New dances

Nice summery sounding new one here from Ria Vos here called Brand New Chick. Just need the weather to improve and recognise that is actually Summertime!

This Simon Ward dance – Harden Up Princess has been top of the dance download charts for some time. Was always surprised we didn’t have a line dance to this One Direction track when it first came out as a single. The dance looks little a different too.

Hearing some good reports about this Kim Ray dance Over and Over.  Unfortunately in this region we still do another dance (Heaven Sent) from a few years back to this piece of music so unlikely to be teaching this one.

2016 Linedancer Magazine 20th Crystal Boot Awards – all the winners here…..

Award Winner
Dedicated Dance Artist  RICHARD PALMER
Female Dance Personality  JO THOMPSON SZYMANSKI
Male Dance Personality  KARL HARRY WINSON
International Instructor  RIA VOS
International Choreographer  NIELS POULSEN
Absolute Beginner Dance  CLAIRE & STEVE RUTTER – Lipstick Powder & Paint
Beginner Dance  NIELS POULSEN – Ticket To The Blues
Improver Dance  KIM RAY – The Bomp
Intermediate Dance  ROB FOWLER – Uptown Funk
Advanced Dance  ROB FOWLER – Shades Of Passion
Dancers’ Choice  WALT CHOU
Dance Of The Decade  SIMON WARD – Beautiful in My Names
Linedancer Star Award  JEAN CARR
Dance Of The Year  ROB FOWLER – Uptown Funk


Black (Colin Vearncombe) 26.01.16 aged 53

Glenn Frey (ex Eagles) 18.01.16 aged 67

David Bowie 11.01.16 aged 69

Ed Stewart 09.01.16 aged 74


Back to the (obscure) 80’s (not line dance related)

Hard to believe this one is getting on for 30 years old already!  One of ABC lesser known hits from their Alphabet City album in 1987 – made No1 in France but only reached 31 in the UK.

Kon Kan were a Canadian duo who rather liked sampling earlier hits from the 70’s including Lynn Anderson’s Rose Garden. This was their only UK top 40 hit and it reached No 5 in 1988.

And finally, following the unfortunate early death of David Bowie, here’s a track he recorded with The Pat Metheny Group for the film The Falcon & The Snowman. It made no 14 in the UK in 1985.

Maggie G at Coventry

Had a great time at Coventry last weekend. Excellent mix played by Big Dave from the easier ones through the more intermediate and some I’d never even heard of! Maggie G taught Locklin’s Bar, Sax, Second Hand Heart and a brand new one to Lawson’s Up In Flames.  They were the band who recorded the song for her recent dance, Roads.

First time we had seen Daniel Trepat from Holland. He taught I Don’t Want To Go To Bed and Grown (Little Mix). Sheets for these are now on the Copperknob website.

Have already booked to return next November.