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Scene: Englein Haus hosts performance by Stars and Stripes Cloggers

By Jessica Rodrigo
Jan. 8, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Updated Jan. 7, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

Angela Tullos, center, of Hallettsville, and other members of the crowd watch the Kolache Kloggers perform a number at the Flip Flop Festival in Port Lavaca on Aug. 31. The group performed with Victoria's Stars & Stripes Cloggers, led by Susan Roberts, who taught Kassie Wilkinson, the instructor of the Kolache Kloggers, how to clog.

Clear some time Sundays for more than brunch.

The Hallettsville Cultural Events Center, also known as the Englein Haus, is hosting music and lectures for the community to enjoy. This Sunday, the Victoria Stars & Stripes Cloggers will put on a free presentation for all ages.

The event is one of many that Nancy Braus, coordinator at the Englein Haus, has planned for the area. Having lived in bigger cities like Dallas, she said there's not enough to do locally.

"My goal is to make something every Sunday for people to come and enjoy," she said. "If you want to do something, you have to drive for a while before you get there."

The Victoria Stars & Stripes Cloggers are a group of dancers from the area who also serve as mentors and instructors of the craft. Some of the members are also students who are learning how to clog.

They've been invited to dance at different events, including the Flip Flop Festival in Port Lavaca.

Braus said the Englein Haus will prove to be the perfect setting for the performance with its natural wood floors and high ceilings. She's happy to have the opportunity to use the location as a live music venue for classes and acoustic shows.

"It's going to be old-school entertainment," said Braus. "We're continuing traditions and making a showcase of historical entertainment."



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