How I Started Hip Hop Line Dancing

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.

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.

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

Quote of the month: What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the 

                                      small man seeks is in others.

                                                                                       ~ Confucius

Dances

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

 

UPDATE!!!!!! 2.0

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 a new e-mail address. TwStpr@aol.com Please remove my old e-mail of TwStpr@tampabay.rr.com from your address books and contact info. Thank you.

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.

 

Mission Statement

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

BECOME A PART OF EVERY PARTY IN NYC AND SPEND A GREAT TIME

nightclub-nycThe New York City is full of hanging out spots and destinations for young boys and girls to go to with their friends or colleagues. Katra Club and the Taj Lounge are one of the most spectacular locations to enjoy the nightlife at.

Well, Katra Club NYC is Manhattan’s exclusive lounge and club. The upscale décor of the club has appeal and class. The state of the art sound system complete with bass speakers lets the NYC’s hottest DJs spin the top hip-hop, r&b reggae, top 40 and Caribbean sounds which don’t let you step off the dance floor. Club Katra NYC is a Moroccan styled place with plenty of styles. It is a great place to hang out after work. The chill atmosphere and the comfy sitting area provide you with an intimate and relaxed vibe. Drinks at Katra Lounge are sure to become fast favorites! So, enjoy some of the flavorful hookah and premium bottle packages.

So step in this remarkable place and introduce your friends and co-workers to the people in club and spend a night to remember.

Furthermore, the Taj NYC stands out among any other Flatiron district venue due to its sophisticated nature and elegant decor. It is a stylishly decorated bi-level lounge which is a perfect location for any event. The Taj NYC is a complete package of a place with restaurant and lounge vibe and plenty of event space. The American cuisines with Indian influence and the décor maintained in Indian theme with a modern twist fill your cultural longing. The delicious food menu and the excellent drinks and cocktails offered at the club are incredible with a taste you had never tasted before. The ambiance the attractive people crowded makes up your mood for the night. The Sunday brunches at this place are really tasty. The comfy couches and the relaxed vibe in the air of the Taj NYC give out a sense of relief and satisfaction. The perfect service of the staff and the wonderful packages for your big celebrations is something you could wish for to make your night amazing.

So, boost up your partying experience and become a part of the most stylish night out the spot in the New York City.

ALL YOU NEED FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT IS THE PERFECT CLOTHING AND AMBIANCE

While going out for a night out, you make sure you’re wearing your best clothes and you hope you look pretty good when you step in the club. And so the best clubs and lounges in the New York City have recommended a dress code for people so that they don’t have to worry about their clothing.

Overlooking the Hudson River, the Hudson Terrace provides you with the most sweeping city views and recommends you a moderate and trendy dress code. Well, the Hudson Terrace dress code for both men and women is smart casual. Hudson Terrace dress code prefers collared shirts and jeans with stylish shoes and ladies are suggested to wear high heels with their little black dresses or blouses and jeans. Hudson Terrace dress code does not allow people to wear torn or ripped clothing, baggy attire, writing on clothing, t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, flip flops, hats of any kind, colored sneakers, sports caps or sneakers, and athletic wear. Which means the dress you wear for your hang out at this hottest spot of NYC should be trendy and fashionable but neat.

So follow the dress code and step in the Hudson Terrace in style because you know you know you never go out of style. Let’s rock it.

Moreover, rooftop bars are the best place to go to in hot summers, and Skyroom is a rooftop oasis with comfy couches and amazing Times Square views. Well, Sky room Times Square has become one of the main reasons to come near The Times Square after tiring work hours. It is the city’s highest lounge with retractable glass roof cover and glass walls making it Times Square’s’ highest rooftop bar. This place offers you an exciting space for all types of events and celebrations you wish to host. Skyroom Times Square has taken the nightlife of the New York City to the next level of elegance, excitement, and style.

Sip great cocktails, listen to some good music and relax in the cozy couches, step up on the dance floor and move to beats of the fun music played by the DJ. Altogether, have a great time at the Skyroom Times Square around the crowd. Well, the streets of Times Square and the doors of Skyroom are welcoming you. So, get in and enjoy the most amazing time of your night.

NIGHTLIFE OF THE CLUBS OF NEW YORK CITY

The luxuriously decorated clubs and bars of New York City are a way to celebrate all of your life’s special moments and night. The New York City has so many different themed clubs that are waiting to welcome the party lovers of NYC and make their night life wonderful

One of the most amazing nightclubs of New York City is Jay z in New York. The sports themed club in New York City is popularly known as 40/40 club. The club is a VIP large lounge, at 985 square feet. The caramel brown and gold colored themed bar is a type of sports bar. Jay z in New York offers a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. There is large LCD’s, LED’s and plasma TV’s that gives a perfect gaming experience. The jay z club in New York has a box styled stylish sitting arrangement. The stairs lead to the private rooms with billiard tables.

If you are looking for the best bottle menu and services, then step into the famous sports clubs jay z club in NYC. The club offers the world’s best bottle services and menu. The bottles are of leading quality, and the bottle menu includes all types of liquor like rum, alcohol, champagne, whiskey, tequila, cognac, vodka, beer, and wines. Other than these the club also offers flavorful juices and creamy shakes.

As we know New York is one of the most thickly populated city and full of party lovers. The city has five famous boroughs. Manhattan is one of the boroughs of NYC. This famous borough of NYC is known as the heart of New York City. Manhattan is also famous for its nightlife.

All the hookah bars and clubs make the nightlife of Manhattan amazing. There are many famous hookah bar in Manhattan. These hookah bars offer the best flavorful and smokeable tobacco hookahs. The best hookah bars in Manhattan has everything to make your night full of excitement. Choose the favorable and pass the puffs by enjoying the best smoke-able hookah. The environment, lights, and music all these things make the atmosphere relaxing. Dim lights make the environment a place of relaxation. Music is just amazing, and the DJ knows the demand of the crowd and plays the latest hip hop music.

The hookah bars in Manhattan gives you the best hookah services and let you enjoy the best experience of Manhattan nightlife.

PARTY IN THE NEW YORK CITY UNTIL THE SUN COMES UP

Walking in the streets of New York and never entered any club. Well, nightlife of the New York City is something the city is best known for. The nightclubs bring you near the Times Square. Manhattan opens its doors for you to party in the heart of New York.

Party in New York City and celebrate New Year’s Eve at the most welcoming and spectacular restaurants, bars and lounges. The wonderful parties in NYC are full of glam, charisma, and style. The amazing event packages provide you with everything that best fits your desires. The remixes played by the DJ are one of the most prominent elements of these parties. The musicians and dancers spice up your partying experience. The exclusive décor and the vast dance space lets you keep dancing and enjoying the nightlife of NYC. The vibe in the air of every party in New York City lets you feel the city through its nightlife, nightclubs and dance clubs.

It is guaranteed that once you attend any party, you cannot resist becoming a part of each of the fantastic party in New York City.

Moreover, if it’s New Year and spending it in your apartment in New York City is not a good idea. Well, it’s not possible that you don’t go out to celebrate in NYC. And so what are your plans for New Years Eve NYC 2018? The ball drop show, lunch in any restaurant, in the clubs of Times Square or watching fireworks on the streets of the New York City. Well, this time New Years Eve NYC 2018 will be an incredible one. Because the city is one of the best places in the world to celebrate New Year and the people resident in this city never go out of energy to fill the last night of the previous year with joy and excitement.

The amazing parties in NYC are arranged with different color themes and balloons, live music performances, bottle packages, brunches, and buffets. Furthermore, different dance parties are also arranged that boosts up your New Year excitement.

So, enjoy New Year’s Eve NYC 2018 becoming a part of the amazing parties and celebrations in every sot of the city. And welcome the New Year with liveliness and spirit full of energy that the upcoming year becomes your year because NYC is the one that fills your life with thrill.

ROCK IN THE NIGHTCLUBS OF NYC

If you are tired of busy and stressful working routine and want to have some fun on the weekend nights than having a look at the Manhattan night life. The clubs of Manhattan, New York is a famous place of clubbing. Have a look at the clubbing New York.

The clubs of New York and Manhattan has everything that makes the night life of Manhattan, New York exciting and elegant. The clubbing New York is famous for its fabulous clubs. There beautiful rooftop clubs, lounges, and bars give an experience of clubbing full of excitement and enjoyment. As the people of New York love to go to the dance parties, therefore, the streets of New York has clubs that welcome the New Yorkers and entertain them.

All these rooftop and basement clubs, lounges and bars make the Manhattan night life cheerful. Music is one of the main things that make the clubbing New York super exciting. The main focus of the clubs of New York is on the music. The music played at the bar is latest and loud. Different types of music are played at the clubs of NYC. The most played forms of music are hip hop, rock, classical remixes, and pop. These types of music have high beats and rhythms of the hip hop music are just so satisfying. The club features the world best professional and talented DJ’s and musicians that play the best tunes for the entertainment of the crowd. These up and down beats of the music make the clubbing New York nights stunning.

Another most important thing that completes the night life of Manhattan, New York is the best bottle services and bottle menu of Manhattan clubs. With the best bottle services of NYC enjoy unique dance parties. The bottle menu variety provides the leading quality wines. The menu includes liquor, tequila, wines, champagnes, cognac, rum, whiskey, champagne, and vodka. Creamy shakes are also served at the clubs of New York City. The clubs of New York ensures to provide you the bottle service experience.

Gather at the amazing partying spots of New York City and had an amazing experience of the night life of Manhattan. Enjoy the best bottle services and fantastic music of recent times. The clubs of the city of New York leaves an impression of happiness and make your experience of clubbing New York unforgettable.

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