22.07.14 SAY GERONIMO (Ria Vos) This seemed to be the dance of the weekend from Harrogate and even those who had already learnt it were keen to see it covered in class. I gave an alternative for those who wanted to leave out the shoulder movements. It was an easier teach than I expected. After the first 16 counts, there’s nothing too hard. Having said that though, the first time we hit the tag I noticed a few were just stood there having completely forgotten what they were supposed to be doing! I’m sure this will do very well in this area.
Made it a double-Dutch night with a second new dance which was HE’S ITALIANO (Wil Bos). Told them up front it was an improver dance and although they danced it twice, there wasn’t really much of a response to it. It seems they can take it or leave it. Quickish teach and shouldn’t take too long to recap next week.
Also danced tonight: Clap Happy, Commitment, Adrenalina, The Pulse, Divine Line, Rainmaker, Electric Rhythm, One Track Mind, Masquerade, Hit The Road Jack, Coca Cola Shake, Ball & Chain, Walking On Air, Raggle Taggle Gypsy O, and Alcazar.
15.07.14 DIVINE LINE (Robbie McGowan Hickie) Wanted an easier one this week and as several of the class were going on Robbie’s line dance weekend break it made sense to cover it. Only 32 counts and no tags or restarts but it does feel a long track for a short dance. Mixed response but everyone dancing it on the second week. Faded it out just before the 3 minute mark.
Also danced tonight: You’re My Sunshine, Clap Happy, The Pulse, Rainmaker, Electric Rhythm, Ball & Chain, Celtic Heartbeat, Alcazar, Walking On Air, Hit The Floor, Rather Be, One Shot, Masquerade, Walk Alone, Raggle Taggle Gypsy O, Coca Cola Shake, All I Can Say and Adrenalina.
08.07.14 WALKING ON AIR (Simon Ward & Amy Glass) I think this has the feel good factor that’s needed to become a big hit. Lots of steps on the diagonal but nothing too complicated, and both the main dance and the tag fit the music so well. It’s up to you how much effort you put into the air/flying steps that make the dance a little different. On first play the the jury was out, but by the end of the night it seemed that nearly everyone was enjoying it.
For dances previously taught…..