03.12.13 FLY HIGH (Maggie Gallagher) Wasn’t too keen when I first heard this track by Gary Barlow but over the last few week’s I’ve grown to really like it. The dance isn’t too hard but the tags and restarts keep it interesting by giving you a bit more to think about. I think the class liked it and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it topping the dance charts early in the New Year, if not before.
Also danced tonight: Jealousy, Jambalaya, Crank It Up, Disconnected, There You’ll Be, No Man’s Land, One Shot, The Good Life, City of Pain, Dream Lover, Bruises, Waiting For Superman, A Little Bit Gypsy, Let The Beat Go, In My Heart, Jumpin Up, Girl Power, Sexy Lady and Knockin’ On Wood.
26.11.13 ONE SHOT (Kate Sala & Robbie McGowan Hickie) Wanted something a little easier after doing two dances last week. Good track to listen to and to dance to. A bit quick in places like the turning hitch sequence but nothing too hard once you’ve got used to where you are heading in the last couple of sections.
Also danced tonight: Love Me A Little Bit Longer, Who Did You Call Darlin’, Love’s Around, Wow Tokyo, You’re The Reason, People Like Us, In My Heart X 2, Jump On A Ride, Knockin’ On Wood, Girl Power, The Good Life, Walk Like Rihanna, Waiting For Superman, City of Pain, A Little Bit Gypsy, There You’ll Be, No Man’s Land, Dream Lover and Over The Years.
19.11.13 A LITTLE BIT GYPSY (Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris) Great little improver dance with enough in the 32 counts to keep it interesting and two simple tags. If you enjoyed Half Past Nothin’ check this one out too as I can see it doing just as well.
19.11.13 IN MY HEART (Maggie Gallagher) had already checked out Maggie’s other new dance FLY HIGH to a Gary Barlow song but I prefer this track from Shane Filan (of Westlife) and this dance. Took a bit longer to teach than I first expected but although its only 48 counts and 2 walls there are also a lot of “&” counts. So in places you need the feet of Michael Flatley! After dancing it a couple of times, they were really starting to enjoy it and this should be yet another hit dance for Maggie.
NOVEMBER - Funky flight safety announcement.
SEPTEMBER – Weird world of cats – I like the last one best.
For previous months….
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Unfortunately my social on 21 December 2013 has been cancelled by the club, but Stella will still be running her social at Walesby on 28 December 2013.
There’s a lot of good music about at the moment but this has unfortunately highlighted another longstanding problem for the line dance world. More than once dance to the same track by established choreographers.
Not so much of a problem when the dances are different levels. Not so easy to choose when dances are similar levels. Take for example the new song “One Way Ticket” by Billy Currington. Peter & Alison have a 64 count, 2 wall improver level level dance coming out to it called ENJOY THE RIDE. Robbie McGowan Hickie has a 64 count, 2 wall dance coming out called JOYRIDE.
My current dilemma is the song “I Hope You Find It” by Cher. Niels Poulsen has a dance by the same name out to it and Kate Sala, Craig Bennett & DAP, have released one called PARADISE CITY. Niels is Intermediate/Advanced and 32 counts plus tags - the other is Intermediate and 48 counts plus extras. I like them both and already know of other instructors who have taught one, and some who have taught the other. Decisions decisions! I think its likely we will see both danced around and about and possibly need to split the floor.
And less than a week after the above was written, Kim Ray has also brought out a dance to this track. Her dance is called KEEP LOOKING.
Kath Dickens has a 64 count, 2 wall intermediate dance out to the track DETROIT CITY by Texas. In the same week, Kate Sala’s released her dance which is 64 counts and 4 walls but to the same track and with the same dance title.
Its not just the big name choreographers. I’ve recently come across a very catchy track by Sushy from last year called “Don’t Kiss Me, Just Eat Me.” Mike Parkinson has just released an interesting looking intermediate dance called JUST EAT ME. But then I discover Rep Ghazali-Meaney released a similar level dance in April of this year.
Bonfire Heart is the new song from James Blunt. Hazel Pace has her dance out already but I know Peter & Alison will also soon be releasing theirs.
Do I take the plunge and just pick one out of a hat, teach the one I like the best, teach the one most suitable for my class or avoid teaching any of them??
That’s the question but what is the answer?