Practice and Lessons – January 31 – February 3

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Updated Friday, February 3

All of the dances listed below are on the Dance List. Click on the dance, and choose the tutorial that is most helpful for you.

Level 1 – Tuesday

  • Warm up (short): Ah Si
  • Warm up (short): Cut a Rug
  • Warm up (short): Good Morning
  • Warm up (short): Rockin’ the Wagon Wheel
  • Review: Simply Blue
  • New: My Blue Tree

Practice – Friday, February 3 @ 1:00

Warm ups: Cut a Rug, Good Morning (short), Rockin’ the Wagon Wheel (short) Practice: Simply Blue, My Blue Tree. Cost is $2.00.

 

Level 1 – Friday

  • Warm up (short): Good Morning
  • Warm up (short): Rockin’ the Wagon Wheel
  • Warm up: Simply Blue
  • New: Stroll Along Cha

Practice – Tuesday, January 31 @ 1:00

Warm ups: Cut a Rug, Good Morning (short), Rockin’ the Wagon Wheel (short) Practice: Simply Blue, My Blue Tree. Cost is $2.00.

Level 1.5

Mary will be with us for our lesson this Friday. We have not confirmed the warm ups / reviews with her, but here is the tentative plan:

  • Warm up: Come Dance with Me
  • Warm up: DHSS
  • New: Jo ‘n Jo Tango
  • Review: Marvin Gaye AB 
  • Time permitting: Little Red Book or My Blue Tree

Practice – Tuesday, January 31 @ 1:00

We will review and dance some of your Level 1 dances (including My Blue Tree), and then practice Come Dance with Me, Little Red Book, DHSS and Marvin Gaye AB. Cost is $2.00

 

Level 2

Mary will be with us for our lesson this Friday. We have not confirmed the warm ups / reviews with her, but here is the tentative plan:

  • Warm up: Bosa Nova
  • Warm up: Peligrosa
  • New: The Bomp
  • Review: American Kids
  • Time permitting: Louisiana Swing

Practice – Level 2, January 31 @ 3:00

The practice plan includes: Bosa Nova, Louisiana Swing, American Kids, Peligrosa, Homegrown. Cost is $2.00.

 

Level 3

Mary will be with us for our lesson this Friday. We have not confirmed the warm ups / reviews with her, but here is the tentative plan:

  • Warm up: Blessed
  • Warm up: Toes
  • New: Beautiful Goodbye
  • Review: Dock of the Bay
  • Time Permitting: Gypsy Queen

Practice – Level 2, January 31 @ 3:00

The practice plan includes: Bosa Nova, Louisiana Swing, American Kids, Peligrosa, Homegrown. Cost is $2.00.

Practice and Lessons – January 24 – 27

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All of the dances listed below are on the Dance List. Click on the dance, and choose the tutorial that is most helpful for you.

Level 1

Tuesday/Friday lesson plan:

  • Warm up (reminder, but no review): Ah Si
  • Warm up (reminder, but no review): Cut a Rug
  • Warm up (reminder, but no review): Good Morning
  • New: My Blue Tree
  • Review: Rockin’ the Wagon Wheel
  • Review: Simply Blue

Practice (Friday class) – January 24 @ 1:00

We will review all 5 dances in your current repertoire. Cost is $2.00.

Practice (Tuesday class) – January 27 @ 1:00

We will review all 5 dances in your current repertoire. Cost is $2.00.

 

Level 1.5

Friday’s lesson plan:

  • Review: Crash and Burn
  • Review: Come Dance with Me
  • Review: Marvin Gaye AB
  • Review: Little Red Book
  • Review: My Blue Tree
  • Review: DHSS

Practice – January 24 @ 1:00

We will review and dance some of your Level 1 dances (with the Level 1 dancers), and then practice Come Dance with Me, Little Red Book, and Marvin Gaye AB. Cost is $2.00

 

Level 2

Friday’s lesson plan:

  • Review: Bosa Nova
  • Review: Louisiana Swing
  • Review: Peligrosa
  • Review: Stitches
  • Review: Homegrown
  • Review: Rock and Roll Music
  • New: American Kids

 Practice – next session January 31 @ 3:00

 

Level 3

  • Warmup (no review): Stitches
  • Warmup (no review): Something in the Water
  • Review: Blessed
  • Review: Toes
  • Kinda new/kinda review: Dock of the Bay

Practice – January 24 @ 3:00

We will do full reviews for:  Blessed, Ex’s and Oh’s, Toes, Homegrown, Something in the Water. Warm up is Gypsy Queen with no review. Cost is $2.00.

Dance Party Set List – January 21

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Hello dancing friends,

Our first dance party of 2017 is this Saturday at St. Michael’s Anglican Church hall, 7:00 until 9:00. Cost $2. Canmore casual attire with non-marking shoes.

Just bring your water bottle. We will provide light snacks. You may bring non-dancing guests, but please let them know that they will need to sign a liability waiver.

The 2017 Jan. party playlist is arranged by dance levels so that you can quickly see which dances you will be able to do as the music comes up.

Level 1 dancers: You will be able to dance during 26 out of 30 songs — and you will know all of your repertoire really well by the end of the evening!

Level 1.5 dancers: You will be able to dance to 29 of the 30 songs. The arrows indicate where we are dancing with Level 1 dancers. The tiny print indicates dances from last season’s Level 1 repertoire.

Level 2 & 3 dancers: You will be able to dance something to every song!

You may want to print a copy of the playlist to bring with you.

If you want to practice a bit before the dance, go to bvlinedance.org (save it as one of your favourites!!) and check under Dance List for links to all of our dances for each level.

Line dance party etiquette:

  • It is a party, so come and go, sit and eat and chat as you wish — but the dance floor is just for dancing!
  • If you join a dance after it has begun, please join on the outside of the lines.
  • If you come onto the floor before the song begins, move to the middle if you need some support/reminders of the dance. Please go to the perimeter of the floor if you know it well so others can watch you.
  • We are just dancing for the pure joy of it, so there is no pressure to get the steps right. Just come and dance!!

 

 

Practice and Lessons – January 13 – 20

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Dance Party (all levels)

Our first social dance of the new year is January 21st at 7pm at St. Michael’s Anglican Church Hall. The cost is $2. We will have lots of music for your current dances. Come and have fun!!

Just bring your water bottle. We will bring light snacks. You may bring non-dancing guests, but please let them know that they will need to sign a liability waiver.

 

Level 1

Simply Blue is looking great — and your 3 dances from last week are too! — so our plan for next Friday is another new dance “Rockin’ the Wagon Wheel”.

This is a very popular piece of music in the Bow Valley, and it is great fun!!

Here is the full plan for Friday:

  • Warm up: Ah Si
  • Warm up: Cut a Rug
  • New: Rockin’ the Wagon Wheel
  • Review: Good Morning
  • Review: Simply Blue

Practice:

We will have practice on Tuesday (17th) at 1:00. The cost is $2.  We will review all four dances in your current repertoire.

 

Level 1.5

You picked up “Come Dance with Me” very well. It is such a favourite of ours that we are delighted to see you able to dance it with us already!!

You are learning new dances so quickly that we will teach a new dance this week.

Here is the full plan for Friday:

  • Warm up: Crash and Burn
  • Review: Come Dance with Me
  • New: Marvin Gaye AB
  • Review: Little Red Book
  • Time permitting: My Blue Tree

Practice:

We will have practice on Tuesday (17th) at 1:00. The cost is $2. We will review and dance some of your Level 1 dances (with our Level 1 dancers), and then practice Come Dance with Me and Little Red Book.

 

Level 2

Bosa Nova is looking really good!

It is so good that we will be teaching a new dance — a fun down-home country dance this week.

  • Warm up: Blue Night Cha
  • Review: Bosa Nova
  • New: Louisiana Swing
  • Quick review: Peligrosa
  • Review: Stitches
  • Time permitting: Homegrown

Practice:

We will have practice time next Tuesday (17th) at 3:00. The cost is $2.

We will review Peligrosa, Stitches, and Bosa Nova. If time permits, we will review Homegrown and Imelda’s Way.

 

Level 3

“Blessed” is looking really good!!. And the rest of our Level 3 dances looked great too. Mary was really delighted with your progress — and we were so proud!!!!!!

We will be fully reviewing “Blessed”, and by request we will be teaching a new one too.

We have chosen a great long-time favourite dance “Toes” — a real Margaritaville-style dance. It is one of my favourites!! We may just get started on it, but I trust that you will love it.

Here is the full plan for this week:

  • Warm up: Gypsy Queen
  • Review: Blessed
  • New: Toes
  • “No-review” fun: Stitches or Homegrown

Practice:

We will have practice time next Tuesday (17th) at 3:00. The cost is $2.

This is designated as Level 2 review week, and our Level 3 dancers are welcome to join. We will review Peligrosa, Stitches, and Bosa Nova. If time permits, we will review Homegrown and Imelda’s Way.

If you have not mastered these dances, we highly encourage you to come to practice.

 

Reminders (All):

Please bring clean, non-marking shoes. No outdoor shoes are permitted on the dance floor.

 

Cheers,

Faye and Deb and Sharon

Lessons – Friday, January 13

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Here is the lineup for Friday’s class with Mary. It would be great if you could practice the “Warm up” dance before you come, so that Mary does not need to review it. Review the two “Review” dances a bit so we have more time for our new dance.

Cheers,

Deb and Faye and Sharon

 

Level 1.5

  • Warm up: Simply Mambo
  • Review: Crash & Burn
  • New: Come Dance With Me
  • Review: Little Red Book
  • Time permitting: My Blue Tree

Your new dance “Come Dance with Me” is such a favourite!! We really want you to learn it, so that you can come dance with us whenever a foxtrot is played.

 

Level 2

  • Warm up: Midnight Rendezvous
  • Quick review: Stitches
  • New: Bosa Nova
  • Quick review: Rock & Roll Music,
  • Broken Stones or Peligrosa (time permitting)

 

Level 3

  • Warm up: Peligrosa
  • Quick review: Gypsy Queen
  • New: Blessed
  • Quick review: Bosa Nova
  • Time permitting: Stitches, or Homegrown