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Copperknob Top Ten List Updated 6-4-2013


Top Ten Most Popular Line Dances from the Copperknob Line Dance ArchiveTop Ten Line Dances from the Copperknob Line Dance Archive

Updated: Tuesday 06/04/2013 —  This week’s Top Ten:

#1 (1847 Views) ~Blurred Lines / Rachael McEnaney and Arhay Centeno
#2 (1067 Views) ~Heart On A String / Kate Sala and Vivienne Scott
#3 (1054 Views) ~Never Say Never / Scott Blevins
#4 (930 Views) ~Celtic Teardrops / Maggie Gallagher
#5 (882 Views) ~Good Girls Gone Bad / Rachael McEnaney
#6 (828 Views) ~Put Your Hands On Me / Debbie McLaughlin
#7 (732 Views) ~Booty Chuk / Scott Blevins and Lou Ann Schemmel
#8 (722 Views) ~It Don’t Matter / Joey Warren
#9 (706 Views) ~Sippin’ on Southern / Guyton Mundy and Will Craig
#10 (692 Views) ~Sleep / Kate Sala

To see the videos, read the stepsheets, preview the music, and have fun with some cool polls, jump on over to the full article:

See ya on the dance floor!

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LineDancer Magazine Top Ten List Updated 6/3/2013


Top Ten LinTop Ten Line Dances from LineDancer Magazinee Dances from the LineDancer Magazine

Updated: Monday, 06/03/2013 —  This week’s Top Ten:

#1 ~Throw Away The Key / Alison Biggs and Peter Metelnick
#2 ~Tango De Pasion / Kate Sala
#3 ~Voodoo Jive / Adrian Churm
#4 ~Hurt Me Carefully / Ria Vos
#5 ~Wagon Wheel Rock / Yvonne Anderson
#6 ~Faking It / Julie Harris Neville Fitzgerald
#7 ~Crank It Up / Daniel Whittaker
#8 ~Long Distance Love / Dee Musk
#9 ~Outta Control / Simon Ward
#10 ~Slip / Maggie Gallagher

To see the videos, read the stepsheets, preview the music, and have fun with some cool polls, jump on over to the full article:

World Line Dance Newsletter Survey Top Ten Updated


Top Ten Line Dances from the World Line Dance NewsletterTop Ten Line Dances from the World Line Dance Newsletter

Updated: 6/2/2013 —  This week’s Top Ten:

#1     Fifty Ways (50 Ways) / Patricia Stott
#2     Hurt Me Carefully / Ria Vos
#3     Come Together / Debbie McLaughlin
#4     The Hotdog Boogie / Francien Sittrop
#5     Gleefuly There / Rachael McEnaney
#6     Breathless / Karl-Harry Winston
#7     Throw Away the Key / Peter Metelnick and Alison Biggs
#8-9 (TIE)     Outta Control / Simon Ward
#8-9 (TIE)     Tornado / Gail Smith
#10     Cheap Talk / Gaye Teather

To see the videos, read the stepsheets, preview the music, and have fun with some cool polls, jump on over to the full article:

I broke into Tier 1 with ‘What is the Best Song to use for the Tush Push Line Dance?’


Note (added on 07.01.2015) — This blog post was written when I was writing on a website called “Squiddo.”  The stats all refer to the article as it appeared over on that site.  The website no longer exists.  I’m leaving this here because, well I’m proud of those stats.

The good news is that I’m in the process of re-creating the articles I had on Squidoo here on my blog.  So here are three Tush Push articles for you to enjoy:

or if you want to read the old blog post keep scrolling…  🙂

I Finally Have a Tier 1 Article!

Awesome Thumbs Up Sketch (CC)I would never have thought that THIS article would be the one that shot up into Teir 1.

But it has.  Who knew!

That is thanks in part mainly to the readers of Carol’s World Line Dance Newsletter. 

She was kind enough to post a link to the article in the Newsletter and her readers have pushed my article up to the very top of the charts on Squidoo.

Today’s Stats / Rankings:

Ranked #1,045 overall
Ranked #50 in Entertainment
Ranked #2 in Entertainment >> Dance
Ranked #1 in Entertainment >> Dance >> Other Dance Topics

Diva Kitty (CC)There have been 430 visits to the page since I first published it on May 3rd.  Wow!  If every one of the people who follow my blog, my facebook page, twitter, etc, would go and visit the the article then hit all the social “share” and “like” buttons, I think I would swoon with excitement.

If you’ve never seen a 299 lb hairy man swoon, believe me it is quite a sight.  Then I would need, of course to fortify myself with a Mint Julip!  LOL

CHALLENGE!!!!  IF  the total number of hits goes from 430 to 700 by 10pm CST on Friday, I will upload a video to Youtube of me SWOONING!   That means that 270 of my 800 friends and followers want to see me make a clown of myself in public to go to the article and do the whole “clicky-clicky” thing (and maybe take some polls and leave comments?  [inserting pitiful hopeful look]

Excerpt from the introduction of my “Tush Push” article:

Line DancersAmong line dancers, there is one dance that reigns supreme: The Tush Push. This dance has been around since the very earliest days of the period where “line dances” became formally recognized as a separate and distinct dance genre.

Learning the Tush Push is a rite of passage for new line dancers. Having learned it, you are no longer a person who does a line dance on occasion at parties or weddings, you have become a “line dancer.” 🙂

Because the Tush Push has been around for, literally, decades, and because of the way the dance is structured, the dance can be danced to hundreds, if not thousands of songs.

Below you will see some fun polls, some cool photos, a bit-o-drama, and a list some music to which the Tush Push can be danced. VOTE for your favorite and if you don’t see your favorite, don’t be shy, let me know about it and…

[Read the rest of the article ]

See ya on the dance floor!

Line Dance Levels Explained, Defined and Demystified!


Goofy cartoon of a Line Dancer having fun dancingWhat are Line Dance Levels?

Asking “What are line dance levels?” feels a wee bit silly doesn’t it? I know that I felt a little strange asking the question. I mean, after all, the whole idea of “Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced” is a concept that most of us “get” right away.

It isn’t a silly question, of course.

Even though most of us can easily grasp the concept of a ranking system which starts with…

“so easy a baby could do it…”
…moves through “kinda in the middle someplace”
…and ends up at “you have GOT to be kidding me!”

…it is not easy to figure out exactly which dance goes where. It is quite a mess in fact! No wonder folks get confused!

Fear not fellow dancer, by the end of this short article you’ll be able to skim the workshop list at a dance event and decide with confidence which ones are right for you.

What most folks are really asking when they say “What are “Line Dance Levels?” is for more detail so they can then be able to sort the dances into their proper levels.

To put it another way, what people are asking is: “Where are the dividing lines between the levels and what steps are in each level?

Dance on my friend! Dance on!

[ Read the rest of the article ]

Worlds 2013 - Advanced Line Dance Male and Female divisions on the floor

Worlds 2013 – Advanced Line Dance Male and Female divisions on the floor — I’m the guy in black in the front

This is an article that has been on my “To do” list for quite a while.  And I finally got around to it.  Because I’ve been line dancing quite a while, I have a pretty good grasp of what the levels are, however, as I’ve started teaching line dance, I’ve discovered that for many people the levels are confusing.

So this article is an attempt to sort it all out.   I think it is pretty well written, but then I’m kinda biased.  LOL  Hmmm I wonder if I could get the judges at dance comps to let me judge myself?  wink

Anyway, the article explains about the different “levels” that choreographers assign to their line dances, and talks about how you can, uhhmmmm, judge for yourself whether or not something is really a “beginner” or if the dance should actually be called an “improver” or “intermediate”

As with all my articles I write, there is a wee bit of humor thrown in just for giggles and grins, some cool photos of folks dancing, and some fun polls.   I hope you enjoy it. 

[ Read the rest of the article ]

 

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