The Story Behind CCA
Clogging Champions of America was formed in 1997 to generate more activity and interest in clogging and competition, to promote a spirit of fun and fellowship, and to make sure the beginner clogger will get to enjoy competing as much as the clogger who has been in it for years. The goal of CCA is to create an atmosphere of spirited and sportsmanlike competition, and to provide more opportunities for cloggers within the competitive and entertainment realms. Competition, CCA feels, is a healthy and entertaining part of clogging because it offers dancers the opportunity to travel to different locations – meeting new clogging friends, step sharing, and supporting each other competitively.
We all know how frustrating it can be for the beginning competitor. Facing opponents who have been clogging competitively for years can be a humbling experience. CCA has devised a system to give the amateur dancers a chance to gain their self-esteem and prepare them to finally compete against more experienced teams. At any Clogging Champions of America affiliated event, a team qualifying as an Amateur – having never won a first place honor in a clogging competition, may compete under Amateur status now for three (3) CCA calendar years, January to December, unless the team wins a national championship at the Showdown of Champions or decides to compete in the Challenge level. On the Challenge level of clogging, CCA truly loves to see the best of the best performing together in an atmosphere of friendly competition and entertainment. This is truly an experience to participate in… or just to watch.
To recognize clogging’s brightest, CCA devised the Showdown of Champions, which brings together the winners from the best competitions in the country to compete under one roof. At each Clogging Champions of America event, the top three scoring teams in each category and age division of Amateur and Challenge (Elementary, Junior, Senior, and Adult) will qualify to dance at the Showdown of Champions which will be held at the beginning of the following year. You only need to qualify once per category, but you may dance at any or all affiliated competitions and you will receive “Star” Points for doing so.
CCA also recognizes the Solo dancer. There are two divisions of competition for solo dancers as well, amateur and challenge. Solo dancers may compete in the amateur solo division until the dancer has placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd three times before having to move to the challenge division. The challenge solo division is open to any dancer, regardless of past winnings. Solo dancers who place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd from each age division at each competition will qualify for the Showdown of Champions.
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