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 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, Sabrina Lewis, Brittany Norris, Rebecca Norris and Nancy’s son, Jason Aycock. Over the years the team has one 5 National Championships in the Junior Age Division. Originally only 16 dancers, the ranks of the Cripple Creek Cloggers have grown to around 65 dancers from ages 5-45. And while the first cloggers were mostly traditional dancers, the team now splits it’s time with both traditional and contemporary routines.
The clogging team is well versed in both freestyle and precision dancing. Our traditional routines combine oldstyle clogging footwork with English Square Dance style figures. The traditional dances are usually performed to Country or Bluegrass music and are real crowd pleasers. Not to be outmatched, the contemporary dances are on the edge of precision style footwork and often danced to modern music of various styles.
Jason Aycock, Taylor Barnhill, Kyla Beattie, Wesley Batton, Lindsey Blake, Cooper Blansett, Lauren Brooks, Annsley Carr, Dorothy Carr, Michael Coil, Carlee Cottle, Lauren Darden, Lauren DeVane, Chase Dixon, Mark Eason, Madison Eichhorn, Juliana Eike, Sarah Eike, Hazel Ellison, Caroline Fountain, Kristyn Gainey, Jesse Gales, Austin Gaskins, Blair George, Rachel Giddens, Gina Graham, Noah Gurganus, Riley Gurganus, Savannah Gurganus, Morgan Hansen, Logan Hayes , Madison Hicks, Morgan Hicks, Jeanie Hubbard, Mary Landon Johnson, Rebecca Judge, Joseph Lee, Abigail Lewis, Hannah Lewis, Isiac Lewis, Noah Lewis, Sabrina Lewis, Skylar Loher, Anna Maready, Casey Medlin, Makayla Murphy, Brittany Norris, Rebecca Norris, Christopher Olivas, David Olivas, Ashlynn Patram, Billy Rivenbark, Marlee Scronce, Emily Searles, Savannah Smith, Teighlor Smith, Melissa Spencer, Randyn Swinson, Morgan Sykes, Robin Turner, Kiley Wells, Madalyn White, Sarah Williams, & Hannah Woodcock
While the clogging team does compete at competitions throughout the state, they can also be seen performing throughout South Eastern North Carolina. Past performances include the NC Azalea Festival, the NC Blueberry Festival, Pender County Springfest, Riverfest, and many other venues around the area. The Cripple Creek Cloggers have also been involved with the Walt Disney World Magic Music Days Program and have performed there 4 times since 1990. If you are interested in the Cripple Creek Cloggers performing at your event or somewhere nearby, please contact us at (910) 259-5192.