2014 Dances Taught


23.09.14 WE ONLY LIVE ONCE (Robbie McGowan Hickie) This one seemed to be a big hit. Some commented that it was nice to have a dance that flowed so well without any complex step patterns. This also meant it wasn’t a long teach.  A catchy track too – “We Only Live Once” by Shannon Noll. 64 counts, 2 walls and no tags or restarts.   Dance sheet not out yet so please contact Robbie if you want further info on its likely release date.

Also revised a recent oldie from Feb 2012 – Neville and Julie’s KISS THE STARS to the Pixie Lott track. Lots up for this former class favourite – it was good to do it again.

Also danced tonight: City Of Pain, Coca Cola Shake, Rainmaker, 911, Walk Alone, He’s Italiano, Alcazar, Say Geronimo, Ghost, Angel In Blue Jeans, Fireball, Bailando Amor and Eternal Secret.

16.09.14 911 (Karl-Harry Winson) This was a complete contrast to last week’s dance. A nightclub two-step to Keith Urban’s track “Cop Car”.  As usual this type of dance isn’t for everyone but most appeared to enjoy it. I think it flows quite well but you do need to practice it a few times to get completely comfortable with the timing, especially on the first wall before the beat kicks in. At 48 counts and 2 walls with just one easy restart it the dance isn’t too challenging. Seemed to go better on the 2nd week.


Also danced tonight:  Brand New Day, Inspiration, Side By Side, Fly High, In MY Heart, Ghost, Bailando Amor, Eternal Secret, Walking On Air, Celtic Heartbeat, Ball & Chain, Hit The Floor, Hit The Road Jack, Ain’t Wot U Do, Rather Be, Angel In Blue Jeans, The Pulse, and Fireball

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New Dances

Ria Vos has a couple of new ones coming soon.  Both are 64 count, 2 wall dances with 1 tag. WONDER TRAIN is choreographed to Wonder What You’re Doing For The Rest Of Your Life by Train. The track for IN PARADISE is Another Day In Paradise by Brandy & Ray J.

Following on from Wow Tokyo a whole team of choreographers including Kate Sala and Rachael McEnaney plus several others have come up with WOW HAWAII, named after the dance event and location where it was created.  No sheet so far but plenty of videos on youTube if you want to take a look. Music is The Other Side by Jason Derulo.


On The Bookshelf (not line dance related)

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

CURRENTLY READING – Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan


The Invisible Man – HG Wells

The Two Faces Of January – Patricia Highsmith

The Little Sister – Raymond Chandler

A Night On The Orient Express – Veronica Henry

Gold Coast – Elmore Leonard

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

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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 31st

ETERNAL SECRET – Could this be Bittersweet Memory 2 for Ria Vos, I think it could, although after dancing it, it reminds me more of Language Of The Heart. If you like Nightclub two steps, definitely worth checking out.


THEY CALL ME THE BREEZE – (Gaye Teather, Andrew & Sheila Palmer) Classic song that a lot of the live bands are likely to play on the circuit. Personally I prefer Lynyrd Skynrd’s more rocky version. A two step dance that’s a bit nippy in places.


MAKITA (Kate Sala & Robbie McGowan Hickie) – Another catchy country two step. Straight forward improver level dance.



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