Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.


Blog 0f 1-11-2024

Posted 1/11/2024
Hello Line Dance Family Friends,
I am back in Manhattan after a great trip to my home state of Florida.  I was able to see my beloved Line Dance Family in Davie, FL, at The Round Up, the music and dance club where I have been teaching on visits since 2005!  I was able to teach two Intermediate level dances to them on Wednesday and Friday night and had a great time with that incredible dance family!
Now it's back to business here in Manhattan!  I am looking forward to seeing you and dancing with you sometime this week!  Here are this week's scheduled line dance classes:
Thursday, January 11th classes at Studio 382 are a "go":  6 PM AB (Absolute Beginner) and 7:15 PM Beginner/Improver.  Please contact me for detailed info regarding location and fees.
Saturday, January 13th ZOOM at 4 PM is a "go" for now...kindly RSVP to let me know if you will be joining me for this upper level Beginner class.  I will keep you updated.
I am teaching the Line Dance portion of the class at Big Apple Ranch on Saturday, January 13th!!!  Doors open at around 7:45 PM and the Two Step Lesson is at 8 PM...this week's amazingly talented and beautiful dancer, choreographer and instructor is the gorgeous Meredith Stead!  Please take advantage of this amazing opportunity to learn how to Two Step with Meredith!  I'll be teaching the Line portion of the show at 8:30 PM!  I am hoping to squeeze in a "Bonus" Beginner level dance after I share "Around the Fire" (Intermediate) with all of you.  
My next Beginner Line Dance Master Class #23 at NYSC/West 80th is this coming Sunday, January 14th, from 1-3+ PM!!!  We have been at this Line Dance project since August, 2022, and it gets better and better with each workshop.  Anyone can join in the fun at do NOT need to be a member of the gym in order to attend, so, bring a friend!!  Please contact me for detailed info regarding location and fees.
If you received this as an email, then it is because you have either contacted me or taken class with me.  Kindly let me know if you wish to be unsubscribed with no worries.  Please feel free to contact me with any Line Dance related questions that you may have.
I am excited at the thought of seeing you and dancing with you this week!
Warm and grateful regards,
Read the rest of this entry »

Blog of 10-23-2023

Posted 10/23/2023
Dear Line Dance Family Friends,
We had a nice reunion get together on Saturday for ZOOM class #140!  I reviewed 8 past dances (Improver Level) and shared a new one that I'll be teaching in Detroit this week at MCDC 2023!!!  Thanks so much to those of you who joined me to dance virtually!  This ZOOM class was started during the Pandemic to help keep us dancing while in lockdown.  Then it just (happily) kept on going!
Thursday AB (Absolute Beginner) and Beginner classes at Studio 382 will resume in two weeks on Thursday, November 9th. 
ZOOM Beg/Improver will resume on Saturday, November 11th. 
I am teaching at Motor City Dance Classic in Detroit this coming weekend and at New York State of Line (NYSOL) the following weekend.
The next Beginner Master Class #20 is scheduled for Sunday, November 12th, from 1-3+ PM
You do NOT need to be a member of NYSC to attend the class, so, bring a friend! 
You can register and pay now or at any time up to and including the day of the class. 
The fee is $20 and is paid directly to NYSC with a credit card (no cash).
Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have regarding any classes and also kindly let me know if you wish to be unsubscribed from this line dance info mailing list.
I hope that all is well with you and that you have a great couple of weeks.
Looking forward to seeing you and dancing with you again soon!
Warm regards,
Read the rest of this entry »

Blog of 7-24-2023

Posted 7/24/2023

Dear Line Dance Family Friends,

(Long Post Alert: Please read all!)

--WOW and thank you so much! Yesterday's Line Dance Master Class #14 at NYSC/West 80th was a very rewarding experience! We had another 26 happy dancers on the floor! There was a very positive attitude toward and ultimate personal achievement in taking things up a notch in choreography!! We danced until almost 4 PM!! I am so proud of this class! At the end of this email is a list of ALL of the dances that I have shared in these Master Classes including yesterday's teach of my dance, Happy. Watch the videos and practice a bit if you can. It always helps and can never hurt your process!

Sooo....let's do it again! The more you dance the choreography, the more you learn, retain and remember!!! The Next Beginner Line Dance Master Class #15 will be in TWO WEEKS on Sunday, August 6th, from 1-3+ PM! Please mark your calendars and come dance with me!

Please note that the best ways to register and pay for this class is either on the NYSC app or in person at NYSC/West 80th. ALL of the front desk Staff at West 80th have been informed or are in the process of being trained on how to do this for you.
You can always arrive a little early on the day of class and register and pay then. The fee is $20 and is paid directly to NYSC with a credit card (no cash payments).

--Please try to support our Line and Partner Dance friends at Big Apple Ranch as they present a line dance demo and teach TOMORROW, July 25th, in TIMES SQUARE!!! I am including the invitation to this event in this email. Just scroll down. You should be able to make a reservation if possible. It's FREE!!! We will also be supporting BAR at their next Social Dance on Saturday night, August 12th! Visit the BAR website for all info.

--Yes, there are 6 PM AB (Absolute Beginner) and 7:15 PM Beginner level line dance classes this week on Thursday, July 27th, at Studio 382! Please contact me for info regarding these studio classes. I am so proud of my Thursday did an awesome job dancing "Cold Heart" for all to see in yesterday's Master!! That was a great feeling and a real treat! Thank you.

--Yes, there is Beg/Improver Line Dance Class #138 on ZOOM this Saturday, July 29th, at 4:00 PM.

--For those of you asking me about attending a line dance weekend event (yay for that!) at some point....the next two "local" events where I am on Staff are The New England Line Dance Showstopper (NELDS) in Warwick, Rhode Island from August 25th-27th and New York State of Line (NYSOL) in Catskills, NY from November 2-5th. Each of these events has a dedicated Beginner Room!

So...I look forward to seeing you and dancing with you again somehere soon! Please feel free to email me with any questions regarding these classes or events.

I am including the info email from Big Apple Ranch AND the list of all of the dances that I have shared in the Beginner Master Classes at NYSC/West 80th. Just scroll down.

Have a great day and, as always, thank you for your support of me and my classes.
I appreciate it so very much!

Warm and grateful regards,

Dances Taught at LD Master Classes
at NYSC/West 80th

Cupid Shuffle

Come On and Dance

Good Morning

AB Baby

Mamma Maria

K Is For Kicks

Ah Si


Rocket To the Sun

Rockin' The Wagon Wheel

I Was On a Boat

A Kind of Hush

Raising Hell

The Morning After

Empty Pockets

Black Velvet

Ghost Train

Country As Can Be (CACB)
Country As Can Be ~ Suzanne Wilson - Line Dance (Walk thru & Dance)

Bump "N Grind

Say Goodbye

Step Right Up (teach starts at 3:55 on video)

Stand By Cha

Lucky Lips

We Never Knew Love

Love You Cha

Cowboy Rhythm

It Feels This Good

Texas Time (Teach) (Choreographer With Her Class)

Shotgun Jenny

Bounce Bounce

Happy Demo at Dance Weekend, 2014 Walk Thru & Demo


Big Apple Ranch

takes over Times Square!

Join us on Tuesday, July 25 for a FREE line dance class in Times Square

taught by our very own Jon Lee!

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Times Square Broadway Plaza

between 43rd and 44th Street

Read the rest of this entry »

Blog of 06-27-2023

Posted 6/27/2023
We had a great ZOOM Class #135 on Saturday! Quality not quantity as we made it quickly through most of the planned playlist dancing 12 dances! Thanks so much to those of you who showed up for our ZOOM #135!!  We WILL have ZOOM Class #136 this Saturday, July 1st, at 4:00 PM! Who will be joining me? Kindly RSVP and try to practice! I will look forward to seeing you on Saturday at 4:00 PM!!!!
I'm also happy to report that our Master Class #13 at NYSC/West 80th this past Sunday was equally if not more rewarding with 26 dedicated dancers! I had a great time with the "Regulars" and some brand new to line dance guests! All did great! My next Beginner Master Class #14 at NYSC/West 80th will be on Sunday, July 23rd! I hope that you will join us for another Line Dance joy filled afternoon!
I had such an interesting time at Lincoln Center last Friday night for their "Summer In The City" event, featuring Stud Country teaching a few line dances and an added Two Step lesson!  It was great to see so many dance lovers on the floor!  Everyone looked so happy! 
I just LOVE that!!! Thank you, Stud Country, for bringing the Line Dance joy to Lincoln Center!
Traveling to teach at Line Dance Weekend events has commenced!!!  Next professional teaching stops are in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Detroit, Chicago and Upstate New York!!  In addition....I'll be attending Line Dance Weekends in Nashville and Ohio. 
You can continue your quest for Line Dance joy here in Manhattan by coming to see me!!!  Thursday classes are going well and the Masters at NYSC/West 80th are a heartwarming success.  Please email me here on the website if you need any and all Manhattan line dance info!  
Take care, Everyone, and Happy Dancing!!!
Warm and grateful regards,
Rona Kaye
Read the rest of this entry »

Blog of 5-29-2023

Posted 5/29/2023
Dear Line Dance Family Friends....
Happy Memorial Day holiday to all and gratitude to all of our fallen soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great United States of America.  We honor you and remember you with gratitude, respect and love.
This was a great week for line dance fun in New York City!  We were dancing in the Studio at 382, at The JCC and at NYSC/West 80th!!  
I hope that you had as much fun as I did in yesterday's Beginner Line Dance Master Class #11 at NYSC/West 80th!!!  We had 26 dancers on a holiday weekend!!!  This class never ceases to amaze me....all of you did a great job on the line dance floor!  I know it was challenging for some of my AB (Absolute Beginner) dancers who were WERE there and just kept on going....I couldn't be more proud of this class!  There is so much more to learn, so much more line dance fun to have together.
I am going to schedule my next Beginner Line Dance Master Class #12 for Sunday, June 11th.  Same process to register and pay at NYSC/West 80th.  You can register online or at the West 80th location.  Fee is $20, paid directly to NYSC with a credit card (no cash).  You do NOT need to be a member of the gym in order to attend this class, so, bring a friend!
I am excited to be traveling this week to Raleigh once again to teach at The Line Dance Marathon 2023!  We will have over 600 line dancers in attendance!  It is always a very exciting dance weekend event!  I will hope to see you there!
Please feel free to contact me if you need any info regarding any of my Line Dance (or fitness) classes on Zoom, in person Studio or Master at West 80th.  
Have a great Summer day!  I'll be in touch with any and all updates!
Read the rest of this entry »

Blog of 5-17-2023

Posted 5/17/2023
Hello, Dear Line Dance Family Friends....
First of all, and I am happy to report....YES!!!  Pop Up Surprise Line Dance Master Class #11 at NYSC/West 80th WILL BE on Sunday, May 28th, from 1-3+ PM!!!  So, for those of you who are staying in Manhattan on the Memorial Day weekend and want to get your dance on....come and line dance with me!!!  You can register NOW or at anytime between now and May 28th at NYSC/West 80th or on Class fee is $20 paid directly to NYSC with a credit card (no cash). You do NOT need to be a member of the gym to take this class, so, bring a friend! Looking forward to seeing you at this solid Beginner level Line Dance Workshop
On Thursday, May 25th....I have been invited to teach again at The JCC (76th & Amsterdam Avenue).  It is a special all night event to celebrate the 2023/5783 Tikkun holiday! It is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! This will be an all-night, multimedia extravaganza, a riff on the Jewish tradition of staying up all night on this holiday to prepare for "revelation." The line-up features concerts and cooking classes and films and classes of all sorts, along with traditional text study. I'll be kicking things off by teaching a Beginner Line Dance Class from 10-11 PM! It's always been a fun dancing experience at The JCC! You are welcome to stay to participate in any of the other activities free of charge! Will hope to see you there!
We supported The Big Apple Ranch monthly event last Saturday night! There is a complimentary Two Step and Line Dance lesson included with the $20 door charge (cash only). Everyone is invited to this long time running (26 years young!) Partner and Line social dance! Visit  for details, including location of the event. Next monthly dance at BAR is Saturday, June 10th! Will look forward to seeing you there!
Will hope to see you and dance with you soon!
Happy Dancing, Everyone!
Read the rest of this entry »

Blog of 04-25-2023

Posted 4/25/2023

Good Morning, Everyone! Last week was a GREAT week of Line Dance Classes! We were at Studio 382 on Thursday with AB and Beginners. We had a really GREAT Master Class #9 at NYSC/West 80th on Sunday! AND we had a very productive ZOOM Class #129 on Saturday. Thanks so much to the dancers who joined me on ZOOM Saturdays and in the other classes!
Our ZOOM "Mini Marathon" with one wall reveiws was a success! We danced 15 dances! I enjoy this type of, dance, dance! So, let's do it again this Saturday, April 29th, at 4 PM! Kindly RSVP if you will be joining me on ZOOM. I'll send your PLAN tomorrow morning and we will start with the 7 dances that we didn't dance last Saturday. I will teach a brand new dance!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding any of my classes!

It's a beautiful day and I look forward to seeing you somewhere this week to dance with me again!!! Have a great day!

Read the rest of this entry »

Blog of 04-17-2023

Posted 4/17/2023

Hello, Everyone!

I am really looking forward to this week's Beginner Level Line Dance Master Class (Workshop) #9 at NYSC/West 80th on Sunday, April 23rd, from 1-3+ PM! We will review some of the (twenty) past choreography combinations and I am planning on teaching a few new dances to you!

GOOD NEWS regarding registration procedure. First of all, you do NOT need to be a NYSC gym member in order to attend this class. ANYONE can join in the line dance fun, so, bring a friend! Please come dressed comfortably and preferably with comfortable shoes instead of sneakers, which can be cumbersome.

The good news is that IF you are a member of NYSC and you have downloaded the new "app", you are now able to register and pay for this class online through the app. It's easy! If you are NOT a member of NYSC (and that is okay) then you still do need to register and pay for class at the NYSC/West 80th location (between Broadway and West End Avenue). That is also an easy process and anyone at the front desk area should be able to help you sign up. My advice is to register BEFORE Sunday's class if at all possible, but you CAN register and pay the $20 by credit card only (no cash) on the day of the workshop.

FYI for other Line Dance classes this week:

Thursday Nights at Studio 382
(382 Central Park West ON 97th Street BETWEEN CPW and Columbus Avenue):
6 PM "AB" (Absolute Beginner) class. This is an hour class working on "basic" steps in Line Dance choreography. $15 fee.

7:15-8:30 PM Beginner Line Dance....a "step up", so to speak, the next level up from the AB class. $20 fee. Yes, you can attend both classes ($25).
Beginner/Improver Line Dance Class #129 on ZOOM is Saturday, April 22nd, at 4:00!
("Improver" level is a step up from Beginner.)

PLEASE feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the Master Class #9 at NYSC/West 80th or any of my other line dance or fitness classes.

I am excited to see you and dance with you again this week!

Warm and grateful regards,

Read the rest of this entry »

Blog of 04-11-2023

Posted 4/11/2023

Hello Line Dance Family Friends,

Good Morning and Happy Spring! I hope that you are enjoying the gorgeous NYC weather this week! More great news is that we DO have opportunities to dance together in the next few weeks! Here are your updates....please feel free to contact me with ANY questions that you may have regarding my line dance (or fitness) classes.

***** I AM adding a NEW weekly "AB" (Absolute Beginner) Line Dance Class on Thursday nights at 6 PM, right before the currently scheduled weekly Beginner level class at 7 PM. It will run 55 minutes so that we can start the 7:00 on time. (These start times might need a slight adjustment...let's see how it goes!) Please try to come a little early to each class. This will start THIS THURSDAY, April 13th, at 6 PM. I will be at the Studio by 5:45 PM.

Studio 382 is located on the basement level at 382 Central Park West, which is ON 97th Street BETWEEN Central Park West and Columbus Avenues on the North side of the street. Please check in with the Concierge when you arrive. If you have not yet filled out a waiver form, just ask the desk person to give one to you and bring it downstairs with you to give to me. I'll take it from there. As of right now, the fee for the AB Class only is $15 and the 7:00 Class only is $20. If you are taking both classes, the total fee is $25.

****** Line Dance Master Class #9 at NYSC/West 80th is a GO for Sunday, April 23rd, from 1:00-3:00+ PM!!! The class is posted on the NYSC schedule and you can register and pay for this class at NYSC/West 80th NOW or anytime before the class begins. The fee is $20 and is paid by credit card (no cash) directly to NYSC. Try to see Maria if possible...anyone at front desk should be able to sign you up! We will review past dances and learn some new choreography!!!

We had a great time this past week, dancing socially on Saturday night at Big Apple Ranch. They are primarily a Partner Dance event with a splash of Line Dance, but we made it happen and danced quite a bit! Their next monthly dance is Saturday, May 13th. Feel free to contact me regarding this fun event. There is always a Two Step AND a Line Dance lesson included in the $20 fee.

That's it for now. I hope that all is well with all of you and that I get to see you and line dance with you somewhere soon!

Have a beautiful Spring day!
Warmest regards,

Read the rest of this entry »

Blog of 3-28-2023

Posted 3/28/2023
Good Morning, Everyone! Just a note here to thank those of you who joined me this past week on the line dance floor, either on ZOOM or in person! It is always great to see you and dance with you!
I will be dancing in Delaware this coming weekend at The Diamond State Line Dance Event 2023 so, NO ZOOM class this week. This ZOOM Class #127 will resume on Saturday, April 8th, at 4:00 PM. I will be in touch with a reminder and your class PLAN! Hopefully, I'll have some new choreography to share with you!
We had a great Master Class #8 at NYSC/West 80th on Sunday! I threw some challenging steps their way and was very proud of the class's success on the dance floor! My next Master Class #9 will be on Sunday, April 23rd! I'll be in touch with more info regarding this event.
YES! There IS class this THURSDAY, March 30th, at Studio 382 at 7:00 PM!!! Please arrive a few minutes early so that we can deal with any "paperwork", sign in and start class on time! Class is located at 382 Central Park West, which is ON 97th Street, BETWEEN Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, North side of the street.
As always, please contact me with any questions that you may have regarding my Line Dance or Fitness Classes. Have a great week, Everyone! I'll look forward to seeing you on a line dance floor somewhere soon!
Read the rest of this entry »

Rona's Blog History:


Dear friends,
I just want you to know that I have been thinking about you.  I hope that this note finds all of you safe at home and feeling fine.  I am okay, hanging in there, healthy for now and trying very hard to stay in, eat well (and not gain weight!), connect with my many friends (I am blessed) via phone, Facebook, e mail, texts and Facebook Private Messenger.  This is so very important for us to remain connected during this challenging, sad, frightening and tragic time in our lives. I try to do my best and maintain my "one day at a time" mantra.
Having said that....I am exercising every day.  One of my Fitness students informed me about Gilad on Spectrum Channel 469.  I studied and took classes on TV with Gilad a million years ago!  It was early in my Fitness career.  I fell in love with him and his style and he became a real mentor of mine.  It helped me to develop my own personal teaching style which has ultimately gotten me to where I am today, twenty years later.  So, I am so happy to have him back in my life again.  I have been working out with him every day.  Monday-Friday half hour classes are at 6, 6:30, 9, 9:30, 12 and 12:30.  Saturday and Sunday hour long classes are at 9am.  Usually one class is a cardio based and the other is cardio and muscle conditioning.  A great back to back combo!  Yesterday, I got four classes in!  Hoping to do the same today!  This is helping me to remain somewhat sane during this crisis.  I share this with you because it might help you if this is something that interests you.
Now...Line Dance.  Boy, do I miss our Thursday night classes!  So, here are a few things that you might want to consider.  Okay....a lot of my LD teaching colleagues have started doing Live classes on FaceBook.  They are great IF you happen to run into them while perusing.  You CAN take the class after the initial live one in case you weren't able to take it live.  As of right now, I do not want to teach on FB live.  Not now.  Not yet.  I will see.  Maybe I will. (The one dance that I would teach first is "Happy".)  I prefer to have a different type of class by invitation only so that I know who is there with me.  I have started to investigate doing this with Zoom.  I am now a registered member so that is a start.  It's the logistics that is the challenging part.  A lot of my dance friends are teaching class this way and I am talking to them to see what is the best way for me to approach the situation.    So, while I deal with this, please be patient with me.  I will only share a class act project with you.  WE WILL DANCE TOGETHER AGAIN!
If you don't get the World Line Dance Newsletter, you should. It goes out daily from Carol Craven at for years now.  It is our most concise and up to date newsletter regarding line dance.  So now Carol is posting every day the online schedule of classes that are going to be taught in a two day period. These teaches are pretty much on FB. All different teachers from around the world, all levels, some for a fee, most are free.  So, every day you can see what is available from the teachers that have given their info to Carol and Stacy (who is Carol's amazingly talented webmaster....she keeps everything line dance related current and up to date!  Thank you, Stacy!).  If you want to get the newsletter, you can contact Carol Craven at  Feel free to tell her that you are my student or that we know each other.
You can also go to YouTube and bring up the videos that I have sent to you from past classes, Now, granted, we have not really nor can we dance all of the dances that I have taught you over the years. But you CAN bring some of them up, review and then dance a bit.  That is what I am doing now to keep up.  If you snooze, you lose....that is definitely true when it comes to remembering the choreography....just ask ME!!  Oy!  Try looking at Ah Si Ah Si, Rockin The Wagon Wheel, Back On Texas Time, Shotgun Jenny, Rocket To The Sun, Dance Monkey, Senorita La La La, Bayou Dreams, Somebody I Used To Know, A Kind of Hush, Champagne Promise....and the list goes on and on! can practice "Snapback"!!  ;-)   FYI: I promised Fran that when we are back in the studio, that we WILL bring back her fave dance!!!
I will be attending The Digital Line Dance Weekend 2 this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  The first one was two weeks ago and it was an amazing online event.  You can visit for all info.  Last time was mostly Intermediate/Advanced.  I think that this time will include more Beginner and Improver level dances.  The daily schedules are being created now and will be posted soon.  The cost is $50 for the three day weekend.  It's so worth it!  It is done through FaceBook and it is amazing how the DDW1 and 2 Team created this wonderful event so that the Line Dance Family could continue to dance "together" while apart.  The first event had 700 dancers from all over the world participating.  There are teaches, social dancing in between teaches and also an opportunity to learn more about the intructors as they take us on a little tour of their private lives after each lesson.  I am telling you, it was GREAT! 
So, I think that might be it for now.  I hope, as I said before, that all of you are being careful, that you are listening to our GREAT Governor Cuomo and the BRILLIANT 
(and adorable) Dr. Fauci, that you are being careful in order to be safe and stay well, that you are being considerate of others if you are out and that you maintain social distancing, that you are washing your hands and taking precautions when shopping and then getting your groceries home..."Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can" other mantra.  God bless, stay well and I WILL see you soon, hopefully online before we get back to the studio.  I will keep you informed.  Please feel free to connect with me and let me know how you are doing.  I'd love that.
Warm, sincere, loving and grateful regards,
Enjoy these little videos of levity during this terrible crisis....hopefully, you will chuckle a bit:


It has been great being here in New York City for my weekly Beginner/Improver Line Dance Class.  We have been able to dance our latest challenging dances better because of the continuity factor.  We have been working on Dancing With A Stranger, Blessed, All I Am Is You, Senorita La La La, Soul Shake, Dance Monkey (Johnstone), Don't Wanna Dance and Bonaparte's Retreat, to name just a few. We dance the easier pieces of choreography to warm up.  I'll be starting to travel to teach again soon!  Happy to say that March and April will be busy dancing months for me!  You can check my Dance Event schedule on this site.  The information for the Thursday classes is also listed.  Will look forward to seeing you on the dance floor soon!


Happy and healthy New Year to all!  The Beginner Workshop at The JCC on New Year's Day here on Manhattan's Upper West Side was so much fun!  I had 90 students on the dance floor who learned five Beginner level dances in an hour!  It was a lot of fun!  Weekly Thursday classes have resumed and we have a couple of new students!  I have decided to postpone the Friday Night Absolute Beginner (and maybe a little bit more) Workshop to the warmer months in The Spring or Summer. 
I will keep you informed, so stay tuned.  I was happy to visit with my South Florida Dance Family last week.  I guest taught at The Roundup in Davie (my home away from home) and taught Cherry On Top, Senorita La La La and Dancing With a Stranger. All dances were by request and well received.  It was a great few days in sunny Florida!  Happy dancing, Everyone!


First of all...I'd like to take this time to wish all of you the very best of happy times, happy dancing and great health in this coming year of 2020.  Then I'd like to thank my students again for their dedicated support of our weekly line dance class at Studio 382.  They have come a long way in their dance ability and I am most proud of them.  
Secondly....I will look forward to seeing you at The JCC Manhattan tomorrow, Wednesday, New Year's Day, from 1:30-2:30 PM for my Intro To Line Dance Beginner Workshop!!!!  Please take advantage of this FREE day of classes at The JCC's beautiful venue as they offer their Annual Fitness Fair to ALL!!!!  Pre Registration is suggested.
So, who's joining me in the studio on Thursday?  This is definite....we will review Dancing With a Stranger, Senorita La La La (which is up for Best Improver Dance at this year's Crystal Boot Awards!  Way to go, Julia!), All I Am Is You (also Julia's) and, if we can get to it, Blessed.  I will also teach one more brand new one!!!  Please try to review a bit before class so we can breeze through and dance as much as possible.
So, please let me know if you will be joining me in class on Thursday, January 2nd!
Please note that I am away NEXT Thursday, the 9th...class will resume on the 16th.
Is anyone interested in my Four Week Beginner Line Dance Intensive in February??? This workshop was very successful last Summer!  We had a lot of fun!  Please let me know.  All info about this workshop is on my website.  Please feel free to contact me with any and all questions that you may have regarding classes.  Tell your friends!!!!
I need a TEN student mimimum in order to hold this workshop!
Lastly....please take good care, especially today, New Year's Eve.  2019 went by so fast, didn't it?  But it was a great year, nevertheless, as we are here to talk about it, despite any and all challenges that have faced us.  I am grateful for all of it.  We are a tough bunch, strong in tenacity and in commitment.  Here's to an amazing 2020 for all of you....cheers from my heart to yours...Warm, grateful and sincere regards, Rona


I just wanted to check in and wish all of you a very happy holiday season!  We are still dancing here in New York City on Thursday nights!  Our Beginner Line Dance Class has moved forward and has been learning some more somewhat complicated and challenging choreography! (It's not that bad, really!)  I am most proud of their efforts!  It's been a lot of fun to see their progress!  The updated Winter 2020 class schedule has been posted on this website..  Please contact me if you are interested in the Absolute Beginner Four Week Workshop on Fridays in February.  Those class dates are February 7, 14, 21 and 28.  
I am happy to inform you that I will be teaching a Beginner/Improver Line Dance Workshop once again at The JCC in Manhattan on New Year's Day.  It is their annual "Free Fitness Fair"!  There are classes all day and they are FREE to all!  Check out the class schedule and times here:  I am teaching from 1:30-2:30 PM. 
Hoping that all is well with all of you.....wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Happy to be back here to keep you updated.....well, it's been an amazing travel to teach and attend line dance weekends time for me.  Dancing in Nashville and Ohio and teaching in Chicago, Detroit and Upstate New York has been a whirlwind and a really GREAT time. I am feeling very blessed and most grateful to be a part of so many line dance families!  Yes, it is sad to not be at Hill Country on Mondays anymore.  But, we tried and I truly did give it my very best effort.  I am still holding my weekly Beginner/Improver line dance classes on Thursdays. New students are welcome to join us as we review past teaches and enjoy some new and challenging line dances.  We have upped our game and, let me tell you, it is FUN and very soul satisfying!!!  Please continue to check this website for all updated information.  I have just composed the Winter, 2020, class flyer and it will be posted on this website soon.  Scheduled Thursday classes for the remainder of 2019 are November 21st, December 19th and 26th.  I have decided YES to a TRUE BEGINNER Line Dance Workshop (Four week session) on Fridays in February.  We did this last Summer and had a great time!  Please contact me to let me know if you are interested in joining us in the studio.  I trust that all is well with all of you.  Wishing you a very happy, healthy and delicious upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!
Dear friends.... Well, we tried.....I was informed yesterday that there will no longer be Line Dance Mondays at Hill Country.  We just couldn't get the numbers that The Management needed.   I'd like to thank all of you who made a strong and concerted effort to keep us going for the past six months.  Your dedication and loving support is greatly appreciated.   In the meantime, you can get your line dance on in my weekly classes on the Upper West Side.  I'll keep looking for a suitable and affordable space for future line dance events.   The thing that makes me feel the most sad is that our line dance community in Manhattan has seemed to fade away. Breaks my heart.   To those of you who remain, come and dance with me!  I'd love to see you and dance with you!
I am NOT giving up on this amazing sport that we share!!!  
Please  stay well, keep in touch and have happy and healthy holidays!
With warm, sincere and very grateful regards,   
Rona Kaye
The Management Team at Hill Country and I are looking forward to seeing you again tonight, Monday, October 7th, for our Line Dance Mondays event!  I will continue to review as needed and teach something new!  Thanks so much for helping to support the venue by purchasing something to eat and drink.  The food at HC is really the best Texas barbecue in Manhattan!  Hours are 6:30-9:30 PM!  Feel free to come downstairs at 6:15.  Bring a friend!   Your support means a lot and will help us to keep  Line Dancing alive here in New York City!!!
FYI:  I just received an email from four line dancers from France who will be visiting NYC and want to dance with us at Hill Country on October 21st..I don't even know if we will still be there.  OY!  I just wrote back to them.
Looking forward to seeing you and Frank on Wednesday, travels...xxxxx
Love and thanks,
Last night's enthusiastic turnout was better than expected, considering the holiday. Once again, there were a few new faces and it looks like we are actually having returning "regulars" on the dance floor.  I did quick one wall reviews, reviewed last week's teaches and taught a piece of new choreography called When You Smile.  Last night's line dance play list included Cupid Shuffle, Mamma Maria, K Is For Kicks, Senorita La La La, American Kids, Tush Push, Sundance, Bayou Dreams, Keep It Simple, Shotgun Jenny, Texas Time, Wagon Wheel Rock, CACB and I taught a quick lesson for an El Paso (Partner Classic).  As of right now, we are back next Monday night, October 7th, at Hill Country!  Please continue to check this blog for all updated info.  See you on Monday!  Bring a friend!
We welcomed a few newcomers to the dance floor at Hill Country last night!  Hoping for a few more when we return next week on Monday, September 30th (as of right now!).  Since we were away for six weeks, I reviewed the basics at the beginning of the night and then taught American Kids and Senorita La La La.  Last night's play list with short reviews of each dance included Ah Si, Cupid, Mamma Maria, CACB, Sundance, Texas Time, Bayou Dreams, Imelda's Way, Shotgun Jenny, K Is For Kicks, Keep It Simple, Wagon Wheel Rock and Codigo. We also danced some Two Step and Schottishe.  Please check this website for updated info about the Line Dance Mondays schedule at Hill Country.    See you next week!  Bring a friend! 
I will look forward to seeing you tonight, Monday, September 23rd, as we return to Hill Country (30 West 26th Street in Manhattan) for Line Dance Mondays from
6:15-9:30 PM....thank you ahead of time for supporting the venue by ordering something to eat and drink.  It is very much appreciated.
We will get rolling by 7:00 PM....we have a lot to quickly review (since we have been away for six weeks due to Summer hours and my traveling to teach schedule)....and, I have a couple of new dances to share with you!  I am hoping that we will be able to get to all of it!  Please see previous Blog entries for all of the dances that I have taught and reviewed since we started at HC in April.
So, put on your dancing shoes with the intention of keeping Line Dance alive in New York City!  We are still going at it!  Bring a friend or two!
We will be back at Hill Country for Line Dance Mondays NEXT Monday, September 23rd.  A band was booked and I was informed late last night.  I am so sorry for any inconvenience.  Looking forward to seeing you next Monday, September 23rd, at Hill Country for Line Dance Mondays!!!
09-14-2019 (See update above, next line dance is 9-23)
The Management Team and I are looking forward to seeing you again THIS Monday, September 16th, for our return to Hill Country (30 West 26th Street) and our Line Dance Mondays!!!  You can come downstairs after 6:00.....things get moving after 6:30.  Supporting the venue by having a bite to eat and something from the bar is greatly appreciated (Best Texas BBQ in NYC!). Thank you ahead of time for that!
I will be reviewing like crazy throughout the night with the hopes of dancing as much as possible!!!!  Your support means a lot....bring a friend or two!  I can promise you a great time!
Have a great weekend!  See you on Monday night!
Dear friends....I was (apologetically) informed late last night that Hill Country was cancelling our Line Dance Mondays event tonight (August 19th). The reason is that this time of the year is a very slow period for NYC restaurants in general with many New Yorkers being out of town these last few weeks of Summer. 
Our next scheduled date is Monday, September 16th.  I am dancing out of town on the 9th (sorry about that.) 
I hope that this does not cause any inconvenience to any of you.  So sorry for that. Thank you for your continued support of this event.  We will see you on September 16th at Hill Country!!!!
We danced a lot tonight at Hill Country.  Because the dancers are so diverse, it's necessary for me to do one or two wall reviews most of the night in addition to the real teaches.  Play list included:  Cupid Shuffle, Black Velvet, K Is For Kicks, Wagon Wheel Rock, Ah Si, Mamma Maria, Slappin' Leather, Trashy Women, Cruisin, Boot Scoot Boogie (re-teach), Keep It Simple, Imelda's Way, CACB, DHSS, Tush Push, Mucara Walk, Rock It (teach), Reggae Cowboy (teach), Sundance, Bayou Dreams, Texas Time, Shotgun Jenny.  Last night's teaches had been requested.  Next time, I teach CURRENT choreography now that these old classics have been taught!!!!!  We return to Hill Country on Monday, August 19th (There is a band scheduled for Monday, August 12th.)  Future scheduled date is August 26th.  See you at Hill Country for Line Dance Mondays on August 19th!  Bring a friend!!!!
We had a fun night at Hill Country last night for Line Dance Mondays!  We were happy to see some new faces on the dance floor.  Thanks so much to everyone who is continuing to support line dancing in New York City and the venue.  Last night's teaches and play list:  Cupid Shuffle, Black Velvet, Mamma Maria, Come Dance With Me, Texas Time, K Is For Kicks, Rockin' The Wagon Wheel, Gypsy Queen, Tush Push, Imelda's Way, Sundance, Ah Si, Bayou Dreams, Chocolate Melon, Shotgun Jenny, CACB, A Kind Of Hush, Copperhead, I Close My Eyes, Champagne Promise, DHSS, My Maria, Cruisin', Codigo, Day Of The Dead.  Next scheduled date is Monday, August 5th!  Will look forward to seeing you there!  Bring a friend!
Just a friendly reminder that we are back at it at Hill Country on Monday, July 29th, for our Line Dance Mondays! All info listed on the sites listed below...30 West 26th Street in starts after 6:00 PM! Looking forward to seeing you again downstairs at Hill Country! Bring a friend! Lessons and requests. No cover. Great food and bar menus!!!! Current upcoming dates are August 5th,19th and 26th. (These dates are subject to change per restaurant bookings.)
Wow!  What a great night at Line Dance Mondays at Hill Country on July 15th!!!  One of my line dance students celebrated her birthday and had over 35 guests who did an amazing job on the dance floor!  A few of my fitness students from NYSC and some of my line dance family from Queens and Manhattan showed up!  Of course my Manhattan line dance students were there too!  Thanks so much to all of you for supporting the venue by ordering food and bar specials....the food at HC is delicious!!!!
Once again, I happily shared as much choreography as possible!  Play list/teaches included Cupid Shuffle, Mamma Maria, CACB, Good Morning, K Is For Kicks, Keep It Simple, Cruisin', Tush Push, Sundance, My Maria, Bayou Dreams, Texas Time, Lay Low, Imelda's Way, Groovy Love, Who's Up All Night?, I Close My Eyes, Blessed, Gypsy Queen, Champagne Promise, Shotgun Jenny, Wagon Wheel Rock, Sweet Caroline, Chocolate Melon. We are scheduled to be at Line Dance Mondays again this Monday, July 22nd!!!  See you then!  Bring a friend!!!!

We had a great time at last night's Line Dance Mondays at Hill Country!  
I had a great little group of dancers and was able to teach them about 15 dances throughout the night!  Looking forward to next Monday, July 15th!!!!  We will be celebrating one of my student's birthdays!  Come by and say hello and dance a few with us!!!  I will review a lot and add some new choreography!  Bring a friend!!!  
We had another interesting night this past Monday line dancing at Hill Country!!!!  We danced a significant amount and reviewed again because we had some new dancers with us!!!  Always happy to see that!!!
Please note that the Hill Country Management has booked a show for this coming Monday, July 1st, so, we will be returning for Line Dance Mondays on Monday,  July 8th.  We are also scheduled, as of right now, for July 15th and 22nd.  Please plan accordingly!  So, I will see you on Monday, July 8th!  Visit us on Go NYC!!!!
Happy and safe holiday to all!

Last night's "Line Dance Mondays" at Hill Country was so much FUN!!!!  We had our "Regulars" and a lot of new attendees who did a great job on the dance floor with quick teaches and reviews.  Play list/reviews/teaches included:  Cupid Shuffle, Ah Si, Good Morning, CACB, Trashy Women, Texas Time, Bayou Dreams, Sundance, Cruisin', Slappin' Leather, It's All About The 3 Steps, My Maria, Tush Push, After Midnight, Kickin' It, K Is For Kicks, Black Velvet, Struttin' With Sugar, Codigo.....will look forward to seeing you this coming Monday, June 24th, at Hill Country!  Bring a friend!!!

I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night, Monday, June 17th, as we resume our "Line Dance Mondays"  at Hill Country!!!  Downstairs opens at 6:00 PM if you'd like to come down and have a cocktail or soft drink and a bite to eat before the party gets started around 6:30 PM.  
We run until 9:30 PM.  
I will quickly review all of the dances that I have taught before our hiatus (please see list below) and I will teach something new, with the hopes of dancing as much as we can!!!!  Partner dances will also be called.
Hill Country is located at 30 West 26th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway.  Bring a friend!!!  I'm looking forward to seeing you!      


What a beautiful day here in Manhattan yesterday.  Warm, breezy and Summery outside and very cool inside at Hill Country last night!  Thanks for your support! 

Dance play list for the two hours that we danced (I taught and reviewed): 

Cupid, Ah Si, Texas Time, Bayou Dreams, Mamma Maria, Sundance, Shotgun Jenny, BSB, CACB, Trashy Women, Cowboy Rhythm, Cruisin, Slappin Leather, My Maria, Keep It Simple, Tush Push, Mucara Walk, After Midnight, Rockin The Wagon Wheel, Codigo. 

Looking forward to seeing you for our next "Line Dance Mondays" at Hill Country.  Will inform you of upcoming dates.


Well, despite a very dreary and a lot of depressing all day and evening rain in Manhattan yesterday, we still happily danced a significant amount last night at Hill Country!  Thanks so much to the very dedicated "quality and not quantity" group of line dance fun seekers who showed their support of me and the venue!  I appreciate your loving loyalty and continued interest in what this line dance world has to offer.  I had a couple of new attendees which necessitated teaches and walk throughs of these Beginner level oldies: 
Shotgun Jenny, A Kind of Hush, Rockin' The Wagon Wheel, Kickin' It (NJ Step), CACB, Good Morning, Mamma Maria, Ghost Train, Come Dance With Me, Small Y'all, Empty Pockets, Somebody I Used To Know, Forever Cool and The Bomp.
I am looking forward to this coming Monday, May 20th, to seeing you with me again at HC.  The plan is to quickly review so that we can dance (and establish a line dance repertoire) and I will teach a few of the more current pieces of  choreography.  See you for "Line Dance Mondays" at Hill Country on May 20th!!!  Bring a friend!!!

We return to Hill Country for "Line Dance Mondays" on Monday, May 13th!!!!  I will be quickly reviewing all past dance teaches (see previous blog entries) and will introduce a couple of new pieces of choreography.
Looking forward to seeing you on Monday, May 13th!  Bring a friend! 


We had another great night of line and partner dancing at Hill Country on Monday, April 22nd.  Thanks to all who joined us despite the weather conditions (rain) and that it is a holiday week.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

--Quick reviews of last week's dances:  Cupid, Ah Si, Shotgun Jenny, Boot Scoot Boogie, WW Rock
--Review of "Oldies":  Sundance, Black Velvet, 16 Step
--Teaches:  Good Time, What Makes You Country
--Play List:  Cupid, Ah Si, Shotgun J, BSB, WWRock, My Maria, Sundance, Black Velvet, Good Time, Cruisin', American Kids, Day of the Dead, CACB, Music To My Eyes, Tush Push, Mucara Walk, El Paso, Sweet Caroline, What Makes You Country, Two Step 
See you on Monday, April 29th!!!!


Thanks so VERY much for a great first night at Line Dance Mondays at Hill Country! This “work in progress” line dance party was well attended and supported by an amazing line dance line dance class students, NYSC fitness students, so many old friends from D & D, my line dance family who schlepped into Manhattan from Long Island, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester County and some new faces I had not seen before (“welcome to the family “!). Thanks so much to the Management Team at HC for their support and help last night. It was great to work with Carrie, Chase, Paul and Brandon. Thanks to everyone there who supported the venue. It is greatly appreciated. I hope that you enjoyed yourselves and that we will see you again next week at “Line Dance Mondays” at Hill Country! Please check my website for all info regarding my local line dance classes. My Beginner Intensive Workshop starts on Friday, April 26th in the studio.

A great big thank you as well to my Luigi Jazz Dance Family who saw me teach for the first time last night at Hill Country! Thanks for your support. I hope that you enjoyed yourselves and that you return for more line dance fun! See you in Style class on Saturday! I’m excited to get my Luigi on after being away for these past few weeks. Thanks again, Ladies! Your support means a lot to me!

Dances taught on Monday April 15, 2019:

Cupid Shuffle, Ah Si, Shotgun Jenny, Rockin The Wagon Wheel, Slappin' Leather, Boot Scoot Boogie


Hill Country in Manhattan!
30 West 26th Street between B’way-6th
6:00-9:30 PM

Looking forward to seeing you and dancing with you at Hill Country.

Yes, I’ll be teaching throughout the night. Downstairs opens at 6:00 and I’ll probably start to teach around 6:30 ish.

I suggest coming early to have a bite to eat upstairs. Then come down to the line dance party.

Full service bar upstairs and downstairs. All food menus available downstairs too! 

Hill Country is best known for its authentic Texas Barbecue.

Check the HC website for all menus and upcoming special event and live music schedule.

There is no cover charge, so, please, I encourage you to support the venue. See you soon!