Potomac Double Down – February 16, 2003!

Scotty Bilz teaching at the 2010 Potomac Double Down. Ahheeeee!!!

Scotty Bilz teaching at the 2010 Potomac Double Down. Ahheeeee!!!

Every year the Bull Run Cloggers host the Potomac Double Down workshop in Haymarket, Virginia. I’ve been attending this workshop almost ever year (Yes, ice actually kept me away one year), and I’ve seen it’s growth since the beginning. The Bull Run Cloggers have done a fantastic job not only growing this event, but making this gathering a kind of family reunion. I love seeing old friends and meeting new ones every year!

Not only is it a great atmosphere, but you get to see all local instructors in action doing what they love to do – teaching! And what’s even better? They all bring there own unique style to their classes. This year, Andy Howard of American Racket from Florida will be the headliner. Andy has taught at workshops all around the country and has performed with American Racket all around the world. They most recently performed at Folklorida, a festival in South Korea. Andy will join area instructors Colleen Ward of the Hi-Horse Cloggers and Sundance Express, Cherylann Ward of the Radford University Cloggers, Jayne Treadwell of the Bull Run Cloggers, Joyce Guthrie of Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, Kathy Moore of the Calico Cloggers, Mary Smith of the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, and myself – Dorothy Stephenson of the Little Switzerland Cloggers, Sundance Express, and Rhythmic Alliance. The Radford University Cloggers will also be on-site shaking a leg alongside their fellow teammate, Cherylann.

And after everything is said and done, enjoy seeing teams perform at the Fun Dance from 6 to 8 p.m.!

If you live in Virginia and you’re new to clogging workshops, this event is a great place to start. Like all clogging workshop, it is a family-friendly atmosphere, and everyone in attendance is very happy and helpful. Also, if you’re new to the area and looking for a team, this is a great place to connect with area teams. Event hosts Terry Kapp and the Bull Run Cloggers have done a fine job creating a successful and educational event for area cloggers. Hats off to these fine folks for continuing (to our knowledge) the only clogging workshop in the state of Virginia! Way to go, Terry and Bull Run!!


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