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Waltz Across Texas is this Weekend!


And…Moí will be there! With boots on!

me 544x544I am honored to be part of the staff for Waltz Across Texas this year. I’ll be teaching two workshops and I’m available for private lessons!  And I will be competing in Advanced Line Dance

Waltz Across Texas is part of the American Country Dance Association (ACDA).

The ACDA is second largest of the two major Country Western Dance organizations here in the United States.  It is centered in the South / Southwest / Midwest part of the country and consists of several events spaced throughout the year.

Waltz Across Texas Logo 2016Waltz Across Texas is in Houston, this weekend, Oct 7-9.

It features a dance competition, lots of workshops, vendors selling costumes, and boots and dance shoes, and jewelry and there is LOTS of social dancing!

And it is FUN!  Really really FUN!!  Woot!

There is also a Saturday night show featuring some awesome dance numbers.

I will be teaching TWO Workshops!

Join me for my “Twisty Two Step” Workshop

#36 -- 2008.01 Worlds - ProAm Two StepTime: 5 pm, Oct 7th

Place: at the event hotel

Covers: a fun Two-step pattern.

Other info: You do not need a partner, although you should at least know the basic two-step.

For workshop #2, I will be teaching a line dance called “6-8-12”

Here is the walk-through video of the dance:

  • Line Dancers Having FunThe workshop is at 10 am on Saturday, Oct 8th (at the event hotel)
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  • This line dance is suitable for all levels.
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  • It is a Night Club Two-Step style dance.  Which means that a couples dancer or Pro-Am dancer who wants to practice their Night Club Two-step skills could use this pattern as a “practice” to improve their Night Club Two Step couples dancing!!!!
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  • This dance is the current UCWDC Newcomer Smooth line dance.  So if you’ve been thinking of competing in line dance, here is your chance to learn one of the competition dances!  This dance will be in use through early March of 2017, so you can use it at any of the remaining UCWDC events and at the events early in the year in 2017!
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  • This pattern can be danced to ANY Night Club Two Step song.

Dance info:

Dance: 6, 8, 12 / choreographed by Daan Geelen

Style: Newcomer / Improver level, 2 wall, 32 count, Night Club Two Step

Stepsheet: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/6-8-12-ID108990.aspx

Music: 6, 8, 12 / by Brian McKnight (preview for free or purchase and download for $1.29)

Walk-through video: https://youtu.be/wjxjqFjU-zc

I am available for Private Lessons during the event.

If you want to book a lesson with me call or text 214.415.3819

I am offering a Waltz Across Texas” special price on my
“Introduction to Line Dance Competition” workshop

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See ya on the dance floor!

 

 

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Here’s your chance! Learn a line dance classic: “Waltz Across Texas” and “Come Dance With Me”


How line dances are created….

thinking headWhen a choreographer creates a new line dance it usually happens because, as they go about their daily routine of shopping, cleaning house, working, driving, picking up the kids from school, and so on, they hear a song on the radio…

…or on TV…

…or they are dusting their music collection, they notice an old favorite from their youth and BAM…

…dance steps start popping into their head!

And before you can say “5-6-7-8” all thought of housekeeping or errands or picking up the kids from school is quickly forgotten…

…and a few hours later, amidst the debris of forgotten chores, a new line dance is born.

Psssst…let me tell you a “Line Dance Secret”

You can dance line dances to music OTHER than the song the choreographer used.

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New Fun, Easy Dance This Week and Review of Last Week’s Dance!


This week’s dance:

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Until The Dawn / choreographed by Gary Lafferty
32 Count / 2 Wall / Easy Beginner

Step Sheet & Videos:
http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/until-the-dawn-ID105114.aspx

Music: “Marvin Gaye” by Charlie Puth
(Preview and/or buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1qlRDQt )

Time permitting we will Review Last Week’s Dance:

Can’t Blame It On The Booze / choreographed by Rob Holley
32 Count / 4 Wall / Improver (1 easy restart)
Step Sheet & Videos:
http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/cant-blame-it-on-the-booze-ID110206.aspx
Music: Love Drunk by Steve Moakler
(Preview and/or buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Twhdy5)

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

Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony…in FORT WORTH!

  • 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.
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Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony…in DALLAS!

  • 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!
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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!

 

 

New Month! New Dances! This week is “Can’t Blame it on the Booze”


Wow! We’re starting our Second Month!

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Looking back on the past 30 days I just have to say…

“Whew!”  “Wow” and “Golly Gee!”

What an amazingly BUSY month it has been.  The line dance classes in both Dallas and Fort Worth are off to a rip-roaring start.

But I’m want more more MORE!  And I need your help:

But most of all…come on out to the class and bring a friend!   WOOT!

Seriously folks…every like and share helps spread the word.

This week’s dance:

Can’t Blame It On The Booze / choreographed by Rob Holley
32 Count / 4 Wall / Improver (1 easy restart)
Step Sheet & Videos:
http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/cant-blame-it-on-the-booze-ID110206.aspx
Music: Love Drunk by Steve Moakler
(Preview and/or buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Twhdy5)

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

Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony…in FORT WORTH!

  • 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!

  • 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!

 

Learn the “Tush Push” Line Dance!!!


Here is your chance to learn the “Tush Push” during “Oldie But Goodie” Week!

Line Dancers in the Plaza-opacity 03-RESIZEDOne of the things that has always frustrated me when learning line dances is the wide spread emphasis on “teach the new stuff and only 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
— the dances that have been around for ages
— the dances that all the experienced dancers seem to know and love but the newbies never have a chance to learn…because no one ever seems to teach them any more!!!

Arrrrgggggghhhhh!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!  *Grumble*Mumble*Grumble*

Well folks I’m going to do my tiny bit to try and remedy that!!!!!!

So…in every month that has five weeks, I will teach a “Line Dance Classic” during 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

The Tush Push is danced to all kinds of music: both Country and Non-Country!

Music:  well do you have about two hours for me to list them all?  There are literally hundreds if not thousands of songs to which you can Push your Tush!  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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

 

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