The Beginner's Toolkit for Appalachian Flatfooting & Clogging

Get the basics you need to start dancing authentic flatfooting & clogging today, with this sampler mini-course from the complete Appalachian Flatfooting & Clogging Academy.


  • Find and choose the right shoes and music for your needs.
  • Learn key foundational steps in short, manageable chunks that you can watch as many times as needed!
  • Learn a simple series of sequences that you can mix and match to start improvising now, without spending years figuring out how! 

Grab your toolkit today, and get instant access to everything you need get started  dancing and get your yee-haw on! ALL IN ONE PLACE!

You’ll have lifetime access to this course, to work through at your own pace and revisit as many times as you need to.


  • What kind of shoes you should choose and where to find them. 
  • What songs are best for practicing, and how to slow them down, if needed.
  • A deeper dive into common understandings of “clogging steps” vs. “flatfooting steps”, with plenty of practice in both.
  • How fiddle (and banjo) tunes are structured, and how the steps fit with the tunes.  
  • History and culture behind the style, from my perspective as an 8th-generation Kentuckian and lifelong scholar of our music and dance! 


  • BONUS #1:  An informational lesson about East Kentucky fiddlers, with listening links and information about some of our state’s most influential (but not necessarily famous) fiddle and banjo players of today and yesterday. 
  • BONUS #2: Medium and slow mp3 versions of our featured tune (Blue Goose), for your practicing convenience! (Plus links to a fast version!)
  • BONUS #3: Coupon for the full price of this toolkit that can be applied toward enrollment in the next session of our online Appalachian Flatfooting & Clogging Academy, if you decide to join!

The Beginner Toolkit is so much more than a dance class! When you join, you'll get instant access to our course platform where you can dive right in to all your resources and goodies!

I've had a blast putting together this mini-course to help you learn this amazing style!

I can't wait to be your teacher, and I'm always just a message away to answer your questions or provide guidance!

(And when you're ready to move forward, I'm ready to give you personalized support and live classes inside the Appalachian Flatfooting & Clogging Academy!)

What People Are Saying:

I feel like as a beginner with no experience I’ve learned SO MUCH and that is a testament to the amazing teaching ability of Carla. This is hands down THE BEST way to learn flatfooting and clogging! I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

Liz T.

Carla has a great teaching style, and she doesn’t just offer instruction–she allows us to be part of a community!

Bruce B.

$47.00 USD

I agree to use this informational product at my own risk, and will not hold Carla Gover International responsible for any injury occurring as a result of my dance activities.

I understand that I have lifetime access to this course material, and that if at any point Carla Gover International decides to remove the material from this hosting platform, I will be given 60 days notice so that I may download all the materials I wish to keep. I understand that I may not share this material for commercial or educational purposes, that it is for my personal use only, and that it is the sole intellectual property of Carla Gover International.

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