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Beginning Line Dance Class: Come Learn “Breaking Hearts”


Continuing the “Party Match Up” Series…

Line Dance at DanceMakers of TexasOne of the things I try very hard to do is to select line dances which match up with a “Couples” dance style.

I choose dances where the choreography of the dance is done to distinct types of music which correspond to the couples dance styles: Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Rumba, Tango, Night Club Two Step, Polka, Salsa, etc.

Why? Because finding a place to actually DANCE the line dances that you learn in class is HARD!  Of course you can always dance in your kitchen or living room or even on the front porch.  The neighbors might talk about that “crazy person” down the block, but you could do it.

DanceMakers has two “Practice Parties” each month.  In Feb they will be on Feb 10th and Feb 24th, 8pm – 9:30 pm.

Psssssstttt… don’t tell anyone but a line dance does NOT have to be danced to the original song!!!!  Shhhh…it is our secret.  🙂

So….to use this week’s dance as an example, when you’re at the Practice Party, and a “Cha Cha” comes on, you can jump out in the middle of the floor and start doing “Breaking Hearts” the dance that we’ll review/learn on Tue.  As you dance, use good dance floor etiquette and be aware of the other dancers on the floor so that everyone can enjoy their style of dance, both couples and line.

So, come on out, join the fun, and learn this awesome “Cha-Cha” on Tuesday, Jan 31st at 6pm

  • Have fun!
  • Meet new people.
  • Use this pattern to practice basic Cha-Cha technique and improve your couples dancing.
  • Exercise!
  • And… HAVE LOTS OF FUN!

When & Where…

  • Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 4Every Tuesday at 6pm!
    Next class is tonight, Jan 31st!!!!
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  • DanceMakers of Texas
    — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio ph: 817-244-8500
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  • Save money by paying for the entire month:
    • Drop in rate for a single class is $15
    • Save money by buying either a 4 pack “dance card” for $50 — which works out to $12.50 per class OR
    • Save money by buying an 8 pack “dance card” for $80 — which works out to $10 per class OR
    • Save money by doing one the  “unlimited dance classes” packages offered by DanceMakers OR
    • Snag the special “Groupon” offer (see details below)

This week’s line dance:

Dance Info:

Ready!  Set! Go!

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Oh..about that Groupon Offer…

IF you haven’t already snagged this awesome deal…check out the Groupon Special below!

  • IF you haven’t been to class in a while, then this is your personal invitation to come back for a visit!  Woot!
  • IF you are a regular, then call up a friend and invite them AND share this speical with them!  Woot!

One Month of Unlimited Group Classes!  — Including the Line Dance Class!

Groupon Offer

See ya on the dance floor!

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This week: learn a line dance classic! “Hideaway Cha!”


Blast from the Past this Week: “Hideaway Cha”

One of the things as a line dancer that I find most frustrating is finding a place and time to learn the “oldie but goodie” dances.

You know the ones that I’m talking about?  Dances that are “classics” that all the other dancers seem to know but are never taught anywhere?

Well, I made a promise to myself that when I began teaching dance that periodically I would teach “older” dances.  That way, new folks would have a chance to learn them and dancers who have been around for a while would have a chance to re-learn them if they’ve gotten a bit rusty on one or two steps…

So… [drum roll please] I present to you this week’s dance:  Hideaway Cha!

Here is a demo of the dance:

Dance: Hideaway Cha

Choreographers: Joanne Brady, Jamie Marshall & Jo Thompson Szymanski

Info: 32 Count / 4 Wall / Easy “Low” Intermediate

Music: Dance With Me / by Debelah Morgan
…..(preview for free or purchase for only 99 cents on Amazon)

Stepsheet & Videos on Copperknob:
…..http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/hideaway-cha-ID52367.aspx

When and Where:

  • Line Dance at DanceMakers of TexasEvery Tuesday at 6pm!
    The next class, on June 28th, is Oldie but Goodie Week!
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  • DanceMakers of Texas
    — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio ph: 817-244-8500
    ..
  • Save money by paying for the entire month:
    • $10 per class
      • $40 for a four week month
      • $50 for a five week month
    • Join the class at any time during the month and get the discount rate of $10 per class monthly rate by paying for the remaining weeks of the month. (e.g. – 3 weeks left = $30; 2 weeks left = $20)
  • Drop in rate for a single class is $15

Coming Attraction:

July “Sizzling Summer Special” from DanceMakers of Texas

Take as many classes as you want!!!!!

And “yes” that includes the LINE DANCE CLASS!  Woot!
— New Line Dance Class starts on July 5th!!! —

DanceMakers of Texas Summer Sizzling Special Offer

Check out the July Calendar of Classes at DanceMakers of Texas

Ready!  Set! Go!

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✔  Mark your calendars!  Bring a friend!

✔ Let me know you’re coming by clicking “Going” or “Interested” on this week’s Event Page on Facebook

✔ “Like/Join” my Facebook Page: Line Dancing with Tony New

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Still got questions? — Then hop on over to
..Frequently Asked Questions about Tony’s Line Dance Classes

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Come learn “Can’t Stop Dancing (EZ)” – danced to a fun Justin Timberlake song!


Check out this awesome new song from Justin Timberlake

I really REALLY REALLY like the song from Justin Timberlake called “Can’t Stop the Feeling

I double dog dare ya to listen to this song and not tap your foot or “chair dance” or wiggle your booty, or bust some kind of move!

It is a fun upbeat bouncy bit of cotton candy awesomeness that just demands that you dance to it!  Woot

Check out the music video:

Want the song?  Get it here…

Ooodles and Ooodles of dances from which to choose…

I spotted the video for the song (up above) on my Facebook feed and thought it was awesome.  So, I hopped over to Copperknob and checked to see if anyone had created a line dance for it and… [drum roll please] …there are, as I type this TWENTY-TWO LINE DANCES FOR THIS SONG!!!  OH-EM-GEE!

About a dozen of those are in the Absolute Beginner through Improver range.  Of them, the one that I think is the best is one that is choreographed by a lady who lives locally here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, in Richardson, named Juliet Lam.

I chose her dance because (1) it was the best of the AB through Imp dances and (2) since she is local, if you should hear this song at a club or party and there are other line dancers there, this line dance is the one that is most likely that will be danced in the DFW area.

Here is a demo of the dance:

Dance: Can’t Stop Dancing (EZ)

Choreographer: Juliet Lam

Info: 32 Count / 4 Wall / Beginner Level

Music: Can’t Stop The Feeling! (Original Song From Dreamworks Animation “Trolls”)
…..(preview for free or purchase for only $1.29 on Amazon.com)

Stepsheet on Copperknob:
…..
http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/cant-stop-dancing-ez-ID111583.aspx

When and Where:

  • Line Dance at DanceMakers of TexasEvery Tuesday at 6pm!
    Next class is June 21st!
    Last class for June is the 28th — Oldie but Goodie Week!

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  • DanceMakers of Texas
    — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio ph: 817-244-8500
    ..
  • Save money by paying for the entire month:
    • $10 per class
      • $40 for a four week month
      • $50 for a five week month
    • Join the class at any time during the month and get the discount rate of $10 per class monthly rate by paying for the remaining weeks of the month. (e.g. – 3 weeks left = $30; 2 weeks left = $20)
  • Drop in rate for a single class is $15

Ready!  Set! Go!

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✔  Mark your calendars!

✔ Let me know you’re coming by clicking “Going” or “Interested” on this week’s Event Page on Facebook

✔ “Like/Join” my Facebook Page: Line Dancing with Tony New

Join my mailing list to get info on the classes delivered direct to your inbox

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Beginning Line Dance Class: Learn “Tell the World”


Come out and learn “Tell the World”
this Tuesday, June 1th

This dance has been around for a while and continues to appear on the “Top Ten” charts.

Here is a demo of the dance:

Dance: Tell the World

Choreographer: Robbie McGowan-Hickie

Info: 32 Count / 4 Wall / Improver Level

Music: Tell the World / by Eric Hutchinson
…..(preview for free or purchase for only $.99 on Amazon.com)

Stepsheet on Copperknob:
…..
http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/tell-the-world-ID103655.aspx

When and Where:

  • Line Dance at DanceMakers of TexasEvery Tuesday at 6pm!
    Next class is June 14th!
    ..
  • DanceMakers of Texas
    — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio ph: 817-244-8500
    ..
  • Save money by paying for the entire month:
    • $10 per class
      • $40 for a four week month
      • $50 for a five week month
    • Join the class at any time during the month and get the discount rate of $10 per class monthly rate by paying for the remaining weeks of the month. (e.g. – 3 weeks left = $30; 2 weeks left = $20)
  • Drop in rate for a single class is $15

Ready!  Set! Go!

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✔  Mark your calendars!

✔ Let me know you’re coming by clicking “Going” or “Interested” on this week’s Event Page on Facebook

✔ “Like/Join” my Facebook Page: Line Dancing with Tony New

Join my mailing list to get info on the classes delivered direct to your inbox

Still got questions? — Then hop on over to
..Frequently Asked Questions about Tony’s Line Dance Classes

Forecast: Sunny with a 100% chance of Line Dancing!


Come out and learn “Do it in Heels”
this Tuesday, June 7th

This dance is BRAND NEW.  And I predict it is going to be VERY popular!  It has only been out for about a week…and it is already up to #43 in the “Top 100” on Copperknob.  Wow!

Here is a short two wall demo of the dance led by the choreographer:

Dance: Do It In Heels

Choreographer: Robert Holley

Info: 32 Count / 4 Wall / Beginner Level / 1 very easy tag on wall 5 (facing 12:00)

Music: Drunk in Heels / by Jennifer Nettles
…..(preview for free or purchase for only $1.29 on Amazon.com)

Stepsheet on Copperknob:
…..
http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/do-it-in-heels-ID111524.aspx

Afeared of tha rain….?  I don’t THINK so!

sunny ahead dancing“Alas…tis sad but true…

[with hand to forehead, using my best “Southern’ Belle” accent]

…last week’s rains dampened mah spirits…I think I need a mint julip to fortee fye mahself!”

Folks, [in my best Texas drawl] I thought we were TEXANS!

Where in tarnation were all ya’ll last week?

Tha way I sees it…unless thar’s an AK-see-ul tornadee bearin’ down on us we keep on dancin’!  WooHoo!  Woot!  We aren’t afeared of no itty bitty rain drops!!!!

All kidding aside, a lot of you folks decided to head home after work instead of braving the rain, and that is perfectly understandable…

…but you missed out on a fun dance and a great time!  For the record…A big round of applause to the intrepid dancers who braved the rain and came on out to class.Bring-a-Friend

BUT…this coming week is gonna be SUNNY so, come on back!  We want to make the class a PARTY!  The more the merrier!  So…

…Come on out!  And bring a friend.  or Two! (and next time…don’t let a lil’ bit o’ watah from tha sky keep ya from dancin’!)

When and Where:

  • Line Dance at DanceMakers of TexasEvery Tuesday at 6pm!
    Next class is June 7th!
    ..
  • DanceMakers of Texas
    — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio ph: 817-244-8500
    ..
  • Save money by paying for the entire month:
    • $10 per class
      • $40 for a four week month
      • $50 for a five week month
    • Join the class at any time during the month and get the discount rate of $10 per class monthly rate by paying for the remaining weeks of the month. (e.g. – 3 weeks left = $30; 2 weeks left = $20)
  • Drop in rate for a single class is $15

Ready!  Set! Go!

dancer-with-check-sign

✔  Mark your calendars!

✔ Let me know you’re coming by clicking “Going” or “Interested” on this week’s Event Page on Facebook

✔ “Like/Join” my Facebook Page: Line Dancing with Tony New

Join my mailing list to get info on the classes delivered direct to your inbox

Still got questions? — Then hop on over to
..Frequently Asked Questions about Tony’s Line Dance Classes

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