New - MaryJ's Wagner Walk video tutorial - click here: #mce_temp_url#
As of this writing
Inside the original "TV Song Storybook" [vinyl] album there is a pictorial history of the TV show and a chart teaching the dance steps of the Wagner Walk. That album is now on CD but without the pictures, and the original album is difficult to get but not impossible. Try eBay on line or call
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If we ever learn of or create a DVD or booklet of dance instructions, it will be announced in that group.
SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR READERS - call for current times & cost, if any:
During the summer, there's lots of line dancing at Geator's get-togethers Sunday afternoons from 4-7 pm at La Costa in Sea Isle City, Thursday nights at Lighthouse Pointe in Wildwood Crest, and Friday nights at Memories in Margate -- the dancers will be happy to show you the steps
- Oldies Line Dance class with Mania Wednesday nights 7-9 pm at St. Elizabeth's Grant Hall, Cedar & Clayton Streets in Wilmington, Delaware. Come to learn oldies line dances from "back in the day" along with the newest line dances
For more details call (302) 598-0682, Mania (pronounced MAHN-ya)
- Oldies & More line dance classes every Monday night 6:30 pm at Five Points Fire Hall in Wilmington, DE. Teaching oldies & R&B/soul line dances. For info: Joanne O'Neill McMahon, (302) 437-5553
- MaryJ Rudolph's Motown Oldies Line Dancers in Coatesville, PA:
- Chichester Community Center, I-95 and Rt 452 in Upper Chichester (Boothwyn area), all levels welcome. Call Kathy at (302) 545-9424 for more info.
- Ro or Nan of Ro-Nan Dance Studios teach the steps at many of
- There are private teachers in the Northeast, including at Lyrics on
- Pat Hartzell says: “I teach Blavat and soul line dances for Upper Dublin Township (215/643-1600) in Ft. Washington; for Upper Gwynedd Twp (215/699-7777) in North Wales; for Lower Providence Township (610/635-3543) in Collegeville; for Plymouth Twp (610/277-4312) in Plymouth Meeting; and for Whitemarsh Twp (610/828-7276). I am also available for private instruction and parties. For more info, call 267/246-1533.”
- Learn To Line Dance Classes in Norristown & Royersford, PA:
Mondays 7-8:30 pm, Holy Saviour Club, 436 E. Main St., Norristown; Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm, Friendship Firehouse, 269 Green St., Royersford
Contact Joanne Murray, 610/322-2986 or email@example.com
OR Carol Piantone 484/919-3690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In the summer of 2009 you could get line dancing instruction at Bubba Mac's happy hours at the Atlantic City Country Club on Thursdays. Don't know if this is still going on, but you can contact the A.C.C.C. for more info: www.accountryclub.com or 609/236-4465.
- Here's a tip for the guys: “Yo, my man! Learn them the same way I did! Get in line behind a beautiful chick. Shadow every move her feet make! By the time the song has ended, you've got the basic floor plan & maybe a new ‘amazon friend’! Worked for me!" - Chez
“One of the best ways to learn the line dances is from my DVDs. Most of the dances on the DVD series are from my two shows in the early '90s, Backstage with Blavat and On the Air with the Geator, which were filmed at various spots around the Philly area. The DVD Volume 6, The Lost Episodes also contains some rare footage of shows from the very beginning of my TV career in the '60s showing the dancers on the Discophonic Scene. No formal instructions, but you see their legs and learn by watching & copying.”
He also said:
“The place to learn the Jitterbug - Bandstand style - and all those wonderful Philly line dances that were created at
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