Friday Night at the Y in
Palo Alto - DJ - Hedy
The dance lesson tonight...Carmel
Hutchinson taught to us her 2 wall, 64 count
intermediate dance - Every Step you Take done to
"Every Breath you Take" by Tammy
Wynette & Sting.
A real surprise tonite...Ernie and
Carmel's young grandsons dropped by and we danced
with them the only line dance they knew by
...and the dances on the request were:
Coastin' (Ray & Tina Yeoman), Lazy 8 Waltz
(Knox Rhine), Pony Shuffle, Hestitation Waltz and
Tequilla Time (Ernie & Carmel Hutchinson),
Shouldn't Be Doin' This and Roll Of The Dice
(Mike Sliter), Mama's Lil' Baby, Pencil Thin
Mustache, looking Glass, and Huey Lewie
(Charlotte Skeeters), Silk & Satin, Attitude,
Take A look, and That's My Hat (Evelyn Khinoo),
Fly like A Bird, Younger Men, Angie, Brown-Eyed
Girl and Rum & Coca Cola (Hedy McAdams),
Dangerous and Switchblade USA (John Robinson),
Lonesome Blues, Whiskey Brush, Hey Bruce and
All-Right-A (Michael Barr), Madly Off In All
Directions (Michele Perron), Hot Pepper (Bill
Bader), Sweet Tempation (Terry Hogan) and of
course, Titanic (Simon Ward) and Southern
Streamline (Mack Apaapas) and Cuban Heels (Terry
South Bay Country Dancers in San Jose - DJ Don Duffy
The dance lesson tonight was How Does
It Start? - Sal Gonzalez
...and the newest dances being done
are: Shouldn't Be Doin' This, San Antoine Rose,
and Roll Of The Dice (Mike Sliter), Pencil Thin
Mustache and Looking Glass (Charlotte Skeeters),
Mamboria (Neil Hale), Picture Perfect and That's
My Hat (Evelyn Khinoo), Angie (Hedy McAdams),
All-Right-A (Michael Barr), Dangerous (John
Robinson), Razor Sharp (Stephen Sunter), Lazy 8
Waltz (Knox Rhine), Got To Be Funky (Dawn
Beecham), Madly Off In All Directions (Michele
Perron), Hot Pepper (Bill Bader), Sweet Tempation
(Terry Hogan) and of course, Titanic (Simon Ward)
and Southern Streamline (Mack Apaapas) and Cuban
Heels (Terry Hogan).
New Line Dance
Choreography Desert Sands '98 are:
1st place Noel Castel with
2nd place Buffalo Girls
with "Brown Derby"
3rd place Hutch (Ernie) Hutchinson with
4th place Mike Sliter with "Roll of the
5th place Charlotte
Line Dancers were in Heaven this
weekend...dozens of Californians were at the 5th
annual Desert Sands Dance Festival in Las Vegas,
NV. Event Director, Billy Ray greeted all 1500 of
us with "We are glad you are here!!"
This event welcomed both couple and
line dancers from coast to coast, and 150+ from
the UK and Canada. The DJ's for this event, Neil
Hale from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Ambrose
Donohue from London, England were splitting the
floor with the hottest, newest dances from both
sides of the "pond".
There were many dancers who came
dressed in "alike" t-shirts to identify
their "dance group."
...The Chicago dancers were doin' Got
To Be Funky (Dawn Beecham) when I first entered
the main ballroom dance floor Friday
morning....but not to the real song....I just
recognized the curly cue 'c's" their hips
were making...and I couldn't resist joinin' in on
this fun dance!
...the coolest new dance for me to
watch...Michael Barr doin' Back Seat Boogie (Noel
Castle, CA)...done to "Back Seat
Boogie" by Dave Sheriff.
...The Florida ladies were doin'
Rockin' Renegade (Jennifer Howe Toolan) a 2 wall,
48 count hip hop style dance ...a first place
winner at last year's Orlando Orange Blossom
Special...I couldn't pick it up, Evelyn Khinoo
did...I asked Jennifer to send me the step sheet!
...The UK dancers were having too much
fun dancin' Red Hot Salsa...Jill Thompson
(London) taught this easy beginner dance as an
"add on" workshop Saturday afternoon
...and Jill also taught her dance, Soldier's Joy.
...the Max Perry workshops included
Alane (Helen O'Malley) and Switchblade USA (John
Robinson and his own East & West.
...the newest dances that filled the
floor in common with all the countries were:
13MWZ (Uno, Dos, Tres) (Sherry McClure), Coastin'
(Ray & Tina Yeoman), Crazy (Cindy Truelove),
Dizzy & Hardwood Stomp (Jo Thompson), OeeOeeo
& Swamp Thang (Max Perry), Black Coffee
(Helen O'Malley), Cannibal Stomp (Lisa Firth),
Jambalaya (Ian St.Leon), Peace Train (Julie
Molkner), Ribbon Of Highway, Running Bear &
Hot Tamales (Neil Hale, Ooh! Aah! & Chevy
(Sal Gonzalez), Razor Sharp (Stephen Sunter),
Pencil Thin Mustache & Looking Glass
(Charlotte Skeeters), Silk & Satin &
That's My Hat (Evelyn Khinoo), Fly Like A Bird,
Shipwrecked & Brown-eyed Girl (Hedy McAdams),
Dangerous (John Robinson), Hey Bruce &
All-Right-A (Michael Barr), Senoria Sway &
Madly Off In All Directions (Michele Perron),
Alligator Shoes (Terry Hogan) T-Bone Shuffle
(Peter Metelnick), and of course, Titanic (Simon
Ward) and Southern Streamline (Mack Apaapas) and
Cuban Heels (Terry Hogan)....