Clogging has it's earliest roots in the Appalachin mountains, a mountain range stretching from the Northeastern states
down around Virginia, Maryland, and the mid-Atlantic states. The inhabitants of this rugged terrain, developed a form
of dance on sheets of plywood with simple Oxford shoes with double-metal taps on the heel and toes of the shoe. Done originally
to instruments the likes of the banjo, guitar, washboard, and things of that nature. Another form of "clogging" was
also popular among African-American slaves on Southern plantations during Civil War times, it was refered to as "Buck Dancing". A
style still used in Clogging to this day. Modern-day clogging is actually more precise and more diverse now, with
styles in Buck, Canadian, Southern, Irish, and tap-dancing steps included as well. Clogging seems similar to that of
tap-dancing and Irish stepping dancing, but is still regarded as a very popular American folk dance. Mostly in the Southern
states, originally. Clogging has also been "modernized" over the years with the incorporation of more modern-day dance
styles (i.e: jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, street, pop-n-lock, etc.). Clogging has somewhat tried to seperate itself from
it's country roots in an attempt to appeal to a more massive audience. Clogging steps have also been featured on T.V.
and in movies like Coyote Ugly...etc.