Maggie G - News

Blackpool 2009

We recently had such a great weekend in Coventry with my good friend Janne and some of her dancers from the Oslo Line Dance Club in Norway. We had a workshop Saturday morning and an evening social with my club. The evening ended in the Irish bar, Flannelly's, where we took over the dance floor and continued line dancing. Great fun, even my father and John joined us! We look forward to doing it again. Thanks to all the lovely Norwegian girls for visiting us that weekend. xx

Early in June, I had a brilliant afternoon workshop with Keeley in Oxford , so lovely to see everyone again.

I taught Love's Just A Feeling, You Better Believe and a brand new Intermediate one, Strip That Down, to a great funky track by One Direction's Liam Payne, which I've just choreographed with the lovely Tim Johnson. Here's a Strip That Down video taken at the event. Thank you so much for all the messages we have received about this video. Tim and I are really chuffed! The dance sheet is now on Linedancerweb and Copperknob.

Tim also taught his new Improver dance My Redemption Song to a fabulous track by Manoviski! If you're looking for an Improver dance this week, I highly recommend this one from Tim. Thank you to everyone for supporting the event.

Looking forward to my boys school gala day at the end of the week. xx

A big thank you to Chaipin & all her dancers from Hangzhou, China, & to everyone for supporting the Hangzhou event with myself and Roy Verdonk. It was so lovely to see you all!

A special thanks to those who travelled a long way to see me: Patty, Grace, Lena, Stephanie, & Gill from Taipei and Ann & Dora from Canada.

I taught You Better Believe, Scared of the Dark, Stay My Love, Nancy Mulligan & my new Intermediate dance especially choreographed for the event, Love's Just A Feeling, which is now released.

On Sunday Judy & her husband Larry took us around Shanghai City, which was an amazing experience! A BIG thank you to Judy Chen, who organised the trip on our way back to the airport. There are photos and videos of this tour on my Facebook and a selection of them are in my Photo Gallery on this website.

I went over to Ireland early in May and had a great time with Gary O'Reilly at the Celtic Connection event in Sligo. Gary and I taught our new Advanced dance, You Better Believe. I also taught Promise Me & Scared of the Dark and Gary taught his new dance Light It Up. A very big thank you to Debbie and Avril who did a grand job on the event. As you will see from the photos in my Photo Gallery the room looked amazing!

During the early hours of Saturday morning around 50 of us did the very special Darkness into Light charity walk. It started in the dark at 04:15, walking 5km finishing in light! This was a massive walk in Ireland with thousands taking part to raise money for Pieta House, a charity which supports depression and mental illness. The photo in my Gallery shows how delighted I was we had all taken part and done it!

A massive thank you to everybody who came to my dance holiday week in Calpe, Spain. We had a fabulous time with about 100 dancers from from all over Europe.

Thanks to everyone who supported this holiday, it was really great to see you all, especially those new to our dance holidays. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.

Many thanks to my great friend, choreographer and DJ Gary O'Reilly and to my other guest choreographer Raymond Sarlemijn. A special thanks also to Anja and Club Dance Holidays for all the holiday arrangements that worked so well. Thanks to everyone for the great feedback received.

For a more detailed report about this dance holiday, please see my Event Reports page.

I had a great time with Coppermine Kickers in Borlänge, Sweden, on 8 April. A very big thank you to the club for inviting me, it was lovely to see so many people. Also massive thanks to Pontus and Sabrina for looking after me during my stay.

The dances I taught were Nancy Mulligan, The Galway Gathering, Stay My Love, Dream On and Scared of the Dark, which of course had to be done as the song was written by Sweden's ABBA men! I also taught a brand new Beginner dance, Save Me Tonight, which I choreographed especially for the event.

A big thank you to Linda Garrett and her partner Nigel for a wonderful day in Somerton, Somerset, in April. Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers. It was a fantastic day and so lovely to see everyone in Somerset, thank you to all who supported Linda's event. The dances I taught were Nancy Mulligan, Dream On, Stay My Love & Scared of the Dark.

Thursday night we were really proud to see St John Vianney Catholic School win the High Five Netball and they will now go on to represent the county for Coventry West! Thanks Mrs Holmes for all your hard work.

Friday morning was an emotional time at Padraig's (my youngest) Mothers Day school assembly. It was really lovely, all about Mummy's and we were all reaching for the tissues lol! Thank you to Mrs Kelleher.

Straight after the assembly, my friend Ronnie & I headed off to Southport for my Experience weekend, but oh what a nightmare journey due to part of the M6 being closed, we finally arrived 10 hours later!

However, it was a fabulous weekend and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. Big thanks to Pauline and Dave, Neville, Julie, Dee and of course everyone who supported the weekend, it really was great to see you all. All the dances taught went down well; my dances taught were Scared of the Dark, Promise Me, Nancy Mulligan & Stay My Love.

Also a big thank you to Celtica Academy who performed a brilliant show and to my 3 boys, who made John & I am so proud, watching them dance with Celtica and playing their musical instruments. There are some Southport photos and video clips on my Facebook and more photos of the Southport & Port Talbot events can be seen in my Photo Album.

Thank you to everyone for a great day in Borehamwood with Marie Knight. I taught my new dances Scared of the Dark, Promise Me, Nancy Mulligan, Stay My Love & Funky Love. Here is a video of us dancing Scared Of The Dark. Many thanks for all your lovely comments on this dance.

We had a fantastic weekend in Port Talbot, Wales, with Pauline, Dave and Gary. It was great to see everybody. It was brilliant and we had so much fun at the gambling tables playing Pontoon and Roulette in Las Vegas! Thank you all for coming.

OMG! WOW, WOW, WOW! I have just been presented with the International Choreographer 2016 award from Denmark! I can't believe it and am so overwhelmed, I have been told over 1100 dancers voted for me!! For once Maggie G is speechless!

ALSO, Corazon Diamante has won the Danish Line Dance Awards Intermediate/Advanced Dance of the Year! Thank you sooooooo much to everyone who voted, I am truly overwhelmed. Lots of love to you all and thank you, thank you, thank you.

A very big thank you to Vang Christensen, Roskilde Square Line Dance Club, for inviting me back to Denmark last weekend. WOW, what a fantastic turn out, 252 dancers attended the Valentines event! Thank you to everyone who supported the event, what a fantastic day!

Special thanks also to Sally Charnley for looking after me in Copenhagen and for sending me this link to the local newspaper article. It is fantastic to see the club featured in the local media.

I taught my new Improver dance Dream On to Amy MacDonald and my new Intermediate dance Stay my Love to Una Healy feat. Sam Palladio. I'm so chuffed with these dances two great tracks.It was lovely to see everyone in Denmark again and the fantastic people from Sweden and Finland who travelled to support the event, thanks guys.