International LD Instructor/Choreographer
Last updated on: 21 June, 2017
Vivienne has written and co-written over 75 dances many of which have achieved international success including ‘Jungle Rhythm’, ‘On My Mind’, ‘My Heart Won’t Let Go’ (195,000 views on YouTube), ‘Wishes’, ‘No Tricks’, ‘Ami Oh’, ‘Pirate On The Run’, ‘Hands On My Heart’, ‘Let’s Chill’, ‘Dr Flame’, ‘Coco Loco’, ‘Latin Crazy’, ‘From Latin With Love’, 'Open Hearts', 'Rumble', and 'Love Her For A While' which topped the European Country Char. More recently 'Solo Amor' topped both Copperknob and Linedancerweb Charts, 'Numero Una' topped the Copperknob Chart and 'Left In The Dark' reached Number 2 in the Linedancer Beginner Chart. Twenty-five (25) of her dances have been published in various line dance magazines and ‘Clap Your Hands’ was nominated for ‘Beginner Dance of the Year’ at the 2005 Dancers’ Choice Awards at the Vegas Dance Explosion. For five years Vivienne was one of the judges of the choreography competition (from beginner to advanced levels) at the Vegas Dance Explosion and choreographed some of the Evening Show routines. (Click here for Dance Step Sheets/Videos)
Vivienne was voted ‘Female Instructor of the Year’ at the 2006 Dancers Choice Awards at the Vegas Dance Explosion and nominated again for the same Award in 2007. She has taught at line dance events all over the world including across Canada, the UK, the US, France, Australia, Japan Argentina, and The Netherlands. In 2017 she taught at a workshop in Germany with over 250 dancers attending to learn from her. She was thrilled to teach to a huge crowd (over 1000) at Dundas Square, Toronto, on Canada Day 2012, 2014 and 2016. She was also invited to teach at the prestigious Crystal Boot Awards in the UK in 2015.
For the UK Linedancer magazine & The Beat, New Zealand. Vivienne was nominated for The Beat Awards for ‘Article of the Year’ in 06/07/09 and for ‘International Column of the Year’ from 2007-2013. She has interviewed major country music artists for publication in the UK Linedancer magazine and her reports on line dance events and line dance personalities have also been published. Over the last two years she has spearheaded a monthly feature in Linedancer, initially ‘Focus On’, then ‘Spotlight’ followed by 'Once Upon A Line'. She has also recorded video interviews for OnLinedancer including one with Jo Thompson Szymanski.
Vivienne is the Event Director of ‘Let The Good Times Roll ….’ and ‘The Spring Workshop’. LTGTR is now in its 15th year and features Canadian and US instructors. The Spring Workshop is in its 10th year and presents well known international Instructors/ Choreographers whom Vivienne has met on her dance travels and has invited to teach in Toronto. She has also taken on the role of PR Manager for ‘Celebrate Dance!’ a large international weekend line dance event, also held in Toronto, and is enjoying that challenge. She is also on the staff for 'Dancin' for Miracles' a terrific fund raising LD Event in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.
Vegas Explosion LD Awards:
Nominated for FEMALE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR 07 ~ Voted FEMALE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR 06 ~
'CLAP YOUR HANDS' Nominated for Beginner Dance 05
The Beat Awards (New Zealand):
'THE LITTLE LONELY MIRACLE' and 'TAMPA BAY CLASSIC' both Nominated for Article of the Year 09
INTERNATIONAL COLUMN OF THE YEAR, Nominated 07/08/09/10/11/13
'A LINE TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD' Nominated for Article of the Year 07
'DANCING FOR MIRACLES' Nominated for Article of the Year 06