Tangled Feet Stompers Awards and Donations

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Image of kidsDancers who are a part of the Tangled Feet Stompers’ clogging competition teams participated in several American Clogging Hall of Fame clogging events throughout the 2018 year. The ACHF is non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of old-time square dancing traditional clogging.

Approximately 13 dancers hailing from Swain, Jackson, and Cherokee counties competed and received numerous awards. The Tangled Feet Stompers won six 1st place awards, 2 Overall Champion awards, and several individuals won in their age categories for traditional solo and contemporary solo dances.

Image of kidsThe team is led by Kerry Cannon, who volunteers her time to teach clogging and to choreograph routines. Competition dancers included Kerry Cannon, PattiJo Taylor, Cynthia Martin-Pawley, Brynn Green, Freda Jordan, Dee Decker, Emma Dingle, Edith Dingle, Sarah Gibson, Brylee Shuler, Kazandra Cooper, Adison Shuler, and Reagyn Cochran.

Amy Crane and Bryan Soffera, owners of Social Lab Marketing, observed the Tangled Feet Stompers youth performance at the NC Mountain State Fair. They were so impressed with the youth cloggers that they decided to become a corporate sponsor for the team. Social Lab Marketing is a digital marketing company based in Asheville and has currently donated $1,000.00 to Swain 4-H Cloggers with a pledge of $500.00 in additional funds. This money will be used to promote the continuation and further development of the youth clogging program in Swain County.

Clogging classes are free and all ages are invited to attend. If you are interested in learning how to clog or would like to expand your clogging skills, please call the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Swain County Center at (828) 488-3848 for more information.