Tips & Tricks

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Something to remember when you are learning to line dance, and this is very important. Catch onto the steps that you can for the dance you are learning, and trust that you will pick up the rest of the dance with time and practice. It is not uncommon for me to FINALLY get the steps when the song is over. 🙂

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Try to find a class to attend in person. The instructional videos found online are great, but if you are a beginner it will be much easier to make sense of the instruction in real life. Realize you may flail around in the beginning, we have all been there. Even if you think you have two left feet, you will get it!

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Keep in mind as you learn each dance, you are learning steps that will very likely be used in other dances. After you have been line dancing for awhile, you will find that you pick up the dances more quickly, and part of that is because you already learned those steps in a previous dance.

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Be sure to wear shoes that are meant for dancing. To my first class I wore athletic shoes, the type that you would wear to work out or run in. I did not know that because they grip, they prevent your feet from moving (pivoting) on the dance floor. This can be harmful to your knees and other joints. This is the pair I use now (affiliate link):

PUMA Women’s Soleil V2 Comfort Fun Fashion Sneaker

I am planning to invest in a pair like this eventually:

DPO Women’s Mesh Breathable Modern Ballroom Lightweight Comfort Dance Sneaker

And this is the pair I bought to dress up and dance in:

Capezio Women’s 550 Jr. Footlight Character Dance Shoe

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If you love the song, you will LOVE the dance! Especially if you love oldie rhythm and blues, disco, or hip hop. Just do a search on YouTube with the name of the song, and the words “line dance” in quotations and you may find a line dance to the songs you love.