Is the Big Boy going to stay big?
I’m on a mission to trim down and look better than I already do. LOL I am going to keep everyone posted on my progress. I started in early January ’06 and will give monthly updates.
1st year — Well, after my first year I lost a total of 40 lbs. It’s about half way to my goal. A new year and time to re-commit to my goal.
UPDATE: I have decided not to continue my Yahoo screen name since most of my contacts come through AOL-IM or e-mails. Thank you though to those I had contact with on Yahoo.
Look around and learn a new dance or two (or all of them !!!) Please feel free to contact me anytime. I am always here for my family, friends and fellow dancers.
Quote of the month: What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the
small man seeks is in others.
I want thank everyone who supported me a few weeks ago in Washington DC during the IAGLCWDC event and all the positive feedback on my new dances. I would also like to thank them for choosing my dance “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” for one of their intermediate linedances for competition.
I do plan on re-doing my videos for my last few dances and my new dances in the next week or two. I will keep you posted when that happens.
I have just changed my website name to www.BigBoyDance.com instead of BigBoyDanceGroove. If you used the “groove” to get to this site, you were re-directed to this page. I will keep the “groove” name for a year before releasing it, so please make the necessary changes on your lists for this website.
My promise to all linedancers is to put fun and quality dances on the floor that not only appeal to the dancers, but fit the music as it dictates.
Quote of the month(s): If we are facing in the right direction, all we
have to do is keep walking.
~ Buddhist teaching
How I Started Hip Hop Line Dancing
Originally from Rochester, New York (yes, I’m a cheese head), I started my dancing when I was 17 in regular hip hop clubs in New York City. I learned hip hop, funk, and street style dancing from the areas best dancers. At the age of 23, I was introduced to the hip hop scene. My old stomping grounds became a hip hop bar. I was quite intrigued by this. Before long, I was line dancing up a storm. Wherever I could go out to dance, I was there. I went all over the state and the NYC area. In October 1998, I moved to Camden in New Jersey where I now reside. I met a person who introduced me different dance events in 2000. I had never known of this until she took me to one and was floored. It renew all the passion I had in dancing. So Lisa, thank you very much. Since then, I have enjoyed choreographing dances and competing in line dance competitions. In my first competition for choreography, I placed 1st on one of my first dances I did, “Dig It”. Since then, many of my dances have placed in the top 3.
In the last couple years, I have started to teach at different hip hop clubs and events and finding it very fulfilling to spread the joy of what dance clubs NYC has to offer. My line dance competitions has come to a temporary halt so I can focus on couples dancing and to be eventually a judge. I am finding out that it is also helping with my line dancing also. Though I am doing this, line dancing will still be a primary focus and take precedent over couples dancing. Line dancing will always be my first love and if I can bring that same joy and enthusiasm to others, I know I will be satisfied.
Here is a listing of all my dances I have choreographed from the beginning.
* indicates Choreography Winner
There is both step sheets and video clips for all these dances. Videos are wmv.files (Windows Media) and are one wall demos of the dance and are as best as I can get it quality wise. If you should have a problem getting either step sheets or videos, please contact me so I can fix the problem.
Note to AOL users: It is possible that you may not get a connection for the videos due to the server from my web host. The best bet is to try and get it through Internet Explorer. Sorry for this inconvenience.
Date Level Step Sheets Videos Co-Choreographer
07/09 Int Latin Waterslide Latin Waterslide
07/09 Int Love or Fame Love or Fame
05/09 Beg Ooh Wee Ooh Wee
01/09 Int Spin Me Spin Me Maurice Rowe
01/09 Nov Rebel Child Rebel Child
12/08 Beg 4 Wheelin’ 4 Wheelin’
12/08 Int Cowgirls Don’t Cry Cowgirls Don’t Cry
12/08 Int Broken Glass Broken Glass
07/08 Beg+ Country Pride Country Pride Judy Sides
05/08 Beg Off The Wagon Off The Wagon
05/08 Nov/Int Hot Stuff Hot Stuff
05/08 Int Try Again Try Again
01/08 Beg+ Goin’ With The Flow Goin’ With The Flow
01/08 Int Push Play Push Play
08/07 Nov Superbad Strut Superbad Strut
08/07 Nov/Int Light The Fuse Light The Fuse
08/07 Nov Big Dog Groove Big Dog Groove
08/07 Int Straight To One Straight To One
04/07 Beg Turn It Up Turn It Up
04/07 Nov/Int Doing Fine Doing Fine
04/07 Nov Bug Bites Bug Bites
04/07 Int No Rhyme or Reason No Rhyme or Reason
01/07 Nov Sweet Sweet
01/07 Int/Adv Set Me Free Set Me Free
01/07 Int/Adv Cause A Scene Cause A Scene
01/07 Int Broken Will Broken Will
12/06 Nov Little Bit Of Country Little Bit Of Country
11/06 Beg Come Back To Me Come back To Me
08/06 Int Chicago Groove Chicago Groove
08/06 Beg+ Say What? Say What?
08/06 Nov L.O.V.E. L.O.V.E.
08/06 Beg+ Dixie’s Way Dixie’s Way
05/06 Int Go Anywhere Go Anywhere
05/06 Beg Blue Stars Blue Stars
04/06 Beg Got Your Yee Haw? Got Your Yee Haw?
02/06 Int Stay or Go Stay or Go
01/06 Nov Send Your Love Send Your Love
11/05 Int Father Time Father Time
09/05 Int Got Friends Got Friends
07/05 Beg + Redneck Cruise Redneck Cruise
06/05 Int/Adv Spanish Desire Spanish Desire
06/05 Nov Rockin’ Croc Rockin’ Croc
06/05 Nov Lonesome Cry Lonesome Cry
06/05 Nov Comin’ Down The Line Comin’ Down The Line
04/05 Beg Money Maker Money Maker
04/05 Nov Hillbilly Way Hillbilly Way
03/05 Nov/Int Numanuma Numanuma
11/04 Int Seduction Seduction
11/04 Beg + Go Back Go Back
10/04 Nov One, Two Step One, Two Step
10/04 Int Groovy Nights Groovy Nights Jo Kinser
10/04 Nov Radio Waves Radio Waves
09/04 Int Cruzin’ Cha Cruzin’ Cha John Robinson
09/04 Int Mood Swing * Mood Swing
08/04 Nov/Int Rio Grande Rio Grande Phyllis Whipple
07/04 Beg Women On The Mind Women On The Mind
05/04 Nov/Int Save The Horse Save The Horse
04/04 Beg + The Boogie Man The Boogie Man Christine Bass
02/04 Nov Step 4 Love Step 4 Love
12/03 Nov/Int A Cool Fool * A Cool Fool
11/03 Nov No One Like Me No One Like Me
06/03 Nov/Int Goody Two Shoes Goody Two Shoes John Robinson
06/03 Nov Caribbean Cowboy Caribbean Cowboy
03/03 Int Bond-Age Bond-age
03/03 Nov Get The Picture Get The Picture
01/03 Beg + D-N-S D-N-S
12/02 Int Object Of Affection Object of Affection
12/02 Int Flava * Flava Guyton Mundy
11/02 Nov Sugar Sweet Sugar Sweet
10/02 Nov Front Porch Swingin’ Front Porch Swingin’
10/02 Nov/Int Gv Ge Yu Ha Gv Ge Yu Ha
07/02 Nov Locked Up Locked Up
07/02 Nov Hot Bananas Hot Bananas
07/02 Beg Funky Monkey Funky Monkey
06/02 Adv Time Goes By Time Goes By
04/02 Int Let It Go Let It Go Guyton Mundy
02/02 Beg I’ve Fallen & Can’t Get Up I’ve Fallen & Can’t Get Up
01/02 Int Can’t You See Can’t You See Kathy Brown
11/01 Int Tragedy Tragedy
10/01 Nov Something In The Water * Something In The Water
10/01 Adv Rich Girl Rich Girl Rosie Bragg
08/01 Int Dirty Pop Dirty Pop
08/01 Nov Little Things Little Things
08/01 Nov Chained Chained
06/01 Adv A Not So Lucky Waltz A Not So Lucky Waltz
06/01 Int + Ain’t Nothin’ Ain’t Nothin’
04/01 Int + Sink Or Swim Polka * Sink or Swim Polka
04/01 Nov Time And Time Again Time And Time Again
02/01 Int Dirty Talkin’ Tequila Dirty Talkin’ Tequila
12/00 Int Faded Faded
10/00 Nov Jump In Line * Jump In Line
08/00 Int Just Dance Cha Cha Just Dance Cha Cha
05/00 Nov Dig It * Dig It
05/00 Int + I Hope You Dance I Hope You Dance
05/00 Beg + Been There Been There
03/00 Int West Side Cha Cha West Side Cha Cha