2015 Dances Taught

24.11.15 BETTER WHEN I’M DANCIN’ (Julia Wetzel) I promised everyone an easier one last week after a couple of more testing dances recently. Although a few people were missing tonight, this certainly fitted the bill and went down very well. Nothing too hard and a great little track. The restart isn’t obvious to spot till you’ve actually danced it! And I like the slight adjustment on the last wall that brings the dance to a neat ending.


Also danced tonight: Heartbreak Express, Get Down On The Floor, Life Without You, New Shade Of Blue, Kiss Me x 2, Try Me, Hit The Base, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down, Foot Play, Adorable, The Real Deal, Head In The Sky, Extreme Love, Eureka, Second Hand Heart, and Jump The Gun.

17.11.15 KISS ME (Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris)  Another dance that requires a fair bit of concentration to master at first. I promise to do one that’s a little easier next week! Plenty of mambos and a few turn and touch steps that caused a few problems.  A good beat to dance to and not too fast but you don’t stay facing the same wall for very long.  A few weren’t keen but I think they’ll find it easier on week 2.  Had expected numbers to be down this week with the wild weather we are having so thanks to (virtually) everyone for coming out tonight.


Also danced:  Run Away With You, The Real World, Mind Over Matter, Slam Goes The Door, The Bomp, Extreme Love x 2, I Said I Do, Hit The Base, Foot Play, Adorable, Tough Love, Second Hand Heart and Black Magic.

10.11.15 EXTREME LOVE (Niels Poulsen) This was a hard teach and a few sat down during or after the first dance of it.  Plenty of turns and timing to think about it, but once you get the feel of the dance to the music I think its a cracker.  First looked at this back in September but decided it was a bit too much to teach first week back after a holiday break. Then put it to one side and sort of forgot about it, At my class, it won’t be for everyone but some did clap at the end of it.

Also danced:  Goodbye Cha, Doctor Doctor, The Real World, And Get It On, Tough Love, The Real Deal, I Said I Do, Adorable, Glory of Love, Pop n Drop, Second Hand Heart, Hit The Base, Head In The Sky, and Try Me.

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.


Rivers Of London – Ben Aaronovitch


Ablutions – Patrick Dewitt

The Long Firm – Jake Arnott

Rule Britannia – Daphne du Maurier

The Children Act – Ian McEwan

The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

Saints of the Shadow Bible – Ian Rankin

Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut

Butcher’s Crossing – John Williams

The Boys From Brazil – Ira Levin

An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

Pop. 1280 – Jim Thompson

Cold As Ice – Lee Weeks

A Touch of Love – Jonathan Coe

Blackberry Wine – Joanne Harris

The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

The Pregnant Widow – Martin Amis

Cape Fear – John D MacDonald

Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

A Kiss Before Dying – Ira Levin

Jamaica Inn – Daphne du Maurier

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Maggie G at Coventry

Had a great time at Coventry last weekend. Excellent mix played by Big Dave from the easier ones through the more intermediate and some I’d never even heard of! Maggie G taught Locklin’s Bar, Sax, Second Hand Heart and a brand new one to Lawson’s Up In Flames.  They were the band who recorded the song for her recent dance, Roads.

First time we had seen Daniel Trepat from Holland. He taught I Don’t Want To Go To Bed and Grown (Little Mix). Sheets for these are now on the Copperknob website.

Have already booked to return next November.


04.08.15 Billy Sherrill – Music producer and songwriter, for George Jones, Tammy Wynette and many others, aged 78

02.08.15 Cilla Black – Singer/TV personality, aged 72

31.07.15 Lynn Anderson – Country Singer aged 67

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