Its a while since I have written as there never seems enough hours in a day. If I am not looking after my family I am at work, dancing or doing something dance related, whether learning new dances, updating the website, designing posters, marketing, arranging social events, the list goes on. But anyone who knows me will know that this isn’t work for me, its a passion and I enjoy every minute of it. If there were more hours in a day just think how many new dances I would be teaching you!
I am writing as I wanted to mark the occasion of Saturdays event as it was a special celebration for me. The occasion marked 10 years of teaching Line dancing, so the event was dedicated to dances weve enjoyed over the past 10 years. Dances which keep me coming back for more each week.
There was also a theme, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers dress up for fun and for the more reserved denim and sparkles.
The event originally was a non artist night but then a friend and fellow line dance colleague offered to sing at the event.
Sandra Lynton has been in linedancing from the start, not only as a teacher and events promoter but she has also been a live music artist. Sadly she had not sang since her husband Ray DJ / music technician aka Jukebox Junkie passed away early 2000. This event also marked an occasion for her as a return to the circuit as an artist something she had not done for probably a decade if not more.
Sandra previously shared the stage with the likes of George Hamilton V in country music venues across the country, she even sang Preston Guild hall and King Georges Hall. So it was a personal celebration for both of us.
Sandra had free reign to sing what she wanted. Usually I have quite a bit of input with artists to ensure dancers can dance all night, but being dance a decade we had a lot of tracks to choose from and Sandra whilst visiting some of her favorite tracks from the past also included an odd up to date number like Silver Lining by Kacey Musgraves.
Sandras tracks were
What made you say that – Shania Twain – Danced Piano Man
Black Coffee – Lacy J Dalton – Danced Black Coffee
He Thinks He’ll Keep Her – Mary Chapin Carpenter – Danced This is me / This and That
Walk in the Room – Pam Tillis – Danced Caught in the act
Passionate Kisses – Mary Chapin Carpenter – Danced Tush Push
Blame it on your heart – Patty Loveless – Danced Barn Dance
I feel lucky – Mary Chapin Carpenter – Danced Blue Night Cha
Silver Lining – Kacey Musgraves – Danced Silver Lining.
The night had a mixture of old and new dances.
Come dance with me , This and That, Alcazar, Chill Factor, Hit the road Jack, Heartbreak express, I walk alone, Just a memory, Fly High, Just for grins, Fireball, Cowboy rhythm, Raggle Taggle Gypsy O, Grundy Gallop, Throw away the key, My new life, Angel in blue Jeans, Scotia Samba, Bailando Amor, Lamtarra Rumba, Ring my bells, Islands in the stream, Boat to Liverpool, Disconnected, Corn dont grow, Piano man, Smokey Places, Shoebox, Timber, Tempted, All I an say, Walking the line, Cecelia, Say Geronimo, Slip, Amame, Little Rumba, Trashy Women, 50 ways, County Line, Half past nothin, Tropicana Parking lot, Vertical expression, Hit the floor, Cowboy Charleston, Charleston at the ritz, Sultry, Down to the river, Turn my world around, Dream lover, This is me.
It was another successful night filled with friends and plenty of fun and laughter. It was especially nice to welcome friends who had traveled all the way from Barrow
Once again it highlights that Line dancing is not just about physical activity and passion for dance, its about friends, fun, weekends away,online community, holidays abroad, live music, a shared interest all over the world. Once you line dance you can find friends in every country.
Our next event is Sunday 14th December at The Beechwood with Paul Taylor. Tickets £7
We also have a social New Years Eve at the Beechwood £8.50 includes Potato Pie supper