Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Time for an update (October 2011)

So I have been working on stepping over.
and stepping back.
Also working on double shuffle. I am still struggling to do right amount of steps without the book in front of me.

 This is my attempt of doing six 'steps' all in one go without music or looking at book for reference.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

and now...some clogs

So you know I may have mentioned on this blog before that I was thinking of painting the board I stepped on.
Well....I did it in the end (see above).
It started off as I'd done some practice (stepping back & stepping over) and found that unless I started in exactly the right place my foot slipped off the board back or front. So I found the right start position and drew round my feet in pencil. But it was very faint, so I thought I know I'll paint round the outline in red. Got out the watercolours and started painting....and well one thing led to another and before I knew it I'd painted a pair of clogs on the board.

When you look from the right angle they look a bit 3D. Very pleased with the result.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Swishy skirt....dance

So I've been making dress from a retro 1950's pattern. I love the swishy circle skirt part. Was thinking it would make a great skirt for dancing in.
Question is plain colour or pretty print?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stepping over...

Still struggling with double shuffle, can do it slowly on my own and with slow bit on DVD. But once I try it with music I seem to lose timing with it.

On another note had a go at doing 'stepping over'. Managed to do it very slowly. Getting used to the Tap Step 'step' and judging how much space I have on the board to dance it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

update 10/10/2011

Had a go dancing to this tune.
Apologies probably spelt the name wrong.

Micky Callahans by Ladydetemps

Will have to do another video soon.


Been watching all the videos on youtube from clogfest 2011. Find them quite inspirational. Wish I could go to it.
Here's one of my favorites.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Double & Single heels - new video

Ok. I think I have got it. (and my playing is getting steadier too but that's another matter).

Really pleased. :)

Now just Double Shuffle left to master.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Shameless blog promotion

Just to let my readers know. I have another blog.
Where I post about sewing, music, history, sci-fi and anything that takes my fancy.
I've already made quite a few posts and welcome comments.