Shannon Werfelmann – Director
Shannon began clogging in high school after attending a clogging workshop with her mom who was a member of Clowntown Cloggers – an all ages, recreational clogging group. After learning how to clog, Shannon quickly became interested in teaching as well. After teaching for several years with Clowntown Cloggers, Shannon began the Walworth County Cloggers in 1996. The goal for this new group has always been to seek continuous growth and improvement in the program and the individual dancers. Shannon loves to work with the leaders — finding the best ways to use each individual’s strengths to contribute to the overall program’s success. Watching the dancers improve and grow into role models is one of her favorite aspects of running the program this long. In addition to her responsibilities with Walworth County Cloggers and Midwest Clogging Connection, Shannon is a school counselor and mom to three children. When not working or doing “clogging stuff”, Shannon loves to read, spend time outside and camp.
Carrie began clogging in 3rd grade at age 8. After dancing for several years she started helping out and then became an instructor! Being a busy wife, mother of 3 and a case manger, clogging is the perfect addition to her life! When Carrie is not choreographing songs, working on clogging projects or dancing, she enjoys activities outside, being with her family and her dog Mack. Carrie is very vocal, interactive and passionate in the studio which creates fun, hardworking dancers and friendships!
Alison began clogging when she was 6 years old! She has been a member of the Walworth County Cloggers since the group was formed in 1996, and has been instructing since 2001. Outside of the studio, Alison is a kindergarten teacher, and a volunteer at S.M.I.L.E.S. Alison loves introducing dancers to advanced skills and helping them master new steps. She loves the team atmosphere at WCC and how lasting friendships are made.
Kristin has been clogging since she was in 3rd grade. She became apart of the Walworth County Cloggers in 1996 and has been clogging and instructing til today. She loves to teach the dancers who just enter the performance team. Outside of clogging, Kristin is a mother of 2 children and operates a family owned restaurant and bar. Kristin has many hobbies, but clogging is her number one! Overall, the reward of seeing dancers become confident in learning new skills on the dance floor is the best part of the Walworth County Cloggers.
Allyssa has been clogging with WCC since 2004, when she was 3 years old, and became an instructor in 2019. She is currently attending UW-Oshkosh where she is studying Elementary Education. Allyssa specializes in instructing our Challenge advanced and Challenge+ girls and is always finding new ways to challenge our dancers. Her favorite part about WCC is that she has been able to make many new friends and there is always positive energy!
Kim began clogging as a 7th grader in 1999. She became an instructor when she was in high school and loves working with our newest dancers helping them learn the fundamentals of clogging while showing them they can be confident in themselves. Outside of her time with WCC she is a teacher, beef farmer and mom. Kim’s favorite part about WCC is the family atmosphere we create and watching her dancers perform is very rewarding.
Shannon joined WCC 20 years ago when she was 7 years old, after seeing the group perform at the Apple Barn. After many years of dancing she became an instructor in 2010. Since then, she has taught all age groups and levels, but some of her favorite groups to teach are the Tiny Tots and Club 1 girls. She loves being able to watch these girls grow, from the first night they step into the studio (too shy to tell us their names) to going out and dancing on stage in front of an audience! Outside of the studio, Shannon works at a Dental Office during the week, does Hair and Makeup for Weddings on the weekends and loves to spend time with her family and friends. Her favorite thing about WCC is seeing how the group has positively impacted the lives of so many young girls and women over the years, herself included. It makes her so proud to be part of this amazing group!
Our youth leaders are long-time members of WCC who have a passion for helping our younger girls develop as cloggers. They assist in instructing and organizing our younger dancers and set an example for all. These dedicated young women put in lots of time and energy, not only dancing themselves, but also helping out! We wouldn’t be able to do it without them!