and confirm.
For More Class and Registration Information, Contact Toronto Parks & Recreation or Scarborough Village Recreation Centre.
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H A P P Y C L O G G I N G !
Additional information and full details on this and other programs can be found in the City of Toronto East District Parks & Recreation Guide available from most recreation centres, if it is not delivered to your door. Remember that these dance programs may be listed in The Guide under TWO different classifications: Arts & Heritage and Older Adults.
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