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Recreational Clogging Classes and Performance Group

Beginners through Advanced welcome
Ages 5 through adult
Contemporary precision and traditional styles
No partner necessary, but more fun with a friend!

1st Klass Kloggers' Group Photo

What is Clogging? | Class Information: Beginners, Intermediate/Advanced
Current Class Schedule | Pictures | Hall Location | Instructor Contact Info



Our classes meet at the
Carpenter's Union Local 75
1910 NW 53rd Avenue
Gainesville, Florida
(See map)

Class Schedule

Intro to Advanced lesson: (current students only) Sunday, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Intermediate+ lesson: (open class) Sunday, 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Intermediate fun dance: (open dance)
(non-stop requests)
Sunday, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Easy-Intermediate lesson: (open class) Sunday, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Beginner lesson: (open class)
New session starts September 13th!
Sunday, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Clogging Social:
(regular classes suspended)
Sunday, September 13
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming Holidays (no classes):
Sunday, August 9, 2009 Classes cancelled
Sunday, September 6, 2009 Labor Day

What is Clogging?

Clogging is a popular percussive dance that is similar to tap and Irish step dancing. While traditional clogging is done to bluegrass and country music, contemporary precision clogging can be done to any type of upbeat music, including country, pop, rap, and even Broadway show tunes. It's easy to learn, a great way to exercise and fellowship, and is fun for all ages!

For more information about clogging, read the article, "What is Clogging?"

Beginner Classes

The next beginner clogging class will be offered:
September 13-27 (three-week session)
Sundays, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Click to view flyer

Open to the public - No experience necessary - All ages welcome

Contact Kelli with your name, phone number, and e-mail address
to be notified when our next class begins!

Beginners will learn the fundamental steps and routines of clogging. Introductory sessions are usually held in three-week sessions (45 minutes per week) periodically throughout the year. No partner or experience are necessary. Proper clogging shoes are helpful, but not required at this beginner level - please wear flat, smooth-soled shoes (no high heels!) and come prepared to have a fun time dancing!

Visit us! Spectators are welcome to watch any open class to see just how much fun clogging is!

Intermediate and Advanced Classes

Intermediate and advanced classes are available for those who have previous clogging experience. Cloggers will learn modern and traditional clogging routines and have the opportunity to participate in public performances with the 1st Klass Kloggers.


The classes are taught by Kelli McChesney, an internationally-recognized clogging instructor known for her exceptional teaching skills. Kelli has been clogging for over 21 years and has over 16 years teaching experience.

For more information about clogging, classes, or to be added to the class reminder list for new classes, contact Kelli:

danceaddict (at) windstream.net
Kelli's Web Page
Kelli's Clogging Bio


What is Clogging? | Class Information: Beginners, Intermediate/Advanced
Current Class Schedule | Pictures | Hall Location | Instructor Contact Info

Other Gainesville area dance/recreation sites:
Dance Gainesville - class and event listings
Gainesville Dance and Music Association
Imperial Dance Studio
Tango y Te
Adventure Club of Gainesville

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This page was created by Kelli McChesney on 5/25/2001

Last updated on 8/7/2009

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