Thursday, January 13, 2011
12th January 2011, Wed. 8pm - Intermediate Line Dance (RCS).
We had full attendance this week, which was great cos its been a while since we've had everybody together. Today's dance was LOST TOGETHER by Yvonne Anderson danced to the song Lost by Michael Buble. Its a lovely smooth song and most of the dance steps flowed really well with the song. We did have some trouble smoothing out the 3rd bar but with a little modification we got it right. It didn't take too long for everyone to get it but it did take us a couple of rounds to get all the way to the end of the song. Great to see everyone. Thanks ladies & Adam.
12th January 2011, Wed. 10am - Reviser Intermediate Line Dance (RSGC).
We started off class today by revising the dance we learnt on Monday - Swayvaganza. We then followed it with several other finished dances - Quand '05, Pink Shoelaces, Fantabulous, Pata Pata and finished off with Kiss Goodbye. It turned into a really good workout :D Great job ladies.
11th January 2011, Tues. 8:30pm - Beginners Dance Fit (RCS).
We saw the return of a few ladies that had been missing in the first lesson of the year. Great to have everyone back. As with my earlier class we used a new routine but this time I used I Feel For You by Chaka Khan. Great tune. This class had a higher level of upper body work & floor work and everyone did their best. Another good class. Thank you everyone. For the step sheet refer to the 'discussions' button up top or refer to guruofdance.blogspot.com
11th January 2011, Tues. 6:15pm - Beginners Dance Fit (SIH).
After a LONG break we've finally resumes this class and have reverted back to the Dance Fit format. Yay !! We had a small attendance today but it was a great class. We used a fresh routine which I taught to Four Minutes by Madonna & Justin Timberlake. We had a lovely consistent run of the cardio section which we followed immediately with some upper body work. After a short drink break, we moved on to some floor work which went well too and finished off with our stretching. Great class. Looking forward to the next one. If you'd like to have the step sheet for today's routine, you'll have to go to either the 'discussions' button (above) or head to guruofdance.blogspot.com
10th January 2011, Mon. 10am - Intermediate Line Dance (RSGC).
GREAT turn out today!!! We had just about EVERYONE in class today PLUS a finally convinced Bee who turned up for class AND did pretty good for her first lesson. Today we learnt SWAYVAGANZA by Bronya Bishorek which is danced to the song Sway by PCD. This is a quick 32 count cha cha which has a different highlight for each of the 11 walls of the routine :D However, as this class is not planning to performe this routine I decided to just give them 4 highlights which seemed to tickle them quite a bit as they were sassy & sensual. It was a fun class today and I hope thru this song we'll get the more sedate ones to 'open up' a bit more. Thanks for a great class ladies.
8th January 2011, Sat. 3pm - Silver Cha Cha (RSGC).
I had an all ladies class today of 5. We miss Mr Lim who is recovering from treatment. We hope he will be strong enough to join us again soon. We continued to day by finished off our last section of our Cha Cha routine which has been upgraded to the Silver level. If you'd like to see the whole routine to date, please go to the blog - guruofdance.blogspot.com as I cant fit the whole routine in this status box.
Silver Cha Cha routine :
Set 1 - Basic fan, alemana, hand to hand, 3 cha cha's, spot turn
Set 2 - Basic cha, 2 half turns & 1 full turn, chassing cha's f/wd & back
Set 3 - Basic chasse, new york, cuban break, cross underarm turn
Set 4 - Basic fan, hockey stick, natural top, open hip movement, cross body fan
6th January 2011, Thurs. 12 noon - Intermediate Freesytle (TGCR).
Intermediate freestyle routine choreographed by Ms B. This is a work in progress and has been uploaded purely for the aim of assisting the student in remembering their routine for practice purposes. Happy practicing :D
Saturday, January 8, 2011
6th January 2011, Thurs. 10:15am - Advance Freestyle (TGCR).
Advance freestyle routine choreographed by Ms B. This is a work in progress and has been uploaded purely for the aim of assisting the student in remembering their routine for practice purposes. This is a long routine and has no repeat steps in it so a visual is helpful for jogging the memory. Great work girls. Keep it up.
Temporary Home : bars 7+tag+6+tag+3
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
4th January 2011, Tues. 8:30pm - High Beginners Dance Fit (RCS).
We had a few people away for injuries & illness but we still managed to have a class with the rest of the ladies & Adam. It was a great start to the new year with a really efficient workout. We used Coffee.dfld, Copacabana.dfld & Booty Music.dfld and worked in 5's non stop. Everybody did their best and it resulted in a great cardio workout. We used Funky Music for our upper body work and then moved on to a new routine of abdominal, legs & butt exercises. Challenging but nobody complained. Great stuff !!!!! Our aim for 2011? To strengthen the upper body to create good isolation for greater efficiency - woo hoo !!!!
Monday, January 3, 2011
3rd January 2011, Mon. 10am Intermediate Line Dance (RSGC).
First person I saw when I walked into the multi purpose hall was Florence. How lovely to start the year off with her cheerful face and attitude. A good start to the day. Everyone else trickled in slowly and it was good to see Gina IN class early today. It was not a complete class though with Jeannie and Lip missing due to commitments and Dr Prem away for her health. We started the year off learning QUAND '05 by MASTERS IN LINE. Everyone, including our new girls - Florence & Joanne, picked this old favourite up fairly quickly and we enjoyed ourselves. As we had time, we also ran thru Pink Shoelaces & Summer Breeze.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Before the start of a new year of classes, i thought I'd share my favorite line dances of 2010 :
1. Booty Music - Jo Thompson, Jackie Miranda & Judy McDonald
2. Sister Kate - Ria Vos
3. Dont Play With Fire - Sebastiaan Holtland
4. Funky Fire Dance - John Ng
5. Games People Play - Leong Mei Ling
6. Catherine's Pain - Bronya Bishorek
7. Cherry Poppin' - Neville Fitzgerald & Julie Harris
8. It's Love - Bronya Bishorek
9. Swing Fever - Kim Ray
10. Slow Burn - Kathy Hunyadi & John Robinson
11. Kiss Goodbye - Bronya Bishorek
12. Fantabulous - Bracken Ellis
13. Pata Pata - Agoston Connor
14. Pink Shoelaces - Bronya Bishorek
15. Quand '05 - Masters In Line
16. Swayvaganza - Bronya Bishorek
17. Trippin' - Neville Fitzgerald
18. Going All The Way - Teresa & Vera
19. Wild Ponies - Ami Walker
20. What U Waiting For - Leong Mei Ling
21. Cuban Yeah - Jennifer Choo Sue Chin
22. Secret - Johanna Barnes
23. Forty Said - Ruben Luna
24. Sorry Sorry - Chee Kiang Lim
I really enjoyed these. Thank you choreographers ♥
Freestyle Advance, Thurs. 10:15am (TGCR).
Temporary Home, bars 1-6 with tag. Choreographed by Ms. B.
Freestyle Advance routine. This is not up to date girls but its all i have on record. Please use it to jog your memory before classes resume next week. Happy practicing.
Freestyle Intermediate - Thur. 12noon.
Dirty Pop, bars 1-4 with repeat. Choreographed by Ms B.
This is not up to date but its the most that I've got girls. Please use it to jog your memory before classes resumes next week. Happy practicing.
Remember, to make this routine work for you, you HAVE to have attitude. I know it's tough for some of you but bear with it purely for the lesson of understanding this genre of dance.