We had a great time at Heeler's Hoedown 2017

Look in this section of our website to find out what it was all about. We will let you know the next time we have an event like this.


Let's get back to the true roots of clogging.

To how it all began back in the Appalachian Mountains and have a Hoedown.

And that means a fiddle player, live music and traditional freestyle clogging.


A hearty meal, live music, Freestyle Flatfooting, Freestyle Buck Dancing and Appalachian Square Dancing makes a Hoedown! And that's what you'll be doing at Heeler's Hoedown.


There will also be an inaugural award the "Jarfly" (with different levels of dancing).


Benefits for Dancers:

  • Dancers will get to try "freestyle mountain dancing"  to live music. There will be workshops on Saturday to teach us how to freestyle in Buck or Flatfoot and then how to dance to live music.
  • We will also get to learn Appalachian Square Dancing (which is freestyle mountain dancing OR clogging  with old-style square dancing - combined together). So you will learn the formation movements for the square dancing component and add them with the freestyling Buck or Flatfoot; again all to live music.
  • (Note: Appalachian Square Dance Movements are called/cued)


Benefits for Musicians:

  • Get to play live "Mountain - style" music for dancers who appreciate this style of music and who can dance to it in a traditional style.
  • Jam with other musicians who prefer bluegrass and old-time music.
  • Learn how to play for Appalachian Square Dances.
  • Various workshops will be available on Saturday


We'd love to share our country hospitality, so join us for a'hooting and a'hollering time.

Ready for a weekend of dancing and music - then Heeler's Hoedown is for you.


So you are invited to attend a weekend of friendship, fun and dance on  Friday 10th (evening) to Sunday 12th (midday) November 2017 at Millthorpe NSW 2798 ( a village outside of Orange NSW 2800)



Heeler's Hoedown Logo

As our logos states - there will be lively folk dancing.

Guest Teachers will conduct Workshops in:

  • Buckdancing
  • Flatfooting
  • Appalachian Square Dancing (clogging and square dancing combined)

There will be a live music


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