to Two Step, Arizona Two-Step and Progressive Two-Step, all the West Coast Swing
dance moves, Country Waltz, Country Cha Cha, and other country dances. We also teach East Coast
Swing, which is often performed to Country Western music.
Country dancing is informal, relaxed, simple, and casual, which does not mean so
casual as to be sloppy. Country dancing emphasizes smoothness on the dance
floor, and keeping time with the music with none of the flourishes that one sees
on television ballroom dance shows. Style is much more important than how many
exotic acrobatics a dancer can perform.
Because of cowboy boots, country western dance sometimes features a flat-footed
glide with some heel and toe touches. In addition to a quiet upper body, there
is very little hip movement, pumping of the hands, bouncing, or waddling.
Cowboy, or "country" waltz consists of gliding steps that are consistent with
wearing cowboy boots, rather than "on the balls of the feet" quick steps of the
classic version. Neither foot is lifted completely from the ground. Steps should
be a light footed glide rather than a flat footed shuffle.
There are many versions of each dance. They may go by different names depending
on the area of the U.S. There may be no one "correct" way to a particular dance.
Let us teach you the basic country dance steps, you'll love two-steppin around
the floor at the various country music locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Call 602.694.4088 to get started!
You'll be glad you did!