Maggie G - News

Blackpool 2009

Halloween 2017

I had a great Halloween dressing up with the kids, we had such fun! Then on to Spain for The Halloween event with George Ruis.

It was a great event and so lovely to meet up with Trevor Thornton and Shane McKeever, such amazing guys. I remember Shane performing at my Southport Experience event when he was only 8, now he's so grown up at 23! Boy, I feel old, where did that time go!

It was also lovely to see Aline from France, who kindly travelled over to see me. There are some pics of us dressed up for Halloween party night in my Photo Gallery and on my Facebook.

The dances I taught were Cards on the Table, Open Your Eyes, Tension, Love So Soft, Save Me Tonight and Dancing in the Daylight.

I was so chuffed to learn on Monday that I had been awarded the Spanish 16th Line dance Association Hall of Fame award for the Best International Choreographer. A huge thankyou to everyone who voted for me, I am very touched and overwhelmed. I am so sorry I could not be there for the presentation on Sunday evening, but I always return home for my children on Sunday, which I'm sure you understand.

I'm now looking forward to welcoming everyone to my Home Game event in Coventry, with my great friends Dave and Pauline Baycroft. We have a special star guest this year all the way from Australia, the one and only Simon Ward! Tim Johnson, with whom I choreographed Strip that Down, will also be popping in. Our Saturday night theme is of course "Down Under"! Here's to another great weekend of fun and friendship.

In October I flew to Estonia, where it had been snowing, and on arrival it felt just like Christmas! Kaie took me to Sweet Rosie's Irish bar, which was great fun.

A BIG thank you to Kaie for inviting me to celebrate Estonia Linedancers 20th anniversary! WOW, what a fantastic turn out for Kaie, over 200 dancers!

Javier Rodriguez from Spain was also on the event and it was lovely to see him again. The dances I taught were Wandering Hearts, Open Your Eyes & Dancing in the Daylight, which everyone loved. Some videos from the event are on my Videos page.

The evening party was Glamour & Glitz and everyone was sparkling! The Gala show was brilliant and what a fabulous cake! To all the wheelchair dancers, you were A-MAZ-ING!!

A very special memory for me is seeing you all dancing to my Leaving of Liverpool, just brilliant! I was overwhelmed to spend two hours dancing just Maggie G dances, boy it was a big test on my memory, but WOW, thank you so much, it was wonderful! Throughout the whole day and evening it was a fabulous fun atmosphere with lots of happy smiling faces.

Thank you to Kaie, her team and all the dancers for making me so welcome. Kaie is a big ambassador for line dance in Estonia, here's to your next 20 years.

I also had a great time in Carlisle in October with Big Dave. It was great to see everyone, including Steve Healy.

The dances I taught were Dancing in the Daylight, which went down well with everyone, Tension, Open Your Eyes & Cards on the Table.

We had a lot of fun linedancing in Majorca with about 70 dancers from Austria, France, Germany, Guernsey, Switzerland and UK. The hotel, the weather, the people and everything was wonderful. We linedanced so much that it was like a bootcamp!

Many thanks to my guest choreographer and DJ, Jamie Barnfield, who did a fabulous job entertaining us. Many thanks also to our Club Dance Holidays host Anja who looked after us so well.

During the week, I taught all my latest dances, including Wandering Hearts, OpenYour Eyes, Cards On The Table, Save Me Tonight and Strip That Down. I also taught my new Intermediate Love So Soft, to a great track by Kelly Clarkson, and my new dance that I choreographed with Gary O'Reilly called Tension. Some video clips of my new dances are published on my Videos page and Facebook.

Jamie taught his latest dances including Shadow of Your Love, Body Moves, Come On Baby, Let It Swing, Spagna and Tequila Boom Boom.

A selection of Majorca photos have now been added to my Photo Album in addition to those on my public Facebook.

I hope to see many of you again before not too long - and many of you in Cyprus!

I've choreographed two new dances, an Intermediate to Kelly Clarkson's new single, Love So Soft, and a country high-level Improver, called Cards on the Table, to the track I'll Name the Dogs by Blake Shelton.

I taught Cards On The Table for the first time at the Festicountry Show in Liévin, France, which was held in mid September. This dance is dedicated to that event.

The sheets for the new dances will be published later, but a video of Cards on the Table can be seen on my public Facebook. The dances I taught also included Wandering Hearts & Stay With Me.

Special thanks to the organisers - Nicolas Caron, Remi Lemaire, Nath Bugnion and Sandrine Rose - for inviting me. This was Nico's first country festival. It was a great event and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. I was truly overwhelmed with everyone's kindness and for making me feel so very welcome. Lovely to see Rob Fowler there too. xx

I had a great fun time in Olso, Norway, in August. Special thanks to Janne for inviting me, it was great to be with you all again. Special thanks to the DJ Stefan "Bisse" Persson and to Camilla Wiik, Siw Andersen, Lene Ekelund, Anne Margrete Olaussen for all their help during the day.

The dances I taught were: Save Me Tonight, Paddy's Choir, Wandering Hearts, Open Your Eyes, Strip That Down & Love's Just a Feeling.

The theme on Saturday night was Bad Taste! (See Photo Gallery.)

It has been an amazing time in Germany at the Living Line Dance Magazine's Line Dance Star Awards! Personally, it was nice for me to meet with all my friends from Germany, Switzerland and Austria and lovely to see Steve Healy from Linedancer and Natalie Thurlow.

I was very honoured to host the Star Awards with Gert from Germany and really delighted to win the award for International Instructor. Thank you to everyone who voted for me, I really appreciate it.

Over the weekend I taught several of my latest dances including my new Improver choreographed with Gary O'Reilly, Wandering Hearts, and a brand new Intermediate, Open Your Eyes.