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October Line Dance Classes Start Tuesday, Oct 4th at 6pm!


Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 4

  • Class meets every Tuesday at 6pm.
  • New Line Dance taught each week – drawn from the newest hottest dances on the planet.
  • Taught by Five Time UCWDC World Champion Line Dancer, Tony New
  • The first few minutes of class is always a “Technique & Review” session where:
    …I go over basic technique of common line dance steps,
    …answer questions about recently taught dances,
    …and occasionally make announcements about upcoming events.This allows folks who get caught in traffic a chance to arrive in time for the teach of the new dance.
  • Periodically I have an “Oldie-but-Goodie Week” where I teach a classic line dance that has stood the test of time and is still popular with dancers from around the world.
  • Save money by paying for the entire month
    • …save money by purchasing a 4 pack or 8 pack single class “dance card”
    • …save money by signing up for one of DanceMaker’s “Unlimited Classes” packages.
    • Visit the DanceMaker’s website (http://dancemakers.com) for full details on pricing and a full calendar of all the dance classes.

Have fun!
Exercise your mind and your body!

Have FUN!
Learn the hottest most popular line dances!

Have FUN fun FUN!
Meet new friends!

Have TONS of FUN!
Join a world wide family of dance enthusiasts!

Need more info?  Call (817) 244-8500
Or visit  https://txcowboydancer.com/faq-about-tonys-line-dance-classes

Line Dance Class – When & Where:

  • facebook-connectEvery Tuesday at 6pm
    • Mark your calendars! — OCTOBER classes start on Oct 4th
  • DanceMakers of Texas
    — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio Phone: 817-244-8500
    Visit the website for details on pricing and for the full calendar of classes
  • Drop-ins Welcome – Save money by paying for the whole month.

 

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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
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  • 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.
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  • 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!

 

 

Dancing: How much does it cost?


Dance with Dollar Signs on Boots ©In some of my posts I’ve mentioned as an aside, that competitive dancing is not cheap.  Because of that, a couple of the readers of this blog have emailed me to ask “Just how much does it cost?”   To which I must answer, dearest readers, without qualification, and without my usual drama:

“A lot!”

I.  Am. Not. Exaggerating.  This wonderful exciting, fulfilling, passion is very expensive.

But it doesn’t have to be expensive, at least not at first:

  1. I am a competitive dancer  and I’m working hard to progress to a point where I can “Turn Pro” meaning that my costs are on the high end of a cost spectrum which actually begins at almost zero.
    ..
  2. For someone just starting, who is curious and just checking out “this whole dance thing”  it is possible to start with little or no cost.
    ..
  3. And most importantly, the money I’ve spent on dance has been worth every single penny.  I would do it all over again, absolutely, without hesitation.

Thirty Lessons for LivingA while back I heard on NPR (National Public Radio) an interview with Karl Pillemer, the author of a new book: Thirty Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.

I recall from the interview, that the number one piece of advice which Older Americans would like to pass on to younger generations is

You shouldn’t wait to do something
which you really want to do.

Do it now.  And dancing, dear readers, all four of you who are actually reading this blog, is definitely one of those things which should not wait until “Someday“.  Do. It. Now.  You have been given a royal decree by my inner domestic diva.  If you don’t go and do some dancing she may throw her bon-bons at you!

But I digress…  Back to to the topic at hand.  🙂

If you are one of those folks who demand “instant gratification” then scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for the “quick and dirty answer”.  But if you want a more developed explanation of the costs then keep reading: Read the rest of this entry

♬♫♪♩ O.K.L.A.H.O.M.A! ♩♪♫♬


Just be glad that you can’t actually hear me singing!  I’m a dancer, not a singer.  😉  Actually I can sing, but I don’t have a “pretty” singing voice.  I have in the acting trade what is known as a “character voice” meaning I can hit the notes but it isn’t a “singer’s voice.”

In other words, I can’t entertain solely on the sound of my voice.  Instead, there has to be some other factor involved like a humorous song selection or I have to be playing a character in a musical.  But I digress…  Hmmm has there ever been a post on this blog where I have not digressed?  *grin*

Back to the whole dancing thing.  My next event will be in Oklahoma.  Here is the details.

Apr 6-8, 2012 — Oklahoma Dance Rush

— ON STAFF: Teaching Line Dance Workshops
— Competing in Intermediate Couples
— Competing in Intermediate ProAm
— Competing in Advanced Line Dance

Oklahoma City, OK
Event Director: Beth Emerson & Mike Shoemake

WEBSITE: www.oklahomadancerush.com

See ya on the dance floor!

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