Have you ever been to a party or wedding and wanted to join the line dance but were afraid to because you didn't know the steps? This app will assist you with learning the basic steps to get you out of your chair and onto the floor.
A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender of the individuals, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancers are not in physical contact with each other. Older "line dances" have lines in which the dancers face each other, or the "line" is a circle, or all dancers in the "line" follow a leader around the dance floor; while holding the hand of the dancers beside them.
Line dancing is practiced and learned in country-western dance bars, social clubs, dance clubs and ballrooms worldwide. It avoids the problem of imbalance of male/female partners that plagues ballroom/swing/salsa dancing clubs. It is sometimes combined on dance programs with other forms of country-western dance, such as two-step, and western promenade dances, as well as western-style variants of the waltz, polka and swing.
Some of the types of line dancing you will find on this app are:
The Electric Slide - a Disco-based line dance created and popularized in the mid-1970s.
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Popularized by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn's single with the same title. This song is said to have renewed interest in line dancing throughout the United States.
Cotton-Eyed Joe - This dance (inspired by a song with the same title) is often danced at country dance venues in the United States and around the world.
Chicken Walks - a dance move that is most frequently used in swing dances, such as East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing and jive. Sometimes they can be seen incorporated in samba (where they are known as "plaits")
The Macarena - a hit line dance based on a Spanish dance song by Los del Río in the mid-1990s.
The Hustle - partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to disco music. It has some features in common with swing dance
Each dance is said to consist of a number of walls. A wall is the direction in which the dancers face at any given time: the front (the direction faced at the beginning of the dance), the back or one of the sides. Dancers may change direction many times during a sequence, and may even, at any given point, be facing in a direction half-way between two walls; but at the end of the sequence they will be facing the original wall or any of the other three. Whichever wall that is, the next iteration of the sequence uses that wall as the new frame of reference.
Inexperienced dancers should keep the following tips in mind:
- Jump into the line and just do it. This is the fastest, funnest way to learn
- Once you learn a few basic steps, it will be easier to pick up new combinations.
- If you attend a country line dancing night at a local bar or other venue, find out if there will be an instructional period at the beginning of the event. Reviewing the steps at a slower pace can make it much easier to catch every nuance of the dance.
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