The Cripple Creek Cloggers are a competition clogging team that dance at Cripple Creek Corner. They have been dancing since 1982 when the studio first started and they continue to perform & compete today throughout North Carolina. The team was founded by Nancy Aycock Rivenbark and her late husband, Lewis “Buck” Aycock. While Nancy still oversees the studio, the team is now under the direction of former students, Brittany Norris, Rebecca Norris and Nancy’s son, Jason Aycock. Over the years the team has won 5 National Championships in the Junior Age Division. Originally only 16 dancers, the ranks of the Cripple Creek Cloggers have grown to around 55 dancers from ages 6-69.
The clogging team is well versed in both freestyle and precision dancing and while the first cloggers were mostly traditional dancers, the team now splits it’s time with both traditional and contemporary routines. Cripple Creek’s traditional routines combine old style clogging footwork with English Square Dance style figures. Not to be outmatched, the contemporary dances are on the edge of precision style footwork and often danced to modern music of various styles.
Cripple Creek Cloggers 2015-2016
Jason Aycock, Wesley Batton, Grace Bordeaux, Jensen Bordeaux, Bailey Brooks, Madison Brooks, Riley Drew Brooks, Megan Brown, Laney Bullard, April Butts, Dorothy Carr, Kyleigh Craft, Lauren Darden, Elle Raegan Davis, Courtney Eason, Mark Eason, Lulu Edwards, Madison Eichhorn, Hazel Ellison, Kristyn Gainey, Blair George, Rachel Giddens, Gina Graham, Lillie Hansen, Morgan Hansen, Madison Hicks, Morgan Hicks, Alexis Hollingsworth, Mary Landon Johnson, Sidney Lanier, Spicer Lanier, Joseph Lee, Abbi Lewis, Skylar Loher, Anna Maready, Cam Mills, Brandon Norris, Brittany Norris, Jackson Parker, Riley Parker, Savannah Penny, Rebecca Retherford, Hunter Straughn, Reese Thompson, Madison Todd, Leanna Turner, Ashley Umphress, Alexis Velie, Kiley Wells, Brianna Williams, Ellie Williams, Ripley Wilson, Hannah Woodcock