Maggie G - News

Blackpool 2009

I had an amazing time at Judy McDonald and Tina Veliotis Celebrate Dance! event in Toronto. It was great to see everyone - Darren & Amy Bailey, John Robinson, Rhoda Lai, Jill Babinec and Derek Wheatley again. Massive thanks to Judy and Tina for inviting me and to everyone who supported the event.

Also, thank you to the Calgary girls for travelling to see me, it was so lovely to see you again. I was sorry not to see Vivienne Scott this time, sending you lots of love Vivienne, it was lovely to catch up with all your girls.

Thank you to Derek, Lisa and Judy Chen for travelling over from America.

Among the dances I taught were Everything I Have, Gone West, Water on the Flames, Something You Love, All I Need To Know and Keep It Simple.

I'm looking forward to seeing Big Dave and Pauline and everyone at my Bournemouth event this weekend.

I have just returned from the fantastic FestiLine Show event in Leivin, France. My energy levels weren't as high as normal, but the workshops all went well.

Dances I taught were Everything I have, Something you Love, We'll Be Dancing, She Ain't Me and Water on the Flames - my new one to James Blunt.

Thank you to Remi, Nico, Brigitte and to all the event staff for all their hard work, it was such a great event. It was great to be working with lots of lovely choreographers including Roy Verdonk, Roy & Fiona, Crazy Jose Miguel, Daniel Trepat and Guillaume Richard, Philip Sobrielo from Singapore, Rebecca Lee, Raymond Sarlemijn and Tim Johnson.

It was wonderful to see Tim over from England teaching on this event. I shared a room with Rebecca Lee - it was lovely to get to know you and thank you for putting up with my constant coughing!

Thank you to all the dancers for supporting the event, I hope you all enjoyed it.

We had a wonderful time cruising on the ship "Oasis of the Seas", but after returning I was struck down with a nasty flu/sickness virus and was in bed for most of the week!

Thank you for all your lovely comments. Thank you to those who have asked about John, I haven't overworked him lol, unfortunately he has a poorly foot.

On the cruise I taught Keep It Simple, Everything I Have, Something You Love, Water on the Flames, We'll Be Dancing, She Ain't Me, Home To You and Jig About.

I want to thank you all for coming on the cruise. We had such a great time. Thank you to Brigitte Pfeiffer for the small ships she made for everyone and also for the badges!

I had a great Celtic Connections weekend with Gary in Enniscrone, Ireland, where we also took part supporting the Darkness into Light charity walk.

We taught our new dance Everything I Have to Westlife's Better Man. I also taught Something You Love, She Ain't Me and Water on the Flames - my new 2 wall Intermediate dance to a James Blunt track - no tags no restarts! All the dances Gary & I taught were well received.

It was a great fun event, which went really well and it was lovely to see Linda from Somerset, dancers from Sweden, Austria and Denmark and many from the U.K. Thank you to my club for travelling over. Thanks so much for coming guys.

We'll be back again next year, 15-17 May 2020. If you would like to join us, please contact Gary as there are only a few places left.

We had a brilliant week in Cyprus with Gary O'Reilly and Jamie Barnfield, including a FAB-U-LOUS fun party night on the Friday evening. Our fancy dress theme was Cyprus colours. Some photos and videos from the holiday and of the party, with a video of Jamie & I hidden under the table 😃, are on my Facebook - we were in a toy box for the show 😊. Another selection of photos are in my Photo Album on this website.

Of the 12 dances taught during the event, my teaches included: Keep It Simple, She Ain't Me, It's You & I, Something You Love and my latest dance to a James Blunt track; Gary's included our co-choreographed Everything I Have, his own Mad Crazy Love and Habibi; and Jamie's included his lovely waltz Reason We're Livin'.

Wow! What a wonderful day in Cardiff with Carolyn Knight! It was so lovely to see everybody from all parts of Wales and even some English lol.

I taught 6 dances and it was great to DJ too. We had such a lot of fun and lots of laughter, well done to Daryl, who was outnumbered by all the women 😃

Thank you to Carolyn for making me such a lovely cake and for all the cakes she made for everyone. Such a fun day with wonderful people 😊

WOW! What an amazing ballroom in Muri, near Zürich, Switzerland, it was absolutely stunning. Thank you to the fabulous DJ, Markus, who did a great job. It was lovely to meet Markus's beautiful twin daughters, such lovely girls.

Thank you to Nives, Monika, Ricky and Natalie, who took me to the beautiful town of Brentgarten. Thank you for the lovely rhubarb lemonade and the delicious home cooked chips! I had a wonderful morning with you girls.

Thank you to to Michelle, who also looked after me. Also, thank you to those who travelled from Lusanne, Geneva, Germany, France and other parts of Switzerland. It was lovely to see you all and I hope you had a fabulous time too.

Thank you to Markus for a fabulous weekend in Switzerland. Thank you to everyone who supported the event, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I look forward to seeing you all again in 2021, thank you Markus for inviting me back.