About the

Coal Country Cloggers


This website is the home of the Coal Country Cloggers’ Archives.

It was created on 8/7/2009 and will be updated on a regular basis. 

It was last updated on 1/8/2010.

If you have anything to contribute, send it to Dolores.

Here’s a very brief history of the Coal Country Cloggers:


The Coal Country Cloggers began as an idea scribbled on a paper placemat one night in the wee hours, when Dolores Heagy and Marlin Whitaker sat in HoJo's drinking too much coffee.


The Coal Country Cloggers had a twenty year reunion and this is what the promo said:

    Coal Country Cloggers

    20th Anniversary Reunion

It’s hard to believe, but our first performance as the Coal Country Cloggers was at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in 1979 with the old-time stringband Swingin’ On A Gate. It’s been 20 years, 2,000 rehearsals in 7 dance studios, 983 performances with 71 dancers and 42 bands, on 3 portable dance floors carried by 3 vans through 26 states and Canada, for over 326,000 people. We’ve performed with as many as 16 dancers and as few as 4. We’ve danced for audiences of 10,000 and audiences of 25. We’ve danced in theaters and museums, at festivals, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, community parks, hotels, resorts and amusement parks. We’ve danced in 101 degrees, rain, snow, sleet, and one tornado. And we’re not done yet!


The Coal Country Cloggers did their last performance at the Bradley Fest at Hartwood Acres on Saturday, August 24, 2002.


The Coal Country Cloggers will did their 9th last performance on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at the Carnegie Library as part of the World Kaleidescope Program.


The Coal Country Cloggers will perform at Pittsburgh Dance and Theater Arts this coming spring. More information to come.