Welcome to Tanglefoot

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Tanglefoot were formed in 1995 when two dancing friends, having seen American Folk Clogging and who had attended various dance workshops, decided to form a local team. To this day they are still one of the few Appalachian teams in the south east of England and the only team in Kent.

We’ve travelled abroad including dancing in Kentucky USA in 2000 at the annual Pikeville Hillbilly Days Festival, where we met other teams and were able to pick up new steps and the current USA clogging style.

Clogging, as our American cousins call it, comes from the style of dancing performed for self entertainment by settlers from the British Isles who emigrated with their traditions in the 18th and 19th centuries and was usually performed on their back porches to traditional tunes. The style of clogging that Tanglefoot perform is called “precision clogging” which is used for team performances.

The Tanglefoot team is mixed and draws its dancers and musicians from the whole of Kent. We of course enjoy demonstrating our dancing talents and we are available to perform at various functions and events, which helps to subsidise our expenses. We are also always prepared to welcome anybody who has an interest in playing Old Timey American music* or who would like to dance with us.

If you would like to contact Tanglefoot about performing at your function or if you would like further information, you can contact us using the contact form and information at the bottom of the page.

* The album from ‘O’Brother Where Art Thou’ won the award for best album at the 2002 Grammy awards