Clogger's dictionary

Clogger's Dictionary: Ripple (noun)

Today's vocabulary word is an element seen in many clogging routines: the ripple! Synonyms are not frequently used in this context, but could include a wave or a progressive movement.

Here's my official definition:

Ripple (noun): A movement performed by different dancers at different times to add visual and/or auditory interest to a routine. 

Clogger's Dictionary: Nursing home show (noun)

Today's clogging vocabulary lesson involves a type of performance almost every team does: the nursing home show.

Get ready to move tables and clear some space in the facility dining room!

Here's my formal definition:

Nursing home show (noun): A clogging performance where the dancers bring entertainment to an audience who may not be able to get out to attend other events. Synonyms include retirement home show, rest home show, etc.

Clogger's Dictionary: Step notation (noun)

How does a clogger explain a step without video or demonstration? Step notation! A common synonym is step breakdown.

Here's my official definition: 

Step notation (noun): A written method of describing clogging steps, so that a dancer can learn the step from scratch or recall the step later.

Clogger's Dictionary: Duct tape (noun)

Today's dictionary entry describes an item found in the dance bags of cloggers everywhere: duct tape. A common synonym is duck tape.

Here's my formal definition:

Duct tape (noun): A common adhesive capable of keeping a clogger on his/her feet instead of the tush when a dance surface is not ideal.