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I updated my Events / Dance Calendar


Lots going on…

Check out my updated Events / Dance Calendar.

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https://txcowboydancer.com/event-calendar/

My Next Event is the Oklahoma Dance Rush!

Oklahoma Dance Rush (UCWDC) — April 20-23 2017 — Oklahoma City, OK

Definitely attending this event!

See ya on the dance floor!

 

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It’s My Anniversary! Here’s the Realization That’s Been Seven Years in the Making.


I wanted to share a post from a blog I follow. This guy really inspires me. It is nice to know that it IS possible to revamp your lifestyle into one where “fit and healthy” is the new “normal.”

Keep It Up, David!

It was seven years ago today, at Richard Simmons’ suggestion, that I started logging my food and emailing him the logs. That marked the beginning of my long, extremely rewarding journey that has resulted in a weight loss of 160 pounds – which I’ve kept off. I thought it’d be nice to mark the occasion with a new ‘before and current’ photo comparison!

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The photo on the right was

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“UCWDC Special Series” wraps up with a “Review” of 3 Dances!


Tue August 30th is “Review” Night!

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Wow, what a fun month it has been!  And it isn’t over yet!!!  Woot!  We have one more night left in August: Tue, Aug 30th at 6pm at DanceMakers of Texas

Sooooo….we’ll review the three UCWDC Competition Line Dances we’ve learned.  Woo Hoo!!!

For those students who are new this month to the class, a “review” night is where we briefly go over each dance.

We have three dances… and 50 minutes… so that works out to … [uhmmmm….calculating…doing hard math…. LOL] about 15 minutes per dance.  So be sure to check out these videos and links:

6, 8, 12 / choreographed by Daan Geelen
32 count, 2 wall, Smooth (Nightclub), Newcomer Level
Stepsheet: http://ucwdc.org/associatemembercenter/stepsheets/2017/2017%20Newcomer%20Smooth%20-%206%208%2012.pdf
Music: 6, 8, 12 / by Brian McKnight

 

 

Happy Girl / choreographed by Marlon Ronkes
— 48 Count, 2 wall, Cuban (Cha-Cha), Newcomer Level
Stepsheet: http://ucwdc.org/associatemembercenter/stepsheets/2017/2017%20Newcomer%20Cuban%20-%20HAPPY%20GIRL.pdf
Music: Happy Girl / by Martina McBride (pitched down to 108) — This dance can be danced to just about any slow cha-cha song.  If you need information on how to pitch a song down, ask me in class.

 

 

Move That Grove / choreographed by Tina Argyle
— 32 count, 4 Wall, Stage/Novelty (Pop) Newcomer Level
Stepsheet: http://ucwdc.org/associatemembercenter/stepsheets/2017/2017%20Newcomer%20StageNovelty%20-%20MOVE%20THAT%20GROOVE.pdf
Music: We Are Family (A.R. Remix) / by Groovy 69

 

About these three dances…

Line Dancers in the Plaza-opacity 03-RESIZEDThese 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, you could compete, using these dances:

Also, two of the three dances use music which “Couples Dancers” will recognize:

  • Cha-Cha
  • 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.

Line Dance Class – When & Where:

  • Every Tuesday at 6pm
  • — 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)

 

 

See ya on the dance floor!!!!

 

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]

 

Lots of Dance Swag and Other Stuff for sale in my “Online Garage Sale”


Yes Virginia, there is a garage sale…

Check out the stuff in my "Online Garage Sale"In case you missed the flood of posts yesterday while you were watching the Superbowl…

I’m doing some Spring Cleaning and…

I’m trying to de-clutter and…

I’m trying to raise some much needed cash.  So…

Check out ALL the stuff I have for sale here:

My Online Garage Sale

or if you only want to see the “Dance” stuff:

Dance Swag for Sale

Like!  Share!  Buy!

I’ll be posting more “Dance Swag” and other stuff over the next few days.  🙂

See you on the dance floor!

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