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Popular Beginner Line Dances – Swingin’ Thing

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If you want to get on the dance floor, this is your step by step guide to the seven beginner line dances that will keep you on the dance floor at every big GNA country dance party!

Swingin’ Thing
32 Count, 1 Wall Line Dance
Choreographed by Jo and Rita Thompson
Song Suggestions:
Honky Tonk Stomp-Brooks and Dunn
Why Don’t We Just Dance-Josh Turner
Best Days Of Your Life-Kellie Pickler
Brand New Man-Brooks and Dunn
Good Directions-Billy Currington
Turn On The Radio- Reba McEntire
Best Days Of Your Life- Kellie Pickler
Boot Scootin’ Boogie- Brooks and Dunn

WALK FORWARD RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, KICK, WALK BACK LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, TOUCH, REPEAT
1-2 Step forward with Right foot (1), Step forward with Left foot (2).
3-4 Step forward with Right foot (3), Kick Left foot forward (4).
Note: On count 4, for better balance, touch the Left foot beside Right instead of kicking forward.
5-6 Step back with Left foot (5), Step back Right foot (6).
7-8 Step back with Left foot (7), Touch Right foot beside Left (8).
1-8 Repeat the above 8 counts.
SIDE RIGHT, HOLD, TOGETHER, HOLD, SIDE RIGHT, HOLD TOGETHER, HOLD
1-2 Step Right foot to Right side (1), Hold (2).
3-4 Step Left foot beside Right (3), Hold (4).
5-6 Step Right foot to Right side (5), Hold (6).
7-8 Touch Left foot beside Right, no weight (7), Hold (8).
Note: For fun, on the above 8 counts, you can shimmy, wiggle, or shake something!
SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE, TOGETHER, CLAP, CLAP
1-2 Step Left foot to Left side (1), Step Right foot together (2).
3-4 Step Left foot to Left side (3), Step Right foot together (4).
5-6 Step Left foot to Left side (5), Touch Right foot beside Left, no weight (6).
7-8 Clap (7), Clap (8).

 

Learn more of the seven beginner line dances everyone should know

Cut A Rug
Country Slide
Cowboy Charleston
Copperhead Road
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Swingin’ Thing
Darlin’ Mambo

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