Level: Improver Step count: 4 Steps / 4 counts Directions: Step foot A to side A (1), step foot B next to A (2), cross foot A over foot B (3), hold for final count (4) Example: Step right to right side, step left next to right, cross/step right to left of left foot, hold.Continue reading “Step of the Week: Scissor Step”
As I was jamming out to this new tune this morning, I thought “we’ve got to come up with a dance to this!” However, immediately afterward, I was reminded that we’ve added more than 6 new dances to the lineup in the past couple months (far exceeding my rule of only one new dance fewContinue reading “Recycling… it’s not just for those empty beer cans”
Level: Advanced Step count: 3 steps/ 2 counts (1&2) Directions: Cross/step foot A over foot B (1), slide foot B next to foot A while legs are still crossed (2), step foot A further in the direction of B (legs remain crossed at end with weight on A) (3) Example: cross left over right, slideContinue reading “Step of the Week: Cross Chasse”
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”
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”
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”
You’ve heard me announce dances as 32 count, 4 wall dance with a tag, for example. But if you’re new to line dancing, you may wonder what exactly I mean. Here’s a great article to explain it: How to Read a Line Dance Stepsheet.
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”