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Announcing a “Special Series” of dances for my August Line Dance Class!


Good News! The August class made…

Applause KittyRight now, we are in the tail end of the “Summer Months” where people’s lives become very very busy, understandably so. As a result, attendance in dance classes drop off, not just mine…all dance classes.

Things pick back up in the Fall, thank goodness, but every dance instructor, including myself holds their breath through the last bit of Summer wondering how many students are going to show up.

I’m happy to say that we squeaked by with JUST enough students for August to “make the class” Whew!

…which presents us with a unique opportunity…

line dancers in night club-facebook sizedOne of the things I do in my Tuesday Night Class, is tailor the dances I select to the skill levels of the students in the class.

Which means that most of the time, I teach dances which are in the middle of the “Beginner” level and sometimes goes up into the “Improver” level.

Right now, the group of students in the class who have signed up for August, are all on the upper end of the “beginner” spectrum, able to handle “High Beginner / Improver” level dances pretty darn tootin’ good…

Yes I’m complimenting you, my awesome wonderful students…because it happens to be TRUE!

…so…I am going to present

“a Special Series of Dances”

OutGames MedalsHopefully this “Special Series” will challenge and entertain the current crop of students for August AND…

….TEMPT some of you folks who haven’t been to class in a while to come back and join the fun!!!!

…And MAYBE even bring some new folks into the class!!! Woot!

Why these three dances?

Line Dancers in the Plaza-opacity 03-RESIZEDI’m sure you’re wondering what makes these dances so special? And why teach them now?

LOTS OF REASONS…

  1. “Why now?” is explained up above.. Woot! You did read all that right? LOL!!!
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  2. These three dances are the UCWDC Newcomer Level competition dances for 2016-2017. There are not one, but two UCWDC events held here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where, if you choose, could compete, using these dances: The Dallas Dance Festival, in November; and Big D Bash, held in February. — Big D Bash is an all line dance event – 3 days of nothing but line dancing.
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  3. Taking these three dances in my “Tuesday Class” is a HUGE cost savings. When I teach these dances privately to students wanting to get started in line competition, the cost is a $120 for the three dances. Here’s your chance to learn them at a fraction of that cost!!!!
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  4. Two of the students in the class right now (for August) happen to be competitors or former competitors and the other student is is just oozing with talent and can easily handle these dances. And since I “tailor” my classes…well, there ya go!
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  5. These dances are fun and filled with the steps that show up in line dances of all kinds and difficulty levels so they are excellent “teaching tools.”
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  6. Two of the three dances use music which “Couples Dancers” will recognize: Cha-Cha and Night Club Two-Step. The line dances incorporate basic footwork from those two styles thus these dances are an EXCELLENT PRACTICE DRILL for Couples Dancers who wish to have a way to practice fundamentals on their own.

And….DanceMakers Winter Showcase coming up…!!!!

DanceMakers of TexasDanceMakers has a “student showcase” twice a year, one in the Spring and one in Late Fall…

I thought that we could, as a group, do one of these dances in the Showcase. Which would be AWESOME fun!!!!

Think about it….I’d really like to see a bunch of students from my Line Class dance together in a number in the show!

See ya in Class!

P.S.

And yes, I know I type long posts…. BUT I wanted folks to know the background about this “Special Series”

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

Line Dance Class – When & Where:

  • Every Tuesday at 6pm
    Four classes left in August: 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
  • — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio Phone: 817-244-8500
  • Drop-ins Welcome ($15 per class) but save money by paying for the entire month ($10 per class–e.g. 3 classes left is $30)
    OR by taking advantage of the August “Dog Days of Summer” Special
    —- get a discount for taking more than one class. [Full Class Schedule]

 

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Busy-Busy-Busy! A week filled with DANCING!


Just the facts…Uhmmm…the dance!

wood-floor-background-sized for Facebook- dancing shoes keep calmFolks who have read my blog over the years (you know who you are) know that my general theme has been one of rampant goofiness.  Well not today…  I just don’t have the time or strength or energy.

In fact… the past several months have been like that.  I’ve been focused so much on DOING that I haven’t had a lot of time to WRITE about doing.

I will, try… attempt… endeavor… undertake… give it my best shot to rectify that over the coming couple weeks.

Hopefully I’ll be able to bring you up to speed on what’s been happening on the fitness front, the finances front and give you an update as to where I stand on my Journey to Fitness and Health.

STAY TUNED…

But, as you may have noticed, I’ve been doing REALLY good to get 1 post out a week about the most pressing topic: my ongoing Line Dance class.

So, this post is simply what dancing I’ll be doing this week; I hope you can join me.

Tuesday Line Dance Class!

Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 4My “Beginner” line dance class on Tuesday is continuing.  I hope you can join me and bring a friend.  Really!  I need more people in the class!  This is summer and as is usual during the summer months, the number of students in the class have dropped off.  I really would like more folks in the class!

But on the bright side, right now, because of its small size, that means you get lots of individual attention!  Woot!

And there is a special price offer this month.  Check out the DanceMakers Website for full details.

Details:  When / Where

  • Every Tuesday at 6pm — Next class is Tue, Aug 9th
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  • DanceMakers of Texas
    — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
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  • Pay at the door or call ahead to Register: 817-244-8500
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  • Dances range from Ultra-beginner to Improver; all drawn from the hottest line dances on the planet.

I’m Teaching at LoneStar Invitational

lonestarlogoLoneStar 2016

Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark – Austin, TX – August 12-14, 2016

Workshops I am teaching:

Sat, Aug 13, 10:45 am – Line Dance Teach

Dance: “Fragile” an Advanced level Phrased Line Dance, choreographed by  Guyton Mundy, Fred Whitehouse & J.P. Madge.

Stepsheet: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/fragile-ID111976.aspx

Music: Fragile / by Kygo & Labrinth (preview for free or purchase from Amazon for $1.29)

Video:

Sat, Aug 13, 2pm
– “Introduction to Line Competition”

Introduction to Line Dance flyer for Lone star

Click on the image for a full size version of the flyer.

It is no secret that I love line dance.  I also love to compete.

It is also no secret that I want MORE people to compete in line dance.  So for about a year now I’ve been offering at the VERY low cost of just $20 a special “Intro to Line Competition” session which can be taken in person or via Skype if you don’t live in my area.

This workshop on Aug 13th at 2pm will be a Special Presentation in a “group” format at no cost!

Well no additional cost.  The workshop is included with your weekend and/or day pass.

This workshop is for ALL DANCERS: Couples, ProAm and Social Line Dancers
Join UCWDC World Champion and ACDA Nationals Champion “Tony New” to learn everything you need to know about how to use Line Dance as a “drill” to build better basic skills. You’ll learn about step sheets and how to read them and the difference between social & competition line dance. Tony will give an overview of the rules and how to qualify for Nationals and Worlds as well as tips for all competitors.

Sat, Aug 13, 5 pm – Line Dance Teach

Dance: “Blue Lights Chasing” – an Intermediate / Advanced level line dance choreographed by Joey Warren

Stepsheet: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/blue-lights-chasing-ID106063.aspx

Music: We Went / by Randy Houser (preview for free or purchase from Amazon for $1.29)

Video:

Available for Private Lessons all weekend at LoneStar

Book ahead please!  Use this form to contact me about a private lesson.

The more in advance you contact me the better I will be able to coach you during the event.

See ya on the dance floor!

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Beginning Line Dance Class Starts August 2nd!!!!


Learn to Line Dance! – “Tuesdays with Tony”

  • Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 4Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm — NEW CLASS STARTS ON Aug 2, 2016!
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  • Dances taught are Ultra-Beginner, Beginner, and Improver level.
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  • New Line Dance taught each week – drawn from the newest hottest dances on the planet
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  • Dance difficulty level progresses from very easy at the beginning of the month to “Improver” level by month’s end.
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  • Your instructor is [drum roll please] …Moí! — Mr. Tony New! — But you can call me “Tony.” 🙂 I am a five time UCWDC World Champion in Line Dance. So…uhmmm…yeppers, I know what I’m doing! Woot! 🙂
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Teaching “Midnight Waltz” Tonight


Midnight Waltz…

me 544x544No, we won’t be learning this at midnight!  LOL

The class is at its regular time — 6pm!   “Midnight Waltz” is the name of the DANCE!

It is choreographed by Jo Thompson Szymanski.  This dance is a class that has been around for a long time.

This is a wonderfully choreographed waltz with lots of fundamental Waltz Steps in the pattern. If you have ever done any COUPLES waltzing, then you will instantly recognize the footwork. Which means that this line dance is an awesome practice tool for GASP couples dancers! So whatcherwaitinfer?

Come on out tonight! See ya in class!  The music I’ve chosen is the one in this video.  It can be done to any speed of waltz. The faster the music, the more difficult it becomes.  For tonight (because Tony is worn out from a lot of dancing this past weekend) we are doing it to a slow song!

Here’s the music for the dance: Their Hearts Are Dancing / by the Forester Sisters (Preview it for free or download it from Amazon)

Here is the stepsheet for tonight’s dance: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/midnight-waltz-ID71690.aspx

Still not convinced?  There are LOTS of reasons to line dance:

  • line dancers in night club-facebook sizedExercise your mind and your body!
  • Have fun!
  • Improve your partner dancing! Line dancing is a great way to drill/practice technique!
  • Have FUN!
  • Learn the hottest most popular line dances!
  • Have FUN fun FUN!
  • Meet new friends!
  • Have TONS of FUN!
  • Join a worldwide family of dance enthusiasts!

Did I mention that line dancing is FUN?

Oh? I did…then awesome! Woot!

When & Where

  • Every Tuesday at 6 pm
  • 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio Phone: 817-244-8500
  • Drop-ins Welcome!  Save money by paying for an entire month of classes.

Get announcements of the specific dances I’ll teach each week

..Like my “Line Dancing with Tony New” Facebook Page

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Still have questions?

Then hop on over to
Frequently Asked Questions
about Tony’s Line Dance Classes

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Tonight’s class…a Fun Upbeat Dance for you!


“We Are Familyeeee-eeeee…”

Yes, I’m chair dancing as I type this.  And singing loudly (probably off key) LOL

July is just rolling along…the class got even bigger last week!  Woot!  Yay! I really had a great time teaching last weeks class!  You guys rock!

The fun continues this week.  Tonight Tue, July 19th at 6pm!  Woot!

I’ve got a fun dance lined up for you.  It is upbeat and I dare ya not to do a little chair dancing when you hear the music.

The dance is called “Move that Groove / choreographed by Tina Argyle.”  There are lots of “East Coast Swing” type steps in it so it’s a great dance to practice your East Coast Technique.  It is fun.  It is easy!  And it’s FUN!

It is also one of the Newcomer Division Competition Line Dances for UCWDC.  So if you’re thinking of competing in Line Dance  there here is your chance to learn one of the entry level dances!  🙂

Here’s the music for the dance: We Are Family (A.R. Remix) by Groovy 69 (Preview it for free or download it from Amazon)

Here is the stepsheet for tonight’s dance: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/move-that-groove-ID102593.aspx

Still not convinced?  There are LOTS of reasons to line dance:

  • line dancers in night club-facebook sizedExercise your mind and your body!
  • Have fun!
  • Improve your partner dancing! Line dancing is a great way to drill/practice technique!
  • Have FUN!
  • Learn the hottest most popular line dances!
  • Have FUN fun FUN!
  • Meet new friends!
  • Have TONS of FUN!
  • Join a worldwide family of dance enthusiasts!

Did I mention that line dancing is FUN?

Oh? I did…then awesome! Woot!

When & Where

  • Every Tuesday at 6 pm
  • 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio Phone: 817-244-8500
  • Drop-ins Welcome!  Save money by paying for an entire month of classes.

Get announcements of the specific dances I’ll teach each week

..Like my “Line Dancing with Tony New” Facebook Page

..

Still have questions?

Then hop on over to
Frequently Asked Questions
about Tony’s Line Dance Classes

..

Save

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