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