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|1999 Pismo Beach Western Days -
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Simon Ward from Australia won 1st place in new line dance choreography at this event with his newest dance Phone-A-Phobia ... a 2 wall, 48 count intermediate dance done to Why Haven't I Heard From You by Reba McEntire. There is an obvious place in the music where the dance restarts.
Simon is not only a talented choreographer and instructor, he is also a champion line dancer ... to watch him perform in the competiton and at our socials is to see a dancer who loves to feel the music. It is a joy to see such a young person be all that he can be!
Simon, along with Chris Kumre were the MC's for the Sunday Afternoon Competition and Awards. We greatly enjoyed listenin' to his accent and to his humor!
Chris Kumre and Me with our Dance jackets on...
...and the DJs make the difference. This year at Pismo Chris Kumre, along with John Burton, played the request lists for the evening socials. Both are champion dancers; Chris knows all the newer dances. My opinon is a good DJ is also a dancer ...it is impossible for a dancer to NOT dance. Therefore a dancin' DJ can split the floor, recognize the level of dancers currently on the floor, and even dance the dance. Chris always recognizes the choreographers when he plays their dance for us. John will again help Chris out when they DJ for us at the Golden Gate Classic come the weekend of October 8-10th.
Line Dance Fun