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Basic Line Dance Terminology

Basic line dance steps video



 


Right vine (3 counts) step right foot to side, step left foot behind right, step right foot to side


Left vine (3 counts) step left foot to side, step right foot behind left, step left foot to side

 

Weave left (4 counts) step right foot across in front of left, step left foot to left side, step right foot back behind left, step left foot to left side


Weave right (4counts) step left foot across in front of right, step right to right side, step left foot back behind right, step right foot to right side

 

Left ½ pivot (2 counts) step forward on right foot, keeping weight on ball of left foot make a ½ turn over your left shoulder so that you end up with your weight on your left foot and facing the wall that was behind you


Right ½ pivot (2 counts) step forward on left foot, keeping weight on ball of right foot make a ½ turn over your right shoulder so that you end up with your weight on your right foot facing the wall that was behind you


 

Charleston steps (4 counts) (1)touch right toe forward, (2)step right foot next to left, (3)touch left toe back, (4)step left foot next to right

 

Toe switches (2 counts) (1)touch right toe to right side, (&)step right foot in place, (2)touch left toe to left side, (&)step left foot in place


Heel switches (2 counts) touch right heel to right side, (&)step right foot in place, (2)touch left heel to left side, (&)step left foot in place

 

Rolling vine (3counts) (1)step right making ¼ turn right, (2)1/4 turn on the ball of right foot stepping left to left side, (3)pivot ½ turn on ball of left foot stepping right foot to right

 

Lock steps forward (3 counts) (1)step forward on right foot, (2)step left foot behind right foot, (3)step forward on right foot

 

Jazz box (4 counts) step right foot across in front of left, step left foot back, step right foot to right side, step left foot next to left. Also done leading with left foot i.e. start by crossing left in front of right (video)

        

Toe strut (2 counts) place toe forward or backwards on floor then heel onto floor taking weight onto foot

 

Syncopated steps 3 steps forwards, backwards, sideways or on the spot, executed within 2 beats of the music. The following instructions are all leading with the right foot, but are also danced leading with the left foot ( just the same steps but read left for right an right for left!) Confused? You ain’t tried dancing them yet! All counts are 1&2


Cha cha or triple step step(1) right (&) left (2)right on the spot. Or (1) left(&) right (2)left on the spot


Forward shuffle (1) step forward on right foot, (&) step left foot to right heel, (2) step right foot forward


Backward shuffle (1) step back on right foot, (&) step left foot back to right toe, (2) step right foot back


Chasse (1) step right foot to right side, (&) step left foot next to right foot, (2) step right foot to right side


Coaster step (1) step right foot back, (&) step left foot back next to right, (2) step forward on right foot


Sailor step (1) step right foot back behind left foot, (&) step left foot to left side, (2)step right foot next to left


Mambo step (1) step forward on right foot, (&) lift left foot and replace it back down on the same place, (2) step right foot back next to left


Back or side mambo are executed in the same way but step(1) to the back or to the side


Kick ball change (1)kick right foot forward, (&) step onto ball of right foot next to left foot and lift left foot slightly off the floor, (2) replace left foot onto floor on the same spot


Twinkle steps (1)step right foot across in front of left, (&)step left foot to left side, (2)step right foot next to left


The smile Turn outside edges of the mouth in an upward direction. You may also open your lips slightly to reveal your teeth if you so wish!


The fun factor line dance is meant to be fun. Relax and enjoy—you’ll make some great friends and keep fit and young at heart at the same time!