It’s a form of dancing and sport that many haven’t heard of. But since going viral, the dance group called Tap This! has put clogging on the map.
The 8 dancers surprised viewers and judges when they took the stage and modernized the dancing art. According to Faith Tap, they won the overall competition and took the prize home.
Many dance routines on the Internet sometimes feel like they are the same. But the routine by Tap This! set itself apart due to the members' incredible moves and amazing choreography.
Footage of their winning routine has gained attention online. Instead of doing an ordinary tap dancing routine, the Tap This! group clogged through their performance.
‘Clogging Champions of America was formed in 1997 to generate more activity and interest in clogging and competition, to promote a spirit of fun and fellowship, and to make sure the beginner clogger will get to enjoy competing as much as the clogger who has been in it for years.’
They chose the song Honey I'm Good by Andy Grammar to be their background music. The members could be seen dancing around the stage with amazing synchronicity.
It’s clear from their performance that a lot of time and effort went into that routine. It probably took them months to perfect every move.
By the end of their performance, all of the audience members were cheering loudly and the judges were amazed by their synchronization. Clogging might seem like a new sport to most of us but the Clogging Champions of America (CCA) explained on their official site that it had a long history of competition and inclusiveness.
The site revealed that the goal of the CCA was to create an atmosphere of spirited and sportsmanlike competition. It intended to provide more opportunities for cloggers within the competitive and entertainment spaces.
The CCA felt that competition was a healthy and entertaining part of clogging because it offered dancers the opportunity to travel to different locations. The sport allowed its dancers to also meet new clogging friends.
They could then share steps and supporting each other competitively. Tap This! Clearly showed that clogging was fund and entertaining.
They took home the top prize and are now Internet sensations.
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