Clogging is a form of percussive dance which evolved in the Appalachian Mountains but has spread throughout the US and the world. Clogging blends Canadian step dancing, Irish step dancing and tap steps to create rhythms that emphasize the downbeat of the music. The shoes worn are similar to tap but have a double tap which makes for a different (louder) sound. Overall, this is a high energy form of dance that is extremely fun!
All Star Clogging
Dedication and motivation defines the All Star Clogging program. This is a class that focuses on competition clogging only. This class is for students who are interested in competing more than once a year and want to compete at larger competitions. This class is taken IN ADDITION TO the weekly clogging class and acapella/traditional class.
This combination clogging class builds on the skills learned during the weekly clogging class but digs deeper into the acapella and traditional skill set. This class is taken in addition to the weekly class and offers the dancers the opportunity to compete in two more categories at competition.
Performance Team Clogging (seasonal)
This is for dancers who enjoy performing
and want to expand their performance
skills. This team will be performing at local
venues throughout the year and
representing Northern Explosion in the
community. Students in this class will
receive their Performance Team uniform at
NO COST to them.
A fun dance style which combines street- funk, jazz and street dancing. This is often seen on TV shows and music videos. This is a fun and active dance style for all learners! In a fun upbeat environment!
Stresses the importance of technique as well as the ability to perform with emotional execution. This style draws on all forms of dance but combines with music to express a feeling or tell a story.
Super fun class focusing on various musicals. A variety of dance will be incorporated while teaching students to explore their "inner performer". This is a great class to expand dance skills while focusing on stage presence.
Fun upbeat mix of hip hop/jazz/lyrical dance styles as well technical work such as leaps, turns, kicks, splits and jumps all while using pompoms.
This class is designed to be an introduction of both styles of dance to students. Students will lean basic skills while in a fun upbeat environment.
Burlesque is a fun and flirty choreography/musicality-focused class. After warming up, you will move across the floor with basic dance combinations and finish class with choreography that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered. We’ll also cover basic dance technique like diva walks, turns, and transitions that will have you strutting, twirling and flaunting your fabulousness. No dance experience is required—just a positive attitude and commitment to having fun!