January Dance Blog
My hardest JOB as an instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area is finding the next dance to teach. I prefer to teach the SAME dance to all 3 classes, but that is becoming increasingly difficult when the weekend socials feature so many new intermediate + to inter/advanced ones each week. I PAY attention when students say "please don't teach that one" or "that dance is not as hard as the label says ...please take a look at the sheet." Should we do that one again? Weak response = 'crumple that sheet for sure' and let's proceed on. A NO play on Friday means NO teach following Monday, that is for sure.
*Rock Your Body was a 'trying very hard' dance on the BnB floor end of October and I spent hours working on that one with my AM students. It was a weekend floor filler, and the students own it. We are KEEPING it on our playlists for a good while, that is for sure. It was ONLY played pre dance 3rd Friday January.
*Domino is a PM class hit BUT I had to walk it many times before I could just play it. I did NOT teach it to other classes. It was only a pre dance on 3rd Friday January.
Had A Bad Day, Loving You, and Take Me to Your Heart are ALL class teaches/favorites for this month. Language of The Heart was an instant PM class hit.

PRE DANCE 3rd Friday at BnB = *Domino -It all Falls Down -Language of the Heart *Rock Your Body
1-2-3-4 -All Night Long -American Cowboy -Beer for My Horses -Big Jimmy -Bittersweet Memory
Bottle it Up -Caballero -Can't Stop Loving You -Dance Dance Dance -Dead of Night -Deep Love
Disappearing Bubbles -Dizzy -Drinking Wine -Evergreen -Gambling Man -Had a Bad Day
Hold your Horses -Homeward Bound -I Don't Believe You -I 'm No Good -Journey to the Stars
Language of the Heart -Loving You -Make an Appearance -Mr. President -Mr Mysterious
Mr. Wonderful -Never Enough -Nothing but Taillights -Oklahoma Wind -On the Edge
Quarter after One -San Francisco -Silk And Satin -Sunny in Seattle -Sunset Stampede
Take Me To Your Heart -What are Words -Without You -Would you go with Me -You Better Stop