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Dances Taught in San Francisco

Title Artist Choreographer Level Notes
Best I Ever Had Gavin DeGraw Michele Millier Hill Easy Intermediate  
Dance Tonight Paul McCartney Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Easy Intermediate  
Drive By Train Richard WIllyard Easy Intermediate Includes Kitchen Slip and Travel Clog
The Farthest Horizon Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Janice Hanzel Easy Intermediate  
Hard Way Home Brandi Carlile Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Easy Intermediate video- The Lonely Juanas
Hernando's Hideaway Ella Fitzgerald Ian Enriquez Easy Intermediate  
Hip to My Heart The Band Perry Ian Enriquez Easy Intermediate  
I'm Ready to Go Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Scotty Bilz Easy Intermediate  
Istanbul They Might Be Giants Josh King Easy Intermediate Minor revisions from original
Mr. Mom Lonestar Carol Smith Easy Intermediate Includes Kentucky Thunder and Popcorn
Next Move B.Reith Ian Enriquez Easy Intermediate Includes High Horse and Bonanza
Old Man Mose Manhattan Transfer Andrew Perry Easy Intermediate Includes Samantha and Spin Gypsy
Shut Up and Dance Walk the Moon Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Easy Intermediate  
Sideways Dierks Bentley Michelle John-Smith Easy Intermediate Includes Kentucky Loop Vine
Sold! John Michael Montgomery Janice Hanzel Easy Intermediate  
Suddenly I See KT Tunstall Eric Bice Easy Intermediate  
50 Ways to Say Goodbye Train Michele Millier Hill Low Intermediate  
A Soldier's Joy Randy Scruggs Lelia & Russ Hunsaker Low Intermediate Includes Birmingham and Me & You
Am I Wrong Nico & Vinz Michele Millier Hill Low Intermediate  
Birthday Katy Perry Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Low Intermediate  
California Country Moonshine Bandits Richard Willyard Low Intermediate  
Clumsy Fergie Ian Enriquez Low Intermediate  
Counting Stars One Republic Darolyn Pchajek Low Intermediate  
Days of Gold Jake Owen Michelle John-Smith Low Intermediate  
Don't Know Nothing Maroon 5 Susi Thomas Low Intermediate  
Down at the Twist & Shout Mary Chapin Carpenter Denny Lantz Low Intermediate  
High Horse Nitty Gritty Band Steve Smith Low Intermediate National dance! Revised by Scotty Bilz
Home Phillip Phillips Darolyn Pchajek Low Intermediate  
Home on the Range Suzy Boguss Matt Ellinger Low Intermediate  
I Need to Know Marc Anthony David Nimmo Low Intermediate Revised by Ian Enriquez
Jamba Jump Anjulie Darolyn Pchajek Low Intermediate video- Mussel Rock
Just Dance Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis Loni O'Donley Low Intermediate  
Mmm Yeah Austin Mahone ft. Pitbull Kellee Ramirez Low Intermediate  
Rave On Bayou Boys Pauline Savoie Low Intermediate Excellent intro to Fireball below
Rolling in the Deep Adele Richard Willyard Low Intermediate

Includes Layover
(revised with original on sheet 2)

Say Na Say Na Arash Ian Enriquez Low Intermediate Easy + version also available.
Troublemaker Olly Murs (ft. Flo Rida) Tina Curtis Low Intermediate  
Witch Doctor Alvin & the Chipmunks Michelle John-Smith Low Intermediate  
The Animal Song Savage Garden Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Intermediate  
Appalachian Joy Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Ian Enriquez Intermediate Introduces Kerrigan
Best Day of My Life American Authors Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Intermediate  
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree KT Tunstall Ian Enriquez Intermediate Introduces Old Iguana and Broken Axle
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke ft. T.I. + Pharrell Ian Enriquez Intermediate video- Ian Enriquez
Blurred Lines Postmodern Jukebox Ian Enriquez Intermediate  
Boots On Randy Houser Stan Webb Intermediate Revised by Ian Enriquez
Born This Way Lady Gaga Jeff Driggs Intermediate Includes hand movements
Boys 'Round Here Blake Shelton Ian Enriquez Intermediate  
Bucket to the South Gail Davies Matt Ellinger Intermediate Performed with formation for BCC
Buttons Pussycat Dolls Ian Enriquez Intermediate Introduces Swells, Pussycat Stroll, Button Slur
Call Me Maybe* Carly Rae Jepsen Michelle John-Smith & Kaylee Smith Intermediate *NCCA Remix with steps from Michele Hill & Ian Enriquez
Can't Hug Every Cat The Gregory Brothers (ft. Cara Hartmann) Ian Enriquez Intermediate Introduces Cupid's Cramp
Country Song Seether Richard Willyard Intermediate
Cups Anna Kendrick Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Intermediate  
Doin' Dirt Maroon 5 Michele Millier Hill Intermediate  
The Dublin Reel The Irish Descendants Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Intermediate  
Evacuate the Dancefloor Cascada Stan Webb Intermediate Revised by Ian Enriquez
Folsom Prison Blues Midas Whale Ian Enriquez Intermediate video- Ian Enriquez
Freight Train Alan Jackson Lois Elling Intermediate  
Gangnam Style PSY Ian Enriquez Intermediate video- Barbary Coast (before High Horse was substituted for Golden Gate)
Geronimo Sheppard Kiernan Donleavy Intermediate  
Get Along Stray Dog Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Intermediate

video- The Lonely Juanas (line version)

Circle Dance

Get Rhythm Martin Delray Fred Weisshaar Intermediate  
Glad You Came The Wanted Ian Enriquez Intermediate video- Mussel Rock
Holding Out for a Hero Frou Frou Ian Enriquez Intermediate  
How Mountain Girls Can Love Ricky Skaggs Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Intermediate  
Loser Like Me Glee Ian Enriquez Intermediate video
Love Runs Out One Republic Carol Smith Intermediate  
Mama's Broken Heart Miranda Lambert Ian Enriquez Intermediate  
Remember When Chris Wallace Morgan & S'Lena Hudson Intermediate  
Sexy & I Know It Christian Porter Ian Enriquez Intermediate  
Shout & Feel It Count Basie Lois & Jennifer Elling Intermediate  
Show Me How You Burlesque Christina Aguilera Ian Enriquez Intermediate video- Mussel Rock
Stay (radio edit) Steve Grand Ian Enriquez Intermediate  
Teenage Dream Katy Perry

Kellee Ramirez

Temperature Sean Paul Sarah Dwight-Gilroy Intermediate  
Walk This Way Pickin' On Series Kellee Ramirez Intermediate  
Walkin' In the Country Keith Urban Kevin Smiley Intermediate

Minimal amount of steps, but includes Bird Walk (video- Mussel Rock )

What Makes You Beautiful One Direction Ian Enriquez Intermediate  
You Took All the Ramblin' Out of Me The Boxcars Ian Enriquez Intermediate  
Applause Lady Gaga Ian Enriquez High Intermediate  
Bananza Akon Ian Enriquez High Intermediate  
Circus Britney Spears Ian Enriquez High Intermediate video- Mussel Rock
Curtsey for Me Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer Ian Enriquez High Intermediate  
Fireball Pitbull (ft. John Ryan) Ian Enriquez High Intermediate video- Ian Enriquez
Grenade Bruno Mars Ian Enriquez High Intermediate  
Haven't Had Enough Marianas Trench Kiernan Donleavy High Intermediate  
TiK ToK Ke$ha Ian Enriquez High Intermediate  

12 Intermediate Steps Everyone Should Know!
(and some variations on them)

Holiday Cue Sheets Also Available!

Choreographer's Corner

Matt Ellinger

"I feel that clogging is first and foremost about rhythm and fun. As a very informal dance form, I like to use music that is playful and is engaging to the widest range of people possible. Music with a strong backbeat and with clear phrasing seems to support  beginning dancers in developing a strong sense of rhythm. In my choreography for performance groups, I work to have pieces build in momentum and complexity. I also work to choose movements and steps seem like they are natural outgrowths of the music, in sense making our shoes an instrument in the band. Also with performance groups, the staging should still appear informal on the surface, but a very well-rehearsed level of precision is necessary for the audience get the true thrill of the this dynamic dance form."


Richard Willyard

"My philosphy in choosing music, more than anything else, is music I like.  I try to find music that is fun and sometimes different.  I say different, as I don't always like to pick the most popular music that many other people may already be choreographing to.  Like music, the steps I choose are one's that I enjoy.  I also try to choreograph steps that flow with the music.  The only principles that guide me would be the level that I have been requested to choreograph, type of routine I'm writing, such as a workshop/convention dance or a group/performance routine, or if the event has a theme, I may try to find music and possibly steps that fit."


choreographer photos courtesy of Lois Elling

Special tips on how to read cue sheets from the California Ground Pounders of Fresno.