Jeff Driggs grew up in West Virginia, the third of six boys. Jeff took up square dancing as a youngster and began calling square dances as a teenager in the early 70’s, where he had the opportunity to learn from many of Appalachia’s best western-style and old time square dance callers.
Jeff began clogging in 1980, where he danced to the live bluegrass music every weekend at the clogging halls around his home town. Soon after, he joined a performing group called the Black Bear Cloggers. At an open-mic teaching session at Fontana, North Carolina in 1983 he caught the eye of Bobbie and Dewey Paul of Ohio, who offered him a staff teaching spot the following year. Jeff spent the next year performing, dancing and choreographing in preparation for his first workshop. Jeff’s skill as a cuer and his humorous presentation style struck a chord with the dancers, and offers for more workshops began to come in. Since that time, Jeff’s teaching schedule has grown to include dozens of workshop appearances a year. He has taught throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia and has received numerous awards and honors. Over his years of teaching, he has written over 300 dances, including Ida Red, Mamma Mia, Trains Trains, Marry Me, Spirit of the Hawk and many more.
As a performer, Jeff has made several appearances with the Opry Square Dancers on the Grand Ole Opry, and in shows with Country Music artists Vince Gill, Bryan White, Ricky Skaggs and others. His routines are taught and danced worldwide, and his DancePack instructional video series has subscribers around the world. His choreography has been performed in national parades, international festivals, Bowl Game Halftime Shows, theme parks and more. Jeff has served as an officer in many national clogging organizations, and is the owner and editor of the Double Toe Times clogging magazine.
Jeff lives in Cross Lanes, West Virginia in a little lake cottage on a fishing lake called Lake Chaweva. And -- yes -- Jeff has a "real job," as the Director of Communications and Marketing for West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center in Charleston.