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Murph’s Country Music Barn

Looking for a fun family oriented evening of live music and dancing, Then Murph’s Country Music Barn is the place to be on Saturday evenings. Free Line Dance lessons from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Live Music from 7:30-11:30 pm. Open Dance between the band sets. Large Dance Floor, Good Food and Down Home Friendly people.

Just take I-24 to Exit 19, North on Maxey Road 2 miles to a 4-way stop. Left on Stroudsville Road the left on Winters Road.

Admission is $7.00 per person.

We have a growing and loyal group of line dancers who are always happy to show new comers the dances we are currently doing or working on.  So next time you are looking for a fun evening out; think of Murph’s Country Music Barn in Cedar Hill TN.

One of our favorite dances to Fire Ball(River Bank by Lynn Card) requested every weekend during open dance.  Our dances range from Country to Pop and a FUN is the main ingrediant.  Check out link below.. We have fun and laughs on the dance floor.. All are welcome, No Experience needed. We will always do dances everone can enjoy and accomplish.

Murph FireBall

How Dance Can Help You Beat The Stress

Dancing is a fun activity that many of us love to do. For professional dancers, it has a completely different meaning. They not only love to dance but put their hearts and souls in it. While dancing, we need to use the right accessories as well. Specially, the outfits and shoes play an important role.

Do you know another interesting thing about dance? Well, it can help you achieve great personal growth. Let’s know more.

1. Laughing out Loud

Having the right expressions plays an important role in dancing. It also serves as a great medium to laugh out loud. If it is a traditional dance then also you get the chance to smile more. So whenever you feel low, just put on your dancing shoes and let yourself loose. The more you laugh, the lighter you will feel.

2. The More Confidence

Dancing is a way to express yourself. It helps you overcome your hesitation and makes you more confident. The more you dance, the more confident you will become. While dancing, you repeat certain steps to do it perfectly which enables you to be more expressive. As a result, you tend to become a more confident person.

3. Good Physical Health

Dancing is a great activity to energize yourself. It shakes your body which leads to the great benefits like exercising. So, dance has now been seen as a mode of exercise too. It is fun way to indulge in some great workouts that can yield great benefits to your body.

4. Unleash Yourself

In our routine life, we find ourselves in limitations. Dancing is a good way to unleash yourself and relax for a while. It takes you to a different world altogether. No matter whether you dance passionately or as an amateur, you enjoy moving your body. Passionate dancers understand it very well and unleash to a great extent. So, it is the time to unleash yourself and what can be better way than dancing.

5. Relax Your Mind and Body

While dancing, you tend to pay attention to your moves. It averts your mind from thinking over concerns or everyday problems of life. Dancing not only relaxes your mind but also helps you feel good about your body. While body feels great, the mind acts alike. So, dance for the well-being of your body.

There are different types of dances that are popular nowadays. No matter what style you choose, you need to have the comfortable accessories as well. Especially, dance styles like salsa or hip-hop requires right shoes and comfortable outfits. Get the right accessories and start dancing today!

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The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now part 27

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George and I enjoyed the best years together in our marriage and our dance life. We took dance lessons together in 2 step, waltz, EC swing, and Cha Cha. George did not line dance but supported and helped me with step sheets music, organizing classes, Class schedules and calendars. He was there to check people in at the door when I started teaching in community centers, making sure I got home safe from CW clubs and bars and later from gigs I was booked for such as private functions, birthday parties, company events and private club functions.

We also started Couples dance lessons at our community Center in NMB and George taught with me often remembering the sequences and really good helping the men to lead the women through the routines. When I look back it’s amazing to think how incredible he was and had never danced in his life till he was 50 years old.

Once I had made a name for myself locally, I started to be asked to teach at events and workshops throughout the state of Florida and this was a big step towards taking my career to a higher level. The workshops were held usually at a hotel with several ballrooms set aside with several dance instructors from Florida and from other states coming in to teach dances. Back then was usually 1 to 3 dance rooms and only a few instructors with dance lessons in the day and then review of dances and open dance in one ballroom at night.

We had a lot of instructors, who came to learn and bring back new dances to teach their classes at home. I met and worked with many dancers and teachers and choreographers at these events. Through these events, I developed a new following of dancers and my workshops became well attended and I was invited to go to other events outside the state of Florida.

Unfortunately, it was not possible for me to travel to these events then, because George was working and was the main breadwinner and had part time job besides his full time job. We could not go away and I did not want to go without him so I stayed local most of the time. Even weekend events in Florida were difficult because his 2nd job for Miami Herald was 7 days a week. But we managed to find someone to do it for him so we could attend some of them and then we met someone who gave us the opportunity to do European tour. Would be like dream come true to teach in England.

till next time. keep dancin’  Stella

 

2018 Caribbean Line Dance Sensation

Join Ira Weisburd, Stella Cabeca, and Frank Trace for 6 days, 5 nights cruise on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas. 

Keep the Date:        February 25 – March 2, 2018.

Join the 4th Annual Line Dance Cruise through the Caribbean! This time we’ll be sailing to Mexico including stops in both Costa Maya and Cozumel aboard the newly revitalized Navigator of the Seas.

Ira, Stella and Frank are three world renowned and award-winning choreographers and instructors, having created many beautiful dances that are enjoyed by line dancers and folk dancers all over the world! This cruise is going to sell out fast! You won’t want to miss this!! Call NOW! Hurry your cabin is waiting!

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Reasons Why You Should Consider Joining An Adult Dance Class – By Sharon Louise Johnston

1. Dance Improves Flexibility

Don’t worry about already being flexible when thinking about should you or shouldn’t you join a dance class. The movement that you take on during the lesson will gently increase your own flexibility through suitable stretching exercises set by the teacher. “Warm ups” and “Cool downs” both involve gentle stretching exercises and combinations which improve your range of movement, so taking part in a dance class within time will enable you to improve your flexibility.

2. Dancing Builds Strength

Strength is built in dance by forcing the muscles to resist against your own body weight. Hip hop, jazz, contemporary and ballet all involve jumping high into the air. To be able to do these movements, it requires a lot of strength in the leg muscles.

3. Dance Increases Endurance

Physical exercise like dance increases our endurance levels. When our muscles are required to work hard for long periods of time our endurance levels improve and we are able to work longer and harder without feeling tired or fatigue. Dancing is great for improving endurance, especially the allegro steps (jumps) in ballet, the continuous combinations danced in tap and the fast paced routines danced in hip hop and street styles. When we increase our heart rate we increase our stamina level. Regular dancing will build your endurance levels.

4. A Sense of Well-Being

By joining a dance class you can challenge and build on your social skills increasing your self-confidence. Dance is also a way to reduce stress and tension levels. When we do an activity like dancing we feel an improved sense of well-being, not only does your overall fitness improve but you also get your metabolism working better for you too. With most things at the touch of a button today it is very easy to become lazy and the less exercise we do, the less involved we feel we want to be in other areas of our lives. Through dance and music you’ll feel generally more uplifted in both body and mind which in turn gives us more energy.

Whether you’re pirouetting across the floor to a classical masterpiece written by Tchaikovsky or doing “body rolls” in all directions possible to Rihanna, you’re getting exercise and probably having a lot of fun at the same time. Dancing offers us so many benefits as discussed in this article, but not forgetting the additional cardiovascular conditioning, stronger bones and good posture benefits also. Least important possibly, but still a pro to consider is that you don’t need to “feel the fear” of dancing at parties anymore. In fact you might find the performer in you yet!

To find out more information on dance training and and dance classes available to you http://www.ksd-online.co.uk

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Stella’s Holiday Message 2016

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Stella’s Holiday Message 2016

Well my dear friends had been quite a year this year with many trials and tribulations. I have been hospitalized several times this year with blood clots in both lungs and complications from coming off the medication after clot in leg and then going back on medication. Have had to miss many weeks of teaching my dance classes but you have all stood by me and supported me throughout. Your generosity financially and emotionally seems without limits.
No matter what I experienced, your love and constant words of encouragement have given me the strength to keep fighting back. I am getting stronger every day am once again off the Xarelto blood thinners. So after many extensive tests were unable to find underlying cause of clots. Am on aspirin a day and hope it keeps the clots away.
Despite all the health problems I was able to cruise with Ira and Diane and visit friends in The Keys, Boston, Missouri, and Tampa. Had concerns about flying because of blood clots but doctors allowed short trips whilst still taking medicine now am going to stay close to home till we feel more secure about my situation being off the medicine. I feel that I am going to be alright and hope to get completely strong again and hope to be able to fly home to see my family in England next year. It has been so many years since I was home with my family.
So I have goals and a sense of direction moving forward. I love teaching my day classes here locally and will continue to do this for many more years. I’m so happy all my dance family returning here to my classes for the winter. Amazes me how many years you have been coming to me and never miss a beat the entire season you are here in Florida. I will try to make this another great season for you I am teaching throughout all the holidays this year so we can dance at least once a week somewhere. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season; I wish you good health and happiness always. You are in my heart every time I see your smiling faces on my dance floor. Happy New Year 2017!
Love always your
Dance Guru Stella Cabeca.

The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now Part 26

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Many of my friends talked about wanting to plan a trip together so through friends we rented a bus from the church. Side of bus said (Christians In Action) and we filled the bus with 40 dancers/friends. We drove from Miami Beach to Nashville visiting Grand Old Opry. We saw the last performance of Grandpa Jones and were invited to line dance in the isles of the theatre never done before. We were on live TV performing my choreography at Wild Horse Saloon, dance was called East Coastin. I met many nationally known C/W artist and another live TV show. River boat cruises and tour Opry land hotel was amazing trip we never forgot was my first and only road trip.

Filled every day with dance and tours and performances. Now I decided we should go on a cruise and try to arrange line dance group, and figure out how to arrange for our dancers to have lessons in ship. Just so happened one of my friends who danced was also a travel agent and so we put together a Dance Cruise. The ship was huge(LOL) Dolphin cruise line “The Seabreeze ” there was one small open deck at back of ship that the entire guests and crew came out on to at night to dance.

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The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now Part 25

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I met many young dance teachers and choreographers at these events. I remember one young man in particular. At an event, I was just visiting;I had heard about him but never seen him in person. He walked in the room; people were digging and poking me whispering “that’s Guyton ” all excited and a little crazy.

He was quiet seemed a little sad-faced, sitting looking down at the floor; I was thinking what are they making such a fuss about? Well, I took his workshop and learned some amazing dances and thought wow this guy is going to be big someday.

Another time, I went to an event called Boot Camp right in my neighborhood. It was awesome, I saw local dance team Rockin Renegades perform. It was one of the best performances I had ever seen. The leader and choreographer of this team was a young lady named Jennifer Toolen. Jennifer later danced with me for many years in fact, she used to dance at my classes in Tamarac. She eventually married and became pregnant with her son. I watched that baby growing as she danced through her pregnancy.

She went in to become a well-known instructor, choreographer, winning dance competitions as a solo competitor and with her team. She is the director of several of the biggest line dance events in the USA. Including The Tampa Bay Line dance.

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The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now part 24

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The Suncoast Jamboree was a very well-known Clogging event well established event directed by Dee Gallina. We worked hard to make the line dance an accepted part of the event.

I met a young man there by the  name of Junior Willis. Wow was he an awesome dancer I watched him clog and fell under his spell. Not knowing then that he would become world recognized line dance teacher.

Also had the pleasure of a lady named Arline Weinerman joining our line dance team one year at this event we became great friends, not knowing that she would not only become a famous line dance teacher but the event director of The Tampa Bay Line Dance Classic.

Being part of teaching at these events was to me the greatest honor and form of validation as a teacher. We used to have many instructors attending these events from all over the states coming to learn dances and find dances to take back and teach at home.

We as line dancers were proud to be a part of these events and people like Dee Gallina and the caliber of the professional dancers they were and still are today. As with the Sunshine State Festival which had been professional ballroom dancers world champions teaching at this workshop that we became a part of and the line dance event just became bigger and stronger at these events. Line dance became Accepted and strong as part of the dance world.

The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now part 23

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My first workshop at an event was Cocoa Beach; they put me in a tiny room very early in the morning. They later had to move me to a bigger room as so many dancers came to my class. I had a blast and was just myself loving teaching as always and having fun with everyone. I was teaching dances that were different and challenging. After that I taught at Sunshine State Festival in the main ballroom had the fun dance of the weekend that JG2 loved and played every hour seemed like.

Next Space Coast event met a pretty little lady I took her class she took mine. I told her she was great and would go far, she told me I was great. George had a crush on her, her name was Jo Thomson. Also met a young lady who wanted to borrow my shirt as she needed one; line up for a parade she was going to be performing in her name was Scooter Lee. I also taught at many other events Orange Blossom Orlando, Tampa Bay Classic Tampa.

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