Step of the Week: Monterey Turn

Level: Improver Step count: 4 counts (1-2-3-4) Directions: With weight on left, tap right to right side (1), turn ½ turn right, stepping down on the right foot (2), tap left toe to left side (3), step left foot down next to right (4) Dances featuring this move: Trouble Tonight, Down & Dirty 98, Jose Cuervo,Continue reading “Step of the Week: Monterey Turn”

Step of the Week: Jazz Box (or Box Step)

Level: Beginner Step count: 4 counts (1-2-3-4) Directions: Cross/step foot A over foot B (weight moves from B to A), step backward on foot B, step foot A to the A side, step forward on foot B (back to original position). Example: cross right over left, step backward on left, step right to right side,Continue reading “Step of the Week: Jazz Box (or Box Step)”

Step of the Week: Sailor Step

Level: Improver Step count: 2 ½ counts (1&2) Directions: Step/cross foot A behind foot B (weigh on foot A), step foot B to side B side (weight on foot B), step foot A to forward to A side Example: cross right behind left, step left to left side, step right forward/right to original spot DancesContinue reading “Step of the Week: Sailor Step”

Step of the Week: Rocking Chair

Step count: 4 counts (1-2-3-4) Directions: With weight planted on one foot, use the other foot to step forward, rocking your weight onto the front foot (1), then rock weight back on the planted foot (“recover”) (2), step other foot backward (3), rocking weight onto back foot, then recover weight back onto planted foot (4).Continue reading “Step of the Week: Rocking Chair”

Carry your own weight

As I sit here watching my wonderful, yet terribly uncoordinated, husband attempt dance steps, I am reminded of two things: 1) I am one lucky gal to have a husband who, despite not liking country music and not having the natural ability to hear tempo (pretty important in dancing), is willing to continue to tryContinue reading “Carry your own weight”

What you REALLY need in order to line dance

I was looking around last night and without knowing it, my dancers taught me a great lesson. That is that there’s a big difference between what people THINK they need to line dance and what they really do need. Here’s what I learned… What most people THINK they need: Boots or good dance shoes A goodContinue reading “What you REALLY need in order to line dance”