Step of the Week: Heel Switches

Level:
Beginner

Step count:
4 steps / 2 counts (1&2&)

Directions:
Tap heel of foot A forward (1), step foot A next to foot B (&), tap heel of foot B forward (2), step foot B by foot A (&)
Example: Tap right heel forward (1), step right foot next to left foot (&), tap left heel forward (2), left foot by right foot (&)

Dances featuring this move:
West Coast Lover, Cowboy Casanova, Guitar Hero, Sittin’ Pretty, Party Like You, Askin’ Questions

Tips for this move:
What makes heel jacks unique is that for each tap of the heel, there is a corresponding step together on the upbeat. Since this move involves syncopated steps (half steps), you need to (1) move a little faster than a typical 1-2 step and (2) do not leave out that second & step (stepping together). Heel jacks are most often followed by a step turn and almost always started with the right foot, but that is subject to choreographer’s discretion.

Right Heel Jacks

Published by LineDance4You

LineDance4You, LLC has been providing line dance lessons in Northern Virginia since 2005. We have taught at numerous locations in the DC Metro area and currently provide line dance classes in Northern Virginia. Lessons are primarily focused toward beginners and intermediate dancers.

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