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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 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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2015 Dances Taught

19.05.15 SLAM GOES THE DOOR (Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris) Quite a quick nightclub two-step to the Kelly Clarkson track “Good Goes The Bye”.  Enough turns to keep the intermediates happy with a mix of slower and faster ones.  A restart on wall 3 and a less than obvious tag at the end of wall 5 on the back wall. I think they liked this one.

Also danced tonight: We Only Live Once, Wonder Train, Run Away With You, Bubbles Dahhhling, Cecilia, I Love It, The Boy Can Dance, Up, Alvaro, Thinking Different, Night Nurse, Darling Hold My Hand, Goodbye Cha, Hard To Say It, Tell The World, Get Down On The Floor, and New Shade Of Blue.

12.05.15  NO CLASS

05.05.15 TELL THE WORLD (Robbie MacGowan Hickie)  With no class next week I wanted to leave them with something a bit easier.  This certainly was easier and needed just a five minute teach.  A good track and an easy improver level dance that everyone can soon master. With a short new dance teach we got through a lot more other recaps and dances.


Also danced tonight: Poor Boy Shuffle, Wave on Wave, Bubbles Dahhhling, The Boy Can Dance, Wonder Train, I Lived, Goodbye Cha, Up, Thinking Different, Angel in Blue Jeans, Alvaro, Break Me Up, Highway Don’t Care, Not The Only One, Hard To Say It, Darling Hold My Hand, I Love It, Get Down On The Floor, Suite 215, New Shade Of Blue, and Run Away With You.

28.04.15 GOODBYE CHA (Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris) A standard offbeat cha-cha count throughout the dance makes the timing easy enough. There’s also a strong beat within the music that helps to keep in time. The turns within sections 3 through to 5 make the dance more of a challenge when first teaching it, but once the music went on, everyone seemed to find their way fairly quickly. Just two restarts with a slight step change and a nice finish on the home wall.


For dances previously taught…..

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On The Bookshelf (not line dance related)

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


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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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.

Crystal Boot Awards

The Linedancer Magazine Crystal Boot Award Winners for 2014, held 31.01.15 in Blackpool.

Award Winner
Dedicated Dance Artist Natalie Thurlow
Dedicated Dance DJ Dave Baycroft
Female Dance Personality Ria Vos
Male Dance Personality Karl-Harry Winson
UK Instructor Karl-Harry Winson
International Instructor Juliet Lam
UK Choreographer Rachael McEnaney
International Choreographer Ria Vos
Absolute Beginner Dance My Guy by Julie Lockton
Beginner Dance Little Zou Bisou by Sandra Speck
Improver Dance Raggle Taggle Gypsy O by Maggie Gallagher
Intermediate Dance Fly High by Maggie Gallagher
Advanced Dance New York 2 LA by Rachael McEnaney
Dance Of The Year Alcazar by Karl-Harry Winson & Robbie McGowan Hickie
Special Award The Lim Sisters
Hall Of Fame Kate Sala
Dancers’ Choice Country Vive