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Burdoc Dancers Dance Class Growing

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…

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Free dance Event at Burdoc Farms, and the Burdoc Dancers invite you all to join them.
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The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now part 30

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

The Burdoc Dancers Dance Class

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..

The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now part 29

Part 29

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….

 

NEW LINE DANCE CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Line Dance News, July 23, 2017    

Larry B is happy to announce a new Weekly International Line Dance Class starting  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:30-9PM at the Beautiful Keith Glen/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).

This class will not be your typical line dance class. The dances being taught will be choreographed to Country, Pop, Rock N Roll and Gospel. This is a class for the social dancer, open to all ages and all levels of physical endurance. The class will be geared toward the beginner and intermediate dancer, we will start with beginner level and progress to intermediate level during the class each week.

Larry B has been line dancing for 22 years and an International Line Dance Instructor for the past 16 years. He was apprenticed by World Champion line dance instructors/choreographers Jamie Marshall(TN) and John Robinson (IN). He understudied for 8 years to Stella Cabeca (FL). He is licensed by BMI/ASCAP and the American Caller’s Association.

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.

So Join Larry B starting on Tuesday for the fun, the exercise and socialization with a great group of people. See you on the Dance Floor. For more information: linedancenews@yahoo.com

 

Sensual Belly Dancing – Stop Feeling Guilty

The woman who is confident, has a high self-esteem and worthiness, and has a healthy attitude about being housed in a female body which embodies womanhood is very comfortable performing and wearing a costume for her physical, mental, and emotional interpretation of her dance performance.

If you are not comfortable or feel awkward, then there is a problem understanding sensuality. There is a dance class or two which you attend weekly in hopes of becoming graceful and beautiful as this dance promises. But you are experiencing doubts. We live in a push button society receiving instant gratification. Stop! It will take time, practice, and gaining essential knowledge to accomplish sensual goals.

What is sensuality? This word describes the enjoyment of physical pleasure. There are many physical pleasures throughout the day. The aromas of breakfast cooking and coffee brewing promise a tasty meal and beverage and a contented tummy to relieve the pain of hunger. Eating is pleasurable, but why do we feel guilty for enjoying sensual sensations?

The movements performed in the art of belly dancing will bring pleasures to our body. This is a healthy form of exercise for conditioning and stretching our muscles. As we burn fat and lose weight, the body becomes more toned and pleasing to the viewer. As a personal observer we are pleased with the results. Another person viewing our success also enjoys pleasure. Aha, there’s the problem! We will admit that we enjoy doing the movements to accomplish our goals, but for some of us we feel very ill at ease when another looks at our beauty.

The onlooker sparks our self-induced feelings of guilt for experiencing personal pleasures and producing an attractive figure. An onlooker may or will experience sensuality as they admire your figure. As we correct our physical shortcomings to be more attractive and healthy, we also need to correct our faulty thinking and gain control of our mental and emotional outlook.

We will all experience pain and pleasure. No one likes pain, therefore enjoy pleasure. Sensuality is focusing on all that gives pleasure. The word “sensuality” conjures sexual meanings and it is important that we understand and have knowledge of their differences.

Every part of our body experiences sensuality. Our eyes see, our ears listen, and our mouth enjoys flavors. Our entire body experiences physical sensations which allow us to hug and kiss, walk, run, and enjoy all of our body’s living abilities and senses.

The belly dancer enjoys performing her movements to the rhythms of the music bringing pleasurable sensations to her being as well as bringing sensual pleasures to her audience.

The audiences are the onlookers experiencing sensual sensations of various pleasures for an enjoyable evening. Feeling uncomfortable with your dance movements has much to do with your knowledge, mental attitude, and emotional comfort.

Sensual feelings indicate that you are alive. Experience it to the fullest; life is short. Human beings are not robots. Everyday utilizes our six senses. All six senses are used in belly dancing movements. Dancing is life. Life is dancing.

Are you feeling uncomfortable with sensuality. Azizi and Tricia Deed can help you. Learn more by visiting the page titled “Belly Dancing – Sensual Essentials” at http://www.triciadeed.com.

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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 History of Swing Dance

By wati D Banerjee  |  

Some feel dancing is reciprocation of being alive, while some dance for enjoyment. But it is something that shows great energy on the part of the dancer. Dancing is nothing but moving the human body or any part of the body along with the music.

Among many dance forms which varies greatly in music selection to tempo of the music, the Swing Dancing is unique in its own way. It gets its name from dance developed during the swing era i.e. 1920-1940, with the popularity of the Big Band and its jazz music. Though, there are many forms and classes of swing dance which are known by different names, the name swing dance commonly refers to any of them. One of the most popular forms is known as Lindy Hop, originating in Harlem in 1930s.

The Lindy Hop dancers were initially known as Jitterbugs, getting their name from the twitchy movement that the dancers make. There are other forms such as Balboa, Collegiate Shag, etc., and more styles are getting developed every year. The dance became immensely popular with fast and intricate movements and dance moves. Charles Lindbergh was a revelation in this case and thus the name Lindy Hop came into being to honor his style of dancing.

Over the years, many other dance for began to develop like Boogie woogie, Rock n Roll and disco dancing which were only the derivatives of the original swing dancing. They grew in popularity and more people were attracted to the newer dance style.

The original swing dancing almost was reduced to a handful of dancers and by the 1960s, the culture almost vanished. Moreover the musical tracks were made more in favor of the other alternative styles of dancing. It remained out of any major stage until 1980s when it was introduced again by the French with a new name of French Jibe or Modern Jibe.

Eventually they started to get good appreciation and recognition all over the world. Slowly it emerged as one of the leading dance forms and became quite popular all over the world. It slowly made its way back to the UK in the early 1990s, and is danced to contemporary jazz music and modern music. There is a considerable variation and development taking place even in the recent times and can be found distinct to each other in different parts of the world.

The dance format skewed its way through many dance styles and classes since the early 20th century. In 1940s it grew popular as East Coast Swing and most commonly referred to as Six Step Swing. It also had a variation name West Coast swing which was more stylistic and lively. Imperial Swing, Washington Hand Dancing and push are its other form and variation which saw growing popularities in the 1950s.

Swing dance has rightfully found its place in modern art and culture with increasing popularity among dancers as well as common people. Many dance competitions are being developed where the subtleties of swing dance is judged based on timing, teamwork and technique among the dancing couples to select the winners, though the original Lindy Hop competitions only looks to select the most impressive dancer to be the winner without any of these criteria. There are many modern day dance groups who are keeping the tradition alive and taking it forward.

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The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now part 27

part 27

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

 

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!

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