Basic Moves for Country Linedance

These are some terms that are used to describe one or more moves when dancing country linedance:

BASIC/ GRAPEVINE

Four moves in four tempos are made:

1. Step to the right/ left with the right foot/ left

2. Cross left foot/ right in front of the right one/ left

3. Step to the right/ left with the right foot/ left

4. Sting with left foot/ right next to the right one/ left

COASTER STEP

Three moves in two tempos are made:

1. Step backwards with right foot/ left

2. Step backwards with left foot/ right next to the right one/ left

Step forward with right foot/ left

CROSS

Cross one foot in front/ behind the other

HEEL

It refers the heel

HEEL SPLITS

Two steps in two tempos are made:

1. Open both heels at the same time without moving the tiptoes

2. Close feet’s heels at the same time

HEEL TOUCH

Mark the heels

HEEL SWITCHES

In one tempo, mark the heel of one foot forward to then take it back to place

HITCH

Lift up a leg’s knee

HOLD

Do a small pause of one tempo

HOOK

Lift up your foot until the opposite foot’s knee or boot shaft forward or backwards

HOP

Bend the knee leaving it parallel to the floor. Then jump on the other foot

JAZZ BOX / JAZZ TRIANGLE

Four steps in four tempos are made:

1. Cross right foot/ left in front of the left one/ right

2. Step backwards with left foot/ right

3. Step to the right/ left with right foot/ left

4. Go back with left foot/ right next to right foot/ left

JUMP

Jump with both feet at the same time. Then fall again with both feet together.

KIKC

Kick forward

KICK BALL CHANGE

Three steps in two tempos are made:

1. Kick forward with right foot/ left

2. Go back with right foot/ left to place

Step into place with left foot/ right

ROCK

Lean body’s weight on one foot when moving forward or backwards/ right/ left

ROCK STEP

Two steps in two tempos are made:

1. Step forward with one foot crossing it in front of the other, leaning body’s weight in it

2. Take back body’s weight to the other foot without moving of the spot

SCUFF

Rub the foot’s heel on the floor when stepping forward

STEP

Step towards any direction

STOMP

Kick the floor with the foot’s sole

SWIVEL

1. Move both heels to the right/ left

2. Move both tiptoes to the right/ left

3. Move both heels to the right/ left

TOE

Foot’s toe

TOE SPLITS

1. Open both tiptoes without moving the heels

2. Close again both tiptoes at the same time

TOE TOUCH

Lean foot’s tiptoe

TOUCH

Mark with heel / feet’s tiptoe on the floor, without leaving body’s weight in it

TRIPLE TOUCH

Three steps in two tempos are made:

1. Step forward with right foot/ left

Step forward with left foot/ right crossing it behind the other one

2. Step forward with right foot/ left

TWIST

Move both heels in any direction, leaving body’s weight on foot’s sole

 

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