2017 Dances Taught

15.08.17 No new dance this week – just revised the ones taught recently.

Danced tonight: Oops Baby, Love Me A Little Bit Longer, First To Last, Dig Your Heels, Go Mama Go, Dynamite, Where My Love Goes, Came Here For Love, Refund To My Heart, Scared Of The Dark, Attention, Love on The Weekend, Sofia, Glitter & Gold x 2, Come On Baby, Don’t Hold Back, Hit Me Where It Hurts, You Got Me & I Got You, We’re In Heaven, Diamond Dreams and Slowly Gently Softly.

08.08.17 GLITTER AND GOLD (Robert Lindsay) Nearly didn’t do this one after some videos created a bit of confusion about where the 2nd tag and restart were in the dance. But glad I did go ahead with it. On a very wet night and with nearly half the class elsewhere, those that turned out appeared to really enjoy it. The first and last 16 counts are easy, just the middle 32 that can be a little tricky but all the more rewarding once you master them.

Glitter and Gold step sheet

Also danced tonight: Toes, Superheroes, Whatchugot, I Came To Love You, Rhythm Inside, You Got Me & I Got You, Second Hand Heart, Hit Me Where It Hurts, Bored, Scared Of The Dark, Slowly Gently Softly, Dynamite, Don’t Hold Back, Attention, We’re In Love, Das Vi Daniya, and Came Here For Love.

01.08.17 HIT ME WHERE IT HURTS (Karl Harry Winson)  This was quite a hard teach as the dance is fast and furious with tags at the end of walls 1,3 and 5. Some really liked it but others struggled a bit so it might take a few weeks to get really comfortable with. Good dance once mastered.

Hit Me Where It Hurts step sheet

Also danced tonight: Before The Devil, Jealousy, Alcazar, Dancing With Cupid, Diamond Dreams, Dancin’ The Dust, You Don’t Know Love, Slowly Gently Softly, Attention x2, The River, Dynamite, Love On The Weekend, We’re In Love, Das Vi Daniya, Came Here For Love, Perfect and Don’t Hold Back.

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On The Bookshelf (not line dance related)

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

CURRENTLY READING…

Native Tongue –  Carl Hiaasen

PREVIOUSLY READ…

Against The Tide – John F Hanley

The Saint Bids Diamonds – Leslie Charteris

No Mark Upon Her – Deborah Crombie

If The Dead Rise Not – Philip Kerr

The Whitstable Pearl Mystery – Julie Wassner

Number 11  – Jonathan Coe

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières

Methods of Sergeant Cluff – Gil North

Even Dogs In The Wild – Ian Rankin

The Woman In Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

Snow Blind – Ragnar Jonasson

Pronto – Elmore Leonard

Smoke and Mirrors – Elly Griffiths

What Happened to the Corbetts – Nevil Shute

Cold Earth – Ann Cleeves

Hitman Anders and Meaning Of It All -Jonas Jonasson 

The Merchant’s House – Kate Ellis

The Blue Afternoon – William Boyd

Death In The Tunnel – Miles Burton

The Narrow Road To The Deep North – Richard Flanagan

Orkney Twilight – Clare Carson

A Most Wanted Man – John le Carre

The Rachel Papers – Martin Amis

Thursday’s Child – Nicci French

A Scream In Soho – John G Brandon

I’ll Never Be Young Again – Daphne  Du Maurier

Saving Sophie – Sam Carrington

Five Quarters Of The Orange – Joanne Harris

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Worth a look…

Nearly taught this a couple of weeks back but thought I’d wait in the hope that Karl will be teaching it when we see him in Harrogate this weekend.

 

Daniel’s Scared Of The Dark has been a big hit at mine and we’ve also done Peter and Alison’s No More Tears On The Dance Floor from the same album. That dance proved a bit harder though. I think this would be a hit at mine . Keep it quiet but I quite like some of the tracks on the latest Steps CD!

Good to see the return of “running man” steps in Clap Snap. Looks good when the young people do it.

2016 Dances Taught

11.12.16 LOVE ON THE WEEKEND (Gary O’Reilly) One of those tracks that may not grab you the first time you listen to it, but after dancing it a few times tonight, people seemed to agree that yes they were starting to enjoy dancing to it. Flows nicely and I like the hinge turn and rock sequence although the final 16 counts proved to be the  hardest for my lot. Hope this dance doesn’t get overlooked due to the Christmas and New Year break that many classes will be having now.

Love On The Weekend step sheet

Also danced tonight:  Lamtarra Rumba-Ribbon Of Highway-Tell The World to Christmas tracks, The Lone Ranger, Harden Up Princess, Jealousy, Sofia, Human After All, Say It Again, Love On The Weekend, Brand New Chick, Funky Love, Kiss The Sky, What  About Tonight, You Don’t Know Love, Grow Up, So Good, I Came To Love You, Blame It On My Heart, Where My Love Goes and Rated R.

04.12.16 No class due to fog.

29.11.16 HUMAN AFTER ALL (Ria Vos) This is the sort of the dance I used to cover at the end of the class just for those who wanted to stay and learn an extra one.  But I decided that it was asking a bit much to expect them to start learning a dance like this after a hard night of dancing. So I did it early, but not surprisingly it wasn’t for everyone. Those who like a bit more of a challenge enjoyed it but some not keen on the track. With the turns in the dance and the timing, higher intermediate is probably a fair description. Needed a more in depth teach so we lost a little general dancing time.

Human After All step sheet

29.11.2016 FUNKY LOVE (Maggie Gallagher) This was a dance I brought back from our weekend away at Coventry. A total contrast to Human After All, this one has simplish steps but its fast and furious with plenty of tags and restarts to remember, and is more of a mainstream dance. Not a long teach despite the 72 counts.

Funky Love step sheet

Also danced tonight: Just A Kiss, Gypsy Queen, Tough Love, Save The Day, Blame It On My Heart, Suite 16, Brand New Chick, Meteorite, I Came To Love You, So Good, Where My Love Goes, and Rated R.

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