NEWSFLASH!!!! Partner/Couples Dancers Discover Benefits of Line Dancing!–Scientists Announce Earth’s Axis is Affected!


SECRETS REVEALED!

Calling All Couples Dancers and Pro-Am Students!

Secret Among Friends (CC)Pssssstttt!  I’m going to share a secret with you.  Just between you and me.  Don’t tell anyone… 

I started out as a line dancer.

When I started competing in Pro-Am (where a student competes with their Instructor) and Couples (where two dancers of equal skills compete as a team), the skills I had acquired by line dancing were a significant factor and my secret weapon, through my entire first year as a Newcomer.

Even now, in the Advanced Divisions, and on the social dance floor, being a line dancer gives me an edge when partner dancing!  My dance partners may not know “why” they feel a difference, but the difference is there!

Benefits Line Dancing Brings to Couples Dancing

Consider these benefits that line dancing can bring to your Couples and Pro-Am dancing. The basic idea is:

When you line dance, you are doing it all…there is no one else to hang on to and help you out.

Because it is you and only you…you develop and improve your dance skills and then those skills transfer DIRECTLY and IMMEDIATELY to your Pro-Am and Couples Dancing!

  • Improved Balance
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  • Improved Frame / Posture
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  • Improved Arm Lines
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  • Image used with permission of the copyright holderImproved Turns and Spins  (Guys… I’m talkin’ to youse!) 😉
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  • Improved sense of timing and rhythm
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  • Better memorization skills for choreography
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  • Hate drills?  Then why not dance it!  I hate drills with a purple passion!  But I love to dance.  Line dances are a repeating pattern, so each time you repeat the pattern, while dancing to music you get another chance to execute and practice technique every 32 or 48 counts!
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  • Improved stamina….  Let’s face it, while rehearsing with our Pro or our couples partner is fun, how many times in the studio, do you really get your heart rate up to 60% or more of max.

    Then at a competition, you’re all out of breath?  Sound Familiar?  But when you dance a line dance (as a technique improvement exercise — I *hate* the word drill!) then you are DANCING, burning calories, improving your stamina and cardiovascular health!

But, remember, this is a secret.  Just between us… 😉

November Line Dance Classes
Start Tue Nov 1 at 6pm

Line Dance at DanceMakers of Texas

See you on the dance floor…

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Waltz Across Texas is this Weekend!


And…Moí will be there! With boots on!

me 544x544I am honored to be part of the staff for Waltz Across Texas this year. I’ll be teaching two workshops and I’m available for private lessons!  And I will be competing in Advanced Line Dance

Waltz Across Texas is part of the American Country Dance Association (ACDA).

The ACDA is second largest of the two major Country Western Dance organizations here in the United States.  It is centered in the South / Southwest / Midwest part of the country and consists of several events spaced throughout the year.

Waltz Across Texas Logo 2016Waltz Across Texas is in Houston, this weekend, Oct 7-9.

It features a dance competition, lots of workshops, vendors selling costumes, and boots and dance shoes, and jewelry and there is LOTS of social dancing!

And it is FUN!  Really really FUN!!  Woot!

There is also a Saturday night show featuring some awesome dance numbers.

I will be teaching TWO Workshops!

Join me for my “Twisty Two Step” Workshop

#36 -- 2008.01 Worlds - ProAm Two StepTime: 5 pm, Oct 7th

Place: at the event hotel

Covers: a fun Two-step pattern.

Other info: You do not need a partner, although you should at least know the basic two-step.

For workshop #2, I will be teaching a line dance called “6-8-12”

Here is the walk-through video of the dance:

  • Line Dancers Having FunThe workshop is at 10 am on Saturday, Oct 8th (at the event hotel)
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  • This line dance is suitable for all levels.
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  • It is a Night Club Two-Step style dance.  Which means that a couples dancer or Pro-Am dancer who wants to practice their Night Club Two-step skills could use this pattern as a “practice” to improve their Night Club Two Step couples dancing!!!!
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  • This dance is the current UCWDC Newcomer Smooth line dance.  So if you’ve been thinking of competing in line dance, here is your chance to learn one of the competition dances!  This dance will be in use through early March of 2017, so you can use it at any of the remaining UCWDC events and at the events early in the year in 2017!
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  • This pattern can be danced to ANY Night Club Two Step song.

Dance info:

Dance: 6, 8, 12 / choreographed by Daan Geelen

Style: Newcomer / Improver level, 2 wall, 32 count, Night Club Two Step

Stepsheet: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/6-8-12-ID108990.aspx

Music: 6, 8, 12 / by Brian McKnight (preview for free or purchase and download for $1.29)

Walk-through video: https://youtu.be/wjxjqFjU-zc

I am available for Private Lessons during the event.

If you want to book a lesson with me call or text 214.415.3819

I am offering a Waltz Across Texas” special price on my
“Introduction to Line Dance Competition” workshop

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See ya on the dance floor!

 

 

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October Line Dance Classes Start Tuesday, Oct 4th at 6pm!


Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 4

  • Class meets every Tuesday at 6pm.
  • New Line Dance taught each week – drawn from the newest hottest dances on the planet.
  • Taught by Five Time UCWDC World Champion Line Dancer, Tony New
  • The first few minutes of class is always a “Technique & Review” session where:
    …I go over basic technique of common line dance steps,
    …answer questions about recently taught dances,
    …and occasionally make announcements about upcoming events.This allows folks who get caught in traffic a chance to arrive in time for the teach of the new dance.
  • Periodically I have an “Oldie-but-Goodie Week” where I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time and is still popular with dancers from around the world.
  • Save money by paying for the entire month
    • …save money by purchasing a 4 pack or 8 pack single class “dance card”
    • …save money by signing up for one of DanceMaker’s “Unlimited Classes” packages.
    • Visit the DanceMaker’s website (http://dancemakers.com) for full details on pricing and a full calendar of all the dance classes.

Have fun!
Exercise your mind and your body!

Have FUN!
Learn the hottest most popular line dances!

Have FUN fun FUN!
Meet new friends!

Have TONS of FUN!
Join a world wide family of dance enthusiasts!

Need more info?  Call (817) 244-8500
Or visit  https://txcowboydancer.com/faq-about-tonys-line-dance-classes

Line Dance Class – When & Where:

  • facebook-connectEvery Tuesday at 6pm
    • Mark your calendars! — OCTOBER classes start on Oct 4th
  • DanceMakers of Texas
    — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio Phone: 817-244-8500
    Visit the website for details on pricing and for the full calendar of classes
  • Drop-ins Welcome – Save money by paying for the whole month.

 

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Tigers Eye Bead Necklace – Online Garage Sale


Tigers Eye Bead Necklace

I’m De-cluttering my life.

And I’m getting rid of all the stuff which has been sitting in my closet collecting dust… …asking $30

WILLING TO NEGOTIATE ON PRICE – MAKE ME AN OFFER!!!

necklace-01This is a very pretty necklace.  It really catches the light as it moves around.

  • For men or women
  • 19.25″ / 48.9 cm long (including clasp)
  • Catch is a screw clasp – very secure
  • Beaded
  • Bead Pattern is:
    • Large Rectangular Tigers Eye bead
    • Small Faceted black bead
    • Large Rectangular Tigers Eye bead
    • Small Faceted black bead
    • Small Tigers Eye bead
    • Small Faceted black bead
    • Then the pattern repeats

Willing to negotiate. Make a serious offer. — Use the form below to contact me — I will not refuse any reasonable offer!

Did I mention that I really need the money?  Oh, I did? Then good!

— If you are in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area, you can pick it up in person (cash only)

— If you are not in the DFW area, or if you don’t want to drive cross town and pick it up, then I am willing to ship to anywhere in the US or Canada.

Use the form below to contact me. I’ll email you back to let you know the total cost including shipping and the 4% PayPal processing fee.  If you agree, I’ll send you an invoice to your email address.  You do not have to have PayPal account, only an email address; you can pay using any major Credit Card.

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Dance Swag for Sale – Dallas Dance Festival Leather Garment Bag


Dallas Dance Festival Leather Garment Bag

I’m De-cluttering my life.

And I’m getting rid of all the “Dance Swag” from the events I’ve attended which have been sitting in my closet collecting dust… …asking $35

WILLING TO NEGOTIATE ON PRICE – MAKE ME AN OFFER!!!

This is one in an ongoing series of posts over the next couple weeks; all this things are “prizes” or “souvenirs” or “participant gifts” given to the competitors at various dance events.

Leather Garment BagDallas Dance Festival is the largest UCWDC event outside of Worlds.  It is often referred to as the “Dress Rehearsal for Worlds”

Collectible Souvenir Garment Bag
Dallas Dance Festival (Dallas, Texas)
an UCWDC event — (United Country Western Dance Council)

  • Exterior shell is 100% leather
  • Patchwork of various leather pieces of different grains and textures
  • Lining is smooth nylon
  • Zipper pulls are stainless steel with a satin finish
  • 23″ wide at the widest point
  • 23″ long when folded
  • 46″ long when opened
  • 4″ deep when folded
  • 2″ deep when opened
  • Handles are smooth vinyl on the outside
  • Handles are textured rubber on the inside for a secure grip
  • The zippers are very good quality – open and close smoothly
  • Metal hook inside of bag allowing hanging up inside of the hotel room

Never used – in pristine condition

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