Down South Dance – Explore the intensely completive world of clogging as we follow two teams of teen cloggers as they compete in the R2K Clogging Invitational. The sport of clogging might not have the national profile of other dance styles, but its competitive spirit and furious pace is demanding more and more attention. Clogging is a high-octane version of tap-dance and its competitors are fierce with rivalries that can turn into multigenerational blood feuds.
The rivalry between teams Sapphire (Gaffney, SC) and Synergy (Cumming, GA) is anything but friendly. Coaches Chip Harrison and Sarah Darby agree on only one thing: no amount of training is too intense if it means winning. The special follows the week leading into the competition, and when Chip attempts to poach dancers from Sarah’s studio, the drama escalates – drawing the mothers of the teen dancers into the crossfire. The coaches demand perfection from their dancers while also throwing everything they have into their training, because in the end, there can only be one winner.
Producer: FremantleMedia North America
TX: 26th September 2012
Source: TLC press release