So I hear Guton Mundy is leaving the line dance scene. Who? I might hear some of you ask. Well Guyton is a well established Florida based choreographer who has been on the international line dance circuit for over a dozen years. He may not be well known to many mainstream line dancers or those who prefer dancing to country music, but he is much appreciated by those who lean to the more funky side of line dancing. His own website and club is even known as Funk-N-Line. I’ve fond memories of seeing Big Dave Gas Tap dancing in his own particular crazy style to Guyton’s dance LOSE IT – an Eminem song. At Newline events many of his dances fill the floor.
His hip-hop style moves don’t always transfer over to the line dances that top the mainstream charts but you may well have come across one of his dances without even knowing it (especially if you enjoy the more solid intermediate or advanced dances). For example he had a hand in the recent hit dance, Ain’t Misbehavin. Although a few years old now, I also taught his phrased dance ROOMBA choreographed to a Pitbull track “I Know You Want Me” that was improver /low intermediate level. I taught another dance of his, YOU’RE AMAZING to a great Bruno Mars track of the same name.
I’m not sure why he’s leaving the line dance scene but guess he’s looking for a new challenge elsewhere. He’s still going to fulfil his line dace bookings through to October 2017 so if you want to catch him in the UK, there’s still a chance. He’s at Newcastle in September and coming to Stoke on Trent a couple of times after that.
Its always a little sad when an established name decides to call it a day. I just hope it doesn’t start a trend and other big names in the choreography world decide to follow suit.