We began with just 8 dancers and our first few dances were taught to us by The Shrewsbury Lasses from Shropshire. We are now approaching our 25th summer of dancing and the team is still growing in numbers. Last count 31 dancers which includes several new recruits this autumn.
We perform in our own style a repertoire of traditional dances using garlands, sticks and handkerchiefs together with several compositions of our own. A selection of lively step clog dances are also included in the repertoire performed by the Hexham Clog team.
The team meets on Monday evenings during school terms, at Corbridge Middle School near Hexham. Clog practices begin at 6.45pm and we have recently moved our practice session to a slightly earlier start time of 7.30pm to accommodate younger dancers. During the winter months we teach our dances at all levels. After this we like to focus on practises for the coming spring and summer events.