2017 Dances Taught

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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On The Bookshelf (not line dance related)

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

CURRENTLY READING…

The Man On The Balcony – Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

PREVIOUSLY READ…

The Man Who Went Up In Smoke Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

Roseanna Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Other Mrs Walker – Mary Paulson-Ellis

La Brava – Elmore Leonard

The One From The Other- Philip Kerr

Raven Black – Anne Cleeves

Super Cannes – JG Ballard

Playing With Fire – Tess Gerritsen

HHhH – Laurent Binet

My Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger

The Last Boat – John F Hanley

Oscar Wilde and The Murders At Reading Gaol- Giles Brandreth

The Sea Detective- Mark Douglas-Home

May Day Murder – Julie Wassmer

March Violets – Philip Kerr

Prisoners of Geography – Tim Marshall

Split Images – Elmore Leoonard

Maigret’s Dead Man – Georges Simenon

The Passenger – Lisa Lutz

The Woman In Blue – Elly Griffiths

Native Tongue –  Carl Hiaasen

Against The Tide – John F Hanley

 

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Coventry Weekend

We had a good time at Maggie G’s Coventry weekend. Apart from one on Sunday morning  we didn’t stay in to learn the dances as we went out walking instead. Had a fun Saturday night when the theme was Down Under – as the guest choreographer, Simon Ward, is from Australia.

Here’s a link to one of the dances taught – Sexy Beaches – great to watch but probably won’t be teaching it myself!

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New and not so new dances…..

If you like the Latin ones, take a look at ANIMAL from Francien Sittrop, who in  my opinion is a very underrated choreographer. She’s gone back to an artist – Alvaro Soler – that she has choreographed to previously;  you may remember her dance from a couple of years back called SOFIA. Robbie and Karl have also written to his music more than once with the dances ALVARO and YOUR PLACE OR MINE, which Ria Vos also had a hand in.

I’ve not taught many dances choreographed by Michelle Risley but I do like her STORY OF A HEART. Its been on the “to-do” pile for several weeks but hasn’t quite made it to the top yet. Its another decent track from the new Steps CD that’s already provided other hit dances such as SCARED OF THE DARK and GLITTER AND GOLD. Michelle’s dance, which was released in August, has an 8 count intro danced 4 times at the start followed by the main 64 count dance. Remember you need the 7th Heaven Radio Remix of the song for this dance.

The sheets for BOOMBOX and ONE NIGHT STAND are both now released and both come from the same partnership, Robbie McGowan Hickie and Karl-Harry Winson. Have been doing Boombox for a while and still love it but if you lean more towards country check out One Night Stand.

For me any dance that contains Applejacks is well worth a look and SHAKE RUMBLE AND QUAKE by Alison and Peter is no exception. The dance doesn’t look too hard and it sounds a good track on first listening to it.

Gary O’Reilly has teamed up with fellow Irish choreographer Helen O’Malley (who wrote the dance Black Coffee many moons ago) to come up with the  dance CRYBABY to the new single of the same name from Paloma Faith. I like the track and the dance seems to fit well so I may be teaching this one sooner or later. Helen seems to be making something of a come back on the line dance scene as she has also teamed up with Rob Fowler for the improver dance TEENAGE DREAMS with music by The Overtones. There’s been plenty of dances written to their music, GAMBLING MAN and THE BOMP to name just two.

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Line dance on the radio

You can listen to line dance tracks on the radio (via the internet) on Move radio. Can recommend Julie Lockton’s show on Sundays at 7pm.

http://move-radio.com/

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Crystal Boots Awards

To find out who won what at the 2017 Linedancer Crystal Boot Awards click here.

2017 winners

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