Anne Lanier

2009

Anne has been clogging since 1983, first dancing with Funtime Cloggers and later with River City Cloggers. She began choreographing dances in 1986 and hasn't stopped since. In 1991, she formed electric Rhythm. She has been vice president and president of the Florida clogging Council and has also been editor of footnotes, the official magazine of the FCC. She is the former production director for the Suncoast Jamboree; writing, directing and choreographing for the shows, with a cast of over 200 dancers and performers. She has also taught at many functions and workshops statewide.

 

Anne currently serves as the chairperson of reserved seating for the National Clogging Convention, and as a member of the competition committee for the National Clogging and Hoedown Championships. She is a member of the NCHC Hall of Fame and has received an award for Most Valuable Volunteer for CLOG.

 

Although retired from her job as a school social worker for 8 years, she is nowhere near retiring from clogging. At 65, she still dances with the team and teaches the traditional style dances for competition, as well as beginner and beginning advanced classes.

 

Anne began clogging in 1983 and was promoted to the exhibition team within 6 months. She has performed at the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans, Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN in 1986, and Disney World in 1989. She started choreographing routines and teaching in 1989. In 1991, she formed her own group, Electric Rhythm. Electric Rhythm has performed in Nashville at the National Clogging Convention, Disney World, and in Las Vegas.

 

In competition, Electric Rhythm has won many grand championships in several categories. In 2003, in Charleston South Carolina, they took overall high score of the day. They have also performed for the American Talent Theater. The teams have qualified for the Junior Olympics for 2005.

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