Instructor/Choreographer/DJ/Line Dance Choreography Judge
San Francisco Bay Area Choreographer, Neil Hale, first attained international prominence in the early 90's with Cruisin', Linda Lu, Mustang Sally and Prancing Pony - dances that have withstood the test of time and are now considered line dance classics. His more recent award-winning creations include Cha Cha Lengua, Hot Tamales, Diamonds Are Forever, and Cruise Control. Most of his choreography has been used for compteitions worldwide and Cruise Control won first place honors for choreography at CWDI's first International Championship Event in 1996.
Neil has toured Europe twice, teaching in Paris, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. He has twice been to Australia; he most recently toured the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
His most recent line dance credits include Running Bear which he did at the request of the Dean Brothers of England and Ribbon of Highway and Locomotion 2000, choreographed by request from Scooter Lee for the "Moving On Up" CD.
Neil can be seen in his role as dee jay for the annual Desert Sands Dance Festival in Las Vegas and at the Cowichan Goes Country Dance Festival each May in Mill Bay B.C. Canada.
Neil was born in Washington D.C., where he attended school and worked as a musician in a Rhythm and Blues Band. He left the East Coast after completing college and headed West to California where he live in several locations in the Los Angeles area and in many different locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has lived in Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and several locations in Florida, but has called the San Francisco Bay Area home for the past 16 years.
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