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PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES We offer performing opportunities to ALL of our dancers throughout the year, regardless of age and ability. Each dancer is invited to perform at a minimum of 2 community performances each year in addition to our grand finale', the Kids In Motion Showcase. We have performed at the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and the Holiday Bowl Half-Time Show in San Diego. Our emphasis is on positive self-image, teamwork, and having fun! Our goal is to give each student opportunities to enhance their life skills while developing their ability as a dancer and presenting a positive image for today's youth. We also emphasize education, and school-aged dancers are encouraged to maintain a 3.0 GPA.
'SUMMER' SHOW TEAM Dancers of all ages and levels are encouraged to participate on our Summer Show Team. The Show Team performs for groups and community events from June-October. Some of our performances include the the Benton-Franklin Fair & Parade, The Valley's Got Talent, National Night Out, Dust Devils Pre-Game Shows, Cancer Society Relay for Life, Prosser Harvest Festival, Pasco Farmer's Market, and Adult Day Services. Our audiences love seeing our tiny dancers and beginners along with our seasoned performers.
THE CLOG TEAM The Clog Team is a year round group that performs an average of 30 shows each year. We use contemporary music and styling. A sub-set of our Show Team, the team enjoys clogging for a variety of groups and community events in Eastern Washington and Oregon. They've performed at the Florida Citrus Bowl Half-Time Show and Las Vegas National Clogging Convention, competed nationally, and were invited to dance in the Washington, DC 4th of July Parade. They also entertain annually at the Sausage Festival and regularly for residents at the local Life Care Centers. Qualified cloggers are invited to BYU Clog Camp each year. Cloggers of ALL ages and abilities are welcome to join the clog team.
COMPETITION TEAM The Competition Team competes 3-5 times each year throughout the Northwest. Our Competition Team has earned several high score awards and is very proud of the reputation they've earned as respectful, friendly competitors. Auditions and rehearsals for all dance styles and levels are held in June. Competition Team dancers are required to have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and strongly encouraged to maintain a 3.0 GPA. Additional details are provided at the competition informational meeting and in the audition packet.
CLOGGING HISTORY Clogging originated in the Appalachian Mountains as a mountain man's folk dance. The roots of this quick step dance come from Irish step dancing (as seen in River Dance) and Holland's wooden shoe dance. Traditionally, cloggers maintained a stiff upper body and danced to bluegrass music. As contemporary clogging emerges, other forms of dance are being incorporated and a variety of music is used. It's rumored that the Morris Shakers of Europe didn't allow women to clog. Today, people of all ages and gender enjoy clogging around the world.
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