Line Dance Fun
YouTube - Type 'line dance' plus
name of dances
taught at 2007 Tampa into their search
MOST of the dance links are to the video clip. Read first, then Click
to view. Google the sheet.
w/right arm assistance from Jennifer Cameron worked non stop to make
sure the dancers had a fun time. My body
was on CA time ...nocturnal dancing, not a problem!
for beginner' ballroom w/DJ Olivia Ray was all requests. A
Gigolo and Nimby
were danced several times as was MOST of the mainstream intermediate
dances listed on Carol's
world survey (receiving at least 2 votes). (all
Tampa reports posted on her website)
BUT what caught my ear and then my eye on Olivia's jam packed floor
Luver ... some awesome dancers getting down to Shaggy & Janet
Jackson. The lyrics are quite clear.
500 dancers did NOT have to stand in line all at once to obtain their
event wristband at the 2007 Tampa
Line Dance Classic overview ...most were checked in on Thursday
nite while the free dance party on TWO floors was in progress w/DJ Wildman
Louie! He did an awesome job that night and Friday nite keeping the
mainstream dancers happy and his floor full. Dancers
still could dance w/Olivia and Big Dave (danced Ribbon
of Highway on his floor) while Louie played til 5am.
The instructor review room was full w/DJ Big
Dave ...open requests followed each review (time permitting). This
room allows all who wish to practice with the instructor so as NOT to
flush the main ballroom floor. All requests played nearly 24/7. The
false fire alarm ...the only interruption!
(My personal opinion ...the choreographers are much more entertaining
in their 'realm' during the preview demo's ...i.e. Guyton did NOT cheat
his self by ONLY poppin' lockin' & snakin' at us as 4 ladies demo
danced his Get
On The Bus and Cheatin'
Myself. For ME ...Worth the trip to Tampa!
(Mr Hips himself)
had fun in his contra demo
Ding Dong ..a beginner dance sheet w/some patty cake action co written
w/Shauna Riley to Sing Along Song-Tim Tim.)
Nearly 100 dancers were beginnerish level or instructors ...as those
workshops were full both Friday & Saturday while 200 + filled the
main ballroom for nearly every teach.
separate seatings were needed to accommodate all those who wanted to
attend the dinner on Saturday nite. After consuming the best buffet
dinner on the USA event circuit, 500+ dancers proceeded to the dinner
show to be entertained by some of the best instructors in the world.
The rest is PERSONAL commentary ...a captiave audience of 500+ seated
line dancers have just finished watching demos ...the funky music began
and 27 dancers raced to the floor and performed the dance flawlessly.
Lucky for me, I don't have to head to the ladies room ...I continued
my conversation. Louie mentioned Rob
I ...grabbed my attention immediately ...he explained that Rob I
and Robert Roysten wrote Swingin
R's ...Jump Jive An' Wail played ...7 dancers performed that inter/advanced
dance from 2000.
Poetry In Motion 2003 (Louie mentioned this time ...to the original
track) and D.H.S.S.
are event 'staples' about as far away in level as any dance combination
can be. I am thinking that if 10% of the dancers at Tampa know that
dance perfectly, then they would know most of the older & newest
dances at that level. I have to re remember D.H.S.S. each event because
it was not a favorite in my area. Poetry in Motion won't stay in my
memory ...just as Crabbuckit, Slow Burn, Red Dress and Break Free Cha
have left. Thanks to one of my students ...Swing Your Chains 2003 is
still intact and I was able to get my timing back at the end of the
music on Thursday nite. It was fun for me to see all who could bring
those older harder dances back into their feet ...it was most impressive
to see those who performed flawlessly so the others had someone to follow.
What amazed me most -The SAME number of dancers were on the floor in
the main ballroom dancing to the
funky music ..one tune right after the other .. into the wee hours of
the night as were on Olivia's (crowded bumpy) floor dancin' to non funky.
I didn't even need an attitude adjustment!
I ALWAYS thought that the most experienced dancers stayed up late and
funky music was their choice; apparently not. If the DJ's were rotated
in and out of the EVENT main ballroom ...would the non funky dancers
enjoy the 2AM time slot? Just realize that it is not just, so much,
the constant hammering beat of the hip hop music ...most of us can dance
to some funky no problem.
BUT come on ...line dance is supposed to be fun for everyone. The rap,
hip hop, funky, freaky lyrics are quite clear to those of us who are
nocturnal ...sitting ...waiting in the main ballroom for the next dance
to be something we have the skillz to dance.
Ilse de Lange sings
...Walking that line, saying I`m fine thought I kicked you off my mind
long ago. Though you tore me apart when you broke my heart I never,
ever, ever let it show.
I can`t keep this storm inside me anymore I can`t stop this rain that`s
got to pour.
I`m crying old tears the dam is breaking after all these years and you
know what... I don`t care I don`t care who sees me cry I`ve been so
strong but there`s no way that I can move on.
This pain will never disappear until I cry these old tears. Just the
littlest thing the sound of your name I start to feel this ache inside
my soul. I try to lock it all in, push it all down. It`s just so hard
to keep it in control. I could fill the ocean baby, I'm so blue the
only way that I`ll get over losing you ...the dancers looked great on
the floor for this Robbie McGowan
As they did for
For Something ...Neville and Julie's latest to Britney Spears.
Craig Bennett (I'm
Movin' On) taught his
Like The Wind (The Vibekingz) to a packed floor.