Jun 29

Partner Pattern Recap 6/29/17

Here are the list of the featured partner pattern dances and some thoughts for them:

Dirty Boots (Dance Albro, Intermediate Level)
Music: Jon Pardi – Dirt On My Boots
Thoughts: Any good form of Canadian Stomp style rhythms seem to work. We used it to Rascal Flatt’s “Prayin’ For Daylight” with success as well as attempted to use a slower polka/shuffle step rhythm like Colbie Caillat’s “Never Gonna Let You Down” with a big smile at the end. The soft, light-hearted tune gave the dance a bouncier feeling from the hard hits of Pardi’s track.

After The Dawn (BobbyJo Sargent, Beginner Level)
Music: Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor – Marvin Gaye
Thoughts: Cool little dance for this level, well paced as well. Wanna have a hoot with this one? Pair it with Rudedog’s “I Got A Woman” (ft Ray Charles). Plenty of room to horse around!

May 06

Recap: Line Dance Workshop 5/6/17

Here are Saturday’s (5/6/17) workshop dances!

Champagne Promise – c. Tina Argyle
Whatchugot – c. Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris
In The Cheap Seats – c. Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris
Dancing Around It – c. Dan Albro

Apr 11

Recap – Line Dance Workshop 4/8/17

Here are the dances from Bill & Robert’s Line Dance Workshop on Saturday 4/8/17. Some of which were features at this year’s Line Dance Showdown in Boston!

Money Maker
Inna’s Heaven
Yeah!
Crash A Little

Mar 02

Line Dance Recap 3/1/17

20 days to spring. Who’s counting though? We took some time tonight for our feature dance to bring in a tango with a twist. Here is the line up of dances taught and reviewed:

Tango With Me Darling
Love Letter Waltz
Back It Up

Feb 09

Snow Closure for Country Swing 2/9/17

Please be safe tonight. We’re staying dark tonight for the snow. Enjoy the good snowman making material and we’ll see you next time around!

Jan 11

Line Dance Recap 1/11/17

Quite a bit of lesson and review tonight! Here’s a run down of the featured lessons (whether planned or impromptu) and reviews:

Feature:
Damn Good Lover

Reviews:
Bring Down the House
Oops Baby
Road Less Traveled

Surprise!
Ain’t Giving
County Fair Stomp
Better When I’m Dancin’, Baby

Jan 10

Line Dance Recap 1/10/17

Here are tonight’s featured and reviewed line dances from Dance Hall 360 with Sheryl on Tuesday 1/10/17:

And It Goes Like This
Keep My Cool
Fun For All
Feeling Kinda Lonely
County Fair Stomp
Tempting Elvis
Gin & Tonic
Bull Frog On A Log

We had a few featured new steps that the class learned as well:
Jazz Box
Monterey Turn

Jan 10

West Coast Swing Recap 1/9/17

Monday 1/9/17: Dance Instructor Kamau gave the students a practice session on balancing weight when in contact with a partner. Keeping it at a mid-weight scale demonstrating how it should feel during most points of basic West Coast Swing. Afterwards, the students moved on to a few practice runs using that with connectivity before moving on to patterns.

Here is a video of the patterns practiced:

Oct 28

Wednesday Night Line Dance Recap 10/26/16

Tonight we experimented with a new format. The first hour was all review of our recent dances. Completely geared towards making sure everything we teach sticks. Review, reiterate, and apply. The response was great and we’re going to move on with it.

That being out there, the Beginner Level dancing is moving to Tuesday night. 6pm will start with an introductory course for absolute newbie friendly steps and patterns. At 7, will be a beginner style lesson and some review. 8pm: open dance to practice everything that got learned from then until now. Easier style line dancing all night.

Wednesdays will bring back some more challenges. We’ll keep rocking out the Improver Level & Social style dancing and we’re going to reintroduce the easier Intermediate levels that we had at the ‘ol Celebrations Dance Hall. Yes, it took a little time but we went for quality of what we could provide and it paid off.

Here’s the recap on what we were dancing tonight:
Feature – Gypsy Queen
Reviews:
Shake A Tail Feather
The Fighter
CT Shuffle
Agua Y Fuego
Drift Away

Oct 26

Intro & Beginner Line Dance Tuesdays!

Exciting new changes to our beginner night……
For starters, we are moving…. To Tuesday evening.

Join Sheryl every Tuesday starting November 15th at $5 for the evening.

At 6pm we start our Absolute Beginner line dancing classes. This class is designed for that student wanting to try out dancing. Always wanted to dance but have two left feet…. that’s ok – this is the class for you! We will teach a few simple steps at a slow pace breaking down the basics, moving at a slower level until your comfort level with dancing increases. By the end we will have you line dancing to the music, learning some terminology, and tips, all while having fun, meeting new friends, and getting a great workout each week.

At 7, our Beginner class begins. This is designed for that student that wants to move on from the introductory basics, but needs to learn dances at a slower pace. Here we will continue with the basics steps and patterns you have been working on in the Intro class. We will begin introducing different popular 32 count dances, as well as continuing to teach and refine beginner steps and terminology. In this class, you will see new dances or patterns weekly along with 2 -3 reviews from the previous week’s lessons.

8 pm – Open Dance – Continue to practice all your favorites during our open dance.

Join us at 6, 7 or 8 PM We look forward to teaching you on the floor.

Sheryl

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