27. OLD 97

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27. OLD 97[C]
4-wall line dance 32 counts, CCW Direction, Easy/Intermediate Level,
Choreographed by Diana Dawson, April 2006
Music Suggestions – “Country Mega Mix” by Magill (126bpm) (CD Most Wanted 3)
Dance named from “The Wreck of the Old 97” by Boxcar Willie , Johnny Cash, and others.

Click on the clapperboard to see the video on
A special thanks to all the clubs and line dance groups in Europe who have made videos posted on YouTube. Everyone clearly appears to be enjoying themselves. There are quite a few more videos but I just have not had the space to include them!


Denmark 1

Denmark 2






Netherlands 2

Coati P


Berlin 2

Oscar, Turkey

Happy Feet


Taught at Weekend Workshops
Kingshill weekend - Blairgowrie - April 2006,
Kingshill weekend - Bannockburn May 2006
Kirkconnell Festival, August 2007
Kingshill weekend - St Annes, July 2007
Kingshill weekend -Llandudno - September 2007
Kingshill weekend - Blackpool (Norbreck) - April 2007
Kingshill weekend - Blairgowrie - Oct/Nov 2008
Maria Yoxall weekend, Llandudno - September 2011
Bronco's Kelso Festival - 2008 & 2009

Published in the magazines pictured below
Country Music & Dance
In Scotland & NI (CMDS)
June/July 2006
Up Country Magazine
June issue 2007

It's really good to know that other clubs and classes are doing my dances, and especially when it appears in a club's top 10 dances as printed in various magazines, reviewed on-line, or included in a teaching survey. This page will mention YOUR name or club as and when I hear about it...
Thank you for your votes, reviews and teaching my dances - it really means a lot to me.

Derek Darby (Magill) wrote..."Old 97 has been a huge hit, we recently played germany and Denmark and it was very popular in both countries..." facebook message 4 April 2012

linedancer61 (NL) - YouTube comment(translated) "..I think it's a fun dance it is 3 years old.But it still fun to dance.." - 13 January 2012

Birthe Tygesan, Skandeborg, Denmark, taught OLD 97 in November 2010 - Linedancer on-line teaching survey

Liz Cartwright has taught OLD 97 recently - LDUK e-mail group November 2011

Jimmye Thies, Diamond Bar, USA, taught OLD 97 in February 2010 - Linedancer on-line Teaching Survey

Linedancer Magazine on-line Country Charts - OLD 97 back in the charts at No. 18 with 4% votes - 16 November 2009

Linedancer Magazine on-line Country Charts - OLD 97 still in the charts at No. 29 with 4% votes - 23 August 2009

Linedancer Magazine on-line Country Charts - OLD 97 was at No. 26 with 5% votes - 31 July 2009

Yvonne Klomp, Tweede, Exloemond, Netherlands, taught OLD 97 in January 2009 - Linedancer Teaching Survey (Jan 09)

Karen Haycox taught OLD 97 in December 2008 - Linedancer Teaching Survey (Jan 09)

Steppin' Out Antwerp, Belgium, voted OLD 97 their No.1 in their Top Ten published in Linedancer Magazine - December 2008 issue

Cecile of Lonestars Dancers De Chapois, Belgium taught OLD 97 and recorded it on YouTube - Nov 2008

World Linedance Newsletter - Teaching Survey showed OLD 97had been taught in North Carolina, USA in April 2008

Bernadine Boyd, Barrow In Furness, voted OLD 97 No4 in her TOP TEN Dances in Up Country Magazine - April 2008

World Line Dance Instruction Survey for March 2008 showed that Old 97 was taught in Scotland

World Line Dance Newsletter for 3rd December 2007 showed that Old 97 receive one vote - from somewhere in the world

World Line Dance Newsletter for 18th Nov 2007 showed that Old 97 receive one vote - from somewhere in the world

Mrs M McCafferty voted Old 97 - No 10 on Linedancer magazine on-line Charts - November 2007

World Line Dance Newsletter for 4th Nov 2007 showed that Old 97 receive one vote - from somewhere in the world

Up Country Magazine's TOP 10 dances included Old 97 at No 5 in Di's Dance Ranch, Upholland, Lancashire,

Martha Davenport Tennessee, USA said...."I love the dance Old 97. I have the music Wreck of the old 97, but I saw the video on You Tube of the dancers doing Old 97 and love the music - is it the Magil mix?...." (e-mail October 2007)

World Line Dance Instruction Survey for September 2007 showed thatOld 97 was taught in the UK

Daniel Whittaker taught OLD 97 in September 2007 - LDUK e-mail group

K Sturmey taught and commented on OLD 97 - LDUK e-mail group....." through this one in as a easy teach, healthy number got up for the 2nd go later on in the evening. novel little dance, with a novel little train song track. - 12 September 2007

Monty Stompers + Ravin Stompers, Tal-y-Bant voted OLD 97 No 6 in their Top Ten Country Dances in Up Country Magazine - September 2007 issue

Panthers Linedance Class, Caerphilly, South Wales voted OLD 97 No 8 in their Top Ten Country Dances in Up Country Magazine - September 2007 issue

Gary Lafferty included OLD 97 in his Podcast (no. 13) on Linedancer Magazine's website - 19 July 2007

Glynn Holt wrote....."I have been teaching your dance OLD 97 for the past couple of weeks and it has gone down extremely well it's a massive hit with all levels of dancers in my class" - e-mail July 2007

Magill - The Dancers Band told me Old 97 was taught at an event in Lincolnshire in June and when they (Magill) played "Country Megamix" the dance went down a storm (e-mail from Magill)

Jeanette Robson reporting on the Deans Harrogate Weekend in June 2007, said that OLD 97 was included in the dancing programme - LDUK e-mail group

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