2018 Dances Taught

19.06.18 WHAT EVER (Kate Sala) I did have another dance lined up but thought as I don’t have a class next week, this one was a little bit easier at 48 counts and definitely a lot slower than my other choice. It does feel a little slow at first but when the syncopated steps come in, the tempo picks up.  Two easy restarts and a track that sits somewhere between country and pop in my mind. Seemed to be received alright.

What Ever step sheet

Also danced tonight: Who Did You Call Darlin’, Be Strong, Dancin; The Dust, Crybaby, All The King’s Horses, Meet Me There, Texas Time, Sambarito, Vanotek Cha, To The Moon & Back, Hearts On Fire, No Panic, Til I’m Done, Hold A Candle, Misty, Delicate, Raining Glitter, I Close My eyes, and See Ya Cecilia.

12.06.18 TEXAS TIME (Alan Birchall & Jacqui Jax) Its been a while since I’ve taught a dance to a Keith Urban track. This has a nice steady pace which is good as the track is almost five minutes long! No tags or restarts just a simple little ending.

Texas Time step sheet

Also taught at the end of the class I CLOSE MY EYES (Hazel Pace). This was in response to a request by a class member. Quite a few had already learnt it but for those that hadn’t done it before I think they enjoyed it.

I Close My Eyes step sheet

Also danced tonight: Wandering Hearts, Jump Right In, Hold A Candle, Everybody’s Got A Secret, Misty, See Ya Cecilia, Til I’m Done, Hearts On Fire, Taking Chances, Sambarito, Vanotek Cha, Meet Me There, Delicate, Raining Glitter, and Freak Out.

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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…

Mystery In The Channel –  Freeman Wills Crofts

PREVIOUSLY READ…

The Sudden Arrival Of Violence –  Malcolm Mackay

Hope to Die – David Jackson

Touch – Elmore Leonard

Five Dead Canaries – Edward Marston

How A Gunman Says Goodbye – Malcolm Mackay

The Necessary Death Of Lewis Winter – Malcolm Mackay

Last Seen Alive – Claire Douglas

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shafer & Annie Barrows

Heat Of The Day – Elizabeth Bowen

Instrument Of Slaughter – Edward Marston

The Lady From Zagreb – Philip Kerr

Potsdam Station – David Downing

Murder On Sea – Julie Wassmer

A High Mortality Of Doves – Kate Ellis

Lovely Green Eyes – Arnost Lustig

The Stationmaster’s Farewell – Edward Marston

A Bespoke Murder – Edward Marston

Stettin Station – David Downing

Stars and Bars – William Boyd

This Sweet Sickness -Patricia Highsmith

Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton

The Chalk Pit – Elly Griffiths

Silesian Station – David Downing

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No class dates

Sorry, there won’t be a class at Canwick on the following Tuesday dates:  –

15th May

26th June

11th September

18th December

25th December

1st January 2019

 

2018 Linedancer Crystal Boot Awards CBA’s

Some of the latest winners for 2018 from the Crystal Boot Awards (CBA’s)….

International Instructor: Gary O’Reilly

UK Instructor: Fred Whitehouse

International Choreographer: Gary O’Reilly

UK Choreographer: Tina Argyle

Female Dance Personality: Madison Glover

Male Dance Personality: Gary O’Reilly

Dedicated Dance Artist: Richard Palmer

Dedicated Dance DJ: Gary Lafferty

Hall Of Fame: Simon Ward

Dancers Choice: Move Radio   http://www.move-radio.com/

Absolute Beginner Dance: Oh Carol by Roy Verdonk, Jonas Dahlgren & Jef Camps 

Beginner Dance: Champagne Promise by Tina Argyle

Improver Dance: Lonely Drum by Darren Mitchell

Intermediate Dance: Perfect by Alison Johnstone & Joshua Talbot

Advanced Dance: Run Me Like A River by Jo & John Kinser, Guillame Richard, Roy Verdonk & Jef Camps

Wildcard Dance: Hurts Like A Cha-Cha by Simon Ward, Daniel Trepat & Fred Whitehouse

Iconic Dance: It’s A Beast by Rob Fowler

DANCE OF THE YEAR: Lonely Drum by Darren Mitchell

 

2017 Dances Taught

 

****NEXT CLASSS – TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2018****

12.12.17 No new dance as this was our last class before Christmas.  We got through 30 dances tonight though.

Played tonight: Commitment, Pretend (Let It Snow by Chely Wright), Second Hand Heart, The Trail, Pot of Gold (In Dulce Jubilo by Mike Oldfield), Life Without You, Black Coffee (Hey Mr Christmas by Showaddywaddy), Glitter and Gold, I Was Wrong, Scared Of The Dark, Hurts Like A Cha Cha, You Don’t Love, Rumba Ride (Christmas Cookies by George Strait), Hearts On Fire, Lonely Drum, Crybaby, Jesse James, Enough Is Enough, Forget Me Not, Attention, Open Your Eyes, Derailed, Story Of A Heart, Jealousy, Everybody’s Got A Secret, Side By Side, Refund To My Heart, One Night Stand, Darling Hold My Hand and Love On The Weekend.

05.12.17 I WAS WRONG (Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris) This one is a similar sort of level to Everybody’s Got A Secret by the same choreographers, possibly a bit easier. Bit of a mixed response to it this week and we’ve got one more class before our Christmas break. Has a restart on wall 2 and a tag/restart on wall 5 which aren’t hard.

I Was Wrong step sheet

Also danced tonight: Don’t Hold Back, Perfect, Just A Memory, Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, Dynamite, The World, Boombox, Crybaby, Hurts Like A Cha Cha, Light It Up, Story Of A Heart, Scared Of The Dark, Came Here For Love, Superheroes, Glitter And Gold, Hearts On Fire, Delilah, and Forget Me Not.

28.11.17 FORGET ME NOT (Pat Stott) After the challenge of last week’s dance, I wanted something a little easier this time. This is an easy intermediate gentle 64 count 4 waller that went down quite well. Ideal for winding down a bit as we head towards the Christmas break. Nothing too hard and I liked section 3 with the turn and hooks and section 4 with the spiral turn.

Forget-Me-Not step sheet

Also danced tonight: First To Last, Side By Side, Timezone, Black Horse, Refund to My Heart, Everybody’s Got A Secret, Hurts Like A Cha Cha, Diamond Dreams, Lonely Drum, Glitter and Gold, Boots, Crybaby, Attention, Came Here For Love, Hearts On Fire, Scared Of The Dark, Story Of A Heart, Open Your Eyes, and Wonder.

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