Buck dancing and flat footing are traditional Appalachian dances. People dance in a small area of their own; no one worries about dancing the same steps as everyone else.
Buck dancing is a general name for any type of fast paced solo dance. Buck dancing is similar to tap and clog dancing, but with steps designed to create more sounds per beat.
Flat foot dancing is mostly dancing with the feet close to the floor and without the shoe soles making much noise. The flat foot dancer seems relaxed while he dances, even though his feet are moving quicly. Flat footing is often called buck dancing, too.
Buck dancing and flat footing are also called jigging, hoedown, stepping and clogging, although clogging is not usually a solo dance. People often clog in groups where they dance to the same steps.
Traditional Appalachian dancing is still popular today and danced by people in all areas of the United States.