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Waltz Across Texas is this Weekend!


And…Moí will be there! With boots on!

me 544x544I am honored to be part of the staff for Waltz Across Texas this year. I’ll be teaching two workshops and I’m available for private lessons!  And I will be competing in Advanced Line Dance

Waltz Across Texas is part of the American Country Dance Association (ACDA).

The ACDA is second largest of the two major Country Western Dance organizations here in the United States.  It is centered in the South / Southwest / Midwest part of the country and consists of several events spaced throughout the year.

Waltz Across Texas Logo 2016Waltz Across Texas is in Houston, this weekend, Oct 7-9.

It features a dance competition, lots of workshops, vendors selling costumes, and boots and dance shoes, and jewelry and there is LOTS of social dancing!

And it is FUN!  Really really FUN!!  Woot!

There is also a Saturday night show featuring some awesome dance numbers.

I will be teaching TWO Workshops!

Join me for my “Twisty Two Step” Workshop

#36 -- 2008.01 Worlds - ProAm Two StepTime: 5 pm, Oct 7th

Place: at the event hotel

Covers: a fun Two-step pattern.

Other info: You do not need a partner, although you should at least know the basic two-step.

For workshop #2, I will be teaching a line dance called “6-8-12”

Here is the walk-through video of the dance:

  • Line Dancers Having FunThe workshop is at 10 am on Saturday, Oct 8th (at the event hotel)
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  • This line dance is suitable for all levels.
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  • It is a Night Club Two-Step style dance.  Which means that a couples dancer or Pro-Am dancer who wants to practice their Night Club Two-step skills could use this pattern as a “practice” to improve their Night Club Two Step couples dancing!!!!
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  • This dance is the current UCWDC Newcomer Smooth line dance.  So if you’ve been thinking of competing in line dance, here is your chance to learn one of the competition dances!  This dance will be in use through early March of 2017, so you can use it at any of the remaining UCWDC events and at the events early in the year in 2017!
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  • This pattern can be danced to ANY Night Club Two Step song.

Dance info:

Dance: 6, 8, 12 / choreographed by Daan Geelen

Style: Newcomer / Improver level, 2 wall, 32 count, Night Club Two Step

Stepsheet: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/6-8-12-ID108990.aspx

Music: 6, 8, 12 / by Brian McKnight (preview for free or purchase and download for $1.29)

Walk-through video: https://youtu.be/wjxjqFjU-zc

I am available for Private Lessons during the event.

If you want to book a lesson with me call or text 214.415.3819

I am offering a Waltz Across Texas” special price on my
“Introduction to Line Dance Competition” workshop

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See ya on the dance floor!

 

 

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Dance Swag for Sale – Dallas Dance Festival Leather Garment Bag


Dallas Dance Festival Leather Garment Bag

I’m De-cluttering my life.

And I’m getting rid of all the “Dance Swag” from the events I’ve attended which have been sitting in my closet collecting dust… …asking $35

WILLING TO NEGOTIATE ON PRICE – MAKE ME AN OFFER!!!

This is one in an ongoing series of posts over the next couple weeks; all this things are “prizes” or “souvenirs” or “participant gifts” given to the competitors at various dance events.

Leather Garment BagDallas Dance Festival is the largest UCWDC event outside of Worlds.  It is often referred to as the “Dress Rehearsal for Worlds”

Collectible Souvenir Garment Bag
Dallas Dance Festival (Dallas, Texas)
an UCWDC event — (United Country Western Dance Council)

  • Exterior shell is 100% leather
  • Patchwork of various leather pieces of different grains and textures
  • Lining is smooth nylon
  • Zipper pulls are stainless steel with a satin finish
  • 23″ wide at the widest point
  • 23″ long when folded
  • 46″ long when opened
  • 4″ deep when folded
  • 2″ deep when opened
  • Handles are smooth vinyl on the outside
  • Handles are textured rubber on the inside for a secure grip
  • The zippers are very good quality – open and close smoothly
  • Metal hook inside of bag allowing hanging up inside of the hotel room

Never used – in pristine condition

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Dance Swag for Sale – Christmas in Dixie Garment Bag / Costume Bag


Christmas in Dixie Garment Bag / Costume Bag

I’m De-cluttering my life.

And I’m getting rid of all the “Dance Swag” from the events I’ve attended which have been sitting in my closet collecting dust… …asking $20

WILLING TO NEGOTIATE ON PRICE – MAKE ME AN OFFER!!!

This is one in an ongoing series of posts over the next couple weeks; all this things are “prizes” or “souvenirs” or “participant gifts” given to the competitors at various dance events.

Christmas in Dixie Garment BagCollectible Souvenir Garment Bag
Christmas in Dixie
an UCWDC event: United Country Western Dance Council

  • Black Nylon
  • Exterior has the touch and feel of canvas
  • Interior lining is smooth and silky
  • Five zippered pockets
  • 1 large zippered pocket on the outside
  • 4 medium sized zippered pockets on the inside
  • Zippers work smoothly.
  • Two sturdy handles
  • Large hook with chain to allow the bag to be hung on a door or in a hotel closet
  • 3″ deep when closed
  • 23″ wide
  • 20″ long when closed
  • 40″ long when opened
  • Reinforced edges

Never used – in pristine condition

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Dance Swag for Sale – Dallas Dance Festival Clock


Dallas Dance Festival Clock

I’m De-cluttering my life.

And I’m getting rid of all the “Dance Swag” from the events I’ve attended which have been sitting in my closet collecting dust… …asking $5

Close up of the Logo and Event Name

Close up of the Logo and Event Name

WILLING TO NEGOTIATE ON PRICE – MAKE ME AN OFFER!!!

This is one in an ongoing series of posts over the next couple weeks; all this things are “prizes” or

“souvenirs” or “participant” gifts given to the competitors at various dance events.

Dallas Dance Festival is the largest UCWDC event outside of Worlds.  It is often referred to as the “Dress Rehearsal for Worlds”

Collectible Souvenir Analog Clock
Dallas Dance Festival (Dallas, Texas)
An UCWDC Event — United Country Western Dance Council

  • Silver finish
  • Modern clock face design
  • Clock has a “Second” hand
  • Runs on one AA Battery (not included)
  • Quartz Analog
  • Embossed with the logo and name of the Dallas Dance Festival
  • 5″ wide
  • 4.75″ tall
  • 1.5″ deep
  • The circular clock face sits on two pins which allow it to be adjusted to any angle 360 degree rotation.
  • Clock weighs 8 oz

Never used – in pristine condition

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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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