Spank The Planks was formed in 1988 and is based in Bournemouth, Dorset. We specialise in Appalachian clog dancing which is a form of American folk dancing that originated in the Appalachian Mountains. The local people developed their own musical sound, playing mainly fiddles and banjos and complimenting the music with a percussive dancing style that used shuffles, taps and scuffs to keep time. The dancing was exciting - very fast and very loud - particularly exhilarating as it was usually done on wooden floors and verandahs. If you would like to see Spank The Planks in action, book us for a gig or buy the CD produced by the Broken String Band, please see the 'Contact Us' page.




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