Workshop with Will & Bryan – 2012 Apr 7

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The fun kicked off Friday night, April 6th, 2012, at Kodiak Jack’s restaurant & bar in Petaluma, California, for a Meet & Greet with Will Craig & Bryan McWherter, our guest choreographers from North Carolina. Twenty plus dancers took over the dance floor as DJ Greta played all their requests. The next day, dancers converged on the grand dance room at the Petaluma Veteran’s Memorial Hall for the all day workshop and social to learn the choreography of our esteemed guests.

In addition to the line dances taught (listed below) both Will and Bryan shared some techniques to make the way we dance feel better and look better. Will gave us pointers for waltzes, cha-chas, and hip-hop slides. Bryan had us practicing our spirals and working on foot placement to maintain proper balance. Both lessons were excellent! They continued to wow us with their own choreography all afternoon. Bryan introduced his newest beginner dances choreographed just for us: Baby, Oh Baby!, Miles Away, and Chasing You. Will gave the first teach of a dance he choreographed just for the Wine Country crowd, Once Upon a Time, and he taught his most recent release, Breathing.

After a well deserved dinner break, the crowd reconvened for some open dance time, raffle prizes, and a special surprise for Bryan. We welcomed Bryan to his 4th decade in life with a big card signed by all the attendees and a delicious cake (donated by Chad Urquhart). After we sang “Happy Birthday” to Bryan, we handed the microphone to Will for an impromptu performance of the song “Good Morning Beautiful” (YouTube video).

We had some magnificent raffle prizes. Congratulations to the following winners:
Iris Ostling–50/50 cash prize
Lisa Rubens–Las Vegas Dance Explosion free pass
Ellen Krebs–our WCLD Niels Poulsen workshop
Ellen Krebs–$25 gift card to the movie theater (donated by Anita Jorge)
Dedra Wilson–our WCLD Ira Weisburd workshop free pass
Sally Homsi –Line Dance Marathon free pass.
Jessie Chan—Big Bang Dance Classic free pass
We are so happy to be able to spread the joy of line dance events through these passes, and we are grateful to the Mirandas, Jean Garr and Will Craig for their generous donations.

On behalf of Wine Country Line Dance, THANK YOU to all the great dancers who came to learn, dance, talk and laugh with us. A very special THANK YOU to the wonderful dancers who came early to help set up and stayed late to clean up. A big THANK YOU to John Trentacosti for bringing all his DJ equipment; to Peter Urquhart and Lawrence Yee for the delicious food they prepared, and to all the wonderful local instructors/dancers who encouraged their dancers and friends to come spend the day with us all. Wine Country Line Dance could not bring these wonderful choreographers and events to our area without all of your help and your support. Finally, THANK YOU to Bryan McWherter and Will Craig for taking time away from your jobs and family to spend these days with us in wine country. It was our privilege to have you with us and we will cherish the memories made while you were here.

Brenda, Dolly and Greta

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Teaches:
Will Craig Bryan McWherter
Away We Go
Bite The Dust by Harlan Curtis
Breathing
I Don’t Want Tonight
Make You Dance
Once Upon A Time
People Are Crazy
Watch It Burn
Worldwide
Accordion Love
Baby, Oh Baby
Chasing You
Hi-A-Ma Cha by Rachael McEnaney
Holler Oh Babe! by Frank Trace
Miles Away
Workshop Playlist
1-2-3-4
2 Nite
Baie Baie
Blue Night Cha
Blue Sky
Caught In The Act
Crazy Foot Mambo
Cry Me Out
Ding Dang Darn It
Divisadero Cha
Domenica
Domino
Everthing I Do
Gravity
Holler Oh Babe!
I Belong To You
I’m No Good
Intrigue
Love Letter Waltz
Make U Luv Me
Rock This Party
Shakatak
So Fresh
Someone’s Gotta Go
To Love Somebody
Turn Me Loose
Walking Backwards
Wild, Wild West
Wonderland Waltz
Evening Dance Playlist
Accordion Love
Baby, Oh Baby
Bam-A-Lam!
Be A Little Selfish
Behind The Glass
Bittersweet Memory
Breathing
Cadillac Ride
Can’t Get Involved
Descarada
Don’t Drop Your Cha
Don’t You Remember
Faithfully
Feel
Folla Me To Da Floor
Freak A Little More
Give It Back
Had A Bad Day
Have Fun, Go Mad
Hi-A-Ma Cha
Hurts Instead
I Don’t Believe You
Ice
Imagine
It Will Rain
It’s Murda
Jazzy Girl
Jesse James
Key West Sunset Sky
Language Of The Heart
Let Me C It
Lock All The Doors
Loving You
Make You Dance
Meet Me At The Altar
Miss You 2
No Diggity
Not A Criminal
Once Upon A Time
People Are Crazy
Scandalous
Shoop
Signed Sealed Delivered
Simpre Cha
Something In The Water
Still Water Runs Deep
Street Soul
Summer Boys
That Kinda Lovin’
This City
Tic Tok Drop
To Infinity And Beyond
Troublemaker
W.T.F. (What The Funk)
Watch It Burn
Wikkidest Ting
Without You
Worldwide
Yes, You Won’t