From the moment I heard "line dancing themed hen party" I was excited!
I went through a list of country hits, then remembered an old time favourite that everyone was sure to love, or at least know; 9-5 by the legendary Dolly Parton!
I wanted it to be a real production number, like a scene from a musical, not just a routine!
Meeting the hens at the excellently located studio 25, I was very glad we had the big studio! There were so many of them, they all said this was because the bride was so popular and had so many friends... Awww
I knew I was in great company!
We set off with our country themed warm up; plenty of hip shaking and lassoing!
The ladies were great, even on such a hot day, everyone joined in and we all laughed our way through!
Then we moved on to a short sequence to get into the style, the American favourite "electric slide" to "Candy".
I noticed how well everyone picked the moves up and was very impressed!
On to the grand finale: there were 2 sections to the routine so we learnt the chorus first, then the verse. Again, everyone really impressed me with their ability to pick up choreography (something tells me they've done line dancing before!)
Some of them said its because they liked the song! (Yess)
We then pieced the whole thing together, with a beginning, set positions and staging, verse, chorus, a bit of theatrical improv and then finished with a repeat verse and chorus!
Those girls really worked up an appetite for cocktails!!
I overheard somebody say they'd be requesting 9-5 at the wedding reception!
I do hope they break out into a line dance! And wish them all a lovely time at the wedding and the bride many happy returns!
Categories: Hen Party, Dance Party, Line Dancing