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This is the page where you can find the latest and greatest happenings within the group.

Hear ye, Hear ye!  Clog dancing newlyweds, John and Shannon Morton, celebrated the arrival of their bouncing baby boy, Shaun Ryan.  He came December 16th, 2005 at 7:46 in the AM, he weighed 8lbs. 9.37oz and was 19 1/4" long.  He was only 4 days old when he attended his first clogging lesson, will he join his family in their clogging family tradition?  Only time will tell...

Wild Country Cloggers was recently featured in an article in their local newspaper, the Bennington Banner.  The 2 page article featured performances and a brief history of clogging from the mouths of fellow Wild Country members...John Morton (director), Shannon Morton (secretary), and Jessica Hayes (director of New Age Cloggers in Schaghticoke, NY).  The featured trio will also be appearing on Bennington's local radio station, WBTN 1370 AM, in a live interview with Willy Jones on January 23rd, 2006. 

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The King and Queen of Wild Country Cloggers...John and Shannon Morton

Here comes the bride...

Wild Country's team director, John Morton married fellow dancer and group secretary, Shannon Dougherty on July 3, 2005.  They had been dating for 10 months after being friends for almost 5 years. Both long-time students of clogging...they found out their son, Shaun Ryan would soon arrive on December 16, 2005.  Clogging is carried on into a third generation?  Who knows...

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Here's a list of featured genres WCC performs to...
Country/Western (Classic & Modern)
Bluegrass
Rap/Hip-Hop
Techno/Pop
Rock 'N Roll
New Age/World
Dance/Electronica

Here's a brief summary of Wild Country Cloggers factoids...
 
Established: April 2005
 
Office Location: Bennington, Vermont
 
Demonstration area(s): Vermont, Massachusetts, New York
 
Personnel:
John Morton - Director/Instructor, Founder
Shannon Morton - Vice Director/Secretar
Rhoda Morton - Outside Consultant, Assistant Instructor
 Anne Clark - Public Relations Coordinator

Where good friends and good people equal a good time! - Wild Country Cloggers