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The ProAm and Couples Competitor’s “Secret Weapon”


Line dancing makes you a better overall dancer!

Shhhhh!  Don’t tell anyone!

If you are…

  • …a Couples or ProAm competitor who wants an “edge”
  • …a Social Dancer who wants to improve their skills on the dance floor,

Then you should consider Line Dance Competition!

Here’s the deal:

Introduction to Line Dance Competition

No, you don’t have to be local to the Fort Worth / Denton / Dallas metroplex.

If you are in a distant part of the world from me we can do the lesson via Skype and I’ll send you a video of the “line dance teach.”

What are you waiting for? — Line Dancing is FUN!

What? Not convinced yet?

OK, if you need more reasons, let me share. *grin*

Here are some reasons why you should add line dancing competition in addition to your ProAm or Couples competition: Read the rest of this entry

Welcome to the Grind


Just sharing a YouTube Video Link I think is awesome!

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and the video is so awesome that I just had to pass it along.  I hope you enjoy it!  Cheers!

See ya on the dance floor!

TEST OF “BACK TO TOP”

2013 Louisiana Country Dance Hayride


Line Dance Room Workshop Schedule

CLICK THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Visit the Event Website for more information.

Yes I know this is a quick and dirty post without my usual wailing and drama but hey, I’m running short on time.  Sorry!  🙂

LA HAYRIDE

Five Tips for the First Time Dance Competitor


Ballroom Dance Competitors Dancing in a ContestCongratulations! You’re already a winner!

I remember my first time competing. I have to confess, that I was very nervous which is really weird because I love being in front of people! That didn’t stop me from being nervous however. I still get nervous just before walking onto the dance floor for the first dance at every event. Truthfully, it feels like I gotta go to the little dancer’s room!

You laugh! But it’s true! And I’m not alone!

At my last competition, I was standing in line ready to go onto the floor for the first dance of the event; I was right behind this professional dancer who was in the same heat with his lady student and I overheard him say “I gotta go” with a wiggle and a stamp of his feet. The pro, to protect the very guilty, and because he’s a friend of mine, shall remain unnamed. I admit, I burst out laughing.

I said “You too?” He grinned this silly sheepish grin and replied that he always feels that way. He didn’t really need *ahem* “to go” and neither did I, but the nerves made it feel that way. So, I asked him, “You’ve been dancing for years now, you’re a ‘pro!’ Why do you still get nervous?” He laughed and said that no one ever stops getting nervous, they just learn to handle it better as time goes on.

So let me be the first to welcome you to the family of competitive dancers. To help you get to the point where you “handle it better” I’m offering five tips that…

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Big D Bash and Pro-Am Line Dance


What the heck is “ProAm Line Dance?”

Big D BashHi everybody!  Big D Bash is coming up fast.  There are only 32 days before the event.  Big D Bash is unique on the UCWDC circuit in that it is a “Line Dance only” event.  No couples.  No ProAm… we’ll almost no ProAm.

There is a little known category of dance competition called “ProAm Line Dance.”  Here is how it works:

  1. You find an instructor (like me).
  2. You find some friends (optional, but it makes it a lot more fun)
  3. You and the instructor (and friends?) pick out a line dance and the instructor teaches it to you and/or coaches you.  Any line dance at all!  Did you catch that?  You get to dance any line dance you want to dance!!!!
  4. You enter the contest.  Here’s the “Pro/Am” part:
    The instructor dances on the floor in the competition with you!   You’re not out there all alone!
    So if you get stuck or your mind goes blank, then you have someone to look at other than the other competitors.
  5. You have a great time, you win cool prizes, accolades, applause, you’re invited to be on Oprah and the Tonight show!   You become famous and retire and spend your weekends in the French Rivera. (that last bit is still being verified, but it’s what I heard! *wink*)

Line Dancers on the dance floor-Artistic Shot (CC)

Basically it is a way for people who are “thinking” of doing line dance to get over that scary leap into the unknown:  “Eeeeeeeek, you mean I won’t have a Pro to hang onto?  Eeeeeeeeeek!”

We’ll you won’t actually be able to hang onto me, but I’ll be there on the floor with you so I’m your “emergency fallback plan.”  *grin*

So, if you’d like to try out line dance competition in a fun, easy, inexpensive way, then give me a shout!

Everybody should line dance — Especially ProAm “Couples” Students !

Line dancing is fun! But, if you need more reasons, let me share. *grin*

Here are some reasons why you should add line dancing competition in addition to your ProAm or Couples competition. Read the rest of this entry

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