4th July Golden Oldies Line Dance Party

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Line dancing is a passion for me. Not only do I love to dance but I love the social life it gives me. I have made some great friends and we regularly have nights out together (in the form of line dance socials!) No trekking from pub to pub for us! We get all our fun and laughs at our dance club.

I think its important to keep dancers and friends entertained and involved in their line dance club. I try and encourage dress up theme nights and live music events. Within the last few weeks we have had a live music event with Fools Gold, a Wimbledon night with Strawberries and cream and on 4th July we celebrated with a red, white & blue or Western dress theme. 

Most clubs celebrate 4th of July but I wanted to make things a little different. I wanted to venture into the unknown and stray from the norm into uncharted territory for me. So when I announced we were to have a Golden Oldies night I had no idea what the response would be.

I wasn’t sure when I started to promote the night how people would respond as many members like to keep up to date with the Line dancer charts, we are currently dancing 8 out of the top 12 dances.

My fears were unfounded as the idea of going back to the beginning and dancing over a decade of dances appealed to everyone. 

I asked people for requests of their favorite dances in advance as some I needed to prepare the music and refresh myself and this is the list that transpired. I also included some floor splits to keep the floor full.

This and That
Just for grins
Sweet sweet smile
Just a memory
Knee deep
Red hot salsa
Tempted
Dont feel like dancing
Sister kate/ Cowboy charleston
T bone shuffle /elvira
Trashy women /partner dance
Pot of gold
Quarter after one
Miller magic/cowboy charleston
Commitment
Mojo rhythm/ Ribbon of highway
Its upto you
Tropicana Parking lot/vertical expression/celtic kittens
Peace train
Grundy gallop/Fancy feet
Quando when quando
Charanga/Lamtarra rumba
Shanias moments/midnight mix/Dont say goodbye
Trust me/ Stroll along cha cha
Oklahoma wind
Gypsy/Vertical expression
Crazy foot mambo
Whirly reel/shakatak
Escape/ Stroll along
Hooked on country
Into the arena/smokey places/little rumba
Doctor Doctor
Real world
Barn Dance/ Some beach
East to west/ cruisin
Elliots dream
Candyman/Cherry Poppin
Murcara Walk/ Lamtarra rumba
Irish stew/celtic kittens/pot of gold
Walking the line
Bossa Nova
Heart of an angel
Before the devil / closer
Alabama slammin
Human dancer/ Cruisin
Speak to the sky
Mambo number 5 / kellys cannibals
Somebody like you/ closer
Kill the spiders/Birchwood stroll
Bottle it up
Alive and kickin

I also played Hot Tamales, Caught in the Act and Mr Mom which were requested on the night. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, who were already requesting that I arrange another night before than night had even finished.

The next night will take place in October. See you all there xx

 

 

 

 

Line Dancing on the radio!

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“Well that’s one place I haven’t line danced before” said Eloise as I invited her along with the rest of the class to join The Bee radio station.

On the 18th June Maya Vaja, The Bee radio presenter and host of Maya on the move came to The Beechwood @ Blackburn to participate in our line dance class.

She was challenged by presenter Paul Winstanley to learn to line dance on the radio as part of his show.

Maya arrived expecting our group to be wearing cowboy boots and western shirts dancing to country music slapping our thighs and shouting yee haa! How wrong can any person be.

I explained to Maya that line dancing has evolved in the last 10 years and whilst we do still dance to some good Country music tracks there are many dances choreographed to chart hits Irish music and Latin rhythms.

A few of us demonstrated some of our favorite club dances New York 2 La and Timber.

We started by teaching her some basic steps and then taught her a newly choreographed beginners routine which we danced to Pitbull and Kesha’s Timber.

She was very enthusiastic and overwhelmed that the experience exceeded her expectations. The session was pre-recorded to be aired later on Maya on the Move on a Friday afternoon. All the recordings were done using the pubs wifi on an iphone, direct to the studio.

It was a great session and Maya is welcome any time to Line Dance Fusion at The Beechwood.