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2018 Dances Taught

13.11.18 GRAFFITI (Karl-Harry Winson) One of those that might look a bit of a nightmare on first sight but when you start to dance it, it all comes together fairly quickly. Yes there are two tags, similar but different, and two restarts – almost at the same  point but not quite! Despite all this, its a fairly straightforward 32 count dance and the class picked it up without too much problem. Seemed to be well received and could be a big hit nationally.

Graffiti step sheet

Also danced tonight:  Dizzy, Wandering Hearts, Dancin’ The Dust, Feel Alive, Texas Time, Taps, Waves Of Love, Sweet Sweet Smile,  Delicate, Its Your Moves, I Close My Eyes, Soldier, The Eurodance, Woman Amen, Freak Out, Wild Fire, and All I Am Is You.

06.11.18 WILD FIRE (Ria Vos)  This new dance was taught at the recent Maggie G Coventry weekend. There’s a couple of tricky bits like the ball step after the spiral turn and it’s a bit quick in places. It seemed to split the class with some liking it but others not keen on the dance or track. No sheet or video yet but its a 64 count higher intermediate 2 wall dance with one tag and one restart.

Also danced tonight:  Damn, Crybaby, Hold Tight, All The Kings Horses, Hideaway Cha, Get it Right, The Drifter, All I Am Is You, Its Your Moves, Texas Time, The Yellow And Green, Dirty Little Secret, Solder, Waves Of Love, Taps, Sweet Sweet Smile, Those Were The Nights, and The Thing About You.

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.

CURRENTLY READING…

Black Water – Louise Doughty

PREVIOUSLY READ…

When The Bough Breaks – Jonathan Kellerman

Night Train To Jamalpur – Andrew Martin

The Girl in the Ice – Robert Bryndza

A German Requiem – Philip Kerr

The Pale Criminal – Philip Kerr

Dance Of Death – Edward Marston

The Night The Rich Men Burned – Malcolm Mackay

I See You – Clare Mackintosh

After The Silence – Jake Woodhouse

84 Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff

The Black Sheep – Sophie McKenzie

Taliban Cricket Club – Timeri Murari

The Sleeping and The Dead – Ann Cleeves

Canal Dreams – Iain Banks

Deeds Of Darkness – Edward Marston

Lehrter Station – David Downing

The Neon Rain – James Lee Burke

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

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Currently in the Top 20

15.10.18

Bethlehem Child is an interesting one.  A basic 28 count dance which gradually builds with a few extra steps every rotation. I’m sure when it takes 10 separate lines to describe the extended sequence, some will be put off from teaching it. But, I’ve also no doubt that it’ll probably be a lot easier to dance than it might first look. It’s choreographed by a triplet of Dutchmen. Just not sure whether I want to be dancing to this type of gospel track though.

OK so this next one has now slipped just outside the top 20 but still worth a further look. Classed as advanced or maybe just higher intermediate, I love the track which is from the same band that brought us Vanotek Cha. My kind of music but possibly not one for everyone. as the dance looks a bit nippy and just a little tricky in places.  I’m hoping this is one that Maggie G will teach at her Coventry weekend at the end of this month. 

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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.

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