…will be on Tuesday 16th February …..and it may well be a revision night!
|Dedicated Dance Artist||RICHARD PALMER|
|Dedicated Dance DJ||BIG DAVE BAYCROFT|
|Female Dance Personality||JO THOMPSON SZYMANSKI|
|Male Dance Personality||KARL HARRY WINSON|
|UK Instructor||RACHEAL McENANEY-WHITE|
|International Instructor||RIA VOS|
|UK Choreographer||RACHEAL McENANEY-WHITE|
|International Choreographer||NIELS POULSEN|
|Absolute Beginner Dance||CLAIRE & STEVE RUTTER – Lipstick Powder & Paint|
|Beginner Dance||NIELS POULSEN – Ticket To The Blues|
|Improver Dance||KIM RAY – The Bomp|
|Intermediate Dance||ROB FOWLER – Uptown Funk|
|Advanced Dance||ROB FOWLER – Shades Of Passion|
|Dancers’ Choice||WALT CHOU|
|Dance Of The Decade||SIMON WARD – Beautiful in My Names|
|Linedancer Star Award||JEAN CARR|
|Hall Of Fame||NICOLA LAFFERTY|
|Dance Of The Year||ROB FOWLER – Uptown Funk|
For anyone interested, here’s what I am and have been reading.
The Scapegoat – Daphne du Maurier
Brazzaville Beach – William Boyd
The Sixties Boys – Alan Hammond
Philomena – Martin Sixsmith
The Haunting Of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
The Crossing Places – Elly Griffiths
Reckless (My Life) – Chrissie Hynde
Stick – Elmore Leonard
Archipelago – Monique Roffey
The Dark Room – Rachel Seiffert
Oscar Wilde and The Dead Man’s Smile – Gyles Brandreth
Tampa – Alissa Nutting
The Mask Of Dimitrios – Eric Ambler
Rivers Of London – Ben Aaronovitch
Ablutions – Patrick Dewitt
The Long Firm – Jake Arnott
Rule Britannia – Daphne du Maurier
The Children Act – Ian McEwan
The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins
Saints of the Shadow Bible – Ian Rankin
Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
Butcher’s Crossing – John Williams
The Boys From Brazil – Ira Levin
An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
Pop. 1280 – Jim Thompson
Cold As Ice – Lee Weeks
A Touch of Love – Jonathan Coe
Blackberry Wine – Joanne Harris
I’ve now updated my website with Stella’s social dates for 2016. Just click on the “Events/Socials” heading from the home page or use the link below.
Black (Colin Vearncombe) 26.01.16 aged 53
Glenn Frey (ex Eagles) 18.01.16 aged 67
David Bowie 11.01.16 aged 69
Ed Stewart 09.01.16 aged 74
26.01.16 HANDS OF LOVE (Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris) A longer than normal teach for this slightly tricky nightclub two-step but we cracked it. I gave a few alternatives where possible for those who like to take the turns out. The restarts are easy enough, the tag is a bit harder to get as you only dance it once but knowing where you are heading for is the main issue with this one. Good reception from the class.
26.01.16 SLAMMING DOORS (Rob Fowler) We haven’t done a waltz for a long time and even though I’m not overly keen on the song myself this one is being taught a lot so will be seen out and about. Only had time to squeeze it in at the end of the night for those that wanted another new dance. Plenty of turns but it didn’t take too long to teach.
Also danced tonight: Get Up Get Down, Superheroes, Smokey Places (New Train), Alcazar, Tough Love, Peligrosa, Hit The Line, Better When I’m Dancing, Kiss Me, Second Hand Heart, Extreme Love, Here We Go, Slam Goes The Door, The Real Deal, Save The Day, and The Bite.
19.01.16 HERE WE GO (Robbie McGowan Hickie) A 4 wall 64 count dance with no tags or restarts, just a neat little ending. The half turn straight after the kick ball step took a bit of getting used to but the next section that is more diagonally based turned out to be fairly easier to get across. The dance ends with a couple of nice and easy sections and an extra half turn to finish facing the front wall. They seem to be enjoying this one after a bit of a muted response on week 1.
Also danced tonight: New Shade Of Blue, Commitment, Caught In The Act, Quicksand, Kiss Me, Better When I’m Dancing, Save The Day, Hit The Base, Try Me, Heavenly Cha, Tough Love, Love Me Like You Do, Foot Play, Life Without You, Diva, Second Hand Heart, The Bite, Some Kind Of Heaven, Ticket To The Blues, Peligrosa, and Rock This Factor.
For dances previously taught…..