Step of the Week: Weave

Level: Beginner Step count: 4 counts (1-2-3-4) Directions: Cross foot A over foot B, Step foot B to B side, cross foot A behind foot B, step foot B to B side. Weight ends on foot B. Example: Cross/step Right over left, step left to left side, cross/step right behind left, step left to left.Continue reading “Step of the Week: Weave”

The hardest step in line dancing

We all know that line dancing is basically an amalgamation of different steps put together to match the tempo of a song (we all knew that, RIGHT?!?).  So, in the many years I’ve been teaching, I’ve taught a lot of different steps. Some of the harder steps I’ve taught include wizard step, sailor step, scissorContinue reading “The hardest step in line dancing”

Step of the Week: Lindy Step

Level: Advanced Step count: 5 steps; 4½ counts (1&2-3-4) Directions: Step foot A to side A (1), step foot B next to foot A (&), step foot A to side A (2), step foot B behind foot A, rocking weight onto foot B (3), recover weight onto foot A (4) Example: Step right to rightContinue reading “Step of the Week: Lindy Step”

The Evolution of Country Music

I am so happy to finally see the cultural shift that has put country music back in the mainstream category.  While some die hard “old country” fans (think: George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, etc) complain that new country is to “pop-y” and isn’t truly country, I think it is a great transformation of theContinue reading “The Evolution of Country Music”

Step of the Week: Chasse

Level: Beginner Step count: 2& counts (1&2) Directions: Step foot A to side A (1), step foot B next to foot A (&), step foot A to side A (2) Example: Step right to right side, step left foot next to right (“step together”), step right to right side. Dances featuring this move: Askin’ Questions,Continue reading “Step of the Week: Chasse”

Step of the Week: Stutter Steps

Level: Improver Step count: 7 steps / 4 counts (1&2&3&4) Directions: Step foot A SLIGHTLY to side A(1), drag and step foot B next to step A(&), repeat 2 more times(2&3&), then step foot A SLIGHTLY to side A one more time (4) (do not drag/step foot B) Example: Step slightly right, step left footContinue reading “Step of the Week: Stutter Steps”

Baby Steps

Each week, I post a new step of the week so dancers can expand their line dancing repertoire.  However, as I watch my dancers tackle new moves each week, I always notice little idiosyncrasies that don’t always convey in written instruction (see: “Carry Your Own Weight” for one example).  Well this week, I noticed oneContinue reading “Baby Steps”

Step of the Week: Coaster Step

Level: Improver Step count: 2 ½ counts (1&2) Directions: Step back on foot A (1), step foot B back (beside foot A)(&), step forward on foot A (2) Example: Step back on right, step left back together with right, step forward on right Dances featuring this move: Trouble Tonight, Country 2 Step line dance, CountryContinue reading “Step of the Week: Coaster Step”

Step of the Week: Kick Ball Change

Level: Beginner Step count: 2 ½ counts (1&2) Directions: Kick foot forward, step down on ball of same foot, step down on other foot Example: Kick right foot forward, step down on right ball of foot, step down on left foot Dances featuring this move: Beers Ago, Refried Dreams, Giddy On Up, Shake, Ski BumpusContinue reading “Step of the Week: Kick Ball Change”

Step of the Week: Vaudeville Step

Level: Advanced Step count: 4 counts (1-2&3&4) Directions: Step foot A to side A(1), step foot B behind foot A (2), step foot A down next to foot B (&), tap heel of foot B to B front corner (3), step foot B down by foot A (&), cross foot A over foot B (4)Continue reading “Step of the Week: Vaudeville Step”