Pat's Clogging Studios is owned by Kevin and
Pat Dennis of Springfield, Missouri.
Pat began teaching in 1986, becoming a
fulltime instructor by 1987. Her original group was known as the
"Lockwood Cloggers," located in Lockwood, MO. The club
began with only a few and met in the community room at the
Boatman's Bank. (1st class met Friday, February 28, 1986----with
Pat's instructor, Pat Skinner, giving an introductory lesson)
Lessons were then given on Pat's porch, a
rented building next to city hall, then on to an old renovated
Opry House where classes and performances were done "on
stage". The Lockwood Cloggers occupied "The Theatre of
Performing Arts" as it was called from Nov. 1987 to Jan.
In Jan. 1990 they moved to a new studio
built north of Lockwood. It was added onto in 1991. At the
Lockwood Studio over 20 different communities were represented.
In Nov. 1992 a studio was constructed north
of Springfield - both Lockwood and Springfield studios continued
to operate until mid 1993.
Pat sold the Lockwood studio, and continued
operating the Springfield studio weekly. She teaches spring and fall
semester classes for Ozarks Technical Community College.
Kevin and Pat opened a new studio location on January 3rd,
2001 in the Glen Ridge Center in Springfield.
We closed the the Glen Ridge Center studio in October of 2006, and have moved
into the new renovated studio located near our home. This location has
more room, computer controlled sound, & multimedia center, with a 96" X
69" screen to view support material for teaching.
Pat also has had the privilege of teaching
at the Folk Center in Mt. View, Arkansas during the Dance Weekend
held in September annually. She has taught there since 1995.
Besides teaching Pat writes choreography and
is also a competition judge.
Pat enjoys teaching large groups or private
lessons to young and young at heart.
Pat and Kevin will teach or perform at
special events such as parties, family get togethers, company
picnics and other community events.
All performances and instruction by Pat's
Clogging Studios are paid events, with a limited number of
benefits & exhibitions donated per year. (The event
must meet certain criteria to qualify)
All performances & instruction must be
agreed upon with a signed contract furnished by PCS.
Conditions, such as space, dance surface, set up/breakdown time,
safety of the performers, as well as many other aspects must be
To provide our best performance possible for
you, we strongly suggest using our sound system, even if the
event has one available. We furnish set up, and operate our
own sound system. Depending on the conditions, we have the
- For small groups of people, in small
indoor rooms, we have a small portable sound system
capable of one microphone, and one music input. 12
watts mono. Power for single & two speakers.
- For medium to large indoor rooms we
have nine channels for inputs. 420 watts stereo or mono. Power for two &
four speaker combinations.
- For large indoor or outdoor
performances, we have nine inputs for mics, and music
input. 1620 watts stereo or mono. Power for two, four, six, or
eight speaker combinations.
- We have cassette tape/variable speed,
and CD/variable speed with remote capability.
- Pat's Clogging Studios can
re-master/mix and edit music with special effects.
(for performances & instruction only) - (not for re-sale)
- Wireless and hard wired mics.
- We burn & label our own CD media.
Pat's Clogging Studios is licensed by ASCAP/BMI &
SESAC for music
usage during public performances, instruction, and other dance