There are many different types of line dances. Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Soulja Boy, Tennessee Twister, Blue Boy, Cripple Creek...
By Jake Fuller
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Learning to Line Dance Is Easy
If you are someone who has always viewed line dance as an exciting and interesting way to dance but thought it was too complicated, you owe it to yourself to take a second look at this dance craze that many people get into for the sheer fun of it. Many people only associate line dancing with country or western music.
Over the years, however, line dancing has expanded to include many other types of dance and many different age groups. Children to seasoned seniors can get into the action with line dancing because there are dances created from songs that have a variety of tempos both fast and slow for anyone who likes to dance.
Whether you are a beginner, a novice or consider yourself an expert, there is something you can learn from line dancing to spice up your style and the dances done with others at parties, clubs or just for your own enjoyment. Learning line dance is not difficult because it has a little to do with watching what others around you are doing.
Did you know that world records have been set for line dance? Well, it’s true. There is a record for the world’s longest line dance. Of course, you don’t have to attempt to set or bet the world longest line dance to learn and enjoy line dancing. You can start with some basic steps that will give you the confidence to get into the more complex line dance steps that let you dance with the best.
There are even some songs that are specifically for line dance. These songs are great to start learning if you prefer that kind of music. There may even be videos that accompany these songs where you can watch people doing the steps you want to learn or master.
There are many different types of line dances. Some of the most popular go by the following names: Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Soulja Boy, Tennessee Twister, Blue Boy, Cripple Creek, Booty Call, Mustang Sally, Achy Breaky Heart, Alley Cat, Chicken Dance, Charleston, Pensacola Slide, Power Jam, Good Time, Hoedown Throwdown, Wild Wild West, Tulsa Shuffle, Cleveland Shuffle, Play Something Country, Jose Cuervo ’97, Copperhead Road and more.
Once you discover how easy it is to get into line dancing, you may want to hook up with other people who do line dance regularly. Did you know that there are groups and associations who get together for fun, competitions and regular line dance activities? For some, it is a chance to have some wholesome fun with family and friends and get some natural exercise in as well.
The bottom line of any idea about dancing that you may have in the back of your mind is that you have to take that important first step, pun intended. Line dance may be one of the easy things you’ve decided to do in a very long time. Give yourself a chance to see just how much fun you can have getting into this easy form of dancing with others.