Live to dance, Dance to live.

Holiday hotels have to provide some form of entertainment, that’s a given. Some do it well, some don’t and some are blessed by talent. Whilst in Paphos, Cyprus I was in such a hotel. One particular night the Damon Apartment Hotel heralded ‘Dances From Around the World.’ Now I love dance but I wasn’t expecting much. To be fair we weren’t staying at Planet Hollywood, and this wasn’t the ‘Vegas The Show!’ But four young ladies were about to surprise me, so from left to right meet Laura, Emily, Kizzy and Lisa.

After the first dance I felt the need for a camera, these were no ordinary girls, this was slick and professional. Initially I was intrigued then dazzled by the routines which were strongly phased to the music, the choreography respected the phrasing (this link is an excellent example of how dance is phased to music) and the girls made full use of it. The costume changes were smooth, adept, unobtrusive and I was impressed when Lisa sang and I recalled how disappointed I had felt with the miming at the Moulin Rouge

When the magic was over I was lucky enough to meet with the girls and overwhelmed by their excitement and shared passion for their dancing. As we chatted I was astounded to find out it was the first time they had performed this routine together, but not surprised when they disclosed that they, “had been in rehearsals all day that day, running numbers and doing dress rehearsals.”


Lisa informed me that they are employed by Top Dog Entertainment, who choreograph, choose the music for the shows and provide the costumes. Laura, Emily, Kizzy and Lisa have fascinating stories in their own right which I intend to write here in series, culminating in a full blown article. (magazine to be announced). A bit like Charlie’s Angels, but with more glamour and no crime πŸ˜€.<<<<<<

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
This entry was posted in Cyprus, Dancing, Life, Women and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

30 Responses to Live to dance, Dance to live.

  1. Nice piece Pal, loved the link to ‘phasing’ which I was oblivious to, thanks Charlie.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carolyn Page says:

    Haha.. Charlie I’m looking forward to the continuance of the girl’s stories! They do look amazing!
    Love the handle – Charlie’s Angels… πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  3. selviafei says:

    Love the pictures 😍😍😍

    Liked by 2 people

  4. reemasandhu says:

    Very nice,
    Hope you are enjoying the moment

    Liked by 2 people

  5. marisselee says:

    Indeed it is nice to watch dance like this one — I preferred it over the Miley Cyrus’s twerk dance lol

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Jim Walker says:

    Great review Charlie, we saw the Topdog dancers at a couple of shows when in Paphos earlier this year. It was a slightly different line up, though Lisa and Laura were in there. It was a fantastic show, a real highlight of the holiday. We could see the dancers were really having a great time, as you say ‘blessed with talent’.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank you Jim, I’m glad you too, had a great time. Lisa did say there were two other girls before and that’s why they hadn’t done the routine together before that night, I was amazed how tight it was under the circumstances Thanks for reading and your comment πŸ˜€ May I ask how you found this? Just curious πŸ˜€


  7. Looks like fun, despite my complete inability to move, sing or, in fact, do anything in time to music. –

    Liked by 2 people

  8. cm writes says:

    aaahhh! nice piece Charlie! I would love to be able to do that kind of dancing. I always wanted to be some kind of dancer, actually, a tap dancer.. Alas, my parents had no money for that. So I drove a truck for a number of years instead.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Rave review. I am interested and will watch for the series.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Pingback: Live to Dance: Lisa | Charliecountryboy's Blog

  11. Pingback: Live to Dance: Lisa – Life and all that stuff

  12. Pingback: Live to Dance: Laura’s Story | Charliecountryboy's Blog

  13. Pingback: Live to Dance: Emily’s Story | Charliecountryboy's Blog

  14. Pingback: Live to Dance: Kizzy’s Story (Last but not Least) | Charliecountryboy's Blog

  15. Pingback: Fun in Zakynthos, That’d be Greece :-) | Charliecountryboy's Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s