Dances Taught Tuesdays 2024

18/06/24 Great to be back after a couple of weeks away on holiday and nice to welcome another couple of new people along to the class. Had a bit of catching up to do so ended up teaching two new ones but neither were too taxing.

LOVE SOMEBODY (Maggie Gallagher) This seemed to be a dance for everyone with the catchy track and fairly straightforward nifty footwork, just a bit quick in places. We did dance it twice straight after learning it, but sorry, I forgot to play it again before leaving at the end of the night.

Love Somebody step sheet

DO IT WITH PASSION (Niels Poulsen) Almost taught this before we went on holiday but had second thoughts after hearing that one or two people who had learnt it already weren’t particularly keen on it. But then when others saw it being danced at a local social, they asked if I’d be teaching it. I think it fits the music really well and there’s time to put a bit of styling into the dance but some in the class didn’t weren’t keen on the track, although the majority gave it the thumbs up.

Do It With Passion step sheet

We also danced: Just A Kiss, T Bone Shuffle (to the late Dario G’s Sunchyme), Changed Everything, Bittersweet Memory, 11.45, Memory Lane, Full Throttle, Telling On My Heart, To Be Blunt, Straight Line, Homecoming, One On One, My Five Boys, Versions Of You, Dark Side Of The Moon, Electric, Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass, Drop It Down, A Story Told, Sin City Lights, Ain’t No Angels and Ghosted.

28/05/24 FULL THROTTLE (Karl Harry Winson & Jamie Barnfield) Another dance first learnt from Karl at Whitby. A quicker teach than last week’s – this is  a 48 count, 4 wall dance with two restarts.  It flows quite nicely and nothing too hard.

Full Throttle step sheet

Thanks to everyone who came out dancing last night and to all who helped at the end by stacking their chairs or putting away the tables. Next class at Canwick is on Tuesday 18th June.

We also danced: 3 Tequila Floor, Evergreen, Martha Divine, Smoke Me My First Love. Sundown Waltz (quick recap), Drop It Down, Homecoming, I Showed You The Door, One On One, In Walked You, Sin City Lights, Everyone Needs A Hero, Ain’t No Angels, Wreckage, Dark Side Of The Moon, Electric, Legs Keep Dancing, A Story Told, Breathe, Men On A Mission, One On One (again), & Portland Dance Floor.

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Dances Taught 2024 Monday 12.00

17/06/24 After a long break, it was great to be back dancing again. I taught a new dance EYES LIKE DIAMONDS (Glynn Rodgers & Michelle Risley). We don’t do that many 64 count dances at this class so it took a little longer to teach. To make it a little easier I changed the shuffle turns in the final section to two shuffles straight back. I think they liked the track and the fairly gentle pace of the dance.

Eyes Like Diamonds step sheet

Also danced: Neon Hearts, Glass Of Wine, Impossible Love, Space in My Heart and Little Heartbreak.

20/05/24 Due to bank holidays and our own week away, this is the only Monday class during May. Thanks to those who came out to dance, although slightly reduced in number, we got through a few dances and recaps. I didn’t teach anything new this week. **NEXT CLASS IS ON MONDAY 17TH JUNE**

We danced: Islands In The Stream, Bosa Nova, Impossible Love, Beer For My Horses, Dark Side Of The Moon, Things, Space In My Heart, Cross My Heart, Memory Lane and Southern Dreams.

29/02/24 No new dance this week so a chance to go over one or two older dances we haven’t danced for some time.

We danced: Champagne Promise, Cold Heart, Cross My Heart, Space In My Heart, Glass Of Wine, Come Dance With Me, Dark Side Of The Moon, This & That, Rio, Impossible Love and We’re Good to Go.

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Dances Taught 2024 Mondays 1.10pm

17/06/24  Great to be back after a bit of a break. New dance was AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN (Karl Harry Winson). This was a bit of a test for a beginner class that has been running for less than a year but it’s upbeat but I think they liked it even with the three restarts.

Ain’t No Mountain step sheet

Also danced: Rocket To The Sun (to Voulez Vous), Glass Of Wine, Ah Si, Black Coffee, Stroll Along Cha Cha and Go Cat Go (to Mona Lisa by Conway Twitty).

24/05/24 The second and last of our brief change to classes on a Friday. With no new dance again, we got to practice one or two that we hadn’t done for a week or two. Thanks to all who came out today – enjoy the break and see you back at the normal day and time on Monday 17th June @ 1.10pm.

We danced: Magic moon (to Some Beach), We’re Good To Go, Grundy Gallop (to I’ll Me Ma), Waltz Across Texas, Mamma Maria (Saturday Night), Black Coffee (to Waka Waka), Every Move You Make and Electric Slide (to Jerusalema).

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Classes at AGE UK in May & June 2024

AGE UK CLASSES IN MAY AND JUNE 2024

Sorry there will be no classes on the following Mondays…

MAY 6th, 13th and 27th  

JUNE 3rd and 10th

On Monday 20th May, there will be an intermediate class as normal from 12.00 to 1.00pm but no class for the beginners.

Instead, I will be doing a class for the beginners on FRIDAY 17th and 24th May starting at 11.40pm.

All classes will be back to normal from Monday 17th June.

I’ll be handing out some slips at the remaining classes in April that you can take home to show when the classes will be on in May and June.

No classes on these dates in 2024 (updated 22/03/24)

MONDAYS at Age UK in Lincoln – No classes on the following dates…….I’m still waiting to hear if we can have any alternative dates to make up for the Monday bank holidays we miss.

1st April 2024

6th, 13th May and 27th 2024

3rd and 10th June 2024

12th August 2024

TUESDAYS at Canwick – No classes here on the following dates……

14th May 2024

4th and 11th June 2024

13th August 2024

Thanks for your continued support – any questions feel free to have a word when you see me next or drop me a line.

 

Crystal Boot Awards 2024 – Who won what???

CRYSTAL BOOT AWARDS 2024


Outstanding Achievement Awards – for winning in their categories for 3 years.
Jo Thompson Szymanski
Roy Verdonk
Michelle Risley
Gary Lafferty
Craig Bennett
Robbie McGowan Hickie
Gary O’ Reilly
Fred Whitehouse


Rising Star – Lee Hamilton
Dance Artist – Nikky Napier
UK Instructor – Darren Bailey
UK Choreographer – Darren Bailey
DJ – Heather Barton
Female Personality – Jo Thompson Szymanski

Male Personality – Jamie Barnfield
International Instructor – Maddison Glover
International Choreographer – Maddison Glover
Digital Platform – Linedancer Radio
Hall Of Fame inductee – Alison Metelnick
Absolute Beginner – STAND BY ME by Roy Verdonk & Raymond Sarlemijn
Beginner – NEVER DRINKING AGAIN by Lee Hamilton
Improver – WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK – Heather Barton & Glynn Rodgers
Intermediate – 3 TEQUILA FLOOR by Maddison Glover & Jo Thompson Szymanski
Advanced – THE SPHINX by Simon Ward Rebecca Lee Roy & Fiona Hadisubroto
Established Dance – GIVE ME YOUR TEMPO – Nathan Gardiner
Classic Dance – CHAMPAGNE PROMISE – Tina Argyle
Vintage Dance – COME DANCE WITH ME – Jo Thompson Szymanski


Dance of the year – 3 TEQUILA FLOOR – Maddison Glover & Jo Thompson Szymanski