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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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Top 10 “Best Known” Line Dances


New “Top Ten Line Dance List”
Posted on Squidoo.com:

Top Ten “Best Known” Line Dances

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On the Internet there are a number of online stepsheet collections. Probably the best known and the largest of them is Kickit.

The URL for the site is “http://www.kickit.to/ld.”  Basically it is a huge database where you can search for a particular line dance and get the step sheet.

For those who are completely new to line dancing… A “Stepsheet” or “Step Sheet” or “Step-sheet” is an organized listing of the steps for a line dance as created by the choreographer. Watch for a post soon on how to read a step sheet. By reading the step sheet sometimes in combination with watching a video, you can learn the dance!

Once you hop on over to Squidoo, you’ll find a video for each dance followed by links to the stepsheet and music. Clicking on the music links will take you to the complete album listing where you can choose to preview the song and/or purchase the song or the complete album as a download. If you prefer, you can also purchase the album as a CD from Amazon by clicking on the link below.

I hope you enjoy this list of dances!

See ya on the dance floor!

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