Brandywine was formed in 1991.  Now well established, the group comprises about a dozen dancers and four musicians.

Appalachian Clogging is a traditional percussive step dance that developed in the Appalachian Mountains of the USA through many different influences.  It is a lively, improvisatory dance that encompasses elements of English, Irish, African-American, and Native American foot-work and rhythms and is accompanied by Bluegrass or Old-Time banjo and fiddle tunes.

Originally those with workday boots danced in them whilst poorer performers danced in bare feet.  Today the dance is more stylised and “cloggers” wear leather shoes tapped with steel at heel and toe.  Definitely not clogs!   We synchronise percussive stepping with the music.  Our dances are exuberant high energy performances leaving us, and any audience, elated and calling for more.