The Curry Creek Cloggers Club was started in September 1985 by Clara Perry. Ms Perry taught line dancing at the Bay Indies Resort in Venice, FL.
In the summer of 1985, while Ms. Perry was vacationing, she learned to clog dance. When she returned to line dancing that fall, she started a new class in clog dancing at Bay Indies Resort. 16 of her line dancers signed up; 11 women and 5 men. Clyde, a retired banker, suggested the name of Curry Creek because Curry Creek flows through the back of the resort property. And so the Curry Creek Cloggers were born! Ms. Perry continued to teach the group until 1988 when Louise King and Fay Deroian took over the instruction.
Today we have about 2 dozen active dancers who range in age from 60 to 80 with well over 100 years combined clogging experience. Ms Deroian is still a member of the club.
Our group performs regularly at the Venice Friendship Center, and other local retirement communities. We dance to a wide variety of music getting our choreography from Clogging Workshops, the Internet and other individuals.
We clog together several times a week year-round but some of our members are snow birds.
We are always looking for new members. We have classes for beginner and experienced cloggers who want to learn our dances so they can join in the fun. Please check out our "Class Information" link for more details.