While she danced through her teens doing the jive, the twist, disco, etc. She has no formal dance training. She discovered “Latin” line dancing in 2005 but did not discover “modern” line dancing until 2013. Since there were no modern line dance classes in her area, she began her own classes with her co-instructor friend, Judy Martin.
She began writing easy social dances in 2014 for her classes and to teach at local workshops. She had no music or choreography training but enjoyed the process of writing a dance. In 2020, when Rob Fowler began a virtual choreography course, she jumped at the chance to learn and grow. She hopes you can see from dances published since then, the progress she has made. And, the journey continues.
“It has been the greatest joy to discover line dancing in my retirement. I value the wonderful friendships I have made, and continue to make, in this wonderful line dance family.”
Elaine had two dances nominated for Crystal Boot Awards 2021: Sundown Swing and Moving On Tango.
Elaine Cook has choreographed 29 dances, of which 19 have been co-choreographed. Their first published stepsheet on CopperKnob is Get My Name from May 2014, with their most recent stepsheet of Full-Time Fool in October 2021.
Additionally, Elaine Cook has recently had 1 dance in the top 10 with A Lot About a Little.
64 Count 2 Wall Intermediate Music: Full-Time Fool - The Stateline Band
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: A Lot About a Little - Jason Benoit & Jdzl : (Single)
32 Count 4 Wall Absolute Beginner Music: Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band : (CD: The Original Masters Greatest Hits)
32 Count 2 Wall Intermediate Music: Hands up Like This - ZOA
32 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: Red Light - Brad Cox
32 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: Hillbilly Bounce - Brian James Schram : (Album Going Pro)
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Runaway Bay - Gramps Morgan
42 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: Three Rows Over (And Two Seats Down) - Bobby Curtola
48 Count 2 Wall Improver Music: Little Cowboys - Gord Bamford : (Album: Neon Smoke)
32 Count 2 Wall Improver Music: Dirty - Tyler Farr : (Album: Redneck Crazy)
48 Count 2 Wall Improver Music: Show Me Your Light - Vidya Vox : (Album: Kuthu Fire - 3:07)
32 Count 4 Wall Absolute Beginner Music: I'm Moving On - Chyvonne Scott : (Album: I'm Moving On - Rare Soul Recordings)
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: When the Sun Goes Down - Johnny Reid : (Album: What Love is All About - 2:24)
64 Count 2 Wall Improver Music: Morgan Wallen - 7 Summers (Single) (3m 30s - BPM: 102 (approx))
48 Count 2 Wall High Improver Music: Darlin' Don't Go - Sundance Head : (Album: Soul Country - 4:23)
48 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: Little Rain - Morgan Wallen : (Album: If I Know Me)
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Hide the Wine - Carly Pearce : (Album: Every Little Thing)
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Blue Finger Lou - Anne Murray : (Album: Together)
32 Count 2 Wall High Beginner Music: Keeping the Faith - Billy Joel : (Album: An Innocent Man)
16 Count 4 Wall Beginner NC Music: Running - James Bay