The Community Arts Center continues its monthly "Lunch with the Arts" series at noon Wednesday with a performance and presentation by Stanley Holman and the Cloggers.
The dance group will provide a lunch-hour performance featuring dance step demonstration and instruction, followed by a presentation on the history of clogging by dance instructor Stanley Holman. Holman has been providing folk dance, clogging, line dance and square dance instruction in his Harrodsburg studio for the past 20 years.
Clogging, or clog dancing, as an art form is one of the oldest styles of dance still practiced. Its roots are in the Appalachian Mountains, arising from the mixing of dance cultures via immigrants.
The early Irish, Scottish, English and Dutch-German settlers of the region combined their unique folk dances in an impromptu foot-tapping style that created clogging as we know it today. Contemporary clogging, which regained popularity in the 1990s, is exemplified by shoes having taps on the toes and heels.