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2019 Dances Taught

23.04.19 SHE AIN’T ME (Maggie Gallagher) This was a bit harder to teach than I was expecting. In the main due to the combination of turns, the speed of the dance in places, and the fact that there’s not much beat to dance to on the opening wall. Not sure it was a hit with everyone but I think another week and people will be more comfortable with it. The two tags are easy enough.

She Ain’t Me step sheet

Also danced tonight: Just A Kiss, Who Did You Call Darlin, Damn, Hold Tight, Vanotek Cha, Sweet Sweet Smile, Its Your Moves, You and Me Together, Taps, I Guess, Codigo, My Angel And Me, Sucker, Jessie, Mad Crazy Love, Replay, Keep It Simple and Its You and I.

16.04.19 REPLAY (Daniel Whittaker) Great piece of music for this easy intermediate dance. Has enough in it to be interesting but a relatively easy teach.

Replay step sheet

Squeezed another new one in tonight and it was a bit of a squeeze as we ran a bit short of  time later in the night. The 2nd teach was I GUESS (Ria Vos). This is a higher intermediate dance and certainly took a bit longer.  I’d describe it more of a twisty dance than turny as the turns go one way and then the other. A nightclub two-step but by no means slow. One restart and a tag on walls 6 and 8 respectively.

I Guess step sheet

Also danced tonight:  Dizzy, Scotia Samba, Wandering Hearts, Commitment, All The Kings Horses, All I Am Is You, We’ll Be Dancing, Get it Right, Desert Wind, Love Is Loud, Graffiti, Candlelight, Clueless, Mad Crazy Love, Keep It Simple and Its You and I.

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On The Bookshelf (not line dance related)

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


Dead Men’s Bones – James Oswald


Love Is Blind- William Boyd

Canal Boat Cafe – Cressida McLaughlin

Every Night I Dream Of Hell – Malcolm Mackay

Masaryk Station – David Downing

The Absolutist – John Boyne

Into The Water – Paula Hawkins

Frozen Grave – Lee Weeks

Telling Tales – Anne Cleeves

The Panda Theory – Pascal Garnier

The Good Liar – Nicholas Searle

The Hangman’s Song – James Oswald

A Legacy Of Spies – John le Carre

Steps to The Gallows – Edward Marston

Munich – Robert Harris

Crippen – John Boyne

Little Sister – Isabel Ashdown

Bed Of Nails – Antonin Varenne

The Crow Trap – Anne Cleeves

Retribution Road – Antonin Varenne

Shadow of the Hangman – Edward Marston

Jack the Ripper: Case Closed – Gyles Brandreth

Into The Night – Jake Woodhouse

The Other Side Of Silence – Philip Kerr

The Enemy Within – Edward Marston

Bull Mountain – Brian Panowich

Black Water – Louise Doughty

When The Bough Breaks – Jonathan Kellerman

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New dances

Looking for a little improver dance to a nice country track, check this one out.

Across the County Line step sheet

Although personally I’m not a big fan of toe struts, this one does have some different footwork to many of the intermediate dances I’ve been doing recently.

Sucker step sheet

Want something a bit more testing? If you don’t mind a phrased dance with a split rhythm check out this intermediate/advanced one from Niels Poulsen.

Future Friends step sheet

2018 Dances Taught

11.12.18 LOTS OF LOVE (Maggie Gallagher & Gary O’ Reilly) For me this was a similar style of dance to last week’s. But with it being the last class of 2018 and just before a 3 week break, I only wanted an easy one. Although with the tags and restarts it might not be as simple as it first looks. Seemed to go down fairly well and wasn’t a long teach.

Also danced tonight: Lamtarra Rumba (Christmas Coco Jamboo), Rumba Ride (Christmas Cookies), Ribbon Of Highway (Merry Christmas Everyone), Second Hand Heart, Forget Me Not, Taps, All the Kings Horses, Oh Me Oh My Oh, Waves Of Love, Those Were The Nights, I Close My Eyes, No Chering, Soldier, Feel Alive, Damn, Graffiti, All I Am Is You, It’s Your Moves, Sweet Sweet Smile, Get it Right, Clueless, Hearts On Fire, The Thing About You and Meet Me There.

04.12.18 OH ME OH MY OH (Rob Fowler) This is an upbeat, happy clappy type of song with a dance to match. Not normally the sort of thing I usually go for but its nearly Christmas and we needed something a little easier. Fairly straightforward with just the last 8 counts going into Michael Flatley terrirtory.

Oh Me Oh My Oh step sheet

Also danced tonight: Vanotek Cha, Commitment, Groovy Love, Superheroes, Texas Time, The Yellow & Green, No Chering, The Eurodance, All I Am Is You, Waves Of Love, Its Your Moves, The Thing About You, Graffiti, Clueless, Get It Right, Taps and Delicate.

For dances previously taught…..

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