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80. IS IT FRIDAY YET- NEWS, VIDEO AND REVIEWS
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80.IS IT FRIDAY YET? [C](2012)
4-wall 32 count improver line dance Choreographed by Diana Dawson (June 2012)
Choreographed to “Is It Friday Yet by Gord Bamford CD Is It Friday Yet?

Released 17 June 2012


TAUGHT AT WORKSHOPS
Millport CW Festival September 2012

Linedancer "Country" Charts
25-Feb-13 - No 5

Linedancer Top 100 Charts
05-Jan-13 - No 36


Live Laugh Linedance - a new programme on tv (Sky & Freesat on Saturday afternoons)
IS IT FRIDAY YET? was featured as the first dance on Programme No 04 which can be viewed on-line (along with all the other shows) at www.linedancer.tv click on Tab "Previous Shows"
Published in the magazines pictured below
Up Country Magazine
August 2012

BWDA members magazine
August 2012
Country Music & Dance in Scotland & NI August 2012
The BEAT, New Zealand Summer 2012, issue 202


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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.

World Line Dance Newsletter 12jan15 - Is It Friday Yet received 1 vote!

Up Country Magazine Top 10 Dances - September 2014 issue - IS IT FRIDAY YET? featured in the TOP 10's of:Ashley Knowles, Lisburn, Co. Antrim

Linedancer charts - music style - country 27 jan14
No. 15 - Is It Friday Yet? (6% ) - Diana Dawson

Linedancer Magazine -on-line 23Jun14- "Country Charts" listed IS IT FRIDAY YET at No 13

Hayley Wheatley to Violet Collins it is a lovely find. Diana Dawson wrote Is it Friday yet too I believe and its my monday class' favourite.- Jan14 FB

Up Country Magazine - Top 10 Dances January 2014 - Is It Friday Yet? was included in the Top 10's of:-
Chris Thomas, Burnham on Sea

Up Country Magazine - Top 10 Dances August 2013 - Is It Friday Yet? was included in the Top 10's of:-
Pam Hartley, Lancashinre
Brenda Hills, Norfolk
Ms N Jones, Cwmbran
Mrs C Dickenson, Surrey
Glenda Stringer, South Yorkshire
Mrs A Mullen, Cornwall

A Mc Clelland Linedancer review - 25/06/2013; Class Loved it great wee dance

Is it Friday Yet? re-entered Linedancer Top 50 Charts - in June 2013
voted for by:
Mrs Heather Christie (Cranbrook, United Kingdom) - Tony Swift (Shipley, United Kingdom)
Jackie Collings (Brighton, United Kingdom) - Jane Thorpe (Luton, United Kingdom)
Chris Pope (Exeter, United Kingdom) - Mrs Ann Griffin (Porthmadog, United Kingdom)
Mrs Sue Smyth (Rochester, United Kingdom) - Marcus Chaplin (Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom)
Susan Pysden (Kendal, United Kingdom) - Donna McKeown (Ballymena, United Kingdom)
Irene Winks (Upton, Pontefract, United Kingdom) - Mr Ashley Knowles (Lisburn, United Kingdom)

Linedancer mag on-line - June 2013
Is it Friday Yet? This is a list of users who have taught the selected dance.
Mrs Jill Harris (Bude, United Kingdom)
Tony Swift (Shipley, United Kingdom) - Mrs Val Whittington (Swansea, United Kingdom)
Monica Varnell (Exeter, United Kingdom) - Mrs Sandra Spec k (Oswestry, United Kingdom)
Mrs Jill O'Brien (Horsham, United Kingdom) - Julie Curd (Folkstone, United Kingdom)
Paul Wilkinson (Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom) - Carol Fox (Rainham, United Kingdom)
Haylee Wheatley (, Australia) - Mrs Therese Chiswell (Newquay, United Kingdom)
Susan Pysden (Kendal, United Kingdom) - Rick\'n\'Chris Brodie (Ely, United Kingdom)
Connie Bjørn (Gandrup, Denmark) - Mrs Sadiah Heggernes (Hof, Norway)

Is it Friday Yet? re-entered Linedancer Top 50 Charts - 26 May 2013
voted for by:
Mrs Heather Christie (Cranbrook, United Kingdom)
Tony Swift (Shipley, United Kingdom) - Mandy Richardson (Oswestry, United Kingdom)
Paul Wilkinson (Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom) - Candice Swift (Shipley, United Kingdom)
Alan Perkins (Pontefract, United Kingdom) - Mr Les Johnston (Blackpool, United Kingdom)
Katherine Towers (Potters Bar, United Kingdom) - Cassey Rowe (Basildon, United Kingdom)
Mr Geoffrey Evans (Maysoule Road, United Kingdom) - Mrs Julie Cole(Stroud, United Kingdom)
Hayley Purse (Harlow, United Kingdom) - Mr Garbutt (Shipley, United Kingdom)
Mrs Therese Chiswell (Newquay, United Kingdom) - Colin Cross (Blackheath, United Kingdom)
Julie Curd (Folkstone, United Kingdom) - Tanya Hawkesworth (Harrow, United Kingdom)
Vincent Wallis (Ockbrook, United Kingdom) - Mrs Anne Macpherson (Denbighshire, United Kingdom)
Arlene Lee (London, United Kingdom) - Rafel Corbi (Palafrugell, Spain)
Mabel Chapman (Eastham, Wirral, United Kingdom)

SHEILA ALLEN - MIDDLESBROUGH - Is it Friday yet going very strong in our classes 8 May 13

Karen Sturmey taught IS IT FRIDAY YET DIANA DAWSON WEEK 3 a class reqeust. 2may13

Jeanette Robson 30 apri 13 -I have been teaching these dances at Jarrow = four classes a week = all levels ....A BEAUTIFUL NOISE by Diana Dawson
Currently dancing these ones in classes - ....IS IT FRIDAY YET?

jaqueline Barron - Still dancing your Is it Friday Yet., love it, danced it with Paul Bailey at Norbreck in Blackpool earlier this month. Would be nice to dance it with you.

Jackie from Keighley in West Yorkshire."Just wanted to let you know now dancing your 'Is it Friday yet'. Love it. Picked up the steps in one lesson no step sheets needed - catchy music no restarts - brilliant..." email 3 March 2013

Up Country Magazine - Top 10 Chart IS IT FRIDAY YET? at No 1 - March 2013 issue
and Facebook messages received 22 March 2013:
Mo MacQuarrie - Fabulous - was thinking of giving you a call to ask 'Is it Friday yet'? lol! xx
Michelle Risley Congratulations! we love IS IT FRIDAY YET..it gets our vote!xx
Elizabeth Moss - my class love both (and Winners & Losers) these dances
Marion Brechin - I've taught both dances.. That's great Diana I am delighted for you x
Patricia Stott - Congratulations Diana, well done xxx
Sheila Palmer - Well done Diana.
Elizabeth Henderson 22 February 15:42 - congratulations Diana Dawson

Up Country Magazine - Top 10 Charts IS IT FRIDAY YET? included in the following clubs Top 10 dances - March 2013 issue
Carol Peach - Devon; Marion Grayson - Merseyside; Mrs D Sydney - Bristol
Ms S Banks - North Yorkshire; Mr L Pearson - Lancashire; Mrs N White - Surrey; Miss J Watson - Cornwall

Linedance Magazine Top 50 at 14 February 2013, IS IT FRIDAY YET? now at nO. 39 in the Charts and at No5 in the "COUNTRY" charts - thanks to these new votes from:
Heather Christie, Cranbrook UK
Ann Sandars, Stockport - Val Whittington, Swansea
Les Johnston, Blackpool - Jenny Naish, Hingham
Diana Lowery, Scarborough - Margaret Atkin, Uckfield
Kenvyn Murray, Durham - Vincent Wallis, Ockbrook
Anne Macpherson, Denbighshire - Andrew Hayes, Neath
John Cartlidge, Halstead

Mike Derrik's latest dances at Route 66 Worthing on the sunny (at last) south coast included .Is it Friday yet - LDUK 2 Feb

Judy Baily wrote "..- I taught it recently, it's brilliant, great dance catchy music no tags or restarts , win win .." LDUK 2 Feb 13

Janis Budgen's recent teaches included IS IT FRIDAY YET! – comments:- "... No, its not, its Thursday. You announce the dance and someone will always answer back literally. I do like the two step rhythm, so nice to dance to – have always wanted to two step round the room but you need one of them things to do it…. Bands are picking up on this one too..." - LDUK & Facebook 2 Feb 13

Val Whittington reviewed IS IT FRIDAY YET? on Linedancer Dance reviews - 24/01/2013 "...Great dance for improvers, lively music and as some of the live artistes are now adding it to their sets well worth doing this easy to teach dance...."

Up Country Magazine Top 10 Dances - January 2013 issue
Is It Friday Yet? appeared in the Top Ten dancesof the following clubs:
Miss F Pinder - Surrey ; Mr G White - North Yorkshire; Miss L Price - Staffordshire; Chris Thomas - Somerset;
Mrs S Musgrove - Nottinghamshire

Jeanette Robson's Most Popular New dances being taught across the UK listed No.11 - IS IT FRIDAY YET? - Jeanette's Dance Pages - Country Routes magazine - Jan/Feb 2013 issue

Matilda - The Aussie Line Dance Mag December 2012 issue - Top Dances
Is It Friday Yet? appeared in the Top Ten Dances of the following Clubs in Australia:
Rostan Line Dancing - Canberra
Dubbo Linedancers Dubbo, New South Wales

Linedancer Magazine Reviews IS IT FRIDAY YET? reviews: JANE Johnson - 07/12/2012; "Just to let you know Diane,Alan Gregory & Dave Whitmore are playing it.Well done

Linedance Magazine Top 50 9th December 2012, IS IT FRIDAY YET? AT nO. 43 in the Charts and at No 7 in the "COUNTRY" charts - voted for by:
Mrs Lois Lightfoot (Dovercourt, United Kingdom)
Paul Wilkinson (Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom) - Mrs J Robson (Hebburn, United Kingdom)
Mrs Jill O'Brien (Horsham, United Kingdom) - Tom Lennox (Eastdunbartonshire, United Kingdom)
Chris Pope (Exeter, United Kingdom) - Mrs Ann Griffin (Porthmadog, United Kingdom)
Kalvin Finch (Stowmarket, United Kingdom) - Annette Maidment (Church Crookham, United Kingdom)
Monica Varnell (Exeter, United Kingdom) - Jonathan Sack (Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Hilary Usher (Beverley, United Kingdom) - Tina Argyle (Mulbarton, Norwich, United Kingdom)
Marcus Chaplin (Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom) - Mrs Denise Wingfield (Beverley, United Kingdom)
Susan Pysden (Kendal, United Kingdom) - Donna McKeown (Ballymena, United Kingdom)
Irene Winks (Upton, Pontefract, United Kingdom)

Linedance Magazine Teaching Charts 9th December 2012, IS IT FRIDAY YET? taught by:
Mrs Lois Lightfoot (Dovercourt, United Kingdom)
Mrs Gill Bradley (Northampton, United Kingdom) - Annette Maidment (Church Crookham, United Kingdom)
Tom Lennox (Eastdunbartonshire, United Kingdom)- Kalvin Finch (Stowmarket, United Kingdom)
Monica Varnell (Exeter, United Kingdom) - Mrs J Robson (Hebburn, United Kingdom)
Mrs Jill O'Brien (Horsham, United Kingdom) - Paul Wilkinson (Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom)
Tina Argyle (Mulbarton, Norwich, United Kingdom) - Carol Fox (Rainham, United Kingdom)
Susan Pysden (Kendal, United Kingdom) - Rick'n'Chris Brodie (Ely, United Kingdom)

World Linedance Newsletter - Teaching Survey for November 2012 - IS IT FRIDAY YET? was taught in California USA(1)

World Linedance Newsletter - Teaching Survey for October 2012 - IS IT FRIDAY YET? was taught in California USA(1) and Spain(2) - December 2012

JANE Johnson reviewed IS IT FRIDAY YET? on Linedancer website, 15/11/2012 - It is a cracking little dance by Diane Dawson,easy teach to a great track by Gord Bamford.

Annie Kountry Kickers - mine really love your dance is it friday yet - email 16Nov12

Tina Fernandez reviewed IS IT FRIDAY YET? on Linedancer magazine website - 12/11/2012. "...Easy little country two step dance. Jolly track and nice easy little teach with no tags or restarts. Another one that I am sure with be big on the country circuit...."

Margaret Howarth Route 66, Worthing, taught IS IT FRIDAY YET? w/e 11 Nov 2012

Diana posted on Facebook 4 Nov 2012:Just heard that IS IT FRIDAY YET? has been taught at Fort San Antone this afternoon - it's getting around ! Thanks to all those who have taught it!
Comments received:
Jean Webb - 4 November 14:02 "We have been dancing it in Blackpool for a while now. Big floor filler..."
Annette Maidment - 4 November 14:22 - "I did the first teach with my classes last week. I also went to see Alan Gregory on Friday night and I asked him if he would be including it in his set. He didn't on Friday but I believe he will be including it on his next album..."
Luke J. Craig 4 November 14:51 - "We have been doing it for months now." Joan Utterson 4 November 13:59 - " Hey! I was recently taught this dance at Elizabeth's' class in Alnwick love it."
Mel Fisher commented "we taught it ages ago xxx" &"and at Eastbourne last week xxx"

Facbook comments October 2012
Helen Bisset - I know it's only Monday but for tonight "Is It Friday Yet?" FB Mon 22 Oct
Sandra Burns Love the song and the dance! Thanx Diana. x
Ann Brodie - Is It Friday yet was an afternoon teach by Susan on the Sunday at Oban. Some asked after having seen it danced. :) FB Tues
Sandra Burns - I'll be asking for it in Grangemouth at the Winter Fest! ;-D x Tues

Annette Maidment Church Crookham, UK, taught IS IT FRIDAY YET? - Linedancer website, teaching survey - October 2012

Leight Moss wrote about IS IT FRIDAY YET? on Facebook "..This was one of the most popular dances done during the week in Dawlish.." 13 OCT 2012

Linedancer Magazine Teaching Survey IS IT FRIDAY YET? has been taught by:
Tom Lennox -East Dunbartonshire, Kalvin Finch, Stowmarket - Monica Varnell, Exeter - Stephen Gell, Bedford - Online October 2012

Up Country Magazine Top 10 Dances - October 2012 issue
Is It Friday Yet? at No7 in the Top Ten charts

Up Country Magazine Top 10 Dances - October 2012 issue
Is It Friday Yet? appeared in the Top Ten dances of the following clubs:
Mrs G Crompton - Essex; Mrs I Brightwater - Surrey; Mrs P Lewis - West sussex; Ms F jennings - Warwickshire

The BEAT New Zealand Line Dance Magazine - "We included your dance "Is It Friday Yet" in our magazine a couple of issues ago, and I'm pleased to inform you that it was one of the teaches at Gordon Elliott's Upper Hutt workshop weekend in September" - from the editors, email 05 Oct 2012

World Linedance Newsletter - Teaching Survey for August 2012 - IS IT FRIDAY YET? was taught in New South Wales (2) and Victoria (1), Australia - October 2012

MATILDA magazine Australia - Is It Friday Yet? was inclued in the Top Ten Dances of Dubbo Linedancers, New South Wales; Darwin Linedancers Northern Territories; and Country Moon Linedancers Hervey Bay, Queensland. - October 2012 issue

Gaye Teather wrote "...My classes are loving "Is It Friday Yet?" Do keep up the good work - your choreography is always spot on!..." email 2 Oct 2012

Gerald, Crowvalley Linedancers, included IS IT FRIDAY YET? in his Top Dances this month (September 2012) - Hotlinedance email group 30 Sept 2012

Linedancer website - Country music dance chart - IS IT FRIDAY YET? at No 17 - 23 Sept 12

Stephen Gell wrote on Facebook: "Just taught your dance Is It Friday Yet? nice dance..." - 21 SEpt 2012
Mel Fisher added "yep we have taught it as well Steve and love it xxx" - Facebook 21 SEpt 2012

Linedancer website - Country music dance chart - IS IT FRIDAY YET? at No 23- 20 Sept 12

Susan Pysden, Kendal UK, taught IS IT FRIDAY YET? - Linedancer website, teaching survey - 20 Sept 2012

Lois Lightfoot, Dovercourt UK, taught IS IT FRIDAY YET? - Linedancer website Teaching Survey - 20 SEpt 2012

Up Country Magazine October 2012 issue -IS IT FRIDAY YET? at No 7 in the Magazine's Top Country Music Dances chart and Listed in the Top 10's of Mrs G Crompton, Essex; Mrs I Brightwater, Surrey; Mrs P Lewis, West Sussex ; Ms F Jennings Warwickshire;

Barbara Hignett wrote ".... Is it friday yet still going strong with them (classes) ...its about time we had more dances like this well done you ..." email 20Sept 2012

Mike Derrik Route 66, Worthing, taught IS IT FRIDAY YET? - very popular! - LDUK email group 13 SEpt 2012

Elaine Karch commented on your Facebook 09 Sept 2012 - Elaine wrote: "me too - is it friday yet went down a treat"

John Spiteri commented on Facebook - 7 September 15:58 "...Diana , Is it friday yet , is a good dance with good music to go with. Cheers.

Pam Coles reviewed IS IT FRIDAY YET? on Linedance Magazine website - 04/09/2012 - "A cracking dance and track of music, going very well at class, well worth a look."

Crow Valley Dance CLub - Top ten dances (30 Aug 2012)- 6/ Is It Friday Yet by Diana Dawson [Imp]

Elizabeth Henderson30 August 14:35 Facebook comment - "we all like it Diana,"

Sylvia Sealey commented "Like the dance. Thanks for sharing." - FAcebook 30 Aug 2012

Rosie Multari commented "we dance it weekly here in Jersey! well-liked" - Facebook 29 Aug 2012

Margaret Clare commented "like the dance's" - Facebook 29 Aug 2012

John Spiteri commented “love both music and steps. X Facebook 29 August 12:26

Mel Fisher commented "loving this dance....just hope the groups and artists take it up and put it in their sets xxxx" - Facebook 29 August 2012

Elaine Karch commented "going down a bomb in class and my usual is to say 32 count easy peasy and then i get a rollicking" - Facebook 29 August 2012

Wanda Heldt, USA - ILCW e-mail group (response to new video from Germany) That is great, Diana, Always so nice to see one's dance being done in places you don't think of..Lv, Wanda

Elizabeth Henderson - Facebook 21 August 11:23 - classes all like it Diana,

Elma Robertson, Aberdeen - Facebook 21 August - We love it Diana x

Linda Pink,, Australia wrote "...Hi Diana, Gordon Elliott taught your dance Is it Friday yet at a big workshop in Victoria Australia the other week and it is already getting out there. Well done.." ILCW email group 20 Aug 2012

Patrick Kinkaid Facebook 20 August - Its good, and the music is great...........Thankyou......

Laurel Ingram LDUK e-mail group - Well done Diana, here at Dancinline we love your dance!Enjoyed teaching it, enjoyed dancing it!- 20 Aug 2012

Jody Kravitz – San Diego USA ”… I have now taught "Is It Friday Yet?" to 3 different groups of dancers in the San Diego area with very positive responses from all. Cathleen Bossaller has also taught it in the northern part of San Diego county where it is now a current favorite. Good work ! …” email 20 Aug 2012

Mo McQuarrie Isle of Skye, - "Fab dance by my lovely friend Diana Dawson." - Facebook comment 15 Aug 2012

Joanne Carr - Your Dance was taught today and went down really well.Everyone enjoyed it. Country Music...no restarts....fitted the Music...... Instructors heaven!!!!!!. Thank you so much...." email 14 Aug 2012

June Munro - Galashiels - June wrote: "just watched your video on your knew dance is it friday yet fair like that one..." Facebook 14 Aug 2012

Lorna O'Brian wrote on Facbook "...Great wee country dance :-)..." - 13 Aug 2012

Gordon Elliott Australia; I have been teaching it to ALL my classes in Sydney and have included it in my workshop program so I will be teaching it around Aust for you.

Laurel Ingram - I have been teaching this and dancing your dance for the last three weeks, we love it, great little dance Diana. Keep sending them !

Jody I finally got around to listening to the track. Now I'm glad that you did. I'll have a look at the dance. I have a theory that I won't teach a dance to a song that I don't want to hear 50 more times. This one EASILY passes the test.Is there a video available to help prevent me mis-interpreting the step sheet ?

Gerald & Vera July Top dances (Improvers) No 4 - Is It Friday Yet? - Hotlinedance emial group 24 July 2012

Comments on Facebook
Elaine Karch 27 July 11:21 - saw your new dance Is It Friday Yet and really liked it
Heather Wilson 27 July 10:21 - Well taught this on monday night from a seat lol due to my knee injury and have to say that my class did really well with it ! nice music as well
Viv McNally 23 July 14:14 - I do like the dance Is it Friday yet,lovely music too lol
Elizabeth Henderson 17 July 11:20 - at Seahouses last night taught .... Diana's IS IT FRIDAY YET ...

Comments received fron ILCW group on IS IT FRIDAY YET? being published in Up Country Magazine:
Chris CleevelyUK - Congratulations Diana on getting your dance published in Up Country. x;
Rita KyleUSA - Congrats..............!!!;
KC Douglas
USA - From me as well!! You rock, I'm proud of you.:
Wanda Heldt - USA Congratulations.. Diana, Happy dancing, Lv,:
Sue Ann EhmannUSA - Great news! I know you are thrilled! - July 2012 :
Carol Cotherman Congratulations on the publishing of "Is It Friday Yet?" ;
Tony bootscooter great news congrats

Ken Pattinson - Rob taught us it, quite a good one I think. email - july 2012

boarsnestfarm - LOve it Diana, teaching it this week. - email July 2012

catmad reviewd IS IT FRIDAY YET? - Jul 16, 2012 - "...." Friends " Line dancers in N. Cyprus will certainly be learning this one Diana.Nice dance and good music.- on Copperknob

Julie Lockton Friday 13 July 16:48 wrote on Facebook "...YES its Friday! Love it! x ..."

Jane Azzopardi wrote about IS IT FRIDAY YET? on Facebook "...love it Music and steps.." - 8 July 2012

Alan & Barb, Feel The Beat Line Dancing wrote.."...Taught it last night went down well...." - email 4 July 2012

Jim P, Shetland, wrote "... i taught your newest dance is it Friday yet this week and all my classes loved it ,really excellent...." - email 28 june 2012

Cathleen Bossaller, San Diego, USA - " Hi Diana…..I immediately liked your new dance and music…………..”Is it Friday Yet?”, and have been teaching it in my classes. Student feedback has been very positive………….glad to see via the video that I have been teaching it correctly! Thanks for another nice dance! ..." email 26 June 2012

Marilyn Clapam wrote "...It is a great dance, love the music , my class enjoy it, no tags, no restarts brilliant!!..." email 26 June 2012

Gordon Elliott Australia, wrote "...I taught your dance "IS IT FRIDAY YET?" on Monday to 2 of my classes. Both really liked it. I do a series of workshops and will be teaching it all over Australia during August / September so I teach my classes first so I can practice on them before I hit the workshop circuit...." - email 26 june 2012

Mike Derrik wrote: RE: [LDUK] Is It Friday Yet? - the video "...I taught Diana's dance in Worthing and they all enjoyed this good n catchy country song. Well choreographed." - 24 June 2012

Lyn Adams wrote: RE: [LDUK] Is It Friday Yet? - the video "... Brilliant dance Di, taught it last week. 24 June 2012"

Molly comment on Copperknob website- Jun 21, 2012 - "... - Love this dance Diana I hope Linedancer fans will enjoy it too!--!

Mike Derrik - www.route66worthing.co.uk - Just got your dance Is It Friday Yet ready to teach to my class tonight. Well done. Lovely uncomplicated choreography to a cracking country track. I know my class will love this one. - email 19 june 2012


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