Two-Step is a fun and very popular couples dance with a western theme.
Two-Step Level I
The Two-Step by far is the most popular country dance. From the basic pattern, dancers can add turns in a variety of positions to give this dance a range of options. The leader determines the movements and patterns of the pair as they move around the dance floor in a counterclockwise direction.
Basic Two-Step consists of two quick steps, followed by two slow steps…. counts 1,2,3 5.
Two-Step Level II A & B
Progression of skills from our Level I classes. More advanced figures and more fun. Level II A & B are the same difficulty just different moves are taught. If you have completed Level I then Level II A or B are the classes to continue your two-step dance experience.
West Coast Swing
Is the hit swing dance of today. This dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together.
It is danced on the spot and does not progress around the floor. It can be danced to slower music or faster paced music.
Basic step consists of step, step, and two triple steps…. counts 1,2 3&4 5&6… however the counts are regularly varied to 1,2 3 & 4 5,6 7 & 8 and many more!
East Coast Swing
Is a lively partner dance again done on the spot. East Coast Swing tends to involve lots of under-arm turns and may include some fun lifts & tricks.
Basic steps consist of 2 triple steps to each side followed by a rock step. Counts….. 1 & 2 3 & 4 5,6.
Line Dance Level 1 (no partner required)
A variety of Line Dances – These are a repetitive set of footwork done to certain songs. Most face one wall, turn 1/4 turn to a new wall and repeat the set of footwork. Some are only two walls, some are in a circle. There are an unending variety of line dances, and some incorporate the dance styles mentioned above.
The Cha-Cha is a partner dance danced generally on the spot to many popular country and Latin songs. In general, Cha-cha is danced on the spot and does not progress around the floor. The dance is danced without any rise and fall. Hip action gives the dance a more Latin look and feel.
Basic steps consist of “one-two-cha-cha-cha” counts ….. 1,2 3&4 5,6 7&8.
The hustle is a unique partner dance that has some features in common with swing dance. It is danced on the spot with clockwise movements. Made popular in the 70’s with the era of disco, this dance works well with a lot of currently popular club music.
Basic steps consist of a rock step with 2 steps….. counts are &1,2,3.
Waltz is probably the oldest of the ballroom dances that are offered in country dancing. It is the most challenging to learn with it’s rise and falls and also is a nice dance to resort to when want to slow things down. Typical counting pattern is “one, two three, one two three”
Night Club Two-Step
Is a slow, romantic, floaty dance that features rock steps and long slides. It is done to contemporary and popular ballads (“The Lady in Red” is probably the classic Night Club Two-Step).
Night Club Two-Step is one of the most practical and versatile social dances.
It is designed to be danced to contemporary soft rock (“love song” type of music), which is common just about everywhere: nightclubs, radio etc.
The Double Shuffle which can also be known as the 6 Step (not to be mistaken as the Triple Two Step), is a progressive dance. It’s body movements are similar to those of the Two Step.The leader determines the movements and patterns of the pair as they move around the dance floor in a counterclockwise direction.
Basic double shuffle consists of two triple steps, followed by two walk steps….”triple step, triple step, walk walk”. It is the second most common style of dance that is played to the music at the country bars.