"I feel that clogging is first and foremost about rhythm and fun. As a very informal dance form, I like to use music that is playful and is engaging to the widest range of people possible. Music with a strong backbeat and with clear phrasing seems to support beginning dancers in developing a strong sense of rhythm. In my choreography for performance groups, I work to have pieces build in momentum and complexity. I also work to choose movements and steps seem like they are natural outgrowths of the music, in sense making our shoes an instrument in the band. Also with performance groups, the staging should still appear informal on the surface, but a very well-rehearsed level of precision is necessary for the audience get the true thrill of the this dynamic dance form."
"My philosphy in choosing music, more than anything else, is music I like. I try to find music that is fun and sometimes different. I say different, as I don't always like to pick the most popular music that many other people may already be choreographing to. Like music, the steps I choose are one's that I enjoy. I also try to choreograph steps that flow with the music. The only principles that guide me would be the level that I have been requested to choreograph, type of routine I'm writing, such as a workshop/convention dance or a group/performance routine, or if the event has a theme, I may try to find music and possibly steps that fit."