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Do I need a website?

Just wondering how many people regularly visit this website?  As times change it seems more and more people can access information about dances taught etc on Facebook. I tend to put on Facebook what I’m going to be teaching beforehand whereas I only update this site once I’ve taught something.

I’m thinking about possibly closing down the website at some point but continue to update what I’m teaching on Facebook. Would this be a problem for you? Please let me know by commenting below or email me via the Contact section.

2018 Dances Taught

10.07.18 DIRTY LITTLE SECRET (Karl Harry Winson) Nothing too hard in this with just section 4 being a little tricky. The final 8 counts as described on the step sheet don’t appear to exactly match how Karl Harry does the dance on the video. Only minor things like whether you are facing the diagonal or the front wall when doing the heel bounce. Have to say it didn’t go down as well as I expected. Although I personally like the syncopated beat, and feel the dance fits the track really well, some prefer a more constant steady beat.

Dirty Little Secret step sheet

Also danced tonight: Darling Hold My Hand, Lonely Drum, Vanotek Cha, Glitter & Gold, Freak Out, Hold Tight, All The Kings Horses, What I Miss Most, Jump Right In, I Close My Eyes, Til I’m Done, Raining Glitter, See Ya Cecilia, Diamond Dreams, Taking Chances, Texas Time, What Ever, Sambarito, Delicate and Meet Me There.

03.07.18 HOLD TIGHT (Robbie McGowan Hickie) It was a hot night with the England game on TV so had a few people missing tonight. But even though this is a fast dance it got a big thumbs up from the people there. The last section with the half turn where you keep the weight back on the left caused a few issues to start with. I’m sure this will do very well in this area with several other teachers having already covered it. If you remember the dance Say Geronimo, this track is by the same Australian band – Sheppard.

Hold Tight step sheet

Also danced tonight: Sweet Hurt, Tough Love, Vanotek Cha, Meet Me There, Scotia Samba, Taking Chances, What Ever, Hearts On Fire, Story Of A Heart, The Drifter, Hold A Candle, Til I‘m Done, Forget Me Not, Texas Time, Delicate, and Raining Glitter.

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.


SS GB – Len Deighton


In A Cottage In A Wood – Cass Green

Prussian Blue – Philip Kerr

Mystery In The Channel –  Freeman Wills Crofts

The Sudden Arrival Of Violence –  Malcolm Mackay

Hope to Die – David Jackson

Touch – Elmore Leonard

Five Dead Canaries – Edward Marston

How A Gunman Says Goodbye – Malcolm Mackay

The Necessary Death Of Lewis Winter – Malcolm Mackay

Last Seen Alive – Claire Douglas

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shafer & Annie Barrows

Heat Of The Day – Elizabeth Bowen

Instrument Of Slaughter – Edward Marston

The Lady From Zagreb – Philip Kerr

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

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No class dates

Sorry, there won’t be a class at Canwick on the following Tuesday dates:  –

15th May

26th June

11th September

18th December

25th December

1st January 2019