Want to lean how to line Dance? I am sure you have either heard about it or seen it somewhere. Everyone should give it a go as it is a great source of  fun and fantastic exercise as well.

Lets start the ball rolling with a few of my favourite suggestions.

Line Dancing DVDs

Maybe classes aren’t available near you, or you are a bit shy to attend one, then a good set of Line Dance Instruction DVDs for beginners is the answer.

Apart from a dramatic increase in your knowledge and skills, you will also learn the most popular steps and terms. Line Dancing instruction DVD’s will help immensely even if you do attend a class.

Step Sheets

Line Dance Step sheets are possibly the hardest way to learn, and probably not for absolute beginners, but with some understanding of the structure of line dances and knowing some of the terminology, you will find them very helpful.

Once you get this understanding, step sheets won’t be so daunting. But until then it will be hard for absolute beginners to get their head around them.

Basically they show you step by step a breakdown of the choreography including the number of beats for each section and even each step.

If you want to master the dance you can use The Line Dance CD to gradually increase tempo of the dance (learn slow and build up speed).

A very popular place to find step sheets is from the kickit line dance site.

Classes

By far the best way to learn is to attend a line dancing class in your local area. Following is a short list of reasons to join in.

  • Personal instruction (you will need to find a good instructor, and you may have to try a few to find one that you are comfortable with)
  • Observe other dancers (most will be only too willing to give you some help)
  • Meeting other dancers will make it much more fun.
  • Keeps you motivated.

Practice

Although not necessary, you will notice your dancing will improve dramatically if you practice at home using either step sheets and \ or a DVD as outlined above. You don’t need to spend a lot of time, just 10 minutes – 2 or 3 times a week (obviously more if you can find the time, especially in the beginning).

A great way to improve your dancing and make practicing more fun is to slow down music until you are confident – then speed it up.

When you start practicing slowly you “program” the song or dance routine into your brain and from the repeated action you will easily build brain “muscle memory”

You will notice an improving fitness while you reinforce the dance in your mind just with a little practice. What a bonus!

Here also The Line Dance CD will prove invaluable.

Following are some reasons to learn how to line dance:

  • Health and Fitness
  • Increasing self confidence
  • Meet new friends
  • Lose weight through fun exercise
  • Fun and enjoyment – even if you don’t have a partner.
  • Gives your brain a workout at the same time.

So what now?

  1. Make some phone calls or search the internet for classes in your area.
  2. Check out these recommended DVDs.
  3. Ask a friend who may know of someone who dances.

Learn how to line dance right now – don’t delay.