When I was living in Barcelona, weekends were full of Country Music and line dancing. But, for working reasons, I moved to Madrid in 2003. When I arrived in Madrid, I surfed Internet searching for a place to line dancing. The result of my searching was a disappointment for there was no place in the whole province of Madrid to line dancing, none. So, I started to teach people how to line dancing. In the beginning, we gather eight people. It was enough for starting. With constancy, effort, and the help of Maria, my wife, today in Madrid there are several places to line dancing to the rhythm of country music and many instructors, some of them old pupils of mine.
I have to say that I am more interested in teaching rather than creating. Nonetheless, I’ve built six choreographies, so far. And I’m working on the next one. My first choreography was “Hell Yeah I like beer”. My goal with it was the people that were just starting to dance. With that easy choreography, they could learn important steps like grapevine, jazz box, ½ turn pivots, kick ball change, and so on. It was a success. My last one is “Alfredo’s BBQ” which I did as an homage to Alfred Gradus, the owner of the Texans restaurants in Madrid ‘Alfredo’s BBQ’ and one of my best friends.
Currently, I teach how to Line Dancing on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in Madrid, at The Círculo de Baile dance academy, and at the Legend’s Honky Tonk in Tres Cantos, Madrid. I teach Country Line Dance Catalan Style, which is the most extended style in Europe and original of my city of birth, Barcelona.
Web (Spanish): https://aprendecountrylinedance.com
Youtube (English): http://bit.ly/Youtube-HowToLineDancing
Youtube (Spanish): http://bit.ly/AprendeCountryLineDance-CanalYoutube
Xavi Barrera has choreographed 16 dances, of which none have been co-choreographed. Their first published stepsheet on CopperKnob is Getaway Truck from March 2015, with their most recent stepsheet of Out Of Style in October 2019.
48 Compte 2 Mur Intermediate Musique: Im so Outta Style - Deryl Dodd
64 Compte 2 Mur Intermediate Musique: Honey Bee - Johnny Brady
80 Compte 2 Mur Intermediate Musique: Your One and Only - Jim Devine
32 Compte 4 Mur Beginner Musique: Every Little Thing - Carlene Carter
32 Compte 4 Mur Intermediate Musique: Ain't Nobody Hotter - Kyle Park
64 Compte 2 Mur Intermediate Musique: In My Heart - Charla Corn
32 Compte 4 Mur Beginner Musique: Run - Pat Green
48 Compte 2 Mur Phrased Intermediate Musique: You Can't Roller Skate In a Buffalo Herd - Roger Miller
64 Compte 2 Mur Intermediate Musique: So Good - Kimberly Dunn
32 Compte 4 Mur Beginner Musique: Motor City Man by Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis
32 Compte 4 Mur Beginner Musique: I Gotta Get Drunk - Willie Nelson
32 Compte 4 Mur Beginner Musique: Death, Taxes and Texas - Deryl Dodd
64 Compte 2 Mur Intermediate Musique: Hey Good Lookin' - The Mavericks
32 Compte 4 Mur Beginner Musique: Hell Yeah, I Like Beer - Kevin Fowler
100 Compte 1 Mur Phrased Intermediate / Advanced Musique: The Heart of Life - Aaron Watson
32 Compte 4 Mur Intermediate Musique: Getaway Truck - Aaron Watson