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Teaching “American Kids” this week – “Tush Push” next week


The dance I will be teaching
this week is “American Kids

@profile pic 3[drum roll please] In my two weekly classes: on Tue, 22nd in Fort Worth & Wed, 23rd in Dallas,  I shall teach:  “American Kids

Follow the link if you want to see the step sheet and/or video of the dance. It is a 32 count / 4 wall / High Beginner line dance.

This dance is very very VERY popular right now, appearing on multiple “Top Ten” lists  and on play lists for local “Line Dance Parties.”

For those who are new to line dancing, the difficulty level of a line dance is indicated on a sliding scale starting with “Absolute” or “Ultra” beginner moving into “Beginner” through “High Beginner” also known as “Improver” then going on to Intermediate and Advanced.

Big Revival Kenny ChesneyAmerican Kids” is “High Beginner / Improver” — One easy to hear restart (part of what makes it a “high beginner”)  Yay!  Come to my class or Google it if you need a definition of tags and restarts)

It is choreographed by Randy Pelletier.

The music to which the dance is choreographed is American Kids by Kenny Chesney. (link goes to Amazon where you can preview it for free or buy the song for your collection)

Next Week is “Oldie But Goodie” Week

One of the things that has always frustrated me is the emphasis on “teach the new stuff” — sigh

So…now that I’m teaching weekly classes, I wanted to make sure that I occasionally taught some of the “old stuff” — the dances that have stood the test of time.  So…every month that has five weeks, I will teach a “Line Dance Classic” on the fifth week.

And if any dance qualifies as a “Line Dance Classic” or an “Oldie but Goodie” then it is the TUSH PUSH!!!!

On Tue the 29th and Wed the 30th, I will teach the Tush Push in my classes!

Tush Push / choreographed by Jim Ferrazzano
40 count / 4 wall /  Improver level
Stepsheet & Videos: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/tush-push-ID44229.aspx

Music:  well do you have about two hours for me to list them all?  Here are my two favorites, one slow and one fast:

Ronnie Milsap Heart and soul
Song: Earthquake / by Ronnie Milsap (125 BPM)

from the Album:
Heart and Soul

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Song: Total Eclipse of the HeartTotal Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler

(Radio Edit Remix)
sung by Bonnie Tyler – Remix by Jan Wayne & Lena
(148 BPM)

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Here are some articles that I have here on my blog about the Tush Push.  Enjoy!

Have You Heard of the Tush Push?

FAST SONGS for the Tush Push Line Dance

SLOW SONGS for the Tush Push Line Dance

I hope to see some of you in my class.  If you are not local, please like and share my post so that folks who are in the DFW area can get the information. Thanks!

Want to come to my class? Here’s the 411…

Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony…in FORT WORTH!

Coming Attraction….Mar 29th…

  • In months with a “5th week”  the Fifth Week is my “Oldie-but-Goodie BONUS Weekwhere I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time.  The oldie this month, taught on the 29th of March will be the TUSH PUSH
  • DanceMakers of Texas
     — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX  76116 [Get Directions]..
     — Ph: 817-244-8500
  • Drop-ins Welcome!
  • Pay at the door.  Save by purchasing the entire month or remainder of the month.
    ..

Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony…in DALLAS!

Coming Attraction….on Mar 30th…

  • In months with a “5th week”  the Fifth Week is my “Oldie-but-Goodie BONUS Weekwhere I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time.  The oldie this month, taught on the 29th of March will be the TUSH PUSH
  • Dance Masters Studio Dallas
     — 10675 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 2600-B, Dallas, TX 75238 [Get Directions]
    — Ph: 214-553-5188
  • Drop-ins Welcome!
  • Pay at the door.  Save by purchasing a Five-class Punch Card!
    ..

Whatcher waitin’ fer? 🙂

Sign up to get announcements of the specific dances I’ll teach each week.

And/OR

Follow this link to the Facebook Event for the TUE (Fort Worth) class!
Let me know you’re coming! Woot!

And/OR

Follow this link to the Facebook Event for the WED (Dallas) class!
Let me know you’re coming! Woot!

Just look at the fun all these line dancers are having!

 

Whew! What a Week…and I’ll teach “American Kids” in my next classes!


Wow…I am one tired puppy!

tired puppy 2Well excited…and tired and excited and worn out and…  LOL

Today, Friday is the first day I’ve had a chance to breathe for well…uhmmmm….almost 3 weeks!

First there was all the work getting my brand new shiny Line Dance Classes started.

Then there was the work to get ready to teach not one, but two line dance workshops at the Texas Hoedown.

Then there was all the work and rehearsing to be ready to perform in the Saturday Night show at the Texas Hoedown.

And then there was the making, printing of the flyers and the promoting and the advertising and the..and… and

WHEW!

Get the idea?

The Texas Hoedown was AWESOME!

Texas Hoedown Logo copyFolks, if you’ve been following my blog then you know that I’m coming back from some serious health and fitness issues.  But…BABY I AM BACK!  Woohoo!

The Hoedown marked the first time I had been at a competition / dance event teaching in over three years.  Ditto for the performing bit.

It was like a big family reunion, meeting and renewing friendships from the big dance family of which I am a part.  snif snuffle

Seriously, it feels very VERY good to be back dancing again and teaching.  And at my next comp I’ll be competing too!

I wanted to compete at the Hoedown and I actually did sign up to do one dance, but I ran short of time and had to prioritize.  And “getting ready” to teach the workshops and to perform in the show came first.

And they were AWESOME!

I had a blast!  And I got so many hugs that my “hugger” may need a tune up!  It certainly got a workout.

AND….I lost weight and body fat over the course of the event!

AND…I taught not one, not two, but THREE private lessons during the event!

AND…I am so proud of my student, Sue L. who competed on Sunday Morning taking 1st place in all her dances.  It was her first time on the floor in a line dance competition and she did AWESOME!

Whew!  I’m tired just remembering all of it.

The dance I will be teaching
this week is “American Kids

@profile pic 3[drum roll please] In my two weekly classes: on Tue, 22nd in Fort Worth & Wed, 23rd in Dallas,  I shall teach:  “American Kids

Follow the link if you want to see the step sheet and/or video of the dance. It is a 32 count / 4 wall / High Beginner line dance.

This dance is very very VERY popular right now, appearing on multiple “Top Ten” lists  and on play lists for local “Line Dance Parties.”

For those who are new to line dancing, the difficulty level of a line dance is indicated on a sliding scale starting with “Absolute” or “Ultra” beginner moving into “Beginner” through “High Beginner” also known as “Improver” then going on to Intermediate and Advanced.

American Kids” is “High Beginner / Improver” — One easy to hear restart (part of what makes it a “high beginner”)  Yay!  Come to my class or Google it if you need a definition of tags and restarts)

Big Revival Kenny ChesneyIt is choreographed by Randy Pelletier.

The music to which the dance is choreographed is American Kids by Kenny Chesney. (link goes to Amazon where you can preview it for free or buy the song for your collection)

I will be teaching this dance at both locations:

Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony

…in FORT WORTH!

Coming Attraction….Mar 29th…

  • In months with a “5th week”  the Fifth Week is my “Oldie-but-Goodie BONUS Weekwhere I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time.  The oldie this month, taught on the 29th of March will be the TUSH PUSH
  • DanceMakers of Texas
     — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX  76116 [Get Directions]..
     — Ph: 817-244-8500
  • Drop-ins Welcome!
  • Pay at the door.  Save by purchasing the entire month or remainder of the month.
    ..

Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony

…in DALLAS!

Coming Attraction….on Mar 30th…

  • In months with a “5th week”  the Fifth Week is my “Oldie-but-Goodie BONUS Weekwhere I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time.  The oldie this month, taught on the 29th of March will be the TUSH PUSH
  • Dance Masters Studio Dallas
     — 10675 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 2600-B, Dallas, TX 75238 [Get Directions]
    — Ph: 214-553-5188
  • Drop-ins Welcome!
  • Pay at the door.  Save by purchasing a Five-class Punch Card!
    ..

Whatcher waitin’ fer? Register now! 🙂

>>Sign up to get announcements of the specific dances I’ll teach each week. <<<

Just look at the fun all these line dancers are having!

 

Line Dance for this week: “Run Back to Me” / choreographed by Gary Samms


The dance I will be teaching
this week is “Run Back to Me

@profile pic 3This is a fun “Beginner” level dance called “Run Back to Me” / choreographed by Gary Samms.

The dance is a 32 count, 4 wall, line dance with lots

For those who are new to line dancing, the difficulty of a dance ranges from Ultra-Beginner which is the easiest end of the scale all the way up to Advanced.  “Beginner” level dances are ones that just about anyone, regardless of their level of dance experience can do.

No restarts!  Yay!  No Tags!  Yay!  Come to my class or Google it if you need a definition of tags and restarts.

The music to which the dance is choreographed is: “Ex’s & Oh’s” / by Elle King (purchase on Amazon or preview the song for free)

Two different locations to choose from…

   (Because DFW is so darned big!)

Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony

…in FORT WORTH!

  • Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 3Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    ..
  • New Line Dance taught each week – drawn from the newest hottest dances on the planet
    ..
  • The first few minutes of class is always a “review” session where I answer questions about recently taught dances.   This allows folks who get caught in traffic a chance to arrive for the teach of the new dance.
    ..
  • In months with a “5th week”  the Fifth Week is my “Oldie-but-Goodie BONUS Weekwhere I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time.
  • DanceMakers of Texas
     — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX  76116 [Get Directions]
    — Phone: 817.244.8500
    ..
  • Pay at the door:
    • Yes, drop ins are welcome
    • Yes, you can save money by paying for the classes in advance.
      ..

Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony

…in DALLAS!

  • Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony in DallasWednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    ..
  • New Line Dance taught each week – drawn from the newest hottest dances on the planet
    ..
  • The first few minutes of class is always a “review” session where I answer questions about recently taught dances.   This allows folks who get caught in traffic a chance to arrive for the teach of the new dance.
    ..
  • In months with a “5th week”  the Fifth Week is my “Oldie-but-Goodie BONUS Weekwhere I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time.
    ..
  • Dance Masters Studio Dallas
     — 10675 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 2600-B, Dallas, TX 75238 [Get Directions]
    — Phone: 214-553-5188
    ..
  •  Pay at the door:
    • Yes, drop ins are welcome
    • Yes, you can save money by paying for the classes in advance.
      ..
      ..

Whatcher waitin’ fer?

Mark your Calendars Now! 🙂 Bring a friend!

>>>Sign up to get announcements of the specific dances I’ll teach each week.

>>>Still have questions? Check out the FAQ about the line dance classes.

 

Texas Hoedown Special – “Intro to Competition Line Dance”


Texas Hoedown is this Weekend!

Texas Hoedown Logo copyThe Texas Hoedown is the first event in the ACDA‘s dance year.  ACDA is “American Country Dance Association”

If you are anywhere within easy  travel distance of the Dallas / Fort Worth area, I encourage you to come on out and join the fun.

And this event is FUN!  It is the one universal comment that folks who have been to the Hoedown always mention:

  • Social Dancing – both partners and line dancing
  • Competition in Country Western
  • Jack & Jill in Two step and West Coast Swing
  • Sat night show and “Crown / Masters” competition as part of the show

What’s not to like?

I’ll be there all weekend…

  • Teaching two line dance workshops:
    • 5pm on Fri, Mar 11 in the Line Dance Lobby
      6, 8, 12 / choreographed by Daan Geelen (Beginner / Improver) Night Club Two-step style line dance
      Listen to the music for the dance: 6, 8, 12 by Brian McKnight
    • 2pm on Sat, Mar 12 in the Line Dance Lobby
      Sexy Night / choreographed by Raymond Sarlemijn and Niels Poulsen (Easy Intermediate) line dance
      Listen to the music for the dance: Voir la nuit s’emballer by Matt Pokora
      sfsadfsf
  • I’ll be performing in the Saturday night show!  Woot!
    (Show is at 9pm but don’t miss the Superstars competition at 8pm — Ballroom opens at 7pm for social dancing.
    ..
  • I *might* be competing 1 dance on Sunday morning…still working on the dance.  Hey don’t judge!  My life has been crazy the last few weeks…I had to prioritize.  So there!  😀  IF I get the dance ready I’ll compete.  If not…I’ll scratch.
    //
  • Available all weekend for private lessons ($40 per hour).
    My contact info down below in the “Special Offer” section or use my contact form to book a private lesson.

SPECIAL OFFER for my
“Introduction to Competition Line Dancing”

Folks I’m nuts. There. I said it. (why do I feel like I’m channeling a used car salesman all the sudden?) Hmmmm
Here’s the deal. I like line dancing. I think EVERY competitive dancer who does Pro-Am and/or Couples should ALSO line dance.
I believe this sooo MUCH that I’m willing to teach an “Intro to Line Dance Competition” lesson for only $15 (plus floor fees if applicable) — No Floor fees at the Texas Hoedown!!!! *hint* *hint*
If you take the “Intro to Line Competition” lesson during the Hoedown OR book the lesson for a later date, the rate is only $15. And “yes” we can do this remotely. (via Skype)
Do not miss this special rate. The price goes back up on Monday after the Hoedown is over.
My contact info is below in the graphic.  Or you can use my contact form to book the lesson.

Texas Hoedown Special-intro to competition line dance offer

 

See ya on the dance floor!

 

 

Line Dance for this week: “Señorita Tu / choreographed by Ira Weisburd”


The dance I will be teaching
this week is “Señorita Tu

@profile pic 3This is a fun “Beginner/Improver” level dance called “Señorita Tu” / choreographed by Ira Weisburd, one of the best known line dance choreographers on the planet.

The dance is a 32 count, 4 wall, Samba rhythm “latin” style dance.

For those who are new to line dancing, Improver is slightly above Beginner but not as difficult as Intermediate. 

So a “Beginner/Improver” dance is the same as a “High Beginner”

No restarts!  Yay!  No Tags!  Yay!  Come to my class or Google it if you need a definition of tags and restarts.

The music to which the dance is choreographed is: “Senorita” / by Flores Del Sol.

Two different locations to choose from…

   (Because DFW is so darned big!)

Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony

…in FORT WORTH!

  • Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 3Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    ..
  • New Line Dance taught each week – drawn from the newest hottest dances on the planet
    ..
  • The first few minutes of class is always a “review” session where I answer questions about recently taught dances.   This allows folks who get caught in traffic a chance to arrive for the teach of the new dance.
    ..
  • In months with a “5th week”  the Fifth Week is my “Oldie-but-Goodie BONUS Weekwhere I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time.
  • DanceMakers of Texas
     — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX  76116 [Get Directions]
    ..
  • Pay at the door or call ahead to Register: 817-244-8500
    • Yes, drop ins are welcome
    • Yes, you can save money by paying for the classes in advance.
      ..

Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony

…in DALLAS!

  • Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony in DallasWednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    ..
  • New Line Dance taught each week – drawn from the newest hottest dances on the planet
    ..
  • The first few minutes of class is always a “review” session where I answer questions about recently taught dances.   This allows folks who get caught in traffic a chance to arrive for the teach of the new dance.
    ..
  • In months with a “5th week”  the Fifth Week is my “Oldie-but-Goodie BONUS Weekwhere I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time.
    ..
  • Dance Masters Studio Dallas
     — 10675 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 2600-B, Dallas, TX 75238 [Get Directions]

    • Yes, drop ins are welcome
    • Yes, you can save money by paying for the classes in advance.
      ..
      ..

Whatcher waitin’ fer? Register now! 🙂

>>>Sign up to get announcements of the specific dances I’ll teach each week.

>>>Still have questions? Check out the FAQ about the line dance classes.

 

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