28.10.14 SO WRAPPED UP (Alison & Peter & Vikki Morris) I like the cross 3/4 unwind in the first section that cleverly seems to hit the lyrics ” around your finger” on some of the walls. Quite a few ball steps in this, both forward and back plus two quarter pivots at separate stages of the 48 counts. These seem to make it take a bit longer for the dance to fall into place with some. I know this dance has already been taught by a couple of other teachers in the East Midlands but one member of my class has also learnt another dance to the same track!
Also did a quick teach of the little improver dance CECILIA (Willie Brown & Heather), From time to time you need something a little easier to mix in with the harder ones. Catchy track and likely to be one I can just put on after a couple of weeks.
Also danced tonight: Jump On A Ride, Masquerade, Night Nurse, Ain’t Wot U Do, Fireball, Wonder Train, Paint The Town Green, Walking On Air, Rather Be, We Only Live Once, Coca Cola Shake, One Shot, Ghost, Superheroes, Angel in Blue Jeans,and Not The Only One.
21.10.14 Two new slightly easier dances tonight. WONDER TRAIN (Ria Vos) is a fastish 64 count easy intermediate dance to yet another track by the band Train. Nothing too hard in it and the class picked it up quickly. I like the toe strut hinge turn combinations but I’m not so keen on the step lock, lock step parts.
Also tonight we did NOT THE ONLY ONE (Craig Bennett) to the song of the same name by Sam Smith. This is a 32 count nightclub two-step and I’d originally planned on covering this at the very end of the class as I knew not everyone would like it. In the end I taught it much earlier in the night while people were a little fresher. As expected it wasn’t a hit with everyone but the majority enjoyed it. There’s a couple of similar but different step patterns within the dance so you do have to concentrate a little as well as remembering the timing. Nice to have a smooth slow one for a change and after being somewhat unsure of the track at first I now love it!
Also danced tonight: All I Can Say, Walk Alone, There You’ll Be, Bailando Amor, Superheroes, Celtic Heartbeat, Eternal Secret, Fireball, Electric Rhythm, Not The Only One, Ghost, Angel in Blue Jeans, Paint The Town Green, Rainmaker, We Only Live Once, 911, and Ain’t Wot U Do.
For dances previously taught…..