Big Apple Ranch

Apr 22

Susanna says “this looks like fun!



This looks like fun!!! This band is looking for c/w dancers to come to their “Secret Party Video Shoot”. They’re shooting a music video for their first single release, and they asked the Ranch for help finding people to spin around the floor and strut their stuff. Why not go for a pre-Ranch warmup? check it out.”  Susanna Stein, Big Apple Ranch

Karen & The Sorrows invite us on Facebook:










Saturday, May 10
at 2:00pm - 5:00pm


























Starr Street Studios
207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, New York 11237










"We’re making a video for the first single from our new album and we need your help! On Saturday, May 10th, we’re renting a big space for the afternoon to have a secret party. Will you come dance with us? We’ll have food, drinks, music, and a camera person who will make you look glam. All you need to bring is your fabulous self. And your friends!The studio is one block from the Jefferson stop on the L in Bushwick. There’s an elevator and we’ll have our own bathroom.Listen to the song and get a sneak preview of the album (which comes out at the end of May) here!http://music.karenandthesorrows.com/More about the video: “Just a Little Heartbreak” is about trying to help a friend leave a painful relationship. At the end of a long day, our leading lady will finally arrive at a party where everyone is there to lend her a little joy, strength and Gay Ole Opry magic.Hope you can come and be our movie stars!xoxo,karenp.s. If you can’t come on Saturday, we’ll also be playing the night before, on Friday, May 9th, at Grand Victory with our friends Tatters & Rags, The Weal & the Woe and Maynard & the Musties:https://www.facebook.com/events/1416238218626840) It’s gonna be a big weekend!”

Susanna says “this looks like fun!

Karen & The Sorrows invite us on Facebook:

"We’re making a video for the first single from our new album and we need your help! On Saturday, May 10th, we’re renting a big space for the afternoon to have a secret party. Will you come dance with us? 

We’ll have food, drinks, music, and a camera person who will make you look glam. All you need to bring is your fabulous self. And your friends!

The studio is one block from the Jefferson stop on the L in Bushwick. There’s an elevator and we’ll have our own bathroom.

Listen to the song and get a sneak preview of the album (which comes out at the end of May) here!
http://music.karenandthesorrows.com/

More about the video: “Just a Little Heartbreak” is about trying to help a friend leave a painful relationship. At the end of a long day, our leading lady will finally arrive at a party where everyone is there to lend her a little joy, strength and Gay Ole Opry magic.

Hope you can come and be our movie stars!

xoxo,
karen

p.s. If you can’t come on Saturday, we’ll also be playing the night before, on Friday, May 9th, at Grand Victory with our friends Tatters & Rags, The Weal & the Woe and Maynard & the Musties:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1416238218626840

It’s gonna be a big weekend!”

Apr 18

Who will be wearing these to tomorrow night’s dance at the Big Apple Ranch!!??

Who will be wearing these to tomorrow night’s dance at the Big Apple Ranch!!??

Apr 17

COMING THIS SATURDAY TO THE BIG APPLE RANCH!
Bayou City Twister is your line dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh3uEQ6DPWc
DJ Dave Muzii in the house again.

COMING THIS SATURDAY TO THE BIG APPLE RANCH!

Bayou City Twister is your line dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh3uEQ6DPWc

DJ Dave Muzii in the house again.

Apr 14




CARE TO TANGO THIS WEEK?




Rainbow Tango, right here in New York City!, asks: 



"Have you ever danced tango with a person of the same sex? Or how about a woman who takes the lead in the dance? Come to Rainbow Tango and find out what you’ve been missing! Traditional dance roles are broken here. Experienced and beginner dancers are welcomed. What if you never danced tango? We can start you up with a quick intro! No partner necessary, wear comfortable shoes - smooth soles preferred. Anyone can lead! Anyone can follow!”Where: Asura Restaurant, 235 West 35th St (By Wingate hotel)When: Wednesday April 16, 2014 Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm$10 per person - includes introdutory classhttp://www.rainbowtangonyc.com/

CARE TO TANGO THIS WEEK?
Rainbow Tango, right here in New York City!, asks: 
"Have you ever danced tango with a person of the same sex? Or how about a woman who takes the lead in the dance? Come to Rainbow Tango and find out what you’ve been missing! Traditional dance roles are broken here. Experienced and beginner dancers are welcomed. What if you never danced tango? We can start you up with a quick intro! No partner necessary, wear comfortable shoes - smooth soles preferred. Anyone can lead! Anyone can follow!”

Where: Asura Restaurant, 235 West 35th St (By Wingate hotel)

When: Wednesday April 16, 2014 
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
$10 per person - includes introdutory class

http://www.rainbowtangonyc.com/

Apr 11

Speaking of Jonathan.  Here he is with Nicolas working the crowd at the Ranchiversary at the Big Apple Ranch.  Clearly these boys were a crowd pleaser!!

Speaking of Jonathan. Here he is with Nicolas working the crowd at the Ranchiversary at the Big Apple Ranch. Clearly these boys were a crowd pleaser!!

Apr 10

This week’s line dance is Soakin Wet.  
Here’s the video and the step sheet.  See you Saturday!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNFyVdSGJ6I
Soakin’ Wet
Country Line Dance Step Sheet

This is just one of the many fun line dances we do each week at the Big Apple Ranch. Print it out to learn on your own or come on down to the Ranch every Saturday night for a lesson!

Choreographed by: Larry BassDescription: 32 count line danceMusic: “I want To Be The First One ” - Darryl & Don Ellis, “Whose Baby Will You Be Tonight ” - Big House, “Love Rendezvous ” - M People
RIGHT VINE WITH QUICK CROSSOVER SHUFFLE; SIDE ROCK, CROSSOVER SHUFFLE1-2 Step right foot to right; cross left foot behind right.& Step right foot back.3&4 Cross left foot over right, step ball of right foot beside left; cross left foot over right.5-6 Step right foot to right; rock left onto left foot.7&8 Cross right foot over left, step ball of left foot beside right; cross right foot over left.
LEFT VINE WITH QUICK CROSSOVER SHUFFLE; SIDE ROCK, CROSSOVER SHUFFLE9-10 Step left foot to left; cross right foot behind left.& Step left foot back.11&12 Cross right foot over left, step ball of left foot beside right; cross right foot over left.13-14 Step left foot to left; rock right onto right foot.15&16 Cross left foot over right, step ball of right foot to right; cross left foot over right.
STEP, HOLD, CROSS SIDE CROSS; STEP, HOLD, LEFT SAILOR SHUFFLE17-18 Step right foot to right; hold.19&20 Cross left foot behind right, step right foot to right; cross left foot over right.21-22 Step right foot to right; hold.23&24 Cross left foot behind right, step right foot to right; step left foot forward.
STOMP HOLD & STOMP HOLD; STEP SIDE, ¼ TURN WHILE STEPPING BACK; LEFT COASTER STEP25-26 Stomp right foot over left; hold.&27-28 Step left foot beside right, stomp right foot over left; hold.29-30 Step left foot to left; turning ¼ turn right, stepping back on right foot.31&32 Step left foot back, step right foot beside left; step left foot forward.
REPEAT
Visit the Big Apple Ranch Line Dance Library.

This week’s line dance is Soakin Wet.  

Here’s the video and the step sheet.  See you Saturday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNFyVdSGJ6I

Soakin’ Wet

Country Line Dance Step Sheet

This is just one of the many fun line dances we do each week at the Big Apple Ranch. Print it out to learn on your own or come on down to the Ranch every Saturday night for a lesson!

Choreographed by: Larry Bass
Description: 32 count line dance
Music: “I want To Be The First One ” - Darryl & Don Ellis, “Whose Baby Will You Be Tonight ” - Big House, “Love Rendezvous ” - M People

RIGHT VINE WITH QUICK CROSSOVER SHUFFLE; SIDE ROCK, CROSSOVER SHUFFLE
1-2 Step right foot to right; cross left foot behind right.
& Step right foot back.
3&4 Cross left foot over right, step ball of right foot beside left; cross left foot over right.
5-6 Step right foot to right; rock left onto left foot.
7&8 Cross right foot over left, step ball of left foot beside right; cross right foot over left.

LEFT VINE WITH QUICK CROSSOVER SHUFFLE; SIDE ROCK, CROSSOVER SHUFFLE
9-10 Step left foot to left; cross right foot behind left.
& Step left foot back.
11&12 Cross right foot over left, step ball of left foot beside right; cross right foot over left.
13-14 Step left foot to left; rock right onto right foot.
15&16 Cross left foot over right, step ball of right foot to right; cross left foot over right.

STEP, HOLD, CROSS SIDE CROSS; STEP, HOLD, LEFT SAILOR SHUFFLE
17-18 Step right foot to right; hold.
19&20 Cross left foot behind right, step right foot to right; cross left foot over right.
21-22 Step right foot to right; hold.
23&24 Cross left foot behind right, step right foot to right; step left foot forward.

STOMP HOLD & STOMP HOLD; STEP SIDE, ¼ TURN WHILE STEPPING BACK; LEFT COASTER STEP
25-26 Stomp right foot over left; hold.
&27-28 Step left foot beside right, stomp right foot over left; hold.
29-30 Step left foot to left; turning ¼ turn right, stepping back on right foot.
31&32 Step left foot back, step right foot beside left; step left foot forward.

REPEAT


Visit the Big Apple Ranch Line Dance Library.

The Manhattan Prairie Dogs at the Ranchiversary.   A new number choreographed by the lovely Jonathan Murdock.

The Manhattan Prairie Dogs at the Ranchiversary. A new number choreographed by the lovely Jonathan Murdock.

Apr 09

Jeff, Jon, Adam, Jim and Bucky at the Ranchiversay at the Big Apple Ranch.   Clearly much fun was had by all!

Jeff, Jon, Adam, Jim and Bucky at the Ranchiversay at the Big Apple Ranch. Clearly much fun was had by all!

Apr 08

Just a portion of the huge spread we had at the Ranchiversary on Saturday night.   Thank you to everyone who brought food.   Everything was delectible and scrumptious.

Just a portion of the huge spread we had at the Ranchiversary on Saturday night. Thank you to everyone who brought food. Everything was delectible and scrumptious.

Apr 07

Getting to sit in the lap of the Birthday Boy James at the Ranchiversary.   Fun night!   A good time was had by all!!!

Getting to sit in the lap of the Birthday Boy James at the Ranchiversary. Fun night! A good time was had by all!!!

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Apr 04

Third time’s a charm……your blogger now has it right.  This week’s line dance is Blurred Lines.   Again, watch the ladies do it up right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URCI3-e2W4c

Third time’s a charm……your blogger now has it right.  This week’s line dance is Blurred Lines.   Again, watch the ladies do it up right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URCI3-e2W4c

Apr 03

WE’RE having a potluck at the Ranchiversary!!   If you’re in the mood, bring a treat, a dish, a goodie, your boyfirend, something to share with all the other dancers!!    It’s going to be a fun night.   17 years of dancing at the Big Apple Ranch!

WE’RE having a potluck at the Ranchiversary!! If you’re in the mood, bring a treat, a dish, a goodie, your boyfirend, something to share with all the other dancers!! It’s going to be a fun night. 17 years of dancing at the Big Apple Ranch!