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HLineDanceFun Spring 1999 Top 20 Dances
...Remember When by the Electric Linedancers from Sydney, the intermediate dance seen at Tamworth and taught by Chris Kumre at the Red Hot Kickin' Country Festival in Ventura, CA. I was goin' through my dance packets and notes from Warren & Jean O'Leary's Festival held in August 1999 New Castle, Australia and there it was a signed copy of Remember When ...now I remember when I was given the sheet! Congrats to these six very (20's maybe) young dancers and now choreographers! I don't remember your faces, but I do remember your enthusiasm and your talent for dancin!
The results for
New Line Dance Choreography:
This year's workshops/evening dances had a definite OZ flavor ...Simon Ward has been teachin' in the area ...and back from Tamworth, MC/DJ/Instructor/Competition Dancer Doug Miranda and Sal Gonzalez (Mr. Ooo! Aah!) were here ...so to me, it was like Tamworth, Show & Tell!
Sal taught to us the dance he wrote while flying from Sydney to Tamworth ...Tamworth Taillights ...this is a 56 count Texas 2 step rhythm line dance ... (Evelyn Khinoo will be teaching this dance at the 4th Friday Palo Alto Y dance.) Sal also taught his Open Arms, the beautiful, flowing waltz he created with Jackie Snyder and Simon Ward.
Evelyn Khinoo (Ms Silk & Satin) taught her That's My Hat and Ian St Leon's Turbo Terrific, Tamworth Hit- Unbelievable. The room was packed for the teach, the sit down rate was zero! (Practice OCDC dancers ...so it can be on the request list at Reno!)
Chris Kumre (Mr. Rednex Stomp) taught his newest 2 wall, contra line dance, Count Me In , Michele Perron's Madly Off In All Directions, Dawn Beecham's Got To Be Funky and a really cool 2 wall, 48 count intermediate dance seen at Tamworth ...Remember When by the Electric Linedancers from Sydney. The hip bump attitudes were showing up so BIG with Chris and Doug during this music ...I couldn't concentrate on pickin' up the entire dance from the floor, but I will continue to practice!
Gene Morrill taught Backstreet Attitude by Jamie Davis ...this 4 wall, 32 count intermediate dance (done to non-country music by the Backstreet Boys) might have been the event's theme song ...the dancers never seemed to tire of doin' this "hip-hop" feelin' dance ...Gene also taught Simon Ward's newest -Go With The Flow done to the country music of Shania Twain, I Won't Leave You Lonely. This is a 2 wall, 32 count intermediate dance that just feels good to the music.
Highlights for me
...watchin' Sal, Jackie, LouAnn and Doug doin' The Rose (Julie Molkner) on a packed dance floor ...almost spiritual and seein' them do Shimmy Shack (Simon Ward/Justine Shuttleworth ...totally jealous!
...remembering Peace Train (Julie Molkner), Ghost Riders (Gordon Elliott), Fat Sally Lee (Arthur Smith) and Electric Reel (The Paddens) during the Friday Evening dance and doin' Cajun Girls and Gumbo (Mike Sliter), Husbands and Wives (The Hutchinsons), Jambalaya (Ian St Leon) Alligator Shoes (Terry Hogan) and Cuban Heels (Terry Hogan) on Saturday Night. Terry, they do the OZ ending here also!
...seein' Vince do Switchblade USA (John Robinson)...I didn't even know the DJ danced, but he is fabulous, he must be an instructor also!
...hearing the American pronunciation of Charlotte's dance come out of the DJ's mouth on Friday night ...Voilą (Charlotte Skeeters)!
...seein' 9 year-old KatieAnn Wasnick dancin' her very first choreography -Talk to the Hand, beside her Mom, Donna and her "best beau" Sal Gonzalez ...and seein' her award winnin' tap dance routine!
...watchin' Wanda and Chris put out so much energy and talent in their Dangerous (John Robinson) "showdown duo"!
...catchin' up with Sal and hearing about how much fun he had at Tamworth this year and that he is going back for 2000, Doug Miranda tellin' me he has a tour goin' to Tamworth 2000, and ...the OCDC dancers tellin' me they are rentin' a house so the California delegates can all be party animals together at Tamworth 2000!
The biggest line dance festival in all of the World happens next year in Australia at Tamworth 2000, the dates are January 21-30 and I'm goin' too.
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