"The Cripple Creek Cloggers"


"Foot Stompin' Hand Clappin' G Rated Family Oriented Show That Is Fun For The Young And Young At Heart"




The Dancing!

Besides the famous chicken dance, performed 400-plus

times during six-and-a-half weekends, Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

features specialty dance groups every weekend.

2008 features an encore performance of the highly-acclaimed

Cripple Creek Cloggers on October 4-5. The group’s performance

is always an Oktoberfest highlight, drawing standing ovations from

audiences thrilled by the fast-flying feet action.

The renowned dancers have brought their foot-stomping energy

to audiences through the Southland, including shows at the

Los Angeles and Orange County Fairs and at the Irvine Harvest

Festival. From stages at Disneyland to appearing at Southern California

Clogging Association exhibitions in Ontario, Cripple Creek

Cloggers has introduced this peppy dance to style to delighted

audiences everywhere. For three years running Cripple Creek

Cloggers has won overall adult titles during competitions in

Arizona, and the group will dance at the National Clogging

Convention in San Diego over Thanksgiving weekend.

Clogging is best described as a cross between country

western and tap dancing. It began as just a shuffle across a

backwoods porch, but over the years ethnic groups have

blended into clogging everything from Irish jigs to traditional

African-American dances, and now true clogging includes

standard steps that everyone does.

The 20 member group plans to debut a new Irish-theme

routine, “Strings of Fire” at Big Bear Oktoberfest. It will also

present “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” a dance that helped it

win in Arizona. Two Cripple Creek Cloggers are currently

vying in competitions to appear on the hit television show

“America’s Got Talent,” having made it to the top 40 teams.

Cripple Creek Cloggers are scheduled to perform at 2

and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, plus 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5.

Big Bear’s own Joyful Noise Cloggers will also perform on

Saturdays, Sept. 20 and Oct. 11, at 5 p.m.