What is Line Dancing?
It's all about standing in lines, walking through simple steps, clapping, kicking, and moving around the room in time with each other. Everyone does the same steps which are initially demonstrated by the teacher.
Try one of the beginner's class to start with and expect to spend a few weeks getting used to the style of dance and getting in some practice. The beginner's class will include dances for those who have not done Line Dancing before and want to learn both the basic steps and some great dances that everyone can do right from the first evening. When you arrive people may already be dancing. The teacher calls out the names of three or four dances, and everyone jumps up and joins in. It is at this point that you will be thinking, "Not in a million years will I be able to do that!" Everyone does! BUT, when you look and see the sort of people doing it, all ages, sizes, and abilities you will soon see that it is actually very easy.
The secret to Line Dancing is that you are only doing a few basic steps facing one direction, then you repeat them, facing another. It's actually quite simple!
Each week, expect to review dances taught in the last few weeks so you'll be able to learn them if you missed a week. There will also be a reminder of older and more familiar dances that have been taught and reviewed before. You will occasionally learn dances new to everyone, which means that everyone is at the same stage when it comes to learning a new dance.
It usually takes just a few weeks to get used to Line Dancing and to get to know the names of some of the steps. We have wonderful dancers who will happily help!
When brand new dances are taught from scratch, they are done slowly, until everyone has a basic idea how they work (The average dance takes between 5 and 15 minutes to teach) They are then done three times, to music, with the instructor calling out the steps. The dance is then refreshed later in the evening, and done again at following lessons, with the occasional reminder for all those who have instantly forgotton the steps! New dances are taught all the time so there will always be dances 'walked through'. That means quickly stepping it out to refresh your memory. You may even find that you can even pick dances up like this.