How to Read a Line Dance Stepsheet


How to Read a Step Sheet - Part 1 of a 3 part seriesPart 1 of 3 — The Basics

A “step sheet” or “stepsheet” (both are correct) is basically a listing of the steps of a dance. In some parts of the world, these instructions are called “dance scripts.”

No matter what you call it, having step-by-step directions about where to put your feet, is a very good thing! In this article, I’ll show you the basics on how to read one of these wonderful tools.

Once you know the “secret” you’ll be able to use your new found skill to teach yourself just about any line dance on the planet.

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How to Read a Line Dance Step Sheet: Walls and ClocksPart 2 of 3 — “Walls” and “Clocks”

In the first article, we introduced you to the basic concepts you need to read a line dance step sheet for the beginner and ultra-beginner levels. That information should allow you to read stepsheets for dances which are straight forward and not too complex.

Now we are going to discuss two concepts which apply to higher level dances:.

(1) Walls
and
(2) Clock Positions

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How to Read a Line Dance Stepsheet: Tags and RestartsPart 3 of 3 — “Tags” and “Restarts”

In the first article we introduced you to the basic concepts you need to read a line dance step sheet for the beginner and ultra-beginner levels.

In the second article, we expanded the definition and concept of a “wall” and we covered how to determine directions on the line dance floor using clock positions as a frame of reference.

Now we are going to discuss:
     (1) Tags
and
     (2) Restarts

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About TxCowboyDancer

Eight time Country Dance World Champion. I love to dance. In the middle of a journey, transforming myself from "unemployed and out-of-shape" to "in-shape and full time dance instructor, writer and graphic artist."

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013, in Misc and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Lo Lucy Aprilina

    I am very interest to learn how to learn, read so many word at stepsheet, coaster step, twinkle, rockin chair, swip, drag.etc…
    I hope can found it here

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    • The article I talk about on Squidoo will help you read the step sheets but it doesn’t go specifically into how to do the steps. But within the next month I should have my new website linedancetutor.com up and running. There’s nothing there now… LOL but it will be there soon! 🙂 I just got the domain a few days ago. 🙂

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