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Line Dance Room Workshop Schedule

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Yes I know this is a quick and dirty post without my usual wailing and drama but hey, I’m running short on time.  Sorry!  🙂

LA HAYRIDE

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Big D Bash and Pro-Am Line Dance


What the heck is “ProAm Line Dance?”

Big D BashHi everybody!  Big D Bash is coming up fast.  There are only 32 days before the event.  Big D Bash is unique on the UCWDC circuit in that it is a “Line Dance only” event.  No couples.  No ProAm… we’ll almost no ProAm.

There is a little known category of dance competition called “ProAm Line Dance.”  Here is how it works:

  1. You find an instructor (like me).
  2. You find some friends (optional, but it makes it a lot more fun)
  3. You and the instructor (and friends?) pick out a line dance and the instructor teaches it to you and/or coaches you.  Any line dance at all!  Did you catch that?  You get to dance any line dance you want to dance!!!!
  4. You enter the contest.  Here’s the “Pro/Am” part:
    The instructor dances on the floor in the competition with you!   You’re not out there all alone!
    So if you get stuck or your mind goes blank, then you have someone to look at other than the other competitors.
  5. You have a great time, you win cool prizes, accolades, applause, you’re invited to be on Oprah and the Tonight show!   You become famous and retire and spend your weekends in the French Rivera. (that last bit is still being verified, but it’s what I heard! *wink*)

Line Dancers on the dance floor-Artistic Shot (CC)

Basically it is a way for people who are “thinking” of doing line dance to get over that scary leap into the unknown:  “Eeeeeeeek, you mean I won’t have a Pro to hang onto?  Eeeeeeeeeek!”

We’ll you won’t actually be able to hang onto me, but I’ll be there on the floor with you so I’m your “emergency fallback plan.”  *grin*

So, if you’d like to try out line dance competition in a fun, easy, inexpensive way, then give me a shout!

Everybody should line dance — Especially ProAm “Couples” Students !

Line dancing is fun! But, if you need more reasons, let me share. *grin*

Here are some reasons why you should add line dancing competition in addition to your ProAm or Couples competition. 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!

Another New Page on my Blog: I’ve turned “Pro”


Dancing in the Advanced Line Division in Chicago ©Well, it had to happen sometime.  I am officially a “Professional Line Dance Instructor”  🙂

I guess this means that I’m in it for the money!  LOL

And I’m sure that I’ll be rolling in the dough like Scrooge McDuck within days. Right?  Oh how nice it will be to be part of the 1% 😉  Yeah, right and if you believe that, let’s talk real estate.  I have a lovely bridge for sale.

But I digress…  I do that don’t I?  Check out my new “Line Dance Instructor” page on my blog.  You’ll find a list of the line dance services I offer along with the rates.  And don’t let the hat fool you, yes, I can and do teach non-country line dances.  You’ll also find a little bit of background on my experience and how I got into dancing.  If anyone spots any typos feel free to let me know.

My blog also has an Event Calendar showing which events I’ll be teaching line dance workshops at this year. A *HUGE* thank you to the event directors who have put me on their line dance staff. *hugs*

Related Articles / Links

I Added an “Event Schedule” to my Blog


TxCowboyDancer Logo ©2011Cowboy Smiley (CC)I added a new section to my blog, which is quickly turning into a full-fledged website!

You can find links to the Schedule Page:

— in the menu up above under “Home,”
— in the menu under “Dance”
— or as a link in the text area at the top of the right hand column of the blog.

OR you can just click on this link:

2012 Event Schedule

See ya on the dance floor!

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