There’s a Whole Lot of Dancin’ Goin’ On!
If you have come here to my blog in response to the notice in Carol’s Newsletter, just put the name and artist of the song down below in the comments section. Or you can use my “Contact Form” if you like. Either way will get the name of the song to my email inbox.
If you’re a follower of my blog or follow me on Twitter, then I extend the same invitation to you. Send me your favorite ”Cruisin” song! Woot!
After all the recommendations stop flooding in, I’ll compile the list and create a new article over on Squidoo and post the link to the article so that everyone can see all the songs that people use to dance this awesome dance!
Until then, enjoy this video of some folks dancing “Cruisin”
See ya on the dance floor!
Asking “What are line dance levels?” feels a wee bit silly doesn’t it? I know that I felt a little strange asking the question. I mean, after all, the whole idea of “Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced” is a concept that most of us “get” right away.
It isn’t a silly question, of course.
Even though most of us can easily grasp the concept of a ranking system which starts with…
…“so easy a baby could do it…”
…moves through “kinda in the middle someplace”…
…and ends up at “you have GOT to be kidding me!”
…it is not easy to figure out exactly which dance goes where. It is quite a mess in fact! No wonder folks get confused!
Fear not fellow dancer, by the end of this short article you’ll be able to skim the workshop list at a dance event and decide with confidence which ones are right for you.
What most folks are really asking when they say “What are “Line Dance Levels?” is for more detail so they can then be able to sort the dances into their proper levels.
To put it another way, what people are asking is: “Where are the dividing lines between the levels and what steps are in each level?
Dance on my friend! Dance on!
This is an article that has been on my “To do” list for quite a while. And I finally got around to it. Because I’ve been line dancing quite a while, I have a pretty good grasp of what the levels are, however, as I’ve started teaching line dance, I’ve discovered that for many people the levels are confusing.
So this article is an attempt to sort it all out. I think it is pretty well written, but then I’m kinda biased. LOL Hmmm I wonder if I could get the judges at dance comps to let me judge myself? *wink*
Anyway, the article explains about the different “levels” that choreographers assign to their line dances, and talks about how you can, uhhmmmm, judge for yourself whether or not something is really a “beginner” or if the dance should actually be called an “improver” or “intermediate”
As with all my articles I write, there is a wee bit of humor thrown in just for giggles and grins, some cool photos of folks dancing, and some fun polls. I hope you enjoy it.
- Looking for Tush Push Song Recommendations (txcowboydancer.com)
- How to Read a Line Dance Stepsheet (txcowboydancer.com)
- What you REALLY need in order to line dance (linedance4you.wordpress.com)
- Kickit is Kickin! Weekly “Most Taught” and “Most Danced” Lists Updated (txcowboydancer.com)
- What is the best song to use for the Tush Push Line Dance? (txcowboydancer.com)
I updated my article over on Squidoo:
You may laugh but it is true! Everyone can dance!
How many times have you heard someone say “I can’t dance”? Hmmmm? I bet you’ve heard it a lot.
However heartfelt folks may be who say “I can’t dance,” they are incorrect. They are mistaken. They “jus’ ain’t right” or, as we say in Texas:
“They are pure-dee wrong!”
EVERYONE can dance!
Dancing only requires two things: (1) the ability to move (2) and the ability to “hear” a beat.
To Dance, all you need is…
We’re talking getting from one spot to another. Even if you move slowly, or use wheels to get around, that still…
Five Tips for the First Time Dance Competitor (txcowboydancer.com)
Ok, I’m on my knees…
Getcher mind OUT of the gutter! Not in that sense! LOL
The article was going up and up and up. But now has stalled and I need your help to get it going again.
There are almost 800 people following my posts, spread out among Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and Feedburner.
That would give me almost 800 hits on the lens. That will take you about 10 seconds.
If you have 3 minutes to spare, I would love it if you could hit all the “like” and “share” buttons up at the top of the article after it loads.
If you have 5 minutes to spare, I would name my first born after you if you could scroll through the article and take all the polls and quizzes.
If you have 6 minutes to spare, I will dance naked in the rain in your honor, which since I live in Texas, and rain is generally accompanied by lightning and thunder and tornadoes, well… nonetheless, when the guys in the white coats show up I’ll mention your name prominently.
Hmmmm… scratch that last bit. LOL Anyway, if you have six minutes to spare, then please leave a comment on the article in the Guestbook which is down at the bottom of the article
Here are the stats:
“Visits = the number of people to land on your lens.
Pageviews – the total number of times your lens has been viewed by visitors.
Visits this period: 235 visits
Pageviews this period: 390 pageviews
Pages/visit: 1.66 Lifetime visits: 235″
Note from lil ole me: What this means is that of the 235 unique visitors, some of you folks have gone there more than once for a total of 390 visits! Woot!
THANK YOU – THANK YOU — THANK YOU!!!!
#18 — “Books, Poetry & Writing >> Books >> Reading Lists“
#63 — “Books, Poetry & Writing >> Books“
#99 — “Books, Poetry & Writing”
#4,536 — Overall (out of almost 3 million)
And this ranking is the result of only 390 visits from 235 people! IMAGINE what the rank would be if I got almost 800 hits on the page today! Swooon! *pant* *drool*
Here is a screen capture that shows how many folks have hit those like and share buttons. The #141 count is for Facebook. Which means the 235 folks who have gone to the page, 141 of them have hit at least one of the “like” buttons! THANK YOU – THANK YOU — THANK YOU!!!!
Here is a graph from the “stats” area of the dashboard/management area for the article:
You can see that after steadily climbing in the ranks it has leveled off and now is basically flat.
So… there you have it.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled workday or house chores or random Internet surfing.
This is going to be my last push for visitors. I’ve done all the things that one should in trying to maximize SEO… I’ve blogged about it. I’ve posted on Blogger, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc.
I’ve gone to every Rachel Maddow Fan site and left messages and asked for cross linking. The BIG spike in visits was the result of one of those fan sites Tweeting about my article.
THANK YOU – THANK YOU — THANK YOU!!!!
But now that I’ve got all the books and songs listed back to Jan 1st it is time to put this article in maintenance mode, do the daily updates, and live with whatever level it comes to rest at.
But it sure would be nice to have a Tier 1 article (rank of 2,000 or less overall) because that is where the real money is *sigh*
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