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I updated my Events / Dance Calendar


Lots going on…

Check out my updated Events / Dance Calendar.

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https://txcowboydancer.com/event-calendar/

My Next Event is the Oklahoma Dance Rush!

Oklahoma Dance Rush (UCWDC) — April 20-23 2017 — Oklahoma City, OK

Definitely attending this event!

See ya on the dance floor!

 

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March Line Classes will feature “Easy Party Dances”


March Line Classes will feature
🎉🎈Easy Party Dances 🎈🎉

partydancesThere are four “regular” classes in “March” — Feb 28th, Mar 7th, 14th, and 21st.

All this month we will feature very easy “Party Dances” — Line Dances which can be danced to ANY song of that style.

These “Party Dances” match up with couples dance styles, which make them perfect to use in our Friday Night Practice Parties at DanceMakers.

Also they can be used in any social situation where you do not have a dance partner but want to dance. Most of them are all considered “Ultra-Beginner” or “Absolute Beginner” dances. A couple will be Beginner or Low Beginner level.

And because they contain both basic “Line Dance” steps which match up to basic “Couples Dance” steps they make an excellent practice tool for Couples Dancers who want to practice basic footwork.

  • Waltz – example: Rita’s Waltz — which we learned in Feb
  • Cha Cha – example: Cowboy Cha-Chawhich we will learn tonight, Feb 28th
  • Merengue – example: Ah Si,which we will learn tonight, Feb 28th (probably)

Other dance styles that we’ll definitely cover this month include:

  • East Coast
  • West Coast
  • Foxtrot
  • Tango
  • Rumba

And, depending on how quickly everyone learns the dances, we might even learn line dances that fit:

  • Double Two / Progressive / Triple Two
  • Night Club Two

So, this is going to be an exciting month!

Mark your calendars!  — March 28th will be a special “Workshop Class” — stay tuned for for details….

Tonight’s Dance Info: Cowboy Cha-Cha

  • Name: Cowboy Cha
  • Choreographer: Kelly Gellette & Michelle Stremche
  • Style of Dance: Cha-Cha
  • Stepsheet: I’ll hand out the step sheet in class.
  • Music: Neon Moon by Brooks & Dunn
    (preview for free on Amazon or purchase for download)
  • Demo Video: click the image below or click on this link:
    https://youtu.be/Kg3Kz6OTteU?t=30s

Tonight’s Dance Info: Ah Sí

Line Dance Class – When & Where:

  • Every Tuesday at 6pm
    • Start any time!!!! The line Dance class is structured a little bit differently from the “couples” classes at DanceMakers which means “You do NOT have to wait to the “beginning” of the month! “
    • March Classes start on Feb 28th
      • FYI — Whenever the 1st day of the month is in the middle of the week, the classes for the “new” month start up, so that all the DanceMakers classes are in sync.
        — Yes, it makes my head hurt too!  LOL 🙂
  • 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 taking advantage of one of DanceMaker’s “Dance Cards” or “Unlimited Classes” packages!

SEE YA ON THE DANCE FLOOR!

Line Dancers Having Fun

Beginning Line Dance Class: Come Learn “Breaking Hearts”


Continuing the “Party Match Up” Series…

Line Dance at DanceMakers of TexasOne of the things I try very hard to do is to select line dances which match up with a “Couples” dance style.

I choose dances where the choreography of the dance is done to distinct types of music which correspond to the couples dance styles: Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Rumba, Tango, Night Club Two Step, Polka, Salsa, etc.

Why? Because finding a place to actually DANCE the line dances that you learn in class is HARD!  Of course you can always dance in your kitchen or living room or even on the front porch.  The neighbors might talk about that “crazy person” down the block, but you could do it.

DanceMakers has two “Practice Parties” each month.  In Feb they will be on Feb 10th and Feb 24th, 8pm – 9:30 pm.

Psssssstttt… don’t tell anyone but a line dance does NOT have to be danced to the original song!!!!  Shhhh…it is our secret.  🙂

So….to use this week’s dance as an example, when you’re at the Practice Party, and a “Cha Cha” comes on, you can jump out in the middle of the floor and start doing “Breaking Hearts” the dance that we’ll review/learn on Tue.  As you dance, use good dance floor etiquette and be aware of the other dancers on the floor so that everyone can enjoy their style of dance, both couples and line.

So, come on out, join the fun, and learn this awesome “Cha-Cha” on Tuesday, Jan 31st at 6pm

  • Have fun!
  • Meet new people.
  • Use this pattern to practice basic Cha-Cha technique and improve your couples dancing.
  • Exercise!
  • And… HAVE LOTS OF FUN!

When & Where…

  • Line Dance Tuesdays with Tony in Fort Worth 4Every Tuesday at 6pm!
    Next class is tonight, Jan 31st!!!!
    ..
  • DanceMakers of Texas
    — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio ph: 817-244-8500
    ..
  • Save money by paying for the entire month:
    • Drop in rate for a single class is $15
    • Save money by buying either a 4 pack “dance card” for $50 — which works out to $12.50 per class OR
    • Save money by buying an 8 pack “dance card” for $80 — which works out to $10 per class OR
    • Save money by doing one the  “unlimited dance classes” packages offered by DanceMakers OR
    • Snag the special “Groupon” offer (see details below)

This week’s line dance:

Dance Info:

Ready!  Set! Go!

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✔  Mark your calendars!

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Still got questions? — Then hop on over to
..Frequently Asked Questions about Tony’s Line Dance Classes

Oh..about that Groupon Offer…

IF you haven’t already snagged this awesome deal…check out the Groupon Special below!

  • IF you haven’t been to class in a while, then this is your personal invitation to come back for a visit!  Woot!
  • IF you are a regular, then call up a friend and invite them AND share this speical with them!  Woot!

One Month of Unlimited Group Classes!  — Including the Line Dance Class!

Groupon Offer

See ya on the dance floor!

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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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“UCWDC Special Series” wraps up with a “Review” of 3 Dances!


Tue August 30th is “Review” Night!

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Wow, what a fun month it has been!  And it isn’t over yet!!!  Woot!  We have one more night left in August: Tue, Aug 30th at 6pm at DanceMakers of Texas

Sooooo….we’ll review the three UCWDC Competition Line Dances we’ve learned.  Woo Hoo!!!

For those students who are new this month to the class, a “review” night is where we briefly go over each dance.

We have three dances… and 50 minutes… so that works out to … [uhmmmm….calculating…doing hard math…. LOL] about 15 minutes per dance.  So be sure to check out these videos and links:

6, 8, 12 / choreographed by Daan Geelen
32 count, 2 wall, Smooth (Nightclub), Newcomer Level
Stepsheet: http://ucwdc.org/associatemembercenter/stepsheets/2017/2017%20Newcomer%20Smooth%20-%206%208%2012.pdf
Music: 6, 8, 12 / by Brian McKnight

 

 

Happy Girl / choreographed by Marlon Ronkes
— 48 Count, 2 wall, Cuban (Cha-Cha), Newcomer Level
Stepsheet: http://ucwdc.org/associatemembercenter/stepsheets/2017/2017%20Newcomer%20Cuban%20-%20HAPPY%20GIRL.pdf
Music: Happy Girl / by Martina McBride (pitched down to 108) — This dance can be danced to just about any slow cha-cha song.  If you need information on how to pitch a song down, ask me in class.

 

 

Move That Grove / choreographed by Tina Argyle
— 32 count, 4 Wall, Stage/Novelty (Pop) Newcomer Level
Stepsheet: http://ucwdc.org/associatemembercenter/stepsheets/2017/2017%20Newcomer%20StageNovelty%20-%20MOVE%20THAT%20GROOVE.pdf
Music: We Are Family (A.R. Remix) / by Groovy 69

 

About these three dances…

Line Dancers in the Plaza-opacity 03-RESIZEDThese three dances are the UCWDC Newcomer Level competition dances for 2016-2017.

There are not one, but two UCWDC events held here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where, if you choose, you could compete, using these dances:

Also, two of the three dances use music which “Couples Dancers” will recognize:

  • Cha-Cha
  • Night Club Two-Step

The line dances incorporate basic footwork from those two styles thus these dances are an EXCELLENT PRACTICE DRILL for Couples Dancers who wish to have a way to practice fundamentals on their own.

Line Dance Class – When & Where:

  • Every Tuesday at 6pm
  • — 6201 Sunset Drive, Suite 630 Fort Worth, TX 76116 [Get Directions]
    — Studio Phone: 817-244-8500
  • Drop-ins Welcome ($15 per class) but save money by paying for the entire month ($10 per class–e.g. 3 classes left is $30)

 

 

See ya on the dance floor!!!!

 

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