Here’s your chance! Learn a line dance classic: “Waltz Across Texas” and “Come Dance With Me”


How line dances are created….

thinking headWhen a choreographer creates a new line dance it usually happens because, as they go about their daily routine of shopping, cleaning house, working, driving, picking up the kids from school, and so on, they hear a song on the radio…

…or on TV…

…or they are dusting their music collection, they notice an old favorite from their youth and BAM…

…dance steps start popping into their head!

And before you can say “5-6-7-8” all thought of housekeeping or errands or picking up the kids from school is quickly forgotten…

…and a few hours later, amidst the debris of forgotten chores, a new line dance is born.

Psssst…let me tell you a “Line Dance Secret”

You can dance line dances to music OTHER than the song the choreographer used.

Eeeeeeekkkkk!!!!!  I hear the teeming masses cry out!  I hear GASPs and shouts of dismay!

True…Sometimes a line dance should only be danced to a particular song!

love-song-birdWhy you ask? The answer is simple:  The choreography matches the music so well that dancers would never ever think of doing it to a different song.

There are hundreds of examples of this.

My two favorite examples are “Dizzy / choreographed by Jo Thompson” and “Chill Factor / choreographed by Daniel Whittaker & Hayley Westhead”

Those two dances, in my humble opinion simply can not be done to any other piece of music but that to which they were originally choreographed BECAUSE they are so well choreographed.

ALSO true…Sometimes the choreography is cool but you’re not too crazy about the song the choreographer choose.

bird-singingAnd that is when you can try that 32 or 40 or 48 or 64 beats of choreography to other music and you discover something amazing!

That bit of awesome choreography works with a wide variety of songs!

Probably the best and most well know examples of this is the “Tush Push” and “The Electric Slide”. 

There are hundreds of songs to which those two line dances can be danced.

This Week and Next week will feature one of each type of line dance:

This week: 19th & 20th

Waltz Across Texas — a line dance which can be danced to lots of different songs

Dance: Waltz Across Texas
Choreographers: Lois & John Nielson
Step sheet & Videos: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/waltz-across-texas-ID45270.aspx

I’m teaching this dance on Tue Apr 19, 2016 in Fort Worth and on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 in Dallas.

Next week: 26th & 27th

Come Dance With Me — a line dance which should only be done to the original song

Dance: Come Dance With Me
Choreographer: Jo Thompson (now Jo Thompson Szymanski)
Step sheet & Videos: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/come-dance-with-me-ID59703.aspx
Music: Come Dance With Me by Nancy Hays

I’m teaching this dance on Tue Apr 26, 2016 in Fort Worth and on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 in Dallas.

Want to come to my class? Here’s the 411…

Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony…in FORT WORTH!

  • Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 3Every Tue at 6pm
  • The first few minutes of class is always a “review & announcements” where I answer questions about recently taught dances and let folks know about upcoming events.   This allows folks who get caught in traffic a chance to arrive for the teach of the new dance.
  • DanceMakers of Texas
     — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX  76116 [Get Directions]..
     — Ph: 817-244-8500
  • Drop-ins Welcome!
  • Pay at the door.  Save by purchasing the entire month or remainder of the month.
    ..

Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony…in DALLAS!

  • Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony in DallasEvery Wed at 6pm
  • The first few minutes of class is always a “review & announcements” where I answer questions about recently taught dances and let folks know about upcoming events.   This allows folks who get caught in traffic a chance to arrive for the teach of the new dance.

Whatcher waitin’ fer? 🙂

Sign up to get announcements of the specific dances I’ll teach each week.

Just look at the fun all these line dancers are having!

 

Advertisements

About TxCowboyDancer

Eight time Country Dance World Champion. I love to dance. In the middle of a journey, transforming myself from "unemployed and out-of-shape" to "in-shape and full time dance instructor, writer and graphic artist."

Posted on Mon, Apr 18, 2016, in Dance, Line Dance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Join the discussion or just say "Howdy"

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: