The Social Dance Experience
The featured dance in this class was “Heartache on the Dance Floor” by Dan Albro. Again, we have a dance with a lot of interesting sequences that just flows nicely. The music may seem fast for anyone not experienced at an Intermediate Level, otherwise it’s pretty darn cool.
The song’s phrasing falls off so much repeatedly that it could be looked at as needing several tags or restarts but I’ll admire that Albro just let all that go and had a sole restart towards the end of the dance to assist getting back on phrase as well as end nicely on the front wall. By doing this, it allowed multiple patterns to get the feel of different parts on the song therefore not making it so monotonous hitting the same steps sequences in the same parts of the song.
We first taught Lindi Shuffle to get used to the Chasse/Rock Recover sequence. In the next class, we built off that by adding a vine in front of it to do Swamp Thang.
Here’s a rundown of some new dances taught and reviewed from the Dance Hall 360 Intro/Beginner Line Dance class on Tuesday, 8/29/17.
Tonight’s lessons brought in a few recent favorites that featured a rumba box and 1-2-cha-cha-cha steps. We worked on shuffles and 3/4 turns as well as felt how different music can make a dance feel different. What we discovered was how in one case, it was liked just as is where other found it better to alternative music. This flexibility opens up the potential to be able to dance to more music and possibly like a dance that other music did not appeal to the dancer as much.
Sheryl’s 6pm teach:
All About That Bass
Aric’s 7pm teach:
Blue Night Cha
Week 2 of Aric covering for Sheryl at Dance Hall 360’s Intro-Beginner Line Dancing. Sheryl is expected to be in full capacity for dancing next week! This time around we brought what should be considered a classic at some point: American Kids. The dance has been in the top 100 for several years and is a world standard in modern line dancing.