Thursday, March 19, 2009

This Is Why I Love,.. What I Do!!!

Thank you, my dear friends for your kind words and warm friendship!

I love teaching dance and writing dances and mostly, .....I love to see the joy it brings to the dancer!
I have got to know such lovely people through Line Dance and I am grateful for the wonderful friendships. Your encouraging words mean so much to me!!! Thank you for taking the time to write me.
Love you guys!!!

Here are some of the messages from friends and some people, I have yet to meet. :)

Hi Amy, Thanks for remembering me! Was planning on going to Judy McDonalds workshop in Canada, where you will be teaching at. But, I'm 62 years old and have screwed up my knee.

I want to tell you that the ones I have talked to LOVED YOU at the Ft. Wayne event!

My beginners like your dances! They use to say -- can't do -- now they ask for " NO Can Do" lol Keep it up kiddo!!warm hug

Dear Amy,
Although I have not been writing to you much, but I have been following your progress and activities on your web and Internet..Dear, you are doing so great...I am so happy and proud of you..and Slumdog was my one of my favorite movie of this year and I had the great opportunity to attend the sneak preview premier for the movie here in Los Angeles, two months before the movie was shown citywide and nationwide..and have told everyone to go see when it comes to the neighbourhood theaters.. ...And now you have choreographed to one of the great song from there...I wish I could kiss and hug you from here...I look at the your step sheet and always, you choreograph it so fun to dance to especially to that music..I will definitely will teach my class. ...I will share with the instructors here in my area and encourage to teach this dance...Thank you Amy, always you are the tops!!

With Love,

Thank you again so very, very much...May God blesses you for your kindness, generousity and brining joy to many thousands in your dances..
Luv ya,

Hi Amy
I am so happy to see that you choreographed a dance to Jai-Ho. I had seen some dances to this song and was wondering if you were going to write a dance. I loved Dhoom. I am also Indian. I was born in India. I am a retired Nursing Instructor and now teach Line. I live in Texas and have been in the US since '65. I want to welcome you. Bye for now.

Great movement and teaching, thankyou for sharing your great talent Amy. (YouTube video on Robbie McGowan's dance, Amame)

Hi Amy,Thanks for taking the time to reply. Many don't bother to do so these days. That's what I like about you. I can see that you make the time for people.I don't line dance at the moment but I did visit your web page many times. I've even read your blogs too. The one about your trip to India was very interesting. You're a good writer too.One of your dances which won you a championship was pretty awesome. The one with the very slow and unique hand movements. Really blew my mind away! I think linedancers are still enjoying this dance I think!You're from Singapore? Wow man! Line dancing there has certainly reached cult status! You must tell me more when you are free.Bye for now

Thank you so much.. I have beginners on Monday, if they show LOLOL, and a few on Tuesday that like their dances easy easy easy... this will be perfect...
I also have made my room reservations for Fort Wayne next year and have several people coming that didn't come this year... and we have been doing a lot of talking about them meeting you next year too.. this is the group that is now doing Work and One Of These Nights... and will be working on Let's Bachata... and they love them...
catch you later...

THANK YOU AMY - your video on YouTube taught me this dance (Amame, by Robbie McGowan Hickie), that I love - even better than the classes I am taking. You're an awesome dancer!

What a great demo to a great dance!I just learned this dance from you and loving it. Thank you so much for sharing it. Great job and keep up the good work! - (YouTube teach video for dance, Cry To Me).

Great video to learn this dance!!! Thank you, we learned it with your help!!! - (YouTube video of the classic dance, Chill Factor)

I learned how to do this song from you. Your awesome!!! Plus I taught my kids. I just wanted to Thank you for this great Demo! - (YouTube teach video for the Cry To Me)

Subject: Re: Jai Ho by Amy Christianson I hope everyone will have a look at Amy Christianson's dance Jai Ho. Very easy dance with interesting arm movements. She also shows the dance without the arm movements. I know that's an issue with some dancers. I personally believe Amy is a very talented dancer and choreographer. Have a look at some of her dances. They are amazing.

I want to add to this post from today's Newsletter.SLUM DOG I am very pleased to see that Amy Christian -Sohn has choreographed a beginner dance to the same music as Jai Ho. Slum Dog is its name . I reading the newsletter last week, that some people were interested in new beginner dances that were very danceable.

Hat's Off! to Amy Christian-Sohn's choreography to this song Amy is Indian (born in Singapore). I checked her web site and found that she is also trained in Classical Indian Dance! besides all her other attributes in dance. I am also Indian and was looking for something a little more Indian to this song. I think Amy has bridged the gap successfully between East and West, Easy and Difficult, and finally, options with the hand movements. Having had some training in Indian dance, I think it is safe to say that it is the hand movements that tell the story of a dance. This is just by way of explanation, I realize that they are not for everyone and some of my line dance students would prefer not to do them at all. . If you like this dance you may also enjoy another one of Amy's dances, Dhoom, which also came from a very successful Indian movie I am glad that old fashioned country and western line dance is still going strong but a little diversity every now and then is refreshing. Angie in El Paso

Amy, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!! Learning it now and going to teach my students on Sunday... I'm sure they'll love it too! hahaha! Jai Ho!!

I really like Jai Ho......I am positive that this dance will be popular in the all ld communities. Glad that I learnt from you in the Canadian Classic. Toronto is dancing already. See u in Boston !

I went to the workshop in Canada this past weekend,and I talked to you about the dance Jai Ho and you said just to e-mail you and let you know and would send the cd. I just love that dance if you could send it to me I would be grateful. Thank-you . You were a great teacher.

hI Amy !thank you very very much for your working !I can know dance it without any problem ! you can be proud of yourself ! thanx alllllllllllllllot (YouTube video of Amame, dance by Robbie McGowa Hickie)

"Amy, just to let you know, Forty Arroyo just taught Jai Ho to her Friday night class and did a great job at getting the feel ytou were looking for (although 2 of us who took your class gave her a few pointers). Louie St. George most likely will be asking her to teach his class next. This dance is going places. Great work!"

Hey There Amy.
Friday night I dance with Forty Arroyo at the Hayloft in Sturbridge, MA. Last night we had a blast with "Amy" dances. Forty taught Jai Ho, One of These Nights and Feel the Cha (?? - I hope I remembered that correctly). We had a great time. Forty loves your dances and so do we.
Can't wait to see you again.
Blessings Be!

Dear Amy,
It's been a week after the showdown. Just want to send a note and thanks for the Jai Ho dance lesson. I truly enjoyed the dance. I struggled with the steps but loving it. If you recalled, I spoke with you about where I live have no instructor comes to the event (Westchester, NY) and probably will never teach Jai Ho. Anyway, let me introduce myself. My name is Winnie Yiu-Kuntz from Valhalla, New York. Well, thanks again. Maybe we'll meet again next year.

Hi, Amy, I like the dance Keeps Getting Better very much. The music and dance is very lively. Can you send me the stepsheet? Actually I am so greedy to share all your dances like Long Train Runnin, One Of These Nights, Feel The Cha, No can Do and When I grow Up. Thanks in advance. Regards

"Loved taking your class on Jai Ho in Boston, and dancing it with you that evening! It is one of my favorite dances, as well as my friends, and are now dancing it in our area. We've been hooked on your style since Feels So Good!!!"

Excellent dancer easy to follow keep them coming thanks alot (YouTube video of Robbie McGowan Hickie's dance, Amame)

You are a life saver. Thank you so much for explaining/teaching the this dance. I can now follow the steps. (YouTube video of Amor De Hielo)

Hello, I really enjoyed your videos. I love your creative juices, very nice and well done. Keep dancin and maybe soon we can share the craft with each other. Until then, I will be Jus Dancin
and I hope you will do the same. Good luck to ya.

i love the indian touch to this line dance :) i've browsed through a lot of steps for jai ho but this one definitely rocks! love it!!! thanks a lot Amy...

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