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81. WINNERS & LOSERS - NEWS, VIDEO AND REVIEWS
updated 4 march 2016
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81.WINNERS & LOSERS [C](2012)
4-wall, 64 counts, improver line dance, Choreographed by Diana Dawson (August 2012)
Choreographed to: The Losing Side of Me by The Mavericks (176 bpm), various CD’s
Download available from Itunes and Amazon ; Intro 24 counts – start on vocals;


TAUGHT AT WORKSHOPS
MILLPORT FESTIVAL 31AUG-2SEPT 2012
The Broken Lance CMC Fife, 17 November 2012 Kingshill weekend, Southport - March 2013

This song was included in the performances of bands CARSON CITY and THE LORRAINE McMILLAN BAND, both of whom appeared at the Millport Festival 2012!


Hitting the Charts - Linedancer "Country" Charts
25-Feb-13 - No 16
05-Jan-13 - No 8
27-Nov-12 - No 11

Hitting the Charts - Linedancer Teaching Survey
05-Jan-13 No 20


Published in the magazines pictured below
Country Music & Dance
in Scotland & NI (CMDS)
- October 2012
Up Country Magazine
November 2012

Linedancer Magazine
November 2012




MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES
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.

Linedancer mag on-line - Top Tens - Teachers of Winners & Losers - June 2013
Diana Dawson (Galashiels, United Kingdom)
Catherine Walsh (Dromore, United Kingdom)
Sue Bain (Kingsbridge, United Kingdom)
Mrs Roz Chaplin (Downham Market, United Kingdom)
Mrs Valerie Plummer (Rochester, United Kingdom)
Laura Alberico (Henderson, United States)
Rick\'n\'Chris Brodie (Ely, United Kingdom)
Claire Snelling (Norwich, United Kingdom)
Mrs Caroline Pearson (Haverford West, United Kingdom)

Jeanette Robson 30 april13 Currently dancing these ones in classes - WINNERS & LOSERS

David & Mair Honer 17 April -About 3 weeks ago David taught himself, then me "Winners and Losers". I love it. I think it's fantastic. It's "fun" and it flows, and although it's reasonably fast, it's not in the least tiring. It also appears to be quite a floor filler in the C&Ws. Well done.

Evie from B.C. Canada - We are doing your dance "Winners and Losers" at our spring jamboree. What a neat dance and lots of fun.

Johnny Anderson - Hi Diana, Many thanks for some beautiful Dances and Music They love Winner & Losers. email end of March 2013

Up Country Magazine - Top 10 Chart WINNERS & LOSERS at No 4
March 2013 issue - and Facebook messages received 22 March 2013:
Elizabeth Moss - my class love both (and Is It Friday Yet?) these dances
Marion Brechin - I've taught both dances.. That's great Diana I am delighted for you x

Up Country Magazine - Top 10 Charts WINNERS & LOSERS included in the following clubs Top 10 dances
March 2013 issue - Carol Peach - Devon; Mrs D Sydney - Bristol;Ms S Banks - North Yorkshire;
Mr L Pearson - Lancashire; Miss J Watson - Cornwall

Johnny Andersson review for Winners & Losers "...A really good dance. The dance was a hit with my class...." - Linedancer Mag reviews - 20/02/2013

Jeanette Robson's Most Popular New dances being taught across the UK listed No.17 - WINNERS & LOSERS - Jeanette's Dance Pages - Country Routes magazine - Jan/Feb 2013 issue

DogCanyonDancers commented on YouTube about WINNERS & LOSERS - Great Dance love it happy dancing. Dog Canyon Dancers Alamogordo, New Mexico - 22 jAN 2013

Gerald, Crowvalley Linedancers, included WINNERS & LOSERS (No. 3) in his Top Dances this month (January 2013) - Hotlinedance email group 19 January 2013

World Line Dance Newsletter week ending 13 January 2013 - WINNERS & LOSERS received 1 vote

Matilda - The Aussie Line Dance Mag December 2012 issue - Top Dances
Winners & Losers appeared in the Top Ten Dances of the following Clubs in Australia:
Bits n Pieces Line Dancers - Adelaide, S Australia
Waratahs L/dancers Redcliffe, Queensland

Linedancer Teaching Survey 9th December 2012 - Winners & Losers taught by:
Mrs Lois Lightfoot (Dovercourt, United Kingdom)
Mrs Roz Chaplin (Downham Market, United Kingdom)
Mrs J Robson (Hebburn, United Kingdom)
Rick'n'Chris Brodie (Ely, United Kingdom)
Rafel Corbi (Palafrugell, Spain)
Mrs Caroline Dewsbury (Newbury, United Kingdom)

Linedancer Magazine Reviews WINNERS & LOSERS reviews:
Gillian Cottell - 04/12/2012 "Good Mavericks track. The dance was a hit with my class. They loved it!!"
P Davies - 20/11/2012; "A cracking Improyer Dance from Diana to a really good upbeat tune from the Mavericks A 64 count 4 wall dance keeps it interesting enough to suit the intermediates as well Everyone liked it Well done.

ANGELA Stokes - 03/12/2012 "can't see why this dance is not in the top 50 dances"

World Linedance Newsletter - Teaching Survey for October 2012 - WINNERS & LOSERS was taught in Nevada, USA, Spain & UK - December 2012

Eileen Scattergood - taught Winners and Losers and it has gone down well, they loved it. Many thanks again.- email 26 Nov 2012

World Line Dance Newsletter week ending 18 November 2012 - WINNERS & LOSERS received 2 votes

Yvonne Holland commented facbook, 17Nov12 - "Our lot love it Diana, we taught it in August and its still going strong."

Tim - Your Winners & Losers is a big hit in my classes - email 16Nov12

Janis Budgen commneted on dances taught recently - WINNERS & LOSERS "...Adore The Mavericks so had to teach this one (and sing, ssshhhhh!). I call this one the hitch and paddle dance, very enjoyable...." LDUK emial group 11 Nov 2012

World Line Dance Newsletter week ending 11 November 2012 - WINNERS & LOSERS received 1 vote

Linedancer Teaching Survey 11th November 2012 - Winners & Losers taught by:
Mrs Heather Ward (St Clears, United Kingdom);
Denise Nicholls (Willenhall, United Kingdom);
Mrs ANGELA Stokes (Burntwood, United Kingdom);
EPR Browne (Waterlooville, United Kingdom)
Pauline Bell (Dewsbury, United Kingdom)
Claire Snelling (Norwich, United Kingdom)
Kalvin Finch (Stowmarket, United Kingdom)

Roz Chaplin reviewed "Winners & Losers" on Linedancer Magazine- 07/11/2012 "... Brilliant Improver dance by Diana. The dance & track has a superb feel good factor to it. Class loved it we did it 3 times. A hit for Diana No doubt. Well Done.."

Yvonne Holland commented on Facebook- "Winners and losers still pop down here, I taught it in August before I went on holiday and they still dancing it, we did it last night. Well done you. xx"

Laura Alberico (Henderson, United States) has taught WINNERS & LOSERS - Linedancer teaching survey October 2012

Lois Lightfoot reviewed "Winners & Losers" on Linedancer Magazine- 30/10/2012 - "... Great up beat dance to a classic track, really enjoyed this one & so did my classes thanks Diana another nice dance..."

World Line Dance Newsletter week ending 21 October 2012 - WINNERS & LOSERS received 2 votes

Andrew and Sheila wrote "..We taught Winners & Losers last weekend in Bournemouth was very well received..." - email 14 Oct 2012

ANGELA Stokes reviewed WINNERS & LOSERS on Linedancer Magazine website - 10/10/2012 ".. I TAUGHT THIS TO MY IMPROVERS A FEW WEEKS BACK BUT MY LATER CLASS HAVE ALSO ASKED ME TO TEACH IT TO THEM I DO REALLY LIKE THIS DANCE A GREAT SONG AND FITS VERY WELL WITH THE DANCE .."

World Line Dance Newsletter week ending 28 October 2012 - WINNERS & LOSERS received 2 votes

World Line Dance Newsletter week ending 07 October 2012 - WINNERS & LOSERS received 2 votes

Reviews on Linedancer Magazine website- Winners & Losers
ANGELA Stokes - 27/09/2012 - taught this on tuesday class really liked the dance fits so well with the music thanks diana for sending me the script
JANE Johnson - 26/09/2012 - I agree with all the above comments & with a great song from the Mavericks it deserves to do well.Sexy & cheeky all in one dance,wow!!!
David Spencer - 26/09/2012 - I taught this at an all day event and although it was the last of 6 dances taught, because it flows well and there are some repeated steps, it was easy for people to remember. You can also have some fun with the sexy paddle turns and cheeky hip bumps! Good upbeat track although I'd prefer it to be a little shorter.
ANGELA Stokes - 25/09/2012 - teaching this tonight but i like the dance and the music so i think class will hope it does well it's a nice change
Phil Marson - 23/09/2012 - Another Great Improver Dance...nice music from the Mavericks!! Gone well in class!!
J Myers - 16/09/2012 - we love the maverics and this great 64 count 4 wall dance is just what i'm looking for my improver classes and as Diana says a great " cheeky" last 8 counts that make us all smile as we sing along and wiggle our hips, >>> fun all the way. thanks Diane my search is over ta dah !!!

BWDA Magazine DANCE OF THE MONTH - Beginner/Improver - WINNERS & LOSERS - 64 count, 4 wall improver dance - tag free. Music: The Losing Side of Me by The Mavericks. - Love the maverick sound so I will always look at a dance to their music. Fab little dance that I really enjoyed doing and don't let the 64 counts put you off as ther are lots of holds. - Best Western Dance Academy Line & Western Dancer Magazine - October issue 2013

Faylene Bradley wrote "...My classes loved Winners & Losers..." - email 3 Oct 2012

Gaye Teather wrote "...Thanks for your new dance.... I put this in my folder for publication as soon as I read through it and saw what the music was as I've always loved this track. Then recently I did a workshop alongside David Spencer who taught your dance and it went down so well I knew I had chosen well for the mag!...email 2 October 2012

Yvonne Holland posted on Facbook - "Just a quick message to let you know we did Winners and Losers last night, 1st week back after illness that why delay, and they loved it. Thanx 4 a gr8 dance. xx" - 03 October 2012

Gerald, Crowvalley Linedancers, included WINNERS & LOSERS in his Top Dances this month (September 2012) - Hotlinedance email group 30 Sept 2012

Rita Kyle, USA wrote "...Taught Winners and Losers tonight. Went over well..." email 25 Sep 2012

Linedancer Top 50 - Country Music WINNERS & LOSERS just in at No 49 - 23 Sept 12

Phil Marson reviewed WINNERS & LOSERS on Linedancer webiste - 23/09/2012. "...Another Great Improver Dance...nice music from the Mavericks!! Gone well in class!!.." 5 stars

Jill O'Brian, Horsham, has taught WINNERS & LOSERS - Linedancer Teaching Survey - 20 Sept 2012

Rafel Corbi, Palafrugall, Spain, has taught WINNERS & LOSERS - Linedancer Teaching Survey - 20 SEpt 2012

Barbara Hignett wrote "...Taught your dance last night to my class it went down very well ,lovely dance lovely music ... its about time we had more dances like this well done you ..." email 20 SEpt 2012

Peter Kim commented on You Tube "..Wonderful, Diana, It? is my next dance in my class. Thank you !.." 20 Sept 2012

J Myers Review on Linedancer website - 16/09/2012 - "we love the mavericks and this great 64 count 4 wall dance is just what i'm looking for my improver classes and as Diana says a great " cheeky" last 8 counts that make us all smile as we sing along and wiggle our hips, >>> fun all the way. thanks Diane my search is over ta dah !!!" 5 stars

Chris Jackson Yorkshire, wrote "...I intend teaching Winners & Losers soon - it's a great little dance and good music..." email 14 Sept 12

Jody Kravitz wrote "...Diana, I think you've got another winner here. ..." email 14 SEpt 12

Joanne Carr wrote "...Thankyou so much.......It will be tried out next week!. Jo Country Music,No Tags,No restarts........Heaven..." - email 14 SEpt 12

Elaine Kelso wrote "...Love this dance Diana, will be showing the girls next week. One of CC's song so will be nice to have a dance to go with it. Well done you...." email 14 Sept 2012

Liz Vaughan wrote "...Tried out Winners and Losers on my class tonight and they loved it.." email 14 Sept 12

Ilse, Holland, wrote "...Thanks Diana, very nice dance, will teach this dance to my club..." email 13 Sept 2012

Bren Angus comment on Winners & Losers - Line Dance on You Tube "...smashing dance Diane, nice music, I hope Elizabeth does it soon x.." 13 Sept 12

Leigh Moss commented on Facebook - 12 September 17:40 - "...Liz said she liked it. Bet I know which one she will be teaching in her class tomorrow night..."

Michael King, Country Roots, wrote "... Thank you for picking such a loverly track !! - will deff teach it for you !Well done and hope it goes reall well for you..." email 12 Sept 12

Frederique, Buzzy Boots Dancers (france wrote "...I like very much the music (I love the MAVERICKS), and your dance is very fun. I will teach it to my dancers soon...." email 13 SEpt 12

Ilse commented on You Tube - Winners & Losers vieo "...Nice dance Diana and not difficult. Thank you..." 13 Sept 12

Silverdollar2010 commented on Youtube, Winners & Losers video "..I like this Diane. It has the right amount of? difficulty, and it's differences allow it to stand out from many of the 'same old same old' dances on offer at the moment. I will definately be teaching this to my class. --" 13 Sept 2012

Rafel Corbí, Spain, wrote "Will do it Diana, nice track and dance.." email 12 SEpt 2012

Elaine Karch wrote "....Love it definitely teaching it this week. Thank you.." email 12 SEpt 12

Mike King Country Roots wrote "...Hi Diana, Thank you for picking such a loverly track !! - will deff teach it for you !Well done and hope it goes reall well for you...." email 12 SEpt 12

Fran Harper wrote "...Thanks Diana Love it. Happy music, Just what we need..." - email 12 Sept 12

Margaet Hains wrote "...I know quite a few Instructors who will like this one NO TAGS OR RESTARTS I shall pass it on to others for you hope it does well.." email 12 Sept 12

Glennys Croston wrote "...HI Diana done your dance WINNERS & LOSERS CLASS really liked it..." - email 11 Sept 2012


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