July’s Bee Moor WI meeting was a line dancing extravaganza led by Heather Freeman. Heather told us all about Line Dancing, that it’s great exercise and wearing plaid is definitely not a requirement!
Here is the line dancing step sheet for the first dance that we learned this week. It’s the perfect intro for absolute beginners. The music is Classic by MKTO. It’s a 16 count dance and you will turn to face all four walls of the room (original choreography by Tom Anderson).
Intro: 16 counts, start when the lyrics begin
Walk right, walk left, half Charleston step, back left, back right, half Charleston step
1, 2 – Step forward with your right foot, step forward with your left foot
3&4 – Touch right toe forward, sweep right foot around and step back on your right foot
5, 6 – Step back with your left foot, Step back with your right foot
7&8 – Touch left toe back, sweep left foot around and step forward on your left foot
Right side, close, side-close-side, left side, close, side-close-quarter turn
1, 2 – Step to the right side with your right foot, close with your left foot beside your right foot
3&4 – Step to the right side with your right foot, close with your left foot beside your right foot, step to the right side with your right foot
5, 6 – Step to the left side with your left foot, close with your right foot beside your left foot
7&8 – Step to the left side with your left foot, close with your right foot beside your left foot, quarter turn to face the wall on your left side stepping forward with your left foot
Repeat these 16 counts until the song has finished!
If you are interested in trying out Line Dance, Heather runs classes in the local area every week:
- WEDNESDAYS: Beginners @ 7pm & Improvers @ 8:15pm, LMRCA Railway Club, Altrincham
- THURSDAYS: Beginners @ 7pm & Improvers @ 8:15pm, Carrington Lane Methodist Church, Sale
- FRIDAYS: Improvers @ 10:15am, St Hugh’s Church Hall, West Timperley
Heather also has a radio show on linedancer-radio.com every Sunday 9-10:30pm. The show plays all kinds of songs that you can line dance to and give tips about new dances you can try.
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