24.02.15 HARD TO SAY IT (Niels Poulsen) A cleverly crafted nightclub 2 step to this old track by Chicago. I read elsewhere where this had been taught that some people found it directionally challenging. That’s fair to say to start off with, but after a couple of goes to the music they seemed to have all got their bearings, For a 32 count dance, its not a quick teach but well worth the effort.
Also danced tonight: Dizzy, Walk Alone, Bailando Amor, Walking On Air, The Remix, Paint The Town Green, Bubbles Dahhhling, Wonder Train, Cecilia, We Only Live Once, Say Geronimo, Gomez, Run Away With You, Up, Love Me Like You Do.
17.02.15 GOMEZ (Robbie McGowan Hickie) A neat opening section with touch/point and hold steps that is then repeated on the other foot. It was the 3/4 turn right and shuffle followed by the rock turn 1/4 cross and hinge turn sections that needed more practice to master. A mainstream pop track with steps that are aren’t too hard but have enough to keep your interest.
Also danced tonight: Masquerade, Rainmaker, Alcazar, Rather Be, Ain’t Wot U Do, Bubbles Dahhhling, Paint The Town Green, I Lived, Not The Only One, Eternal Secret, The Remix, Love Me Like You Do, Up, Run Away With You, and Vroom Vroom.
10.02.15 BUBBLES DAHHHLING (Simon Ward & Niels Poulsen) Great combination of two rhythms. the first 64 counts are a conventional offbeat cha-cha followed by 32 counts in more of a nightclub two-step style. For me, no particularly tricky footwork but at 96 counts there’s plenty to take in at first, especially with a slight step change for the restart on wall 2 and the little tag after wall 4. Fortunately, the last part of the dance is a fairly easy sequence to remember. By the third play at the end of the night I think the class had it pretty much wrapped up and seemed to really like it.
Also danced tonight: Just For Grins, Knee Deep, Fly High, Electric Rhythm, Bailando Amor,Paint The Town Green, Eternal Secret, Fireball, Run Away With You, Ghost, The Remix, I Lived, Love Me Like You Do, Up, Vroom Vroom, and Uptown Funk.
For dances previously taught…..