2015 Dances Taught

04.08.15 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN (Niels Poulsen & Simon Ward) A relatively easy nightclub two-step which seemed to go down well with the class except for the odd one or two.  I’ve never been a big fan of this particular song so possibly fair to say the class enjoyed it more than I did – some said they loved it. Shouldn’t be too hard to recap next week.


Also danced tonight: All I Can Say, Goodbye Cha, Amazing Faith, Superheroes, Tell The World, And Get It On, Pop N Drop, Slam GoesThe Door, Up, The Bomp, Foot Play, Alvaro, Senor Loco, Black Magic, Heavenly Cha, Get Up Get Down, and I Love It.

28.07.15 POP ‘n DROP (Dee Musk & Ria Vos) Feels quite hard when first teaching it but quickly becomes much easier after a time or two of dancing it.  The sticky points in the dance were the Spiral turn into the 1/4 rock and 3/4 pivot turn plus of course the timing for the penultimate section which needed a bit of practice. Great to see “Dwight” steps making a comeback. This should definitely be a big hit!  Sheet due out mid August I believe but you can see the dance here.

28.07.15 FOOT PLAY (Daniel Whittaker) Saw this danced at a weekend event but would never have guessed the choreographer.  This is quite a funky track so I covered it at the end of the night because after listening to the music I knew not everyone would want to stay and learn it. Those who did seemed to enjoy it but it is a bit directionally challenging at first. Nice shoulder pops, side slides and heel toe swivel sections within the 64 counts.


Also danced tonight: Not The Only One, Paint The Town Green, The Boy Can Dance, Heavenly Cha, Slam Goes The Door, The Bomp, Black Magic, New Shade Of Blue, Roads, Your Place Or Mine, Quicksand, and Get Up Get Down.
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02.08.15 Cilla Black – Singer/TV personality, aged 72

31.07.15 Lynn Anderson – Country Singer aged 67

29.07.15 Buddy Emmons – Steel Guitar player aged 78

23.07.15 Daron Norwood – Country Singer aged 49







On The Bookshelf (not line dance related)

For anyone interested, here’s what I am and have been reading.


Pagan Babies – Elmore Leonard


Sid James A Biography – Cliff Goodwin

Dead Air – Iain Banks

In The Springtime Of The Year – Susan Hill

The Comedians – Graham Greene

Curious Incident of The Dog In The Nightime – Mark Haddon

The Brave – Nicholas Evans

The Magus – John Fowles

Italian Shoes – Henning Mankell

The End Of The Wasp Season – Denise Mina

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt

Tishomingo Blues – Elmore Leonard

Empire Of The Sun – J G Ballard

The Collector – John Fowles

The Time Machine – H G Wells

Solo (James Bond) – William Boyd

Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle – Lauren St John

Valley Of The Dolls – Jacqueline Susann

The Sweet Shop Owner – Graham Swift

The Mind’s Eye – Hakan Nesser

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson

The Fine Colour Of Rust – P A O’Reilly

The Switch – Elmore Leonard

The War Of The Worlds – H G Wells

England Made Me – Graham Greene

Road Dogs – Elmore Leonard

Dead Of Winter – Lee Weeks

All Quiet On The Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

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What’s New?


Looking for an easy upbeat country one?  Then check this one out called WEDDING PROSPECT from Ria Vos.


Also in a similar vein is TRUCK STOP a joint effort by Kate Sala and Robbie McGowan Hickie.


For the intermediate/advanced crowd, take a look at BROKEN WINGS by Dee Musk. A classy NC2 step. I’m not normally a big fan of Anastacia but I do like this track – one of her more softer ones.


And this one is already well on the way to being another big hit for Maggie Gallagher. The dance is called ROADS and its a catchy track by Lawson although the dance does feel very quick in places.


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I’m pleased to say that the Links section of the website is now working again. These will take you direct to step sheet and popular choreographer websites.  Hope they are useful.