Henry Costa

HOPPING MAD! DANCE PRODUCTIONS


Welcome to the official web site of Line Dance Choreographer & Instructor "Mr. Hopping Mad" Henry Costa. Celebrating 22 years of Dancin' Fun!

About


Henry Costa
Dance Choreographer and Instructor- Hopping Mad! Dance Productions


I started Line Dancing 22 years ago after a friend thought I was spending too much time studying at college and thought I deserved to have a little fun in my life too. I was shown an ad for Line Dance classes at Swiss Park in Newark, CA. I attended my first Line Dance class learning “Traveling Four Corners” and “Diamonds Are Forever” taught by Charlotte Skeeters and Neil Hale. I was very fortunate to learn from both of them. They were both a big influence in my dancing career and have been positive role models to me ever since. I choreographed my first dance “You Know I Love You” in December of 1997 and it was taught for the first time during the classes at Swiss Park. I have been choreographing dances ever since, including official dances for Country Artists Ernie Oldfield, J.W. Houston, Jewels Hanson and the California Cowboys. I have now choreographed 48 dances to date. Some of my most memorable events where when I appeared and opened up concerts and public events with country artists such as the Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, Joey + Rory, Jamie O’Neil, Jerrod Niemann just to name a few. They were always fun plus the events gave me a chance to introduce line dancing to people who have never experienced it and give them some fun memories to remember for the rest of their lives. I currently teach Beginner and Intermediate lessons every Thursday Night at the Fremont Adult and Continuing Education in Fremont, CA.. The best thing about teaching dance is that not only are people having fun learning and dancing but, I am helping them have a healthy and happy life. My biggest goal is to help continue the tradition of Line Dance for many more current and future generations to enjoy!

See you on the dance floor and have fun dancin’!

Henry Costa

About About

New Thursday Evening Line Dance Classes Start

SEPT. 5, 2019

Next sessions of Line Dance Classes start Thursday Sept 5th at The Fremont Adult School and Continuing Education located at 4700 Calaveras Ave, Fremont, CA. Beginner class from 6:45pm to 7:30pm and Intermediate 7:30pm to 8:30pm! sign up and more information please click on the links below or please call 510-793-6465. Also visit the Fremont Adult School web site

Dance Memories


I would like to share dance memories throughout my first 22 years of dance. The first one is of course my first choreographed dance, "You Know I Love You". You Know I Love You was choreographed back during the end of my first year of dancing on Dec. 19, 1997 after hearing the the wonderful vocals and music of the new group, Dixie Chicks. The dance was one of the first to have a message in sign language "I Love You" included within the steps. I was inspired to choreograph Line Dances after starting taking dance lessons earlier in year from two great role models Neil Hale and Charlotte Skeeters at Swiss Park in Newark, CA. Enjoy!
Dance Memories Dance Memories

Dance Events


  • 9/19/2019 06:45 PM
  • Fremont Adult and Continuing Education 4700 Calaveras Avenue Fremont, CA 94538

Beginner Class. 6:45pm - 7:30pm Intermediate Class 7:30pm - 8:30pm Line Dance Lessons: T.B.A.

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  • 9/26/2019 06:45 PM
  • Fremont Adult and Continuing Education 4700 Calaveras Avenue

Beginner Class. 6:45pm - 7:30pm Intermediate Class 7:30pm - 8:30pm Line Dance Lessons: T.B.A.

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  • 10/3/2019 06:45 PM
  • Fremont Adult and Continuing Education 4700 Calaveras Avenue Fremont, CA 94538

Beginner Class. 6:45pm - 7:30pm Intermediate Class 7:30pm - 8:30pm Line Dance Lessons: T.B.A.

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  • 9/5/2019 06:45 PM
  • Fremont Adult and Continuing Education 4700 Calaveras Avenue Fremont, CA 94538

Beginner Class. 6:45pm - 7:30pm Intermediate Class 7:30pm - 8:30pm Line Dance Lessons: Two Step, Ah Si!, New World

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Line Dance Classes


NEW THURSDAY EVENING LINE DANCE CLASSES! STARTS THURSDAY SEPT. 5TH IN FREMONT,CA..

New Line Dance Classes start Thursday Sept 5th at The Fremont Adult School and Continuing Education located at 4700 Calaveras Ave, Fremont, CA. Beginner class from 6:45pm to 7:30pm and Intermediate 7:30pm to 8:30pm! sign up and more information please click on the links below or please call 510-793-6465.  Also visit the Fremont Adult School web site

Beginning Line Dance Class

Intermediate Line Dance Class

FACE Fremont Adult and Continuing Education   

Recent Dances Taught


Recent Dances Taught by "Mr. Hopping Mad! Henry Costa"

This weeks Dance Lessons (Sept 5, 2019)

Ahi Si! (Rita Musar)

Two Step (Robert Royston – Dance Y'All Crew)

New World (Sharon Hutchinson)

Past Dance Lessons

East Bound Bandit (Sue Smyth)

Jive Walkin' (John Robinson)

Strait Cha-Cha (Sal Gonzalez )

Zydeco Lady (Chris Hookie)

Alley Cat (Donna Aiken)

Jamaica Funk (Roland Ford)

Beginner Waltz (Rosalie Mackay )

Fireball! [Easy Club Version] (Lana Williams)

Ready For Action (Guyton Mundy)

Blessed (Jackie Miranda)

Sand (Jill Weiss)

Bullfrog on a Log (Cef Decaney)

Two Step (Robert Royston – Dance Y'All Crew)

Cha Cha Lengua (Neil Hale)

Jamaica Funk (Roland Ford)

Simple (Stephen Pistoia & Laura Stanton)

Zydeco Lady (Chris Hookie)

Strait Cha-Cha (Sal Gonzalez)

K Is For Kicks (Christopher Gonzalez )

Hustle Bustle (Betty Clarke)

Cinco De Mayo (Jo Thompson Szymanski and Alan Livett)

Mexican Waltz (Jackie Lincoln)

Walkman (Henry Costa)

Midnight Waltz (Jo Thompson Szymanski)

Beginner Waltz (Rosalie Mackay)

I Love A Rainy Night (Iris M. Mooney)

Keep It Simple (Maggie Gallagher)

Yes M'am, No M'am (Ria Vos)

Good Vibes (Fred Whitehouse)

Country Bump (Darren Bailey)

Irish Stew (Lois Lightfoot)

Bit of Irish (Rita Masur)

Rocket to the Sun (Madison Glover)

Ah Si! (Rita Musar)

Moves Like Jagger (Bracken Ellis)

Running Bear (Neil Hale)

Midnight Waltz  (Jo Thompson Szymanski)

Do It Like This (Jonno Liberman)

Togetherness (Henry Costa)

Addicted To Love (Max Perry)

See You Later Alligator (Marie Sørensen)

Two Step (Robert Royston – Dance Y'All Crew)

Like She Used To ( Hayley Wheatley)

Simple (Stephen Pistoia & Laura Stanton)

Born To Be Great (Conrad Farnham)

Codigo (Pat Stott)

Get Ya Some (Dee Blansett & Rob Holley)

Mexican Waltz (Tong Ching Lin)

Rockin' The Wagon Wheel (Jamie Marshall)

Little Bitty Pretty One (Kitty Russell )

Ex's and Oh's (Amy Glass)

Do A Little Dance (Henry Costa)   

Boots On Stomp (Chris Rees)

Do The Koduro (Rudy Honing)

Triple J (Michael Barr)

Cupid Shuffle (Bernard Bryson)

Christmas Cookies (Michael Barr & Michele Burton)

Beer For My Horses (Christine Bass)

A Jolly Christmas (Stephanie Chong)

Snowflake Twist (Rudy Honing)

Half A Cha (Rob Fowler)

Happy Ever After Love (John Robinson)

Groovy Love (Fred Whitehouse, Daniel Trepat, Jonas Dahlgren)

Jacky Joker (Henry Costa)

Henry's Line Dance Choreography


Henry's Newest Dance: My Brother

Want to teach or learn Henry's dances. The step descriptions to all of Henry's current and past dances are below. Written Visual Step description have [written/visual] next to the name of the dance. Just click on the Name of The Dance. Please e-mail if any questions regrading the dances or the music. Thanks!

My Brother (Beg)  Blacking Out (Beg)  Brighter Life (Beg)   California Cowboy (Beg)  California Surfin (Int)  China Groove (Int)  Clean House  (Adv Beg)  Colorado Blvd (Adv Beg)   Cowgirl Mansion (Int) [written visual] Crazy Horses (Imp)  Dance Direction (Beg) Daybreak (Beg)  Do A Little Dance (Int)  Dreaming of You (Int)  First Time (Int)  Freedom (Int) [written/visual]  Guardians (Adv Beg) Hawaiian Sunrise (Beg)Heartbreak Sea (Int)  Hopping Mad! (beg/int) [written/visual]  Im onto You (beg) [written/visual]  Inferno.(beg) [written/visual]  Jacky Joker.(beg/int) [written/visual]  Leontine Court (Beg/Int) Line Dance Evolution (Int) [written visual]  Lost Love (Beg)  Love Forevermore (Int)  Love Struck Kid (Int) [written/visual] Luckiest Girl (Beg)  Mamas Words (beg) [written/visual]  Pure Passion (Int Adv)  Sexy and Smooth (Imp) Shaolin Dance (Int) Single and Lookin. (beg) [written/visual]  Sreps To A Better Tomorrow (Beg)  Strollin (int) [written/visual]  Swing Revival (Beg)  Swiss Park (Adv Beg)  Temptin (Adv Beg)  Thrive (Int) Togetherness (beg) [written/visual] Travel to the Beat (Adv Beg) Travellin' Cowboy (Beg)  Velvet Virgin (Int) Walkman (Adv Beg)  Wild Side (int) [written/visual]  Yee Haa (int/adv) {written/visual]  You Know I Love You (Beg/Int)

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Henry's Line Dance Videos below are Dance Videos made by a Individual or groups from around the world. If you have a video of Henry's Line Dance Choreography please let me know and your video will be added to the video section. 

More line dance videos are on Mr Hopping Mad YouTube page.


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Web sites where you can not only find Henry's Dances, but all your favorite Old and New Line Dances!

Kick it (USA) 

Dancing Deep In The Heart Of Texas (USA)

Copperknob (UK)

Linedancer (UK)

Aussie Dancesheets (Australia)

Line Dance Mag (France)

Everything Line Dance (UK)

Vine Right (Canada)

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