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”

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”

It’s fun, but is it a line dance?

I’m sure you’ve heard the lyrics by now to Blake Shelton’s latest tune, “Boys ‘round here” where he sings “[You don’t do the Dougie?]  Naw, not in Kentucky.”  Well like most of you, I didn’t know what he was talking about either!  It turns out that “the Dougie” which derived it’s name from late 80’sContinue reading “It’s fun, but is it a line dance?”

Step of the Week: Charleston

Level: Beginner Step count: 4 counts (1-2-3-4) Directions: Step forward on foot A, kick foot B forward, step down on foot B (next to foot A), tap toe of foot A behind. Example: Step forward on right, kick left foot forward, step down on left, tap right toe backward Dances featuring this move: Mamma Maria,Continue reading “Step of the Week: Charleston”

Step of the Week: Shuffle

Level: Beginner Step count: 2 counts (1&2) Directions: Step slightly forward with foot A, slide foot B so toe is lined with the instep of foot A, step slightly forward with foot A. (Reverse: Step back with foot A, slide heel of foot B in line with instep of foot A, step slightly back withContinue reading “Step of the Week: Shuffle”