67 on the floor @ 4th Saturday w/Mike & Joyce. The teach: Baby Face (Maria Tao). The newest intermediate + dances played: Fault Line, Not So Ordinary, Rainmaker, Clap Happy, I Just Can't Let You Go, Ivory Towers, & The Thunderer.
Classic floor fillers @ SnK April Social = Bicycle Waltz, Fly Like a Bird, & Have Fun, Go Mad.
Kathy taught Let's Have a Party (John, Jo, & Rachael) the № 2 download @ Copperknob just now.
New dances @ Swiss Park w/DJ Evelyn & Denny: Not A Bad Thing (dance card), Not So Ordinary, Just One Reason, Let Her Down Easy & Mmm Yeah (dance card).
70+ SnK Happy Friday Social and 41 @ Swiss Park BnB on April 25. Joey Warren's Fault Line is the 'rush' to the floor and MOST votes (18) @ Swiss Park. Niels Poulsen's Rainmaker (votes) was a floor filler w/30 @ BnB. Just One Reason was the 'newest' dance taught in classes this week and mistakingly danced as a 2 wall in pre dance @ Swiss Park. 9+ votes and 20+ on the floor.
New dances added to BnB playlist on April 18 w/DJ Gary: Rainmaker, Only A Woman, Hit the Floor, Cleveland Boyz, Timber, Open Heart, We Forgot to Dream, Destination, Queen of My Heart, Mona Lisa, Carolina Moon & Cha Cha Burn.
Amy Oyang's April 11 Afternoon Social Friday: 30 inter/adv level and ~ 10 intermediates enjoyed ~ 5 hours of social learning/dancing. Dances taught/reviewed: Mystery of You (Rhoda Lai), Laughter in the Rain (Dee Musk) and Rainmaker (Niels Poulsen). All level of dancer enjoyed Rainmaker and therefore that will be the dance I will be teaching next week.
Amy's students OWN dances, therefore it is so easy for me to follow and keep a dance together at the ballroom venue. Man in The Mirror (advanced) was the only dance that 1/2 on the floor were following. Fault Line was STILL to hard for ME at this venue. Last month, Ivory Towers was 'my new' one and it was HARD for me!
The dances I enjoyed re learning to join in w/30 others were: I'm Mad, Post Code Envy, Trouble With My Baby, Echo, Love To You Taiwan, The Thunderer, Talkin' to the Moon, Have Fun Go Mad, Blurred Lines, All I Can Say (this one is known in my class as the kicky, looky. Jessie was picking it up off the floor while Rita was calling the steps). Come Together 2013, Blue Sky, Come Tommorrow, Mirrors, and It's Murda.
The dance I WISH I had learned to join in was Guyton's No Life After You ...OMG that music came on, a rush to the floor! EVERYONE in total sync for this inter/adv dance taught to us by Guyton at Wild Wild West ...flooded me with fine memories. Amy was starting to FADE music just to fit in all the dances, no issue for SOME but when it came to Simon's All Of Me ...JESSIE started singing so we all could continue to stay on the floor and Amy gave in and let us have the whole track!
The dance I should learn is Smooth Criminal (Barry Porter & Paul Hulatt) because it fills the floor everytime I come and is even getting votes at BnB.
Rita is my inspiration, what a help she is to all that come to dance. Jessie is the FUN, watching her dance Shakin' My Head ...always makes my heart SING! Amy's ballroom afternoon venue is a mini event for ME, just a classroom for MOST.
Top Votes April 4 @ BnB this week: 11 Say Something. 10 Mirrors, New York 2 LA and No Man's Land.
9 All I Can Say, All Of Me, I'm Mad, Kreedom, The Thunderer and WOW Tokyo.
Fault Line had 8 votes @ BnB as did A Liquid Lunch, Clap Happy, Echo, Evergreen, Girl Power, I Just Can't Let You Go, If I Had Wings, Ivory Towers, L-O-V-E, Love Me Right, Pavement Ends, River Of Dreams, Same Thing Happened to Me, San Francisco Bay Blues, She Bangs, The Good Life, Trouble With My Baby and Walk Alone.
Played All 3 Nites first weekend April @ Boston Showdown:All Of Me, Chill Factor, Clap Happy!, Counting Stars, Dem Jeans, Hey Go, Hideaway Cha, I'm In Love With You, Madness, Mirrors, Need to Be Naughty (Brandon Zahorsky), New York 2 LA, Nitty Gritty, Round and Round and Rob Fowler's OLDIE, The Beast. Friday Schedule, Saturday Schedule, and Sunday Schedule. Stacy Gracia (with help from attendees) has shared The 2014 Boston Showdown Playlist