(November 22nd) After a great night in Fort Wayne, I headed back down to Indianapolis for the 2008 JJ Jam. I made it there just after their lunch break and had just enough time to take a few dance lessons. Below is a clip of Karen Hedges teaching STEP RIGHT UP, a dance written by Dancin' Dean. The music is "Step Right Up" by Cactus Choir.
Next I stopped in to Junior Willis's class to learn his line dance to Matt Steel's song "Back To Me". Matt Steel was scheduled to perform for the group later that night and decided to stop in and learn the line dance with us.
Below is a clip of a different intermediate/advanced dance written by Junior Willis. DANCE ALL NITE was choreographed to "All Nite (Don't Stop)" by Janet Jackson.
Other choreographers there were Jamie Marshall, John Robinson and Joanne Brady. Thank you for letting me stop in and say hello! For more line dance events, but sure to check out the events section of the Club Connection website.
When the dancers took a break for dinner I met up with my old roommate, Caroline, who drove down from Michigan to meet me. We went to dinner and then headed over to 8 Seconds Saloon.
From the outside of the club, Caroline and I were taking bets on whether is used to be a bowling alley or ice skating rink. Upon further investigation, he found that it was in fact a bowling alley years ago. The inside was tiered down from the DJ booth to the large dance floor and then down to the stage. Below is the floor plan of the club, notice the massive dance floor!
Tremors is a Hip Hop Club behind 8 Seconds
Caroline and I settled to the left hand side of the dance floor ready to jump on the floor when we were compelled to learn a dance (which was often). We were so impressed with how wonderful everyone was. Caroline and I would not call ourselves dancers, so us on the dance floor may not have been a great idea, but everyone was so patient. I've been to a number of clubs now where regulars seem annoyed when new dancers get in the way but I never saw one dirty look or eye roll.
Here is a clip of dancers enjoying our new single "Cheater Cheater" by Joey + Rory.
When DJ Justin Meitl wasn't too busy, I met him at the DJ booth for a few pictures.
Here are a couple of pictures of Caroline and I with a few new friends! Thank you for making us feel so welcome!