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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.

 

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.

 

New Line Dance Classes starting this week!


Wow!  The big day is almost here!

Tony-final edit

Folks, this is a BIG deal!  Really.

A year ago, I could barely walk.

Standing for more than 10 minutes was literally painful…as in “you had better sit down NOW or else you’re going to injure yourself” kind of pain.

As for dancing… yeh, right!  Not even!  No way.  No how!

Now… [ drum roll please ] I am healthier.  I am fitter.  I am thinner.  And I can DANCE again! 

Woot!  Yay!  Yippee!

Not only can I dance…I am teaching dance!   Please join me for one of the TWO ongoing line dance classes here in the Denton / Dallas / Fort Worth area that kick off this week.

Can we have a “yeeeeeeeHAW?”

I know that a lot of you folks are not local to me, so coming to my class isn’t possible, BUT… you can help me out by “liking this blog post” and “sharing” it to your friends.

Really.  I could use your help.  Clicky-clickly those “like & share buttons!”

The dance I will be teaching
this week is “6 8 12

Line Dancers Having FunThis is a fun “Improver” level dance called “6 8 12“.  The dance is a 32 count, 2 wall, Nightclub Two-step style dance.

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

Basically it is a beginner dance with one slightly more challenging move in it.

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

It is choreographed by Daan Geelen.  And, yes, in case you are wondering.  The name is spelled correctly.  He lives in the Netherlands.  🙂

The music to which the dance is choreographed is ‘6 8 12’ by Brian McKnight.

Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony

…in FORT WORTH!

  • Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 3Tuesday, March 1, 2016
  • 6:00 pm — Open dancing / warm-up / review featuring recently taught Line Dances
  • 6:15 pm — New Line Dance taught
  • 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  — Save by registering in advance!
    ..

Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony

…in DALLAS!

  • Line Dance Wednesdays with Tony in DallasWednesday, March 2, 2016
  • 6:00 pm — Open dancing / warm-up / review featuring recently taught Line Dances
  • 6:15 pm — New Line Dance taught
  • Dance Masters Studio Dallas
     — 10675 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 2600-B, Dallas, TX 75238 [Get Directions]
    ..
  • Pay at the door or call ahead to Register: 214-553-5188  — Save by registering in advance!
    ..

Whatcher waitin’ fer? Register now! 🙂

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

 

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