Pioneer 8's

Pioneer 8's is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and proliferating one of America's traditional dance forms, clogging. Pioneer 8's is a member of the Southern California Clogging Association, and is primarily responsible for teaching clogging lessons in Long Beach, California, to any who would like to learn.

Operating as usual

[09/22/20]   I'm stuck at work today, and won't be able to do my class online tonight... I'll try to make it up to you guys by posting later this week...


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Hi everyone, it's time for Tuesday classes! Join me at 7pm for beginners easy and intermediate lessons tonight! Link



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Join us for beginners lessons at 7pm today! Live on

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Worldwide clogging California style! With some special help from Missy! Join us saturday on youtube!

NCCA is on next week! We are so excited to join with SCCA and Missy Shinoski for next Saturday's Worldwide Fun Dance!

[03/02/20]   Merry Christmas from Pioneer 8s


Had a great time at our luau! Have a wonderful summer everyone, and we'll see each other in September.

[06/15/19]   Come join us for a potluck and dance night, luau themed, on Tuesday June 25. It will be our last dance night, then we will be dark until September 10. Let's go out with a bang!


Dance night!

[04/17/19]   Hi Everyone! Have a wonderful Passover celebration this weekend, and happy Easter! I will be celebrating Easter with my family in AZ, and will not be holding class this week (4/23). Come by for Dance Night 4/30!

[04/09/19]   Excited for class tomorrow. Brand new beginners welcome at 630pm. Start from scratch. And brand new dances from possum trot for our experienced dancers starting at 715pm. Come join us at Christ Lutheran Church, 6500 Stearns street, long beach (near 405 at palo verde).

[02/05/19]   Remember n this is the first Tuesday of the month (2/5) we can't use the social hall at the church. Come Wednesday night (2/6) for a dance night!

[01/28/19]   Hey Pioneer 8's! Its so exciting to see you all again. Class is on this Tuesday, January 29, beginners at 6:30. See you all there!

[01/18/19]   Thank you to everyone who battled the rain to join us at our welcome dance! It was such a fun time, and our new hall is perfect! Tall stage, good floor, lots of dancing space, and kitchen space too. Im sure the weather will be better on Tuesday, January 22. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Beginners at 6:30, intermediate at 7.

[01/14/19]   Pioneer 8's is going to have a welcome night in our new hall on January 16 (Wednesday), address 6500 Stearns Street, Long Beach at Christ Lutheran Church at 6:30 pm. Beginners welcome.

[11/22/17]   Happy Thanksgiving, all my Pioneer 8's dancers! Have a wonderful time with your families. I'm thankful for all of you, and thinking of you all in this holiday season. ~Shannon

[08/23/17]   See you all at So Cal Shindig this weekend. Victorville, here we come! 03/27/2017

Dancing Makes You Smarter

Dancing makes you smarter. Be smart, come dance with us on Tuesday!

[02/07/17]   Sorry guys, class is cancelled tonight. But next week is Valentine's Day, and we will be having a nice finger-food party, so be sure to join us next time! (And send your positive vibes and prayers to my mom, she's back in the hospital...)


Come be happy in 2017! New lessons start 10 January!

[01/06/17]   Hi Everyone! Hope your winter break was fun, festive, and full of family and friends. It's time to get started on those new year resolutions, though! Let's get back into the swing of things on Tuesday, 10 January 2017! Beginner classes will be held at 7:45 for anyone who wants to try out our dancing to get into shape! Fun for most ages!

[09/26/16]   Reminder Everyone:
Class times have been modified! Advanced: 6:45 pm to 7:30, Beginner 7:30 to 8:15. Intermediate gets the rest of the night with gradational increase in difficulty. My sincerest apologies to those who I may have offended with my lax schedule. Class times will be enforced.

[08/29/16]   Hey Pioneer's, Class will start up again on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. New beginning lessons available at 7:45 pm. Can't wait to see you all, got a great line-up for you from all the new dances taught at So Cal Shindig this last weekend.

[07/29/16]   We need everyone to come out and our club!

[06/21/16]   Its going to be cooler today than yesterday! Only this week left for learning new dances. Next week is our potluck dance celebrating the coming of summer and our hiatus.


Join us in El Cajon for some delightful dancing. Please RSVP so we can get a head count for food... 01/14/2016

Dance and Potluck social in "Westminster" area Saturday February 6, 2016. Join us for this FREE event! Flier attached:

[12/10/15]   Next week, December 15, is our final dance night of 2015. There will be a potluck party, so bring something yummy and join us for some holiday fun!

[11/12/15]   Next Tuesday is Dance Night! We will be dark the week of Thanksgiving, to allow all of our dancers more opportunity to be with their families. Come dance with us!


Four Chaplins

I found the video of the chaplain variations that I was talking about in class. Love the different styles, and I love to see the different personalities shine through in class! Can't wait to see everyone on the 15th!

Four variations on a Chaplin clogging step. Left to right: Kellee Ramirez (Sacramento), Sarah Dwight-Gilroy (San Francisco), Darolyn Pchajek (Canada), Nathan...

[05/07/15]   Class is cancelled on the 12th of May, 2015. The Memorial Center needed the whole building for an event. Sorry for the inconvenience. I'll miss you all!

[01/28/15]   Dance night was a blast, and a great workout! Looks like we will have to revisit some "oldies" in class. What would YOU like to learn in class next week?


[12/11/14]   December 16, 2014 will be the last class of the year. We will have dance night and finger-food potluck. Classes will resume January 6, 2015. Have a safe and fun Holiday, and bring a friend for our new beginner class starting in January!


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General information

Instructor: Shannon Tuesday Night Dance Lessons: Beginner- 6:30pm Intermediate- 7:30pm Advanced- 8:45pm to 9:45pm.

Opening Hours

6:30pm - 10pm