2014 Dances Taught

26.08.14 ANGEL IN BLUE JEANS (Alison & Peter Metelnick) We’ve done several dances in the past to tracks by the band Train and they always tend to go down well.  This is another catchy song and the dance has enough in it to keep it interesting. I think its going to do well, especially once the song starts getting a lot of airplay on the radio.


Also danced tonight: Pretend, My First Love, Caught In The Act, Electric Rhythm, Say Geronimo, Ghost, Raggle Taggle Gypsy O, Rather Be, Alcazar, He’s Italiano, Masquerade, Bailando Amor, Ball and Chain, Fireball, Walking On Air and Celtic Heartbeat.

19.08.14 FIREBALL (Kate Sala)  Had a few doubts beforehand whether the rapping might put some people off, but the rest of the track more than makes up for it.  If it doesn’t exactly sample Tequila by The Champs, it does a good imitation. Even with an intro, a restart and an ending, its not a hard dance so doesn’t take too long to teach.  The only downside is that the track which has already been released in the USA and most of Europe, has yet to get its official release in the UK.  The dance could well be a big hit before the song is!


Also danced tonight:  A Little Bit Gypsy, Could It Be Magic, Coca Cola Shake, There You’ll Be, Ghost, Rather Be, Alcazar, Masquerade, Fly High, Say Geronimo, The Pulse, Ball and Chain, Hit The Floor, Bailando Amor, Hit The Road Jack, Walking on Air, Rainmaker, He’s Italiano, and Raggle Taggle Gypsy O.

12.08.14 NO CLASS 


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On The Bookshelf (not line dance related)

For anyone interested, here’s a list of what I am or have been reading.

CURRENTLY READING - Looking for Mr Goodbar – Judith Rossner


The Mist in the Mirror – Susan Hill

House of Meetings – Martin Amis

The Smoke Jumpers – Nicholas Evans

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold – John le Carre

Destinations – Sheila O’Flanagan

To Sir With Love – E R Braithwaite

Comfort To The Enemy – Elmore Leonard

Up In Honey’s Room – Elmore Leonard

The Hot Kid – Elmore Leonard

Journey Into Fear – Eric Ambler

 The Other Side Of The Bridge – Mary Lawson

Star Struck – Val McDermid

The Bookseller of Kabul – Asne Seierstad

The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

The Divide – Nicholas Evans

The Final Detail – Harlan Coben

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy

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On the radar

This is where you’ll find some of the dances I’m currently considering teaching or just like the look of.  There always seems to be many more dances coming out than I can ever hope to cover with just one class a week!

August 19th

ETERNAL SECRET – Could this be Bittersweet Memory 2 for Ria Vos, I think it could. No step sheet out so far though!



July 16th

GHOST – Already heading up the dance chart for Nev and Julie.


HE’S ITALIANO - The music might carry this improver level dance from Wil Bos.


EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE – Nev and Julie’s nightclub two-step. Decent track.


SHOTGUN MAMBO - Kate Sala. Again catchy music, easy enough dance, not too fast.


SUCH A FOOL – Niels Poulsen. Beginner/easy improver tag-free dance to Jason Donovan’s reworking of the old Elvis classic


I GOT IT EASY – Rob Fowler’s easy intermediate waltz to a Michael Buble track.



They had 30 choreographers and over 50 workshops across this three day event!

Some of the dances taught….

Masquerade – music Eric Saade – choreographed by Karl-Harry Winson
Eurodance & Ramzi – Robbie McGowan Hickie
Daisy Chain & Red Hot Love – Christina Aguilera – Kate Sala
Midas Touch & Rise To The Top - Peter & Alison
Free My Soul – Garth Brooks – Rob Fowler
Doo Wacka Doo & Get My Name - Guyton Mundy
Almost Doesn’t Count & Enigma – Dee Musk
P-51 (Ricky Martin)  & Suicide Waltz -Niels Poulsen
Live The Life & This Is How We Roll  (Luke Bryan) & AK Freak - Rachael McEnaney
Big Night & Really! (Demi Lovato) - Craig Bennett
If I Don’t & Walking Through & Zee Zee – Ria Vos

New Dances

Maggie Gallagher has already released her intermediate dance to the current James Blunt single “Heart to Heart” – her dance is called EYE TO EYE and I think it will do well.  Personally I’m not a big fan of James Blunt’s music but I do like this track. See the step sheet here….


Maggie also has an advanced dance to Katy B’s CRYING FOR NO REASON and a beginner dance to the Overtones song “It Had To Be You”, plus another intermediate dance to Christina Perri’s new single Human. See the video of the song here. Be aware though that Neville & Julie have already released their own dance to this track.


Ria Vos has a couple of newies. HIT THE FLOOR to the Kique Santiago single “Hit The Ground” – you need the original FM Cut for the dance.  If you need any help with the music, drop me a line.  Have a listen here – http://youtu.be/UDhbbcss3EA  Great track if you like the more funky stuff.

She also has an easy intermediate dance to the new single by Ricky Martin featuring Jennifer Lopez & Wisin called ADRENALINA. Both dances are 64 counts.  Don’t forget to check out her country cha MOST OF ALL if you like your music a little softer.  This is already starting to head up the dance charts.

If you like to keep it country check out TRUE BELIEVERS new dance by Karl-Harry Winson, music by Darius Rucker.

Another dance being talked about is BRAVE choreographed by Richard Palmer, Laura Hilbert and Lorna Dennis. Richard has now added this to his playlist so if you are seeing him in the near future, it might be worth checking out the dance.