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Common Clogging Steps 

This section is borrowed, with permission, from the Double Toe Times website.

(http://www.doubletoe.com/history.htm)

 

Abbreviatioins Used in Step Notation:
 

Traditional Clogging Movements

(most commonly used abbreviations)

Term                 Most Commonly used    1 letter or other Abbrev.

Brush                BR                                    (B)

Double Toe      DT                                    (D)

Drag                 DR                                    (G)

Heel                  H         

Rock                 R

Slide                 SL                                     (E)

Step                 S

Toe                   T

 

Contemporary Clogging Movements

(most commonly used abbreviations)

Term                 Most Commonly used    1 letter or other Abbrev.

Break                BRK

Click                 CLK

Hop                   HOP

Kick                  K                                        KIK

Pivot                 PVT

Pull                   PULL                                 PUL

Slur                  SLUR                                 SLR

Stamp               STA

Stomp               STO

Touch               TCH

 

Buck Dance Movements

(most commonly used abbreviations)

Term                 Most Commonly used    1 letter or other Abbrev.

Ball                   B                                        (BA)

Bounce             BO

Dig                   DIG                                    (DG)

Flange              FL 

Flick                 FLK                                    (FC)

Hit                    HIT                                      (HT)

Point                 PT

Skuff                 SK

Skuffle              SF

Slip                   SLP                                   (SP)

Snap                 SNP                                  (SP)

 

Directional Designators

(written in parentheses following the movement in a horizontal format and to the outside of the movement in a vertical cue sheet format)

 

b          back

f           front

o          out

s          side

x          uncross (usually follows xif or xib)

 

bs        beside

ib         in back

if          in front

in         toward the weight bearing leg

up        raising of the foot

 

xib        across in back

xif         across in front

out       away from the weight bearing leg

ins       inside (beside the instep of the weight bearing foot)

ots       out to the side

o&b      out and back (as a BRUSH starting from an xif position)

oba      out, back and around (foot makes a horizontal semi-circle from front to back)

xba      across, back and around (foot makes a vertical circle behind the body)

 

Foot Designators

(written beneath basic movements)

L          for Left foot

R          for Right foot

 

Separation Designators

(written between basic movements)

 

On a CLOG Standard Cue Sheet:

/ indicates that the movements on each side of the "I" are done simultaneously

S / H(F)

L    R

 

On a Lined Score sheet (Developed by Bill Nichols, Adapted by Jeff Driggs, Simone Nichols)

Movements appearing in line with each other above and below the step line are done simultaneously

L  S__

R  H(F)