August 23, 2017
Burdoc Farms and Line Dance News had a great turn out for Kick off the Eclipse Line Dance event on Friday, August 18, 2017. We helped kick off a successful Burdoc Farms Eclipse Weekend.
We want to thank everyone that participated in the dance event. The event was the first Dance Event at Burdoc Farms. This event had been in the planning for some time and it was a great success. We are looking at holding other dance events, workshops in the future. So watch for more news on future dance events. Anyone interested in holding an event please contact Burdoc Farms Weddings & Events.
Burdoc Farms and Line Dance News have recently begun a Line Dance Class at the Keith Glen Facility. The facility is located at 1655 Pleasant Grove Road, Crofton KY. (Right off of 41, take Pennyrile Parkway to Exit 23-put Burdoc Farms Weddings & Events in GPS and it will take you right to the location. Follow the Line Dance signs to Keith Glen once on property).
Continue reading “Kick off the Eclipse Weekend Great Success”
August 16, 2017
Burdoc Farms and Line Dance News are pleased to announce the Burdoc Dancers Dance Class is expanding to two nights. We have had such an overwhelming response that we saw the need to enhance the group’s dance experience. To ensure we continue to expand our knowledge of the new dances and dancing skills, we will have classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Keith Glen facility.
The Classes will continue to be from 6:30 to 9 pm with breaks for both beginners and intermediate dancers throughout the class. Located at 1655 Pleasant Grove Road, Crofton KY. (Right off of 41, take Pennyrile Parkway to Exit 23-put Burdoc Farms Weddings & Events in GPS and it will take you right to the location. Follow the Line Dance signs to Keith Glen once on property).
Benefits of dancing: Strengthening bones and muscles, tone your entire body, improve posture and balance, reduce stress and tension, boost memory, improve flexibility, weight loss, increase energy and increase mental capacity. But most of all FUN!
So if you are looking for a great exercise program that is fun, filled with music and wonderful social interaction, join the Burdoc Dancers on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting week of August 21, 2017. Watch the Linedancingnews.com website for calendars that will show dates of classes and also when there will not be class due to schedule and holidays.
See you on the dance floor…
DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE FREE EVENT TO KICK OFF THE ECLIPSE WEEKEND
Free dance Event at Burdoc Farms, and the Burdoc Dancers invite you all to join them.
We are getting closer to a Major Solar Event and we are ready to kick off the 2017 Solar Eclipse weekend of events at Burdoc Farms. August 18, 2017, Join the Burdoc Dancers at the Beautiful Event Center Keith Glen from 7 pm to 10 pm. All Genre of Music, line dancing and couple dancing to kick of the great weekend of events at Burdoc Farms. The facility is located at 1655 Pleasant Grove Road, Crofton KY. (Right off of 41, take Pennyrile Parkway to Exit 23-put Burdoc Farms Weddings & Events in GPS will take right to the location. Follow signs to Keith Glen once on property).
Come learn how to line dance with a nationally trained line dance instructor. Then, put your new moves to practice with friends new and old! They will be selling concessions at this event.
This is a free event. Tickets will need to be reserved per person and presented in order to enter into event.
Get more details on all the weekend events at Burdoc Farms http://burdocfarms.com/total-eclipse/
For Tickets for all events go to https://burdoc-farms-weddings-and-events.ticketleap.com/solar-eclipse-festival-at-burdoc-farms/dates/Aug-18-2017_at_0100PM
I loved teaching line dancing to all music genres and I took a lot of criticism over the years when I introduced these dances and played this music at the C/W venues as some of them did not approve of other music being played. I would always fight to play and teach such dances as ‘Wipe Out ” by Beach Boys and Fat Boys, Chocolat’e ,Mambo no.5 and such. I was always pushing to break through with some of this music and whenever I did the floor would fill up.
Backstreet Boys were so popular and we wanted to dance to current pop music. I received threatening letters in the mail from KKK because I was told I was bringing diversity of music and people in to the CW bars. I was quoted by newspaper and magazine interviews and the more well known I became; the more threats. I did go to some police officer dance students of mine with the letters and they told me to ignore them; not to respond. Though they did escort me out to my car at night if I was alone.
I learned a dance by Max Perry, choreographer, to a country song with an alternative song suggestion. I could not get the music so I asked my brother, Charles in UK, to see if he could get it for me which he did. We were doing the dance to the country song and then when I got the music; I asked the DJ to play it. He refused. I took the cd to other venues where we danced and they refused to play it. Then back in my club, I told the D j it was country techno and he played it finally. I always remember the feeling as we did “Swamp Thing ” to “swamp Thing for the first time. The dance floor was on fire and the rest is history.
To this day, it is one of the most popular dances being done in all the CW venues. When I go to places and see all the kids filling the floor for this dance; I can’t help smiling to myself. I went through the same thing with Chill Factor the night I taught the dance in a club the DJ told me will never play that music here after you leave. Needless to say biggest floor filling dance ever in all our bars clubs dance venues. I feel a great sense of satisfaction that I was a tiny part of bringing some of this music and amazing dances to South Florida.
Keep Dancing, stay tune for more from Stella
Burdoc Farms and Line Dance News present The Burdoc Dancers Dance Class. The Burdoc Dancers are sending out an open invitation to everyone to join them on Tuesday evening for a fun for all Line Dance Class. 6:30p-9p; Beginners to Intermediate, no partner needed, Tennis shoes or Dance Sneakers recommended.
This class is a mix of old and new dances as well as a mix genre of music. Yes, you will be dancing from Motown to Uptown Funk. So get off the couch, put the garden tools away and join us on Tuesday Evenings.
Benefits of dancing: Strengthening bones and muscles, tone your entire body, improve posture and balance, reduce stress and tension, boost memory, improve flexibility, weight loss, increase energy and increase mental capacity. Most of all, have fun with a great group of folks out to laugh and have a great time.
Location- Keith Glen/Burdoc Farms. The facility is located at 1655 Pleasant Grove Road, Crofton KY. (Right off of 41, you can take Pennyrile Parkway to Exit 23-put Burdoc Farms Weddings & Events in GPS will take right to the location. Follow signs to Keith Glen once on property).
Watch for more news from The Burdoc Dancers..
We toured from London north to my hometown, Blackpoool and up to Scotland. We went on a ferry from London cliffs of Dover to France. Filled up Caneith wine and came back on ferry; no sleep that night LOL. We just made it to an event exhausted. Sandy said it was best I ever taught. It was a great success down south before we went up North.
I lived in England for first 27 years of my life but never went to Scotland till I went in this tour as an American teacher. I loved Scotland and the people welcomed me with open arms. I did a guest appearance at an event, I was not booked for, it was a more famous instructor event. Hillbilly Rick, who kindly gave up his room at hotel and a slot to teach at the event.
It was fantastic but in those days; I was dressed head to toe Country Cowboy boots, Stetson, dress shirts, bolo tie, denim jeans. They had a heat wave and the venue had no Air Conditioning, i never sweated so much. we went outside dancing at one point to cool off. I taught a dance that had just come out in the states called “Got To Be Funky “. It was a hit over there long after we left,
Unfortunately, it was on this trip that George’s knee gave in and he was unable to walk. I had to leave him at my brother’s home in Blackpool when we went on with our tour in Scotland. We did go back for him though before returning to States. That was the end of George’s 2 stepping although he could walk; he opted not to have knee replacement due to his diabetes and circulation issues Myopathy that he gave up dancing.
Stay tuned for more from Stella….
Stella is back with more updates on her story..stay tune
After several years of teaching in local CW bars, clubs, community centers and Florida weekend events; I started to be invited to other events out of state. Also CW line dance was starting to take off in the U.K. They were inviting instructors and choreographers from USA to teach at events. They wanted authentic Country dances and with their own choreography.
I had choreographed some dances that had been published and with the help of my friends and business partners “Dancing Boots” we put together a U.K. Tour. We started with just a few bookings with the hope we would get more as we toured.
We had a wonderful experience and I had the pleasure of teaching 2 step in Burnley close to my home town in the North of England. My dances were very well received and after a live radio interview and newspaper splash; I was able to do several more gigs for a successful tour.
Later, I went back and did another 1 month tour independently and it was an amazing trip. My dances “All Night Long ” and “Country As A Boy Can Be ” were hits. George and I went with my friends, Sandy and Larry and Doug and Lynn. The 6 of us toured for a month. WOW!
More to come so stay tune….