and Alison Biggs wrote Tumbling
Rush to Trisha Yearwood
(They Call It Falling For a Reason). Alison will be one of the DJ's
at the Vegas
Explosion and I know that dance will be taught & requested.
John Robinson and Junior Willis wrote Sugar
Lips to Sugarland's All
I Wanna Do wo wo wo wo wo wo ...I have the lyrics
churning in my head from the radio. I hopped onto Jill's social
floor when Junior started calling the pattern.
October 2008, 600+ spoiled
dancers were offered two large ballrooms to dance the night away w/Mark,
Glen & Eve in Chicago. Mark's Country Edge posted the Windy
City workshop schedule for those of us needing to plan break times.
Louie kept his ballroom going w/all requests favoring towards funky
music and intermediate/advanced dances. Although his floor jammed to
capacity when he played Bosa Nova or Crazy Foot Mambo ...or Boo-Taaay
& Elevator ..there was room for all to dance.
Jill's ballroom was doubled this year which made room for all those
enjoying the older floor fillin' classic's ...Islands in the Stream,
It's Up to You, Simplemente & Larger Than Life. The newer ones danced
numerous times: My New Life, Firecracker, Amor de Hielo, Fire on Ice,
Faith In Love, Am I, Mystery Cha, Head Phones Too Deep, & Feed The
Fetish. Jill is one diehard dancer who just happens to DJ. She can bounce
off that stage & into line before we can say Swing Sweet Pussycat.
The other social requests I recognized/observed (list taken from the
dance survey) but perhaps not total floor fillers: Tango Cha, Turn
Me Loose (most were dancing Simon Ward's dance), Catch The Rain, Sea
Salt Sally, Doors of Life, Duck Soup, Footsteps in the Sand, Keep It
Real, Brucie, GIRL (numerous times) Purple Rain, Rebel Amor, More Than
Life, Fade Away, Keep It Real, Cry to Me, Wonderful, Chilli Hot, Charanga,
A Gigolo, Ain't Got No Money, Yes, You Won't, So Glamorous (numerous
times), Not Like That, Show Me What U Got, Rock this Party, Swamp Thang,
Break Free Cha, Jukebox (to the NIMBY music, but no NIMBY dancers),
Hound Dog, Swing Sweet Pussycat, MJ Moves, Home, Let's Get Saved, Creepin,
Burning, Nu Flow, Poetry in Motion (to Hotel California), Dizzy, Isle
of Paradise, Have Fun Go Mad, Dreamin', Into the Night, Irish Spirit,
Higher and Higher, Guardian Angel, Love Vein, Fuego, Phenomenon, Jazz
It Up, My Heart is Broken Too, Geek in the Pink, Hips, Last Minute,
To Love Somebody, Cool Whip, Come Tomorrow, Basha, Now or Never, Hideaway
Cha, Waltz Across Texas, Red Hot Rock n' Roller, MJ Moves, Suds in the
Bucket, Splish Splash, S.X.E., Don't Feel Like Dancing, Rock this Party,
Drizabone, I Scream, Inside Your Heaven, Rainy Night, Over the Rainbow,
Sail Away Cha, The Dance, Viva La Vida and The Way You Look (numerous
I can say with certainty that most every Scott Blevins dance including
his classic Swing
Time Boogie was played. Same w/Guyton Munday dances ...Guyton even
re taught his classic advanced dance: Cadillac
- those CA dancers in sparkling 'Robbie' black tee's owned this RMH
dance! JR Drop
McEnaney/Langstaff...filled the floor to In
The Ayer just after Louie played Boo-Taaay
which always packed the floor to Move Move Shake Shake NOW Drop!
The eye catching dance on Jill's
floor - they all owned All
Summer Long (van Grootel/Trepat)
Waiting ...~ 2 dozen on the floor
for this advanced one. Guyton knew the restarts perfectly!
Frank Cooper was on the floor dancing his HOME
~ 2AMish while Craig Bennett took the mic and 'sang' the words perfectly
for the enjoyment of all ...and here we thought Craig was a shy guy.
John Robinson came into the teach
room while Junior was mentioning it was the first time that he and Craig
have danced Faith
In Love together. The music played and John danced while he dramatically
mouthed the words for all of us ...and then he came between the two
of them and held their hands while all three danced that long weave
...all of us there could tell that Faith in Love is one of JOHN's favorite
dances! It packed the floor each night.
Rowe - (his variations)
really 'sold' Triple M (the competition dance he created w/Max and Michele)
to the Saturday Night Show audience; team International won first prize.
Perry and Michele
Perron are line dance dance ICONS Maurice
Rowe is our youngest STAR ...together they form team USA-Canada
M Their Windy City performance captured
on VIDEO! The Somersault
on third set, optional.
Neville and Julie were on the floor
w/the dancers for their newest creations: Is This Is Love, No One's
Gonna Stop Me, and the newest one that they taught to a full workshop
on Saturday Morning: When I Grow Up.
Not all the ~60 dancers on the
floor for any one intermediate/adv dance owns the dance. 47 were on
the floor Saturday nite for When I Grow Up and we noticed some were
still counting to themselves and keeping watch on Nev or Julie to see
if they were on plot. The teach was brillant and in my opinion, so is
the dance. It is as hard as Elevator, It's Murda and No One's Gonna
Stop Me ...that's all.
90% of the dancers at this event (not including the 20 something event
instructors) ...are at least 2, even 3 decades OLDER than Neville and
Julie ...duh ...we owe them thanks for creating RAINY
NIGHT ...a dance that all age groups can enjoy.
Everyone had a great time dancing,
catching up with friends and meeting new ones. The event directors really
want everyone to dance ...and provide a great venue every 2nd weekend
SHEETS & ARCHIVED REPORTS: at www.DorisVolz.com
WSLD $5 drop in w/Doris &
Carol @ Westhope
class Nov 20 & 21
AM 9:30 - 11:30 The
Way You Look Playlist Oct 20
MONDAY AfterNOON 1:15 - 2:30
Gonna Stop Me, Amame, Rainy Night,The Way You Look
One Step to the Left, Doctor's
Way, Thursday @ 11
You Look, Fire On Ice
NITE 6:20 - 8:30
Playlist Oct 16
re Teach No
One's Gonna Stop Me & Amame
Step To The Left &
walks as mind remembers
9:30 - 11:30 Teach:
Amame Playlist Oct 17
15th Scripted SATURDAY Social 7:30 - 10 PM $7 2009 Second Saturday by request; ANY random date
will be by church decison.