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Transcript of Line Dance
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
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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 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
by Alan Jackson
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
Achy Breaky Heart
West Coast Shuffle