24.03.15 ALVARO (Robbie McGowan Hickie & Karl-Harry Winson) 80 counts and quite quick but no tags or restarts and only 2 walls. I like section 3 with the toe points and shoulder lift that hits the beat in the music perfectly. Some hesitation at first going forward into the half turn coaster sequence at the start of section 5. The final offbeat section also felt a bit strange after previously dancing on the beat but think we will soon get used to this with practice. Its an upbeat catchy track that is sure to do well. No dance video but this is the music.
Also danced tonight: Walk Alone, All I Can Say, Amazing Faith, Bubbles Dahhhling, Gomez, Love Me Like You Do, Hard To Say It, Angel In Blue Jeans, I Lived, Highway Don’t Care, Get Down On The Floor, Up, Uptown Funk, Run Away With You, Darling Hold My Hand and Paint The Town Green.
17.03.15 DARLING HOLD MY HAND (Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris) This is a dance for the mainstream pop market. Sections 4 and 5 need a little more practice than the others but compared to some of the dances from this pair of choreographers, this has to be one of their easier intermediate ones. I expect this one to do well in the dance charts over the next few months. Everyone was back up to dance it again.
17.03.15 HIGHWAY DON’T CARE (Teresa & Vera) Its a long time since we done a dance from these choreographers. They seem to have come out of (early) retirement and released this dance at a recent LDF charity event. I like the track by Tim McGraw feat Taylor Swift although it is a lengthy one. This turned out to be more of a challenge than the above dance. Although only 48 counts there a few changes of direction. After going through the walls, it seemed to fall into place better once the music went on. A couple of people weren’t keen on the track.
Also danced tonight: Pot Of Gold, Rather Be, Wonder Train, Bailando Amor, We Only Live Once, Paint The Town Green, Bubbles Dahhhling, Eternal Secret, Run Away With You, Up, The Boy Can Dance, Hard To Say It and Get Down On The Floor.
For dances previously taught…..