Hogan was busy end of September in Australia coming out of RETIREMENT
Getting over the fence at the retirement village was the tough part
- after that everything just seemed to fall into place!!!
The reality was actually a little different, and I have to admit to
some nervousness for my first workshop in over a year. Just trying to
remember 5 new dances is enough at the best of times I think, but being
a bit out of practice and not having tried any of them out on a floor
larger than my living room made it a bit more daunting. Seeing lots
of 'old' faces' and ex-students did help to relieve the anxiety however,
and make it an enjoyable experience.
The event in question was a Masquerade themed social and workshops were
I was co-instructor for two workshops arranged by instructor, choreographer
(and ex-student) Brett Jenkins,
who now runs classes in many parts of Brisbane. The workshops (classed
as Easy & Advanced Intermediate) were both well attended, although
there were certainly more at the advanced workshop and although there
were mainly different faces at each, I have to compliment those who
managed to survive both and learn a total of 10 dances during the day
- that's dedication (or obsession) for you!
to Raul Maol and
Fashion Waltz to George Strait.
Advanced workshop: He got "to inflict"
Won't Dance (his favourite),
Time to Raul Maol and
Pretend to Vince Gill. Brett taught: I
Told You So and Learning
*** Terry sent his files
to me early September with my promise of no release until after his
workshop ...IF you learned the dance No. 172 from Mel ...you now have
the files you need!!!
***My email says instructors are teaching theses dances with good response.
Terry will be teaching a workshop w/Brett come January 2008 ...his students
ARE SO LUCKY!!!
dance with the MOST energy seen at Windy City 2007:
Sweet Pussycat (Matt Oakley) The
eleven dances that were played multiple times a night in open dance
w/Louie and the all request dance party in Jill's ballroom all 3 evenings:
Show Me Wot
U Got & Ain't
Got No Money; Cry
To Me; ZJozzy's
Cha. The new hits and classic oldies of the choreographers teaching
at the event were played each evening. Most of the teaches were also
given floor time on Saturday nite in the main ballroom.
Dances filling the floor before being taught: To Love Somebody; Doors
of Life, Phloor Philla; Nacho Daddy; Do It; Hick Chicks; Ain't Got No
Money; Fuego; Pucker Up and Blue Finger Lou.
Friday night dancing was still strong at 3AM and Saturday was strong
even at 4AM in both ballrooms. Larger Than Life and Doctor, Doctor were
the last dances I did after 3:30 and Maurice performing a flawless Under
Your Spell was the last dance I recognized at 3:40ish ...Dancers came
w/Doris 1:30 - 3:30 drop in $5
Playlist Oct 15
Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Avenue; Saratoga, CA
10:15 - 11:45 at
Saratoga w/Doris & Carol
Heart Is Broken Too
Practice will include: Rebel Amor, To Love Somebody NO class November 1, last class
will be November 8 at Saratoga.
PM 6:30 - 8:30
drop in $5
(Maggie Gallagher) Teach:
Heart Is Broken Too
Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Avenue; Saratoga, CA NO class November 1 Starting
January; back to 4 on, 1 off.