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Tinsley To Pass On Love Of Clogging - Brevard NC


Dottie Tinsley has been clogging since the 1940s. Now in her late 80s, Tinsley will again offer clogging classes. (Courtesy photos)

Less than a month before her 89th birthday, Dottie Tinsley will offer clog dancing classes again at the Transylvania Heritage Museum.

She says she rarely does the "fancy steps" any more, but she still brings joy to many when she dances and teaches.

Tinsley has been clogging since the 1940s. At that time, her late husband, Jim Bob Tinsley, was a member of a local band called The Drifters. They played for Ben Smathers and the Stoney Mountain Cloggers, who were long time regulars at the Grand Ole Opry. Dottie would go with Jim Bob when he rehearsed or performed, and says she just coul...

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