Us or them? It’s not either/or…

I have been getting the feeling lately that people feel that we are in “competition” with other instructors in the area and that our dancers shouldn’t go elsewhere to dance with other instructors.  So, I just want to set that straight… I LOVE our peers in this industry and I love that there are soContinue reading “Us or them? It’s not either/or…”

The Evolution of Country Music

I am so happy to finally see the cultural shift that has put country music back in the mainstream category.  While some die hard “old country” fans (think: George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, etc) complain that new country is to “pop-y” and isn’t truly country, I think it is a great transformation of theContinue reading “The Evolution of Country Music”

It’s fun, but is it a line dance?

I’m sure you’ve heard the lyrics by now to Blake Shelton’s latest tune, “Boys ‘round here” where he sings “[You don’t do the Dougie?]  Naw, not in Kentucky.”  Well like most of you, I didn’t know what he was talking about either!  It turns out that “the Dougie” which derived it’s name from late 80’sContinue reading “It’s fun, but is it a line dance?”

My Taylor Swift conundrum

For those that have been dancing with us since the beginning, you probably were witness to many very famous acts that came and performed at our venue, Ned Devine’s (Sterling) back then.  Some of the performers included Jason Michael Carroll, Tracy Byrd, Rascal Flatts, and many more including one in particular that has scarred meContinue reading “My Taylor Swift conundrum”

Imitation is not considered a form of flattery to some

When we first started out teaching dance at Ned Devine’s in Sterling, a group of girls came in and did this awesome dance to “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy”. The girls were not part of our usual crowd, but they came a few times and did their dance and eventually our dancers picked itContinue reading “Imitation is not considered a form of flattery to some”