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Line Dance

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Emily H.

on 22 February 2016

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Line Dance
Background History
Origins from traditional folk dances
1970's: The line dance we know today was born
1980's: Gained popularity and dances were created for popular country songs
1992: Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart", helped western line dancing gain popularity and mainstream public consciousness
A group of people that dance in one or more lines
Repeating of a series of steps
Danced in unison
Not danced in partners
No physical contact
By: Emily
Other Info
Line Dance. (n.d.). Retrieved February 09, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_dance
What is Line Dance? (2016, February 09). Retrieved from http://www.eodance.ca/articlesart_what_is_line_dance.php
Popular Line Dances. (n.d.). Retrieved February 09, 2016, from http://dance.lovetoknow.com/Popular_Line_Dances
Learn How to Line Dance. (n.d.). Retrieved February 09, 2016, from http://dance.about.com/od/typesofdance/a/Line_Dancing.htm
What is Linedancing? (n.d.). Retrieved February 09, 2016, from http://www.roots-boots.net/ldance/history.html
Line dances also include:
The chicken dance
The Macarena
The Electric Slide
The Cha Cha Slide
Mainly country-western music
Pop music can also be used
Examples of popular songs used for line dancing:
The Boot-Scootin' Boogie-
by Brooks & Dunn
Good Time-
by Alan Jackson
Watermelon Crawl-
by Tracy Byrd
Focuses on the legs and feet
More advanced steps includes the arms
Some moves are more fast paced and some are slower
Popular steps/ line dances:
The Boot Scootin' Boogie
Tush Push
Watermelon Crawl
Achy Breaky Heart
West Coast Shuffle
Cowboy Shuffle
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