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Margarita Cloggers Carolyn Pullen Sally Lynch Bub Harper Peggy Harper webSubmitted by Carolyn Pullen

On February 27, the Margarita Cloggers at Greengate Grove RV Park hosted the RGV Clogging Fun Dance. There were four clogging groups from the Valley in attendance. Angelika Eleni, a professional Irish dancer, demonstrated different Irish dances/steps and then taught us a step from Seon nos (pronounced “shan-nos”) which means “old style” in Irish, that we could use in our clog dances.

This style of Irish dancing reminded me of the “flat footing” style in American clogging. Irish dance steps were just one of many different steps from other countries and cultures incorporated into the American Folk dance of clogging.

Carolyn Pullen Angelika Eleni webEach group performed a clog dance routine that they had been practicing and enjoying. Don Taylor from Bentsen Grove RV Park taught a dance routine that he wrote himself. Pat Smith from Crown Cloggers Victoria Palms RV Park also taught a routine that her group performed. We also did some “cue and do” Irish routine dances.
Clog dancing isn’t just about feet—it’s about celebrating culture, rhythm, and the joy of movement. It’s a great form of exercise too.

During the winter months we have five RV parks that have clogging and beginner classes available. Bentsen Grove RV Park, Greengate Grove RV Park, San Juan Gardens RV Park, Victoria Palms RV Park and Fun N Sun RV Park, San Benito.

Our next RGV Clog Fun Dance will be hosted by Tippy Toe Cloggers from San Juan Gardens RV Park on February 28, 2025.