Darolyn Pchajek

 
 

 

 


After having taught “I Can Only Imagine” at the C.L.O.G. Nationals in Baltimore along with co-choreographer Andy Howard.

 

Teaching at the SCCA 20102

Convention (Irvine, CA)

 

Teaching “Happy” at Nickel City (Buffalo, CA)

 
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Darolyn Pchajek (Dar) is married to Stephen and the proud mom of Joshua (15 years old), Grace (13 years old), and Andrew (11 years old).  She taught clogging throughout all 3 pregnancies, and now all 3 children love music, and are heavily involved in dance themselves!

 

Dar was born & raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has been clogging since the mid ‘90’s.  She started off with “Cut ‘n Loose”, and in 2000, Gerry Valois passed the group on to her, and she made it her own with the name “Dare to Clog”.   She loves teaching as it gives her such a thrill to watch her students catch on to new steps, and enjoy dancing a song, especially to one she’s choreographed.

 

She loves to clog to all kinds of music, including country, rock, pop, disco, Celtic, and even Christian rock music.  She loves to choreograph her own dances, and is excited to have her dances passed around other parts of the country and the U.S., and most recently in Australia & Germany, and France! 

 

She has her own YouTube Channel (daretoclog) where she showcases her choreography, and loves it when people around the world have watched one of her videos, and emailed her about it!!

 

Darolyn has travelled & taught at several different workshops & conventions.  This past year, she was the featured instructor at the Mason Dixon Spring Stomp in Baltimore, Maryland in March and the Okanagan Cloggin’ Workshop in Kelowna, B.C. in June.  She just taught with Andy Howard at the 2017 Dance Days in Mountain View, Arkansas in September, as well as being the featured instructor at the Northwest Clogging Association Workshop in Vancouver, Washington and at CLOG-toberfest in Fort Saskatchewan, AB in October.   She will be joining her clogging buddies as an instructor at the C.L.O.G. National Clogging Convention in San Antonio, Texas in November.  She is also SUPER THRILLED to have been chosen as the Featured Instructor at the 2018 National Clogging Convention in Australia (Burnie, Tasmania) next September.

 

Her convention/workshop teaching credentials include:

 

October, 2017 – Annual Clog-toberfest, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (Darolyn was the Featured Instructor)

September, 2017 – NWCA 30th Annual Workshop, Vancouver, Washington  

September, 2017 – Arkansas Folk Dance Days, Mountain View, Arkansas (Darolyn was one of 2 Featured instructors)

August, 2017 - SCCA SoCal Shindig 2017, Victorville, California

June, 2017 – Okanagan Cloggin’ Workshop, Kelowna, British Columbia (Darolyn was the Featured Instructor)

April, 2017 – C.L.A.M. Workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Darolyn was one of 2 Featured instructors)

March, 2017 – Mason Dixon Spring Stomp, Westminster, Maryland (Darolyn was the Featured Instructor)

November, 2016 – C.L.O.G. National Clogging Convention, Nashville, Tennessee

August, 2016 - SCCA SoCal Shindig 2016, Irvine, California

April, 2016 - Nickel City Clogging Festival, Buffalo, New York

March, 2016 – 37th Annual Texas Cloggers’ Rally, Waco, Texas (Darolyn was one of 2 featured National instructors!!)

November, 2015 – C.L.O.G. National Clogging Convention, Baltimore, Maryland

August, 2015 – Southern California Clogging Convention 2015, Irvine, California

November, 2014 – C.L.O.G. National Clogging Convention, Reno, Nevada

August, 2014 – 28th Annual Kick-Off Convention, Tacoma, Washington

August, 2014 – Southern California Clogging Convention 2014, Irvine, California

May, 2014 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Winnipeg, MB

April, 2014 – Nickel City Clogging Festival, Buffalo, New York

September, 2013 – 27th Annual Kick-Off Convention, Tacoma, Washington

August, 2013 – Southern California Clogging Convention 2013, Irvine, California

October, 2012 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Winnipeg, MB

September, 2012 – 26th Annual Kick-Off Convention, Tacoma, Washington

August, 2012 – Southern California Clogging Convention 2012, Irvine, California

October, 2011 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Portage la Prairie, MB

September, 2011 – 25th Annual Kick-Off Convention, Tacoma, Washington

June, 2011 - 52nd International Square & Round Dance & Clogging Convention, Winnipeg, MB

October, 2010 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Portage la Prairie, MB

October, 2010 – 3rd Annual Clog it Up! Workshop (Darolyn was the featured instructor!), Saskatoon, SK

September, 2010 – 24th Annual Kick-Off Convention, Tacoma, Washington

August, 2010 – Southern California Clogging Convention 2010, Irvine, California

May, 2010 – Northern California Clogging Convention 2010, Fresno, California

March, 2010 – 5th Annual Dare to Clog Workshop, Winnipeg, MB

October, 2009 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Portage la Prairie, MB

September, 2009 – 23rd Annual Kick-Off Convention, Tacoma, Washington

August, 2009 – Southern California Clogging Convention 2009, Irvine, California

March, 2009 – 4th Annual Dare to Clog Workshop, Winnipeg, MB

October, 2008 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Portage la Prairie, MB  

October, 2008 - Cue & Do at Clogtoberfest, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

August, 2008 – Southern California Clogging Convention 2008, Ontario, California        

July, 2008 – 16th Canadian National Square & Round Dance & Clogging Convention, London, ON

March, 2008 – 3rd Annual Dare to Clog Workshop, Winnipeg, MB

October, 2007 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Portage la Prairie, MB

September, 2007 – Cue & Do at Clogtoberfest, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

February, 2007 – 2nd Annual Dare to Clog Workshop, Winnipeg, MB

June, 2006 – 45th International Square & Round Dance & Clogging Convention, Bismarck, N.D.

May, 2006 – 1st Annual Dare to Clog Workshop, Winnipeg, MB

June, 2005 – 44th International Square & Round Dance & Clogging Convention, Regina, SK

April, 2005 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Portage la Prairie, MB

June, 2004 – 43rd International Square & Round Dance & Clogging Convention, Fargo, N.D.

April, 2004 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Portage la Prairie, MB

June, 2003 – 42nd International Square & Round Dance & Clogging Convention,  Winnipeg, MB

April, 2003 - Annual Clogging Leader’s Association of Manitoba Workshop, Portage la Prairie, MB

 

m8(Darolyn teaching at Nickel City in Buffalo, April 2014)