Floating Dancer: The Story of Robert Dotson, the Walking Step, and the Green Grass Cloggers

Floating Dancer: The Story of Robert Dotson, the Walking Step, and the Green Grass Cloggers acquaints viewers with Robert Dotson and the Walking Step, a percussive dance step the Green Grass Cloggers deciphered from Robert’s flatfooting style of dancing in 1978 and helped spread far beyond Robert’s home community of Sugar Grove, NC, where he lived for the majority of his 91 years (May 13, 1923 - January 13, 2015). Teaching the Walking Step has proved to be an effective way for the NC-based Green Grass Cloggers and other clogging teams to introduce new dancers to flatfooting and clogging at festivals and workshops in several states and countries.

  • Leanne E. Smith
    Director
  • Leanne E. Smith
    Producer
  • M. Chad Smith
    Producer
  • Robert Dotson
    Key Cast
  • Rodney Sutton
    Key Cast
  • M. Chad Smith
    Editors
  • Leanne E. Smith
    Editors
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Dance, Appalachian, Culture
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Leanne E. Smith