Monday, September 12, 2011

Line Dancing Day



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 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.
Although line dancing is associated with country-western music and dance, it has similarities to folk dancing.
Line dances have accompanied many popular music styles since the early 1970s including pop, swing, rock and roll, disco, Latin (Salsa Suelta), and Jazz.

The Electric Slide is a fun line dance enjoyed by people of all ages. The Electric Slide is simply a series of "grapevine" steps. Learn how to dance the Electric Slide so you can join in the fun at your next event.

"Grapevine" to the right.
Step to the right with your right foot.

Step to the right with your left foot, crossing your left foot behind your right foot.
Step to the right with your right foot.
Close your left foot next to your right foot, gently tapping it on the floor. Keep your weight on your right leg. Clap your hands as you "tap" your left foot.
"Grapevine" to the left:
Step to the left with your left foot.
Step to the left with your right foot, crossing your right foot behind your left foot.
Step to the left with your left foot.
Close your right foot net to your leftt foot, gently tapping it on the floor. Keep your weight on your leftt leg. Clap your hands as you "tap" your right foot.
Take three steps backwards, starting with your right foot.
Close your left foot next to your right foot, gently tapping it on the floor. Keep your weight on your right foot. Clap your hands as you "tap" your right foot.
Step forward with your left foot.
Tap your right toe behind your left heel.
Step back with your right foot.
Tap your left foot next to your right foot, keeping your weight on your right leg.
Step forward with your left foot, turning your body 90 degrees to the left, or a quarter-turn. Repeat the entire sequence until the music stops.

Tips:
Substitute a knee-lift or a kick for the taps.
Bend your knees and bounce a little on the grapevine steps.
Replace the hand claps with finger snaps for a fun variation.
What You Need
A group of people
Take a look at this video on how. 



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