Line Dance Connection:

What's your name? Do you have any dance nicknames that you're known by?

Aline Goodman:

Aline Goodman is my given name.But my family calls me Candy and the Las Vegas line dancers call me Rollene (please donít ask)!

 

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Where are you from and what city do you call home?

Aline Goodman:

I was born in Cherry Point, NC and I have lived in Philly since 1962.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

What do you do in your professional life? Any hobbies outside of dance?

Aline Goodman:

I have been a legal secretary for 32 years now.My other hobbies include: reading, sewing, crocheting and music.

 

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

So what do they call this dance craze in your home town? Line Dancing, Hustling, Sliding, Other?

Aline Goodman:

Line Dancing

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Are you affiliated with any group or groups?

Aline Goodman:

I use to be affiliated with 381 Productions.But most of the members do not dance anymore so now I just go out dancing.Some people think that Line Dance Made Easy is a group.It isnít a group, just a way of dance.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How long have you been dancing?

Aline Goodman:

I have been line dancing since 1999 -2000.But, I learned to Philly Bop when I was 12 years old (I am now 52).

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How did you get involved in dancing?

Aline Goodman:

I simply love music.The first type of dancing I remember doing is the Philly Bop, Cha-Cha and Slop.As for getting started in line dance, I was looking for something to do and a former co-worker took me to my first class, and my first instructor was Gloria Kingcade.I can still remember the first dance she taught me, which was the Soul City Walk.I have been hooked ever since.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

After you attended your very first class, how did you feel?

Aline Goodman:

Wonderful!It was so much fun!I couldnít wait until the next class.Next thing I knew, I was taking a 3 hour class on Saturday with Tracey Abney, my other dance mother.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How did you get into choreography? ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Aline Goodman:

On a dare.A friend said that if I could do all the dances, why not make up one of your own.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How many dances have you created and what was the very first dance you created?

Aline Goodman:

I have roughly 12 dances that I have choreographed.My very first dance was Goodman Groove that I choreographed with Noland Taylor.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Of all your dances which one would you say is your favorite?

Aline Goodman:

I have to say Goodman Groove is my favorite.Not because it was the first one, but because of the way the dance community embraced the dance.The music helped as well.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

In your own words, what makes dancing special?

Aline Goodman:

The fact that you can lose yourself on the floor, complete zone out and forget all your problems while getting your jig in on the dance floor.Singing and dancing and knowing that you are having a good time!There is nothing better!

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

If you could change one thing about dancing, what would it be?

Aline Goodman:

Iíd like the dances coming out to last longer or Iíd like the speed in which new dances are coming out to slow down so that we can enjoy them more.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Tell me one thing about yourself that the dance community would find surprising.

Aline Goodman:

That I am a shy person and that I love country and western music and the blues!