One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A dance performed in clogs with rhythmic beating of the feet, especially as a traditional dance in Ireland, Scotland, and the North of England.
- ‘Although very ragged, and very under rehearsed, the audience took them to their hearts, especially during the clog dance.’
- ‘When making this one I tried to incorporate elements that I hadn't used before, such as the northern element of the dances: the clog dance tunes, and of course the brass.’
- ‘This Brazilian team, however, has about as much relevance to the samba as a clog dance.’
- ‘They are also invited to join a clog dance or take some time to paint the clogs at a workshop.’
- 1.1 A North American country tap dance performed in clogs with rhythmic beating of the feet.
- ‘The clog dance is continually in a state of change and improvisation such that today it is performed not only to country and bluegrass music but also to pop.’
- ‘Trace the history of this uniquely American form from old-time Appalachian music to Western Swing and Bluegrass, topped with a country clog dance.’
- ‘The children were put through their paces in the first rehearsal with the company on Sunday as they learned clog dancing.’
- ‘He was a young kid simply interested in dancing, from Lancashire clog dancing to Hollywood tap dancing.’
- ‘The maypole was followed by some traditional Northumbrian clog dancing taught to the children by a teacher of ours from Newcastle.’
- ‘This session was completed with a demonstration of clog dancing by Julia much to the delight of the audience.’
- ‘Youngsters will be able to take part in activities, including poetry writing, spinning and weaving, and clog dancing.’
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