Preliminary Dance Play List # 1

I am uploading a preliminary draft Dance Play List for next April.    There is still room on the list for some more dances.  Bearing in mind that we like to keep the floor as full as possible, could you send in requests for dances that you and your friends (or dancers if you are an instructor) would like to see on the list?   We can’t promise to add them all but we will include as many as we can.

Click on the following for the list:

Draft Dance Play List for April 2017 Version 1

Crystal Boot Award Nominees coming to The Spring Workshop!

We are truly honoured that ROY VERDONK will be joining us at The Spring Workshop next April 29. Roy has been nominated for THREE Crystal Boot Awards. They are:
*International Choreographer of the Year
*Intermediate Dance of the Year for
‘Take Me To The River’ (co-written with Jonas Dahlgren)
and ‘Corazon Diamante’ (co-written with Gary O’Reilly and Maggie Gallagher)

Our other talented Guest Instructor GUILLAUME RICHARD has also been nominated for a Crystal Boot Award for:
*Improver Dance of the Year — ‘So Just Dance Dance Dance!’ (co-written with Jose Miguel)

Don’t miss the chance to learn and dance with Roy and Guillaume. Registrations are coming in quickly and space is limited.

Hope to see you there!

Roy Verdonk & Guillaume Richard will be joining us for The Spring Workshop 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Roy Verdonk from The Netherlands and Guillaume Richard from France will be our Guest Instructors at ‘The Spring Workshop’ on April 29, 2017 and we will be having ‘Brunch With The Stars’ on the 30th.  Flyer and Registration Form are under ‘Event Details’.  Hope you will join us.

Happy dancin’ everyone!

 

‘Solo Amor’ is now at Number One!

Thanks so much to everyone for your interest in ‘SOLO AMOR’ written by Rob, Vivienne, JP and Fred especially for ‘The Spring Workshop’.  It has now reached Number One on Copperknob and also Number One on Linedancer Most Viewed for the week.  We have had the most amazing response to the dance, really gratifying.   If you want to check it out go to:

Copperknob:  Solo Amor

Linedancerweb:  Solo Amor

 

Thanks so much for coming!

Rob, Vivienne, JP, FredThanks so very much to everyone who came to have fun at The Spring Workshop.  Rob and JP did a fantastic job of teaching and there was a fantastic atmosphere particularly at the evening dance as they joined in with everyone on the dance floor and then …..  THE BEAST!   You must check out the videos.

This was a sold-out workshop with a waiting list which was very gratifying.  We couldn’t do the event without the dancers signing up and we appreciate each and every one of you.

JP and Rob taught an excellent mix of dances so there was something for everyone.

JP taught:  ‘Vacation’, ‘Baby Don’t Dance’ and also Maria Maag’s latest ‘Empty Space’.  So even if Maria couldn’t be with us, we thought of her while we danced her dance.

Rob taught:   ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’,  ‘Moon Trance’,  ‘Rum Is The Reason’ and
‘Jumpin’ In The Morning’

The Event Dance seemed to go over very well:

‘Solo Amor’  –  click here for step sheet and videos.

The highlight of the evening dance was Rob’s and JP’s performance of ‘The Beast’ and then dancing it a second time with back-up dancers, those who got up to do it did a terrific job, I reckon you could go on the road!!  It was so much fun to watch.

Rob is an icon in the line dance world and it was a real thrill and honour to have him teach and dance with us.   What a fabulous guy, so talented and professional and at the same time completely genuine and down to earth and so much fun to be around.  JP is definitely on his way up, as well as demonstrating what a talented choreographer he is, he delighted the dancers with his friendliness and warmth.  He always seemed to be surrounded by smiling dancers when he was teaching or joining everyone else on the dance floor.

A very special thanks to the both of them for traveling so far to be with us.

RAFFLE:   I should add that generous dancers raised $750 for the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children buying raffle tickets .  Many thanks to Dale McNeil for making the baskets yet again, they looked fabulous.  Also to Valarie Keller for her donation of a complimentary pass to Dancin’ For Miracles 2016.  Another dancer won a free pass to The Spring Workshop 2017.  She immediately signed it and handed it over to me to make sure she will get her space!!   The date will be April 29 so book it in your calendar.  We also have the date for April 2018 — April 15.

 

 

 

Place to eat close to the Event Hall

Food Places close to Thornhill Com. Ctre 2016

It might be worthwhile calling the restaurant you want to eat at beforehand to see if you can book a table. The afternoon workshop finishes at 5 so you should book for 5:15 and let them know that you have to be back at the Hall at 6:45 if you would like to be back in time for the evening’s proceedings.

The Event Hall will be closed from 5 – 6:30 p.m.