Line Dance Connection:

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

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:

My name is Douglas Hawkins, Jr.

I have many dance nicknames: X-Man, Bruce LeeRoy-The Original Glow (Chris Blues).

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

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

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:

I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and I currently reside in Plainfield, NJ.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

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

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:

I am a Medical Scheduler.

 

My hobbies outside of dance are running marathons, flying kites, video games (yeah límma big kid!) and football (Carolina Panthers).

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Are you affiliated with any group or groups?

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:

Yes, I am a Co- founder of Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancers of NJ.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How long have you been dancing?

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:

 I have been line dancing since January 2005.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How did you get involved in dancing?

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:

I actually got involved by accident...I was put on sabbatical from running in the cold by my doctor and I was told about line dancing by a college friend...met Kenneth 'Kenny J' Johnson a week later and the rest is history.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

What do you like most about line dancing?

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:††††

The great connection to people that line dancing brings...no limitations on age, color, experience, or location...and the non-threatening exercise that comes with it!

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

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

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:

I would love to see more youth involved....this is a legacy that needs to be carried into the next generation.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

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

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:

I am actually a great lover of classical music...Tchaikovsky,  Beethoven, and Strauss are my favorites!

 

 

Line Dance Connection

Is there a funny dance story you'd like to share in 3 sentences or less?  

Douglas Hawkins Jr.:

Breakwater! Took me the absolute LONGEST time to learn that dance until Elsie Jones took me aside and said 'No, son...THIS is how you do it!'