History of Texas Clogging

CLOGGING, an American folk dance, was introduced to Texans in the early 1970's. Wade and Gloria Driver brought clogging to Houston, Texas in 1973. They began teaching the clog steps they learned from "Big" John Walter in Alabama. A few years later, Judy Harrington moved to Dallas, Texas, and offered to that area much of the same style of clogging presented by the Drivers, perhaps an influence of their early clogging days together in Alabama.

In 1976, Deloris Breske offered clogging lessons in San Antonio, Texas, and presented Appalachian-style clogging to the South Texas area. These were the first well-spent and strategically important efforts in the early development of Texas Clogging. 

Today, many different styles influence the dancers of Texas; Buck, Canadian, Irish, Jazz, Country Swing, Hip-hop, Square and Round Dance.  Clogging has proven to be the melting pot of all dance forms and styles.  While Texas clogging has changed over the last couple of  decades, the dancers have not changed their love to learn more and share it with others.

Past Presidents

1982-85 - Allen Zion

1985-87 - Mary Anne Woodrom

1987-91 - Ron Hodge

1991-95 - Lori Cannon

1995-99 - Glen McCrary

1999-03 - Bobbi Boyce

2003-07 - Newt Weeks

2007-11 - Molly Martin

2011-15 - Bobby Butzke

2015-19 - Rhonda Butzke

2019 - ... - Debora Duckett

Texas Clogging Hall of Fame

Below is a list of dancers, directors, TCC members, etc. who have made a difference in Texas Clogging.  Some have long since left us but are not forgotten, others have moved on in their lives to chase other dreams, some are currently dancing their hearts out with us, but ALL of them have made an impact on Texas Clogging and to the art. Please help us pay tribute to the Texas Clogging Hall of Fame inductees.

 Gloria Driver Emmert
 Bobbi Boyce
 Allen Zion
 Ethel Wilmesmeier
 Nancy Beihler
 Ron Hodge
 Dee Dick

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