I am constantly getting requests for new dances or links to new ones to teach. I love that! However, things have certainly changed from when we started out.
For those that haven’t been with us since the beginning, you may be surprised to know that the regulars, not me, my colleague, Kevin, or even DJ Jill, were the ring leaders of new dances back then. Regulars, like Jeff Carpenter, Jamie Rhudy, Elyssa (Price) Chadab and others, were so excited about dancing that they would literally search places like YouTube, Copperknob and Kick It for new dances or dances they’d seen elsewhere. They would teach themselves and then come in the next week to demo the dance to everyone else. It was very cool to see all the new excitement from so many different sources.
They would usually do it on their own for a while and ultimately, if it gained enough interest, I would finally teach it to the masses that weren’t ready or able to learn on their own. That’s how we got dances like Bombshel Stomp, Turbo Twang (which we’ve been doing again recently), Save A Horse, Cowgirl Shuffle, Country 2 Step linedance, Turn Me On (Sex Bomb) and Chill Factor.
Of course, things are quite different now in a good way. Where we started with handful of dances that we did multiple times to different songs throughout the night, we now have so many dances that we can’t even get them all in in one night (one of the things Jill is good about reminding me). That’s why I USUALLY only introduce a new dance about every 2-3 months (see LD4Y philosophy under About Us for more). However, while we love keeping some older dances in rotation, the energy of a new dance is hard to beat.
So, if you’re up for the challenge… don’t wait for me! Check out sites like those listed above or just google your favorite song with the word “line dance” after and you’ll likely find something cool! If you want to demo it, just shoot me or Jill a message on Facebook and we’ll make sure you have the music to show off your stuff! (I’m also always willing to learn a dance on the side to demo it with you if you ever need.)
Remember, it’s your night, so bring your own flavor to the fun! Majority rules… if people like it and ask for it to be taught, it’ll get officially added to the rotation and you’ll be the one to thank!