Christmas Week Dancers at SV Senior Center

Christmas Week  Dancers at SV Senior Center
Kudos to the line dancers who braved snow and ice to dance Christmas week. (We unmasked and held our breath for the picture!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Mambo mania! You mastered the mambo and did a little Samba. 
Nice dancing!

New dance steps this week: Mambo forward and back, side
mambo, cross mambo, cross samba and the tag

New dances:

Simply Mambo (Val Myers) to Papa Loves Mambo by Perry 
Como and Tequila by The Champs

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/simply-mambo-ID38616.aspx  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iB1Lla3xP0

EZ Mega Mambo (Kaie Seger) to If you Wanna Be Happy by Dr. 
Victor & the Rasta Rebels

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/ez-mega-mambo-ID151988.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmDH_Sdv2-c  

Hippy Dippy Mambo (Sue Ehman) to Gon' Dance by Ron Moody

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/hippy-dippy-mambo-aka-hip-swinging-blues-ID77916.aspx  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc-ZbYhGm_s  

Next week we will start learning the figure of eight - part 1,  and do 
some fun Christmas dances.

Happy Dancing! πŸ’ƒ

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Oops! I meant to post this Thursday. Better late than never.

Waltzing is always such fun. You did great!

New steps this week: Forward and back waltz, twinkle, 1/2 turn

New dances this week:

Looking at You Waltz by Judy Rogers 

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/looking-at-you-waltz-ID93058.aspx  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWeh_Gr2FcQ

Last Cheater's Waltz by T.G Sheppard

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/the-last-cheaters-waltz-ID100958.aspx  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9KagEzgGmM  

Waltz Easy Across Texas by Shanthie de Mel 

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/waltz-easy-across-texas-ID86915.aspx  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8w-_PT2mAA

    Note: I did a variation on the last section as I find it flows better:
    Last 6 counts Cross in front, R to side, L behind, R 1/4 to R, 
    L point to side and hold

We used a variety of music that works for any of the waltzes:

Hit Country Song by Little Texas

Last Waltz by Engelbert Humperdink

Les Bicyclettes de Bel Size by Engelbert Humperdink

Love Lifted Me by Scooter Lee, also one by Kenny Rogers

Someone Must Feel Like a Fool Tonight by Kenny Rogers

Waltz Across Texas by Ernest Tubb & His Texas Troubadours

Next week will learn the Mambo and the Samba. 

*Remember: The Redeemer class will meet on Tuesday 
at 4pm instead of Thursday due to Thanksgiving.


Happy Dancing! πŸ’ƒ Happy Thanksgiving!πŸ¦ƒ

Friday, November 12, 2021

Good job on the rumba steps! Next week it's time to waltz.

Please remember to sign in when you come to class. Just 
check the box next to your name. Thanks.

I still have some face shields available for $1 each if you
are tired of the mask. Also I ordered some dance sox that 
cover the front of shoes to make turning easier. 
Unfortunately they are not cheap, $5.50 a pair, but are
worth it to save your knees! I will bring them to class. 

New dance steps for this week were the rumba box, coaster 
step and hold.

New dances this week:

Won't You Dance With Me - by Brenda Holcumb to the 
                            music Dance with Me by Nikko Moon

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/wont-you-dance-with-me-ID147895.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFa7WfTYaHo

The above demo and teach is by Jenny Brown of Line Dance 
Dallas. She does far and above the best demos out there. I look 
for her first.

Little Rumba -  by Donna Laurin to Vaiven by Chayenne
                 and Rhythm of the Falling Rain by the Cascades

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/little-rumba-ID92292.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85MaRIECqow  

😳And I just realized we did the dance starting on the right so 
we will review it next week starting left as written!


Friday, November 5, 2021

You met the cha cha challenge! Pretty impressive!

New Steps this week:
Cha Cha
Shuffle
Weave
Toe Strut
Hip Bumps

The new dances were:

EZ Blue Night by Debbie Small to  Hear My Song by Bouke
(We did a k-step for section 1 instead of the forward touches)
There is no good youtube demo for this dance.

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/ez-blue-night-ID87202.aspx

Capri Cha Cha by Mary Frances Chua to Walk Like a Man 
by Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/capri-cha-cha-ID83078.aspx  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T70o6gbwwlM

Stroll Along Cha Cha -  to The Cha Cha Cha by Bobby Rydell

The stepsheet was deleted at Copperknob.  Apparently there is 
some dispute about choreographer authorship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDd8NC0yn8E

Disco Duck by Thomas Haynes to Disco Duck by Rick Dees

https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/disco-duck-ID154963.aspx

To see the video, click the blue demo box on the right side of the 
stepsheet. 

Next week we will learn rumba box, coaster step and hold.

Happy dancing!πŸ’ƒ