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Line Dancing - My Fun Exercise

Updated on March 24, 2016

Line Dancing Is A Fun Way To Exercise

What better way to get exercise, enjoy great music and lose some of that spare tummy than to go for line dancing.

I find it more enjoyable than just jogging or running. There is great music to dance to and it hardly seems like exercise at all. Don't worry about not sweating it out as the more energetic dances will ensure you do. There are line dance parties I can attend as well where you can dance to your heart's content. It is great way to make new friends too.

With line dancing I don't have to worry about lack of a partner or that I would be stepping on the toes of my partner. I find most dance class students are women whatever the dance. Ballroom dancing means I would have to look for a partner and they really are a scarce bunch! So I go for line dancing for exercise any time.

Line Dancing - Choreographed Exercise

Line dancing is a choreographed dance performed by a group of people in lines and all facing the same direction. Everyone does the same sequence of steps set to particular piece of music.

Line dance is characterized by

1. Count is the number of beats for each dance sequence. The count is usually a multiple of 8 or 16. The higher the count the more difficult is the dance.

2. Level of difficulty is divided into beginner (easy and simple to learn), intermediate (harder but without too many tricky steps) and advanced (tricky steps and/or fast music).

3. Walls can be one, two or four. A wall is the direction in which the dancers are facing at any time during the dance. In a dance sequence, the dancers may change direction many times.

Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus

How Did Line Dancing Begin?

No one is really sure how it all began. Although line dancing is often associated with country and western music, it has similarities with folk dancing. Line dancing started in the USA sometime in the late 1970s to early 1980s.

It really became a big dance craze with Billy Ray Cyrus' hit, 'Achy Breaky Heart'. The dance to this song was written as a marketing ploy to sell the song but it soon helped to spread the popularity of line dancing.

Today line dancing is not confined to country and western music. New dance steps are choreographed every week to different music from country and western, jazz, and even the latest chart sounds.

Line Dancing Is For All Ages

You may be right to assume that line dancing is more for older generation when the classes are filled with the middle aged and older folks.

More young people are also taking up this form of exercise and dance to more contemporary songs and funky moves.

Step Sheets

Step sheets are a great help as they provide all the steps to the dance. They help me remember the steps better.

Line Dancing Shoes

Line dancing would not not be complete without some comfortable dancing sneakers.

Get some really elegant dancing shoes too for those line dance parties.

Line Dance T- Shirts

Be comfortable in these T-shirts when you go line dancing. After all you will be sweating it out.

Or you may prefer something more in the line of a sports bra and top.

It's Party Time.

After all those lessons it is time to party.

"Dance till the stars come down from the rafters

Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop."

~W.H. Auden

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