Country Dancing

Out On The Dance Floor


This month I have some exciting news and updates about my adventures out on the dance floor. First, I’m happy to report that Howland SCOPE has asked me to teach another class at their facility. It will be for “true beginners” on Monday nights; if you’ve never heard that term, it means anyone who has never line danced before or someone who hasn’t for a while. I will take the first part of the class to break down the various steps that are used to create a dance because there are so many to learn. I will then teach basic beginner line dances to various music genres.

SCOPE also wants me to continue teaching my “seasoned beginner/intermediate” level classes in Howland and Cortland. In March I taught two new dances that were requested by ladies in each class; see the links below. These dances were challenging at first, however, both groups of dancers are dedicated to attend class every week and their commitment has paid off. During the month of April, I reviewed all the dances I’ve taught at each location in the past several months.

Liquid Sunshine

Moses Roses Toeses

Luckily in March I was able to make it out to the Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown on a Friday night for Cathy Kaufman’s class. If you have never been to the Dusty or taken one of her classes, I strongly recommend it. Cathy is a sweet person and wonderful teacher. She had a nice sized group for class and taught several dances. After the lesson, the line dance crowd grew to include couples and free-style dancers on the floor.

In April at Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard, I had the opportunity to line dance to several different DJs. On Saturday nights they attract mostly couples dancing to a wide variety of music; the DJs also include some classic line dance music and our country requests. Rolling Mills kicked off their Friday Night Dance Party on April 30th with Country Night. The DJ played a lot of country line dance music along with some other song requests.

As my March article was titled “Light at the End of the Tunnel,” that premonition was definitely true for me in the last couple months. I was so delighted to have the chance to dance at both the Dusty and Rolling Mills and excited to be offering another class at SCOPE, as well as continuing my current classes there!

Dori Yez teaches Country Line Dancing at these Ohio SCOPE Centers: Howland on Monday evenings (True Beginners) and Wednesday evenings (Seasoned Beginners & Intermediate) plus the same level in Cortland on Friday afternoons. Depending on interest and availability, she may resume teaching lessons at Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard, Ohio. 

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