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Line Dancing with Lynne ....

Scroll down for my full schedule, class info, "rules" about the weather 
& some of our favorite
dances ~ They are listed below these notes ...

Class Changes (conflicts, snow dates, vacations, illness, etc)
Feb 2017 UPDATE - I am in remission and gaining strength -
I'll be back to teaching in Ridgefield in March 2017 (see below)... then more...
(3/17/16 - I have gone to the ER - from there to Yale > Smilow!
   Classes will resume when I have recovered from this health battle -
   I miss all of you very much and can't wait to restart classes!)

SAVE A FLOOR - CHANGE YOUR SHOES By Bill Hollick
Dance floors take a real beating during the nasty weather season when folks track in sand, salt and snow. Even if you don't have special dance boots or shoes, it's a great idea to wear alternative footwear while traveling to your favorite dance hall during the winter months. Change before you dance and then change back after you're done. Dance hall owners and all the other dancers will appreciate your efforts to keep the dance floors in good shape.

Note from me: This applies all year long. Driveways & Parking lots have sand & gravel in the Summer too !!!!! and WET soles squeak & stick !!!!

Here's a photo taken at Illusions in Wolcott, CT ~ More photos can be found on the other pages ...

 

Please........ 
Wear Comfortable & Safe shoes or boots ~
Some venues require Soft soled shoes/sneaks only.
At my classes, I ask for NO open toe shoes/sandals &
Make sure your shoes have backs or ties so that
there are no accidents! 
             Thanks !!!! (a happy teacher has happy students)

Please note:
Some classes/courses need to be registered in advance
(usually a minimum of a full week before start date).
Failure to PreRegister & PrePay WILL cause these classes
to be postponed for several months or stopped altogether.
Some classes also require membership with the center.
So, register early to avoid being disappointed.

Lynne's Schedule ~ Subject to Changes.....
                                               Watch for Guest teaches too...

  • Mon - 1>2:30pm = Derby Senior Center
                    ~ walk-in for seniors age 55+ ~
     ~ Yearly membership is  only $5.00 a year ~ for FREE walk-in classes  ~
                    293 Main St. Derby CT 06418 ~ (203)736-1484
              Park in the Thompson St Garage & bring in the ticketfor FREE validation!
     
                         FREE class & amazing wooden dance floor

    Note: Carol Force was filling in for me - thanks! I'll be back very soon.

  • Tues 7-9pm = Watertown/Oakville Park & Rec                    
    NEW SESSION WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE SOON!

                         
    (more info below)

  • Fri - 2:30>3:30pm = Founder's Hall 
                      Restarting 3/31/17 for 6 weeks
    Spring Session 2017: 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12

                            193 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT ~
     
                     ~ Members (60 and older) only ~ PreRegister & PrePay ~ 
                               http://founders-hall.org  
    (203)431-7000
 

I will soon be available again to DJ &/or Instruct at Parties/Weddings/Events/BBQs/HoeDowns/Fairs etc... See the "DJ Services" Page 
                         
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What about Inclement Weather (snow, flood, heat, wind, ice)??? 
           In general (but not always)....
 

If schools (in that town OR mine = Oxford) are:
closed
 = Stay home, stay safe, enjoy your free day...
delayed = Morning class is cancelled.
have early dismissal = Afternoon class is cancelled.
If there are ???s (because the TV & Radio reports don't make sense) 
then
check with the Center or look for my messages... 

Evening classes will (hopefully) be decided by 4:00.
Messages may include e-mails, texts, facebook or updates on this website's "Schedule" page.

Watertown Recreation posts on TV Channel 3 &/or Facebook

Ridgefield posts on their website
www.founders-hall.org or
                Facebook, Radio 99.9FM, 800AM, TV channels 3 & 8

Facebook is great source for updates, so please "friend" or "Like" me/us  (Lynne Flanders, Lynnes Lines, Tuesdays with Lynne, Founders Hall & Watertown Recreation)

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Watertown Recreation ~ COUNTRY LINE DANCING 

Learn some old "Basics" & "Hot" New Dances. 
Different dances will be taught each week with a lot of review.
Adults of any age and from any town are welcome!

It's a terrific way to have a lot of fun, no partners needed!!
Get some exercise and meet new friends.
Beginners are welcome - If you can walk, you can dance!

If you have any questions, please call the
Watertown Recreation office at (860)945-5246
51 Depot St, Suite 108, Watertown, CT 06795 
or write to instructor Lynne Flanders at
lynnes-lines@juno.com
Now is the time to "GET IN LINE".
Round up a friend and mosey on over for a foot stompin' FUN time!
NO OPEN TOE/HEEL SHOES allowed.
Please PreRegister & PrePay For This Class Early!!!

  • Location: Watertown/Oakville, CT
        Polk School Cafeteria (Fall, Winter & Spring)
                 or  Heminway Park Gym (Summer)

          or
    Falls Ave Senior Center (as needed) 
  • Day: Tuesdays (8 week sessions) 

  • Dates:(Dates/places may change due to issues or availability)
      Spring 2015: April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2
       Summer 2015: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, Sept 1
       Fall 2015: Oct 6, 13, Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15
       Winter 2016: (We only had 4 weeks when I became ill)
                                     Money has been refunded)
       Spring & Summer 2016: Cancel - SORRY!

     

  • Time: 7:00pm > 9:00pm

  • Cost: Residents: $40.00 Non-Residents: $50.00
                                 (Please PreRegister & Pre-Pay)

  • Program Code: 231204
         

                                          **************
    It is with a great deal of sadness and loss, that I announced the closing of Illusions Nightclub in Wolcott, CT.  That was my "home" for many years. I was an instructor there for MANY years and made numerous friends there. They were honored Sponsors of NEWDA...
    However, I am excited and thrilled for the Burby Family. They are enjoying a very well deserved RETIREMENT!  I still chat with Linda all the time (after all these years they are more like family than employers).
    I wish them every Happiness.
                                            ****************

    To all of you that were coming to the Old Toll Gate (Woodbury) =
    THANK YOU !!!! 
    We had some fun times, learned some great dances &
    we knew how to party (sometimes a theme).
    I really enjoyed our time together...
    We shall meetup again somewhere - Happy Dancin'

                                                  
                               ******************************

 Favorite Easy & Beginner Dances
                         (see harder ones in next list)
 
            (Includes some favorites that we have forgotten):

  • Till It's Gone - Lynne Flanders - to Kenny Chesney
     http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/till-its-gone-ID102991.aspx
  • (Sounds Good) Don't It? - Lynne Flanders - to Billy Currington
    http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/sounds-good-dont-it-ID101844.aspx
  • Small Town Throwdown - by ME - to Brantley Gilbert's song
      http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/small-town-throwdown-ID98679.aspx
  • Priscilla - Randy Pelletier - song by Miranda Lambert
  • Fallin' - an oldie taught at NEWDA
  • Stomp - Dee B - (paddle turns - kick-n-point)
  • Neon Light - Jill Weiss - song by Blake Shelton
  • Fun For All - Sue Ann Ehmann - Lots of songs!!!
  • Love You Right - to Luke Bryan's That's my kind of night
  • Hooked on the Beat - Janis Graves - to Brett Eldridge song
  • Goodnight Kiss - Jill Weiss - song by Randy Houser
  • Ready to Roll Baby - to Blake Shelton's song
  • Point at You - to song by Justin Moore
  • Rock Me (Donna Manning) to Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
  • All Over the Road - June Shuman (can take out last turn for contra)
  • Afterglow (cha) - Marc & Cathy Abramson - Bellamy Brothers
  • Back in the Day (Dan Albro) (to Jessta James)
  • Kerosene - Fun dance to song by Miranda Lambert
  • Hog Wild - to song by Hank Williams jr
  • Blue Night Cha (song by Michael Learns to Rock) (has 3/4 turn)
  • Brown Chicken Brown Cow (EdRoyko)(to Trace Adkins)
  • Love, JoAnn (to Billy Currington's Love Done Gone)
  • Lover, Lover (Ed Royko) to song by Jerrod Niemann
  • Redneck Angel (to Merry Go 'Round by JaneDear Girls)
  • Catch 32 (Kay Amburn) to Small Y'All (Kenny Chesney with George Jones)
  • Where'm I Gonna Live = Easy, No turns ..... (to Billy Ray Cyrus)
  • I Don't Care (to Darius Rucker with Brad Paisley)
  • Scoot (to Black Coffee) = nice Warm Up
  • This Little Light (to send out our Prayers !!!) (Jo T & Scooter Lee)
  • Old Bones = Fun Song !!! (George Burns - can you believe it ?!?!)
  • Anything Goes (Gerard Perraud & Me) - to "anything"
  • Roll With It (Peter Metelnick) to Easton Corbin's song
  • Don't be Cruel (Dancin Dean) song by Elvis
  • Hillbilly Bone - Fun ! to Blake Shelton & Toby Keith
  • Need You Now (floor split - Gwen & Gerrylynn) to Lady Antebellum
  • Country As Can Be = attitude ! (to Brady Seals)
  • Little Red Book (to the Drifters)
  • Soldier Boy Stroll (Rosie Multari) to Scooter Lee's song
  • You & Tequila (works to other songs too)
  • Blue Rose Is = Classic ! to Pam Tillis' song
  • Hello Dolly!!! Fun - need I say more!
  • Triple Play (SueAnn) to Moo La Moo & several others too
  • Penguin Dance (to Scissor Sisters)
  • Cherokee Two Step (by David Pytka)
  • I'm Wrapped (mine) to George Strait (slow, cool down)
  • Fire & Ice (mine) to Lenny Paquette
  • Dum Dum (by Ed & Dot Cagley) to Brenda Lee
  • Eye Candy (by Gerard Murphy)
  • Step Right Up (Dancin' Dean) song by Cactus Choir
  • Tulsa Time - another classic
  • Rainy Nights (to Eddie Rabbitt) - fun
  • Bartender Stomp - Classic (kind of like Electric Slide with extra stomps)
  • Waltz Line Dance (to Kenny Rogers) (sometimes Contra style)
  • Cokernut Waltz - to Scooter Lee's song
  • Cab Driver (the OLD classic version to Scooter Lee))
  • San Antonio Stroll (the OLD classic version) Tanya Tucker
  • Elvira = Classic !!!
  • Little Rhumba (to the Bellamy Brothers)
  • Angel Touches (slow - nice cool down)
  • Valentino (to Sammy Kershaw & Lorrie Morgan)
  • Hey Baby (by Country Bound) to Marty Stuart
  • Haunted Heart = Classic (to Sammy Kershaw)
  • Texas Cha Cha = Classic (to George Strait)
  • Cowboy Cha Cha - another classic!
  • Red Hat Strut (to Mustang Sally or I'm Too Sexy)
  • Sexy Ol' Lady (onto Alan Jackson's Too Much of a Good Thing)
  • I Walk the Line (Ed Cagley) to Johnny Cash
  • Baby Don't Go (also done to Suzy Boggus' "Baby it's Cold Outside")
  • Cucaracha (we do it slower to "My Old Love" Suzy Boggus)
  • Come On & Dance (to "Wait a Minute" by Notorious Cherry Bombs)
  • Come Dance with Me = Pretty !
  • Broken Stones (Dee Musk) song by Paul Weller

Favorites that are just a little Harder
as we progress to Intermediate ~ Frequently Requested ~ 
Some forgotten GREAT ones that we need to redo!

  • Every Star - Doreen & Randy Pelletier - to Keith Urban's "Even the Stars"
  • Both = Homegrown - Dan Albro or Rachael's - Zac Brown Band
  • Bad About To Happen (aka BATH) by Dan Albro to Miranda & Carrie's song
  • Shiner's Waltz - Michael Diven (PA) (nicknamed "Spin"er's Waltz) 
  • Brand New Buzz - Dan Albro & Randy Pelletier 
  • American Kids by Randy Pelletier (MA) to Kenny Chesney
  • Funky Donkey by Bernadette Gill (NY) to Jerrod Niemann's Donkey
  • River Bank by Jill Weiss (CT) to Brad Paisley's song
  • Cabana Boy (John Dembiec) to Little Umbrellas - Sarah Darling
  • Redneck Boys (Donna Manning) to Boys Round Here - Blake Shelton 
  • a Drink in My Hand (Sandy Goodman)
  • Creepin' (we love it) - Eric Church
  • Redneck Angel to Merry Go Round JaneDear Girls
  • Crazy Ride (intermediate) by Matt Thompson
  • As She's Walkin' Away (Rachael McEnnany)
  • Hey (Frank Trace) to Blake Shelton
  • One More Drinking Song to Jerrod Niemann
  • Live, Laugh, Love & Dance (Michael Diven)
  • Dig It - Cajun song by Eddie Raven & JoEl Sonnier
  • Skinny Dippin' (Carolyn Robinson) song by Whitney Duncan
  • Under the Sun (Kathy Chang & Sue Hsu) by Tim Tim
  • Kick Back - to Smoke a little smoke by Eric Church
  • Down in Mexico (Peter & Alison) song by Jerrod Niemann
  • All About Tonight (Dan Albro) song by Blake Shelton
  • The Little White Church (Helen Conroy Noonan) Little Big Town
  • Toes (Rachael McEnnany)
  • Yours (Michael Diven) Jason Mraz
  • Trailorhood (Dan Albro) Toby Keith
  • Soak it up (Mary Beal) to David Bradley
  • Is Baby's radio on? (Ginny Allen) Reba's "Turn on the Radio"
  • Hot Tramp (Dan Albro) to "Ho Down" Brady Seals
  • Cowgirls don't Cry (John Dembiec) to Brooks & Dunn (NOT Reba's)
  • You Look Good in My Shirt
  • My New Life (aka Prissy)
  • All My Friends (David Pytka)
  • Downpour (Paul McAdam) - "Meant to be" is country alternative
  • Start to Sway (to Pussy Cat Dolls)
  • Add 'Em All Up (Contra)
  • Way Up Yonder (mine) to Billy Currington's Good Directions
  • Irish Stew
  • Got Ticks ? (mine)
  • Survivor (Peter Metelnick)
  • Happy Radio (Frank Trace)
  • Taking Time (mine) to "Gone" by Montgomery Gentry
  • Surfin' in a Hurricane (Christine Bass) to Jimmy Buffett's song
  • Tailgate (Dan Albro)
  • Raindrops for Perfidia (Forty Arroyo)
  • Badonkin' (Nikki Wyllie)
  • Rio to Patricia
  • Unlock My Heart - Unlove Me
  • Smokey Places
  • Anniversary Waltz line
  • Summer Waltz to Captured by Rick Tippe
  • Coastin' (Irish)
  • "C" Me (Nikki Wyllie)
  • Always an April Fool
  • Cadillac Tears (David Pytka)
  • As If (Junior Willis)
  • Country Girl (Rob Fowler)
  • Wings (Lyndy)
  • Walking Backwards
  • Ashes By Now
  • La Gordita Linda (Max Perry)
  • Rollin' in Dirt (Christopher Petre)
  • Barbed Wire & Roses (David Pytka)
  • Kill the Spiders
  • Mexico Bound
  • Adaptable (Frank Trace)
  • Batter Up (John Robinson)
  • North Hill Cha (Joanne Brady)
  • Beer for my Horses
  • I love this Bar
  • Beer Goggles (Michael Diven)
  • Kiss This
  • Afterparty
  • Helluva Polka (Kathy Hunyadi)
  • Cute, Cute, Cute
  • Dizzy
  • My Maria
  • Sexy Tractor
  • Being Mr Mom
  • Wild & Crazy Saturday Nights (Alice Vlahos)
  • Hillbillies in the Hay (the Amatos)
  • Bomshell Stomp
  • Mockingbird
  • Garbage Man (Hot Pepper)
  • Greased Lightening (Michelle Burton & Michael Barr)