Traditional flatfoot clogging is an Appalachian Mountain style of percussive dance. Rock Howland, of Mt. Airy (Carroll County), began his clogging career at the age of 50 when he fell in love with the old-time dance style with his first lesson in 1986. He practiced and traveled extensively with his newly found talent. Rock, together with his partner, Candy Ranlet, form the RockCandy Cloggers. In 2005, they joined the Barnstormers band with Rock’s current apprentice, Slim Harrison, and have performed at festivals, barn dances, and at educational programs for children.