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2018 Dances Taught

17.04.18 ON THE LOOSE (Ria Vos)  This is described as a high beginner dance. I think most beginners might struggle with it but for intermediates it doesn’t present too much of a challenge. I just liked the track and needed something easier this week. You do need the shorter “alternative” version of the song.

On The Loose step sheet

Also danced tonight: Just A Memory, Scotia Samba, Story Of A Heart, Glitter and Gold, One Night Stand, Forget Me Not, Jump Right In, Sweet Hurt, What I Miss Most, All The Kings Horses, Hold A Candle x 2, Down On Your Uppers, Poor Boy Shuffle, Hurts Like A Cha Cha, Tightrope, Meet Me There, The Drifter, Freak Out, No Panic, Hearts On Fire and To The Moon and Back.

10.04.18 HOLD A CANDLE (Robbie McGowan Hickie & Karl-Harry Winson ) Only a small class tonight because of a live music event elsewhere, fog, and the Easter holiday. Finished a little bit earlier than normal but still got through the usual amount of dances. New dance was only 34 counts and 2 walls (rolling count dance) and those who were there enjoyed it. Section 2 and into section 3 contains nearly all the turns but it feels good when you master the timing.

Hold A Candle step sheet

Also danced tonight: Tough Love, My First Love, Second Hand Heart, Crybaby, Wandering Hearts, Jump Right In, Down On Your Uppers, Meet Me There, Sweet Hurt, No Panic, Hearts On Fire, To The Moon And Back, Everybody’s Got A Secret, Tightrope, Freak Out, The Drifter, What I Miss Most, and In Our Blood.

 

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On The Bookshelf (not line dance related)

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

CURRENTLY READING…

The Lady From Zagreb – Philip Kerr

PREVIOUSLY READ…

Potsdam Station – David Downing

Murder On Sea – Julie Wassmer

A High Mortality Of Doves – Kate Ellis

Lovely Green Eyes – Arnost Lustig

The Stationmaster’s Farewell – Edward Marston

A Bespoke Murder – Edward Marston

Stettin Station – David Downing

Stars and Bars – William Boyd

This Sweet Sickness -Patricia Highsmith

Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton

The Chalk Pit – Elly Griffiths

Silesian Station – David Downing

Raylan – Elmore Leonard

Nutshell – Ian McEwan

Prague Fatale – Philip Kerr

Black Night Falling – Rod Reynolds

Complicity – Iain Banks

Zoo Station – David Downing

Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky – Patrick Hamilton

The Dark Inside – Rod Reynolds

Murder At The Savoy – Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Fire Engine That Disappeared – Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Last Train To Scarborough – Andrew Martin

The Laughing Policeman – Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

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2018 Linedancer Crystal Boot Awards CBA’s

Some of the latest winners for 2018 from the Crystal Boot Awards (CBA’s)….

International Instructor: Gary O’Reilly

UK Instructor: Fred Whitehouse

International Choreographer: Gary O’Reilly

UK Choreographer: Tina Argyle

Female Dance Personality: Madison Glover

Male Dance Personality: Gary O’Reilly

Dedicated Dance Artist: Richard Palmer

Dedicated Dance DJ: Gary Lafferty

Hall Of Fame: Simon Ward

Dancers Choice: Move Radio   http://www.move-radio.com/

Absolute Beginner Dance: Oh Carol by Roy Verdonk, Jonas Dahlgren & Jef Camps 

Beginner Dance: Champagne Promise by Tina Argyle

Improver Dance: Lonely Drum by Darren Mitchell

Intermediate Dance: Perfect by Alison Johnstone & Joshua Talbot

Advanced Dance: Run Me Like A River by Jo & John Kinser, Guillame Richard, Roy Verdonk & Jef Camps

Wildcard Dance: Hurts Like A Cha-Cha by Simon Ward, Daniel Trepat & Fred Whitehouse

Iconic Dance: It’s A Beast by Rob Fowler

DANCE OF THE YEAR: Lonely Drum by Darren Mitchell

 

2017 Dances Taught

 

****NEXT CLASSS – TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2018****

12.12.17 No new dance as this was our last class before Christmas.  We got through 30 dances tonight though.

Played tonight: Commitment, Pretend (Let It Snow by Chely Wright), Second Hand Heart, The Trail, Pot of Gold (In Dulce Jubilo by Mike Oldfield), Life Without You, Black Coffee (Hey Mr Christmas by Showaddywaddy), Glitter and Gold, I Was Wrong, Scared Of The Dark, Hurts Like A Cha Cha, You Don’t Love, Rumba Ride (Christmas Cookies by George Strait), Hearts On Fire, Lonely Drum, Crybaby, Jesse James, Enough Is Enough, Forget Me Not, Attention, Open Your Eyes, Derailed, Story Of A Heart, Jealousy, Everybody’s Got A Secret, Side By Side, Refund To My Heart, One Night Stand, Darling Hold My Hand and Love On The Weekend.

05.12.17 I WAS WRONG (Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris) This one is a similar sort of level to Everybody’s Got A Secret by the same choreographers, possibly a bit easier. Bit of a mixed response to it this week and we’ve got one more class before our Christmas break. Has a restart on wall 2 and a tag/restart on wall 5 which aren’t hard.

I Was Wrong step sheet

Also danced tonight: Don’t Hold Back, Perfect, Just A Memory, Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, Dynamite, The World, Boombox, Crybaby, Hurts Like A Cha Cha, Light It Up, Story Of A Heart, Scared Of The Dark, Came Here For Love, Superheroes, Glitter And Gold, Hearts On Fire, Delilah, and Forget Me Not.

28.11.17 FORGET ME NOT (Pat Stott) After the challenge of last week’s dance, I wanted something a little easier this time. This is an easy intermediate gentle 64 count 4 waller that went down quite well. Ideal for winding down a bit as we head towards the Christmas break. Nothing too hard and I liked section 3 with the turn and hooks and section 4 with the spiral turn.

Forget-Me-Not step sheet

Also danced tonight: First To Last, Side By Side, Timezone, Black Horse, Refund to My Heart, Everybody’s Got A Secret, Hurts Like A Cha Cha, Diamond Dreams, Lonely Drum, Glitter and Gold, Boots, Crybaby, Attention, Came Here For Love, Hearts On Fire, Scared Of The Dark, Story Of A Heart, Open Your Eyes, and Wonder.

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Coventry Weekend

We had a good time at Maggie G’s Coventry weekend. Apart from one on Sunday morning  we didn’t stay in to learn the dances as we went out walking instead. Had a fun Saturday night when the theme was Down Under – as the guest choreographer, Simon Ward, is from Australia.

Here’s a link to one of the dances taught – Sexy Beaches – great to watch but probably won’t be teaching it myself!