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Dances Taught Tuesdays 2024

28/05/24 FULL THROTTLE (Karl Harry Winson & Jamie Barnfield) Another dance first learnt from Karl at Whitby. A quicker teach than last week’s – this is  a 48 count, 4 wall dance with two restarts.  It flows quite nicely and nothing too hard. The step sheet hasn’t been released so far, but here’s a link to the music video.

Thanks to everyone who came out dancing last night and to all who helped at the end by stacking their chairs or putting away the tables. Next class at Canwick is on Tuesday 18th June.

We also danced: 3 Tequila Floor, Evergreen, Martha Divine, Smoke Me My First Love. Sundown Waltz (quick recap), Drop It Down, Homecoming, I Showed You The Door, One On One, In Walked You, Sin City Lights, Everyone Needs A Hero, Ain’t No Angels, Wreckage, Dark Side Of The Moon, Electric, Legs Keep Dancing, A Story Told, Breathe, Men On A Mission, One On One (again), & Portland Dance Floor.

21/05/24 ONE ON ONE (Karl Harry Winson & Jamie Barnfield) Enjoyed learning this one from Karl at Whitby and wanted to get it taught before our next holiday break. Took a bit of time to teach as it’s a 96 count, 2 wall high intermediate dance. During the teach, some struggled a bit with the step sweep turns in the last few sections so we did these quite a few times. When the music went on, it seemed to fall into place (rather than fall apart lol!) as everyone was heading to the right place.

One One One step sheet

Also dropped in a quick teach of HOMECOMING (Lee Hamilton) – a little easy one that I think some had already done but hopefully one everyone can just  get up and dance after a couple of weeks without it taxing the brain too much.

Homecoming step sheet

We also danced: Small Town Summer, Willpower, Versions Of You, Sin City Lights, Silverado, Jealousy, Drop It Down, To Know Me, Legs (Keep Dancing), Straight Line, A Story Told, What A Song Can Do, Dark Side Of The Road, Ain’t No Angels, My Five Boys, Electric, Men On A Mission, Portland Dance Floor and Get Moving.

14/05/24 No Class

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Dances Taught 2024 Mondays 1.10pm

24/05/24 The second and last of our brief change to classes on a Friday. With no new dance again, we got to practice one or two that we hadn’t done for a week or two. Thanks to all who came out today – enjoy the break and see you back at the normal day and time on Monday 17th June @ 1.10pm.

We danced: Magic moon (to Some Beach), We’re Good To Go, Grundy Gallop (to I’ll Me Ma), Waltz Across Texas, Mamma Maria (Saturday Night), Black Coffee (to Waka Waka), Every Move You Make and Electric Slide (to Jerusalema).

17/05/24 Was good to be back after our short holiday and a line dancing weekend up in Whitby. Thanks to all who remembered that this class had switched to a Friday for a couple of weeks. I didn’t teach a new dance this time. Next class is this Friday 24th May at 11.40.

We danced: Skinny Genes, Glass Of Wine, Every Move You Make, Rocket To The Sun, Black Coffee, Go Cat Go, Stroll Along Cha Cha, We’re Good To Go, Ah Si and Lucky Lips.

29/04/24 New dance was EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE (Jose Miguel Belloque Vane & Alison Johnstone). The double pivot turn in this made it a little confusing with some doing the turns and others doing a rocking chair instead. Others were just confused what they should be doing LOL! Next time I might get everyone to try it without the turns first and this should make it easier to pick up the dance.

Every Move You Make step sheet

Also danced: Stand By Me, Some Kind Of Wonderful (to In-Grid, Tu Es Foutou), Black Coffee to Newton, Sometimes When We Touch) Mamma Maria (to Whigfield, Saturday Night) and Lucky Lips.

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Dances Taught 2024 Monday 12.00

20/05/24 Due to bank holidays and our own week away, this is the only Monday class during May. Thanks to those who came out to dance, although slightly reduced in number, we got through a few dances and recaps. I didn’t teach anything new this week. **NEXT CLASS IS ON MONDAY 17TH JUNE**

We danced: Islands In The Stream, Bosa Nova, Impossible Love, Beer For My Horses, Dark Side Of The Moon, Things, Space In My Heart, Cross My Heart, Memory Lane and Southern Dreams.

29/02/24 No new dance this week so a chance to go over one or two older dances we haven’t danced for some time.

We danced: Champagne Promise, Cold Heart, Cross My Heart, Space In My Heart, Glass Of Wine, Come Dance With Me, Dark Side Of The Moon, This & That, Rio, Impossible Love and We’re Good to Go.

22/04/24 This week we did a new dance called SPACE IN MY HEART (Gary O’Reilly & Maggie Gallagher). It didn’t seem to be a massive hit but went down OK with nothing too hard in it.  It was nice to have the beginners come in early to dance Glass Of Wine with the Improvers. The next three classes @12.00 will be on the following dates: –

Monday 29th April – Monday 20th May – Monday 17th June

Space In My Heart step sheet

Also danced: Two Lane Highway, Bonaparte’s Retreat, Southern Dreams, Ribbon Of Highway (to Carpenters Top Of The World), Hitch A Ride, Impossible Love, Cross My Heart, Codigo and Glass Of Wine. 

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Classes at AGE UK in May & June 2024


Sorry there will be no classes on the following Mondays…

MAY 6th, 13th and 27th  

JUNE 3rd and 10th

On Monday 20th May, there will be an intermediate class as normal from 12.00 to 1.00pm but no class for the beginners.

Instead, I will be doing a class for the beginners on FRIDAY 17th and 24th May starting at 11.40pm.

All classes will be back to normal from Monday 17th June.

I’ll be handing out some slips at the remaining classes in April that you can take home to show when the classes will be on in May and June.

No classes on these dates in 2024 (updated 22/03/24)

MONDAYS at Age UK in Lincoln – No classes on the following dates…….I’m still waiting to hear if we can have any alternative dates to make up for the Monday bank holidays we miss.

1st April 2024

6th, 13th May and 27th 2024

3rd and 10th June 2024

12th August 2024

TUESDAYS at Canwick – No classes here on the following dates……

14th May 2024

4th and 11th June 2024

13th August 2024

Thanks for your continued support – any questions feel free to have a word when you see me next or drop me a line.


Crystal Boot Awards 2024 – Who won what???


Outstanding Achievement Awards – for winning in their categories for 3 years.
Jo Thompson Szymanski
Roy Verdonk
Michelle Risley
Gary Lafferty
Craig Bennett
Robbie McGowan Hickie
Gary O’ Reilly
Fred Whitehouse

Rising Star – Lee Hamilton
Dance Artist – Nikky Napier
UK Instructor – Darren Bailey
UK Choreographer – Darren Bailey
DJ – Heather Barton
Female Personality – Jo Thompson Szymanski

Male Personality – Jamie Barnfield
International Instructor – Maddison Glover
International Choreographer – Maddison Glover
Digital Platform – Linedancer Radio
Hall Of Fame inductee – Alison Metelnick
Absolute Beginner – STAND BY ME by Roy Verdonk & Raymond Sarlemijn
Beginner – NEVER DRINKING AGAIN by Lee Hamilton
Improver – WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK – Heather Barton & Glynn Rodgers
Intermediate – 3 TEQUILA FLOOR by Maddison Glover & Jo Thompson Szymanski
Advanced – THE SPHINX by Simon Ward Rebecca Lee Roy & Fiona Hadisubroto
Established Dance – GIVE ME YOUR TEMPO – Nathan Gardiner
Classic Dance – CHAMPAGNE PROMISE – Tina Argyle
Vintage Dance – COME DANCE WITH ME – Jo Thompson Szymanski

Dance of the year – 3 TEQUILA FLOOR – Maddison Glover & Jo Thompson Szymanski