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Changing up how I report on the Top Ten Line Dances


There is just not enough time in the day…

keep calmKeeping track of the Top Ten Line Dance Reporting lists takes time.  Lots of it.  You’d be horrified about how much time it takes.  So I decided to change from reporting on the Top from Weekly to Monthly.

Up to now, I’ve had a detailed page where I put the Top Ten Dances from each site:

  • Copperknob
  • Kickit
  • World Line Dance Newsletter
  • LineDancer Magazine

On each of these detailed pages I had, for each dance:

  • The dance’s current rank #1, #2, #3, etc
  • An indicator of whether the dance was moving up or down the list
  • Details about the dance, like count, # of restarts & tags, difficulty level, etc.
  • The name of the dance and the name of the choreographer
  • Link to a stepsheet for the dance
  • Link to the music on Amazon.
  • Link to the music on iTunes
  • And embedded videos of the dance, both demonstrations and teaches

Then I had two “summary / review” lists which I created myself:

  • TxCowboyDancer’s Weekly Summary – which basically listed the Top Ten dances as a simple list and then had a link to the more detailed page.
  • TxCowboyDancer’s Weekly Review — a kind of Best of the Best “Most Popular” which listed only those dances which appeared on at least two of the four websites.

Whew!  I’m getting tire just listing it.  The “Weekly Summary” didn’t take that long, but the detailed page.   OMG!

So…  I’m keeping the “Weekly Summary” but I’m switching the detailed page to a monthly report instead of week.

Here’s what I’m doing.  I’m keeping track of the dances for each week during a given month.  Then I use some statistical magic and list only the top ten dances for the whole month.  In other words, only the VERY MOST POPULAR dances make the top ten for the month.

Which means [drum roll please]  I save time and you, dearest readers also save time.  Why?  Because instead of learning a potential of 40+ dances per month… you can look at my Monthly survey and learn only the top 10.  Woot!  Uh-huh!  Doing a happy “chair dance”!

Coo huh?

So.. Here is my very first one that I’m unveiling —

The Top Ten Line Dances from CopperKnob for the month ending Sept 21, 2013:

Enjoy!  See ya on the dance floor!

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Copperknob Top Ten List Updated 6-4-2013


Top Ten Most Popular Line Dances from the Copperknob Line Dance ArchiveTop Ten Line Dances from the Copperknob Line Dance Archive

Updated: Tuesday 06/04/2013 —  This week’s Top Ten:

#1 (1847 Views) ~Blurred Lines / Rachael McEnaney and Arhay Centeno
#2 (1067 Views) ~Heart On A String / Kate Sala and Vivienne Scott
#3 (1054 Views) ~Never Say Never / Scott Blevins
#4 (930 Views) ~Celtic Teardrops / Maggie Gallagher
#5 (882 Views) ~Good Girls Gone Bad / Rachael McEnaney
#6 (828 Views) ~Put Your Hands On Me / Debbie McLaughlin
#7 (732 Views) ~Booty Chuk / Scott Blevins and Lou Ann Schemmel
#8 (722 Views) ~It Don’t Matter / Joey Warren
#9 (706 Views) ~Sippin’ on Southern / Guyton Mundy and Will Craig
#10 (692 Views) ~Sleep / Kate Sala

To see the videos, read the stepsheets, preview the music, and have fun with some cool polls, jump on over to the full article:

See ya on the dance floor!

LineDancer Magazine Top Ten List Updated 6/3/2013


Top Ten LinTop Ten Line Dances from LineDancer Magazinee Dances from the LineDancer Magazine

Updated: Monday, 06/03/2013 —  This week’s Top Ten:

#1 ~Throw Away The Key / Alison Biggs and Peter Metelnick
#2 ~Tango De Pasion / Kate Sala
#3 ~Voodoo Jive / Adrian Churm
#4 ~Hurt Me Carefully / Ria Vos
#5 ~Wagon Wheel Rock / Yvonne Anderson
#6 ~Faking It / Julie Harris Neville Fitzgerald
#7 ~Crank It Up / Daniel Whittaker
#8 ~Long Distance Love / Dee Musk
#9 ~Outta Control / Simon Ward
#10 ~Slip / Maggie Gallagher

To see the videos, read the stepsheets, preview the music, and have fun with some cool polls, jump on over to the full article:

World Line Dance Newsletter Survey Top Ten Updated


Top Ten Line Dances from the World Line Dance NewsletterTop Ten Line Dances from the World Line Dance Newsletter

Updated: 6/2/2013 —  This week’s Top Ten:

#1     Fifty Ways (50 Ways) / Patricia Stott
#2     Hurt Me Carefully / Ria Vos
#3     Come Together / Debbie McLaughlin
#4     The Hotdog Boogie / Francien Sittrop
#5     Gleefuly There / Rachael McEnaney
#6     Breathless / Karl-Harry Winston
#7     Throw Away the Key / Peter Metelnick and Alison Biggs
#8-9 (TIE)     Outta Control / Simon Ward
#8-9 (TIE)     Tornado / Gail Smith
#10     Cheap Talk / Gaye Teather

To see the videos, read the stepsheets, preview the music, and have fun with some cool polls, jump on over to the full article:

Kickit is Kickin! Weekly “Most Taught” and “Most Danced” Lists Updated


Top Ten Most Taught Line Dances from the Kickit Line Dance ArchiveTop Ten “Most Taught” Line Dances from the Kickit Line Dance Archive

Updated: April 10, 2013 —  This Week’s Top Ten:

#1 ~I’m A Tornado / Tom Avinger
#2 ~Gold Digger / Rachael McEnaney
#3 ~Wagon Wheel Rock / Yvonne Anderson
#4-10 (TIE) ~Bounce Bounce / Frank Trace
#4-10 (TIE) ~Do You Love Me? / Rob Fowler
#4-10 (TIE) ~Honey Pie / Maggie Gallagher
#4-10 (TIE) ~L D F (Let’s Dance Forever) / Alison Biggs and Peter Metelnick
#4-10 (TIE) ~Pontoon / Gail Smith
#4-10 (TIE) ~Shattered Dreams / Karl-Harry Winson
#4-10 (TIE) ~Stay Stay Stay! / Niels B. Poulsen

These are the dances which are were taught by more line dance instructors around the world than any others.

To see the videos, read the stepsheets, preview the music, and have fun with some cool polls, jump on over to the full article.

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Top Ten Most Danced Line Dances from the Kickit Line Dance ArchiveTop Ten “Most Danced” Line Dances from the Kickit Line Dance Archive

Updated: April 11, 2013 —  This Week’s Top Ten:

#1 ~I’m A Tornado / Tom Avinger
#2 ~Gold Digger / Rachael McEnaney
#3-8 (TIE) ~Blue Night Cha / Kim Ray
#3-8 (TIE) ~Bounce Bounce / Frank Trace
#3-8 (TIE) ~Come Dance With Me / Jo Thompson
#3-8 (TIE) ~Do You Love Me? / Rob Fowler
#3-8 (TIE) ~Love Me Or Leave Me / Frank Trace
#3-8 (TIE) ~Toes / Rachael McEnaney
#9-10 (TIE) ~Cruisin’ / Neil Hale
#9-10 (TIE) ~Coastin’ / Ray & Tina Yeoman

These are the dances which are were danced by more line dancers around the world than any others.

To see the videos, read the stepsheets, preview the music, and have fun with some cool polls, jump on over to the full article.

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