Yellow Rose joined the Texas Clogging Council and organized their first practice on September 7, 1986. The team rented Sunday afternoon space and time from Rachal’s Dance Studio in Pasadena, Texas. Experienced cloggers gathered and the team decided to develop their style before booking the first exhibition on January 23, 1987 (Eddie’s Country Ballroom just outside of Alvin).
In the summer of 1987, Yellow Rose formed its first competition team under the encouragement of Allen Zion and Scotty Bilz. The team entered competition at Mid South Fair in Memphis, TN, winning Overall Grand Champion in the Exhibition category! The first Sportsmanship Award was won in Dollywood in 1988.
Later that year, Yellow Rose added another first to its list by hosting a workshop in July. The Double Toe Jam Workshop is now an annual July event in Waco, Texas hosted by Yellow Rose and the Brazos Valley Cloggers.
Over the past 20+ years, Yellow Rose has been privileged to perform for some extraordinary people in some exciting places:
- Super Bowl 2004 Pre-Game
- Republican National Convention
- President George Bush
- President Bill Clinton
- Patrick Swayze
- Economic Summit
- Chevy Chase
- Dolly Parton
- Mel Tillis
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
- American Festival in Chiba, Japan
- Silver Dollar City
- Opryland Hotel
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- Houston Astrodome
- Six Flags
- President of Indonesia
- Jones Hall with the Houston Symphony
Today, after years of “firsts”, Yellow Rose enjoys the team atmosphere that has evolved from hundreds of exhibitions, competitions, and just plain fun!