Worlds was a Roller Coaster Week
1. My dance partner and I won the Couples Silver II division and we are brand new “World Champions”
2. I won a spot on the US Team to attend the WDSF World DanceSport Games to be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in Sept 2013.
Those of course would be a couple of “high spots” on the proverbial roller coaster. I had fun, of course but since when has my life ever been a drama free zone? Hmmmm?
Well, friends, neighbors and all eight of you actually reading this, let me give you the play-by-play. Read the rest of this entry
Only two days and some hours and I’ll be zipping off to the Texas Classic down in Houston.
This is going to be a very busy, very fun weekend full of dancing, workshops, competition and working in the video booth!
I’ll be competing in ProAm with my fabulous Pro Dancer, du jour, the wonderful Gretchen Smith, because my usual fabulous coach, the wonderful Natalja Sawal is uhmm… very round at the moment and about to be blessed with a visit from mister stork any day now.
Music for “Triple Two Step”
Finding good music for a particular genre of dance is often very hard to do. In this post, you’ll find some basic information on “Triple Two Step” and some sample videos so you can see it for yourself what the dance looks like.
If you do a Google search you’ll come up with a lot of possibilities and trust me on this, a lot of them are garbage. Bleech!
So I’ve created a page of some good ones. What? Do I sense some skepticism from the teeming masses? Fear not gentle readers, the songs have been reviewed by my Inner Domestic Diva and they have met with her approval! You can check out the page at Triple Two Step Music — Song List
This list of songs is complied from a variety of sources found on the Internet, including ones from my own library and suggestions from the readers of this blog. You can follow the links on the list to hear previews of the songs and buy your own copy if you like it. And if you do buy a song or CD, then I get a couple of pennies commission. Right now I just have the Amazon Links in place. I’ll have links to iTunes on the list soon.
SAVINGS TIP: Get the CD. A lot of the CDs on Amazon are priced under a dollar. And you get a whole set of songs. Yes, you have to pay postage, but the cost per song is much lower than downloading one song at a time.
If you have a favorite Triple Two Step Song and it isn’t listed here, don’t be shy! You can use the comment form down at the bottom of the page to send me a note and I’ll add it to the list. So what are you waiting for? Check out the page at Triple Two Step Music — Song List.
I’ve posted a much longer article over at Squidoo.com.
Hop on over there if you want to learn more about the dance style called Triple Two Step, and it’s related family of dances.
The Triple Two Song List is just the first of many. I plan on adding lists for the other country dance genres:
- Night Club Two Step,
- East Coast Swing,
- West Coast Swing,
- Three Step aka as the Two-Step or “Texas Two Step”
- and Shuffle/Progressive Double Two.
See ya on the dance floor!
- Triple Two Step Music — Song List (txcowboydancer.com)
- Music to Dance By: Triple Two Step (txcowboydancer on squidoo.com)
- The Texas Hoedown – Scrapbook Scribblings (txcowboydancer.com)
- Dancing: How much does it cost? (txcowboydancer.com)
- Sometimes you just know…you’re getting better… (txcowboydancer.com)
- Travel Tips and Tricks to Competitive Dancing “On the Cheap” (txcowboydancer.com)
In a recent post, Dancing: How much does it cost?, I described a sliding scale listing the costs of dancing which can range from almost zero up to thousands of dollars per year.
This is the first post in a series that will offer some suggestions on how to save money and make your competitive dancing as inexpensive as possible.
So, you’ve taken a few dance lessons and you coach says “Hey have you ever considered competing?”. Well I have good news for you friends, neighbors and the six people who are actually reading this blog — <drum roll please> — It doesn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg. True, if you want, you can go all out, spend lots of money, then get a second mortgage or dip into little Monty’s college fund to support your dance habit, but then again, you can do it for a very reasonable amount. Read the rest of this entry