start my day in front of my PC and spend quite a
few hours there. I never have breakfast. The reason
I am so computer bound, is because I run a lot of
well-known dance-clubs in Norway, and I have to
translate EVERY stepsheet we decide to use. Of course
I have to plan a lot of things too. Things like
what dances to teach, where I can find the music,
deciding on the next event and so on.
also run the Norwegian Masters once a year, and
that too takes some time to organize.
I also work part time in an Electronic store, my
time is well used.
after a day's activities I like to unwind with a
decent film and then snatch some more hours on my
beloved computer to do some more Linedance related
as inspiration takes me, I like to write a new dance
and that is generally around 2am. I usually go to
bed somewhere around 4am.
is everything to me and the music is my inspiration
for the dances I write. I am very choosy though
and I always look for one brand new move in every
dance I write. This is a bit of a trademark for
me as I know no other choreographer who does the
self imposed rules I like to follow are that mydances
should flow naturally and I will spend a lot of
time on that. As my policy is quality and not quantity
I am happy with an output of about 5 dances a year.
also travel alot. Especially around in Norway. I
feel lucky that through my Linedance passion I have
been able to see so many beautiful parts of Norway.
From Lindesnes (the south point of Norway)) to Harstad
(a town for North), I enjoy it all. Because of all
that travelling, I have no partner, kids or pets.
Being away from home so much is not good for any
achivements I am proud of is that during the last
five or six years, I have created a very detailed
Instructors teaching and training course about dance
and teaching techniques as well as terminology,
dance history, musictheory etc...
changed my life the day I first came across it.
That was in May 1997 and I even quit my job in 2000
to pursue my dance and teaching interest to the
full. However I don't really like thwn thingts become
routine so that is why I got back to part time work.
life is a full one and has been made better thanks
to Linedancing. I ahve hundreds of friends throughout
the world and that is directly because of dancing.
I would not have it any other way.
inspires you and who gives you support?
Since I don't have any partner in my life, I have
to look elsewhere. My classes students give me
alot of support and a lot of inspiration too.
I just love them all! But I do have a very good
friend who is always there for me and to whom
I turn to for support in my life.!
has Linedance changed your life?
have a better posture, I travel a lot, I am hired
to do a lot of teaching and people seems to respect
me more because of my success. We even get to
be seen in TV shows every so often... Life is
good these days!
does a dance "happen"?
Listening to a song's particular lyrics sometimes
fires my imagination and I just have to write
a dance to it. "Bella Bella" was a perfect
example and so was "Cadillac Tears"
which took me just five minutes. I needed a routine
that day for a technique class and I wanted everyone
to be trained on "Lilt motion".
"Cadillac Tears" was the result. I once
had two girls ask me to write a dance about a
song they wanted to use as a showdance. I loved
the tune and after hearing it, I created "Chicken
Roadeo" in about thirty minutes. But sometimes
it takes longer than that!
apart from Linedance and part time work, does
Cato Larsen do anything else?
Oh yes! I love work and I DJ at weekends as well
as teach private parties like birthday parties,
bachelor parties and so on. I also run my own
Internetshop where I sell imported country CD's
and Swarowski Iron-on motifs.
would like to teach at the bigger events abroad.
Like England, USA and Asia.
Though I have taught at the World Masters a couple
of years ago, I do want to do more travelling
And ecpecially teach alongside some of the bigger
names in Linedancing today.
I would love to attend Big Dave's event in Leeds
it is fair to assume that linedancing has a big
place in your life?
I run six classes a week and Linedancing IS my
life. Everything in my world has to fit around