Have you ever wanted to dance for a Gold in the Olympics? Well, now you can! UCWDC (the United Country Western Dance Council) in cooperation with the World DanceSport Games and the International Olympic Committee have scheduled the Olympic Dance Games on September 21-29, 2013 in Kaohsiung, China. The original notice from UCWDC: The official WDSF announcement is attached as well as a page showing our Line DanceSport competition schedule and a third page showing that 24-48 Line Dance Athletes and 7 Line DanceSport Officials are to be included in these Games.  Travel and lodging will be covered by the organizers in Kaohsiung, the host city. Read More →

You might think that it’s “Old Fashioned” to hear the words “Dance Floor Etiquette”.  Maybe you picture a 1950’s prom with prim and proper dresses with big bows, thick glasses and bow ties.  Or, you think of Grandma and Grandpa at the local square dance.  While the idea of dance floor etiquette sounds old fashioned, consideration for yourself, your partner, and others never goes out of date. Etiquette should be considered at public dance events, competitions during open floor, practice time at lessons in a studio or social dancing at the local honky tonk or speakeasy. Dance Floor Etiquette: The Summary. Traveling dances stay to the outsideRead More →

“Why does everyone only want to do West Coast Swing?”  “How can people stand to do the same dance for hours on end and not get bored?” ” Why are they so serious?” Call it an addiction if you must.  West Coast Swing is a multi-faceted dance that has a sharper learning curve than many other dances.  It also allows one to incorporate style, moreso than other dances.  And lastly, because it can be done to so many different types of music, the dance is almost new for each dance. Sharper Learning Curve: There are a handful of basic moves in West Coast Swing, both 6Read More →

Tequila on Ice – Darryl Worley Last Call – Lee Ann Womack Livin For the Night – George Strait How I Feel – Martina McBride Indian Summer – Brooks and Dunn I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes – Dierks Bentley Skinny Dippin’ – Whitney Duncan Wasted- Carrie Underwood Stand – Rascal Flatts The Climb – Miley Cyrus I May Hate Myself in the Morning  – Lee Ann Womack Winner at a Losing Game – Rascal FlattsRead More →

January is a great time to start learning how to compete if you are interested!  The Worlds event ends in January and begins the new calendar year of competition.  Dancers that have danced the year before likely moved up into the next division and most people are starting fresh. Are you thinking of competing? Now is the time to find a coach and settle on a plan for the year.  You may start with only one competition, or have a plan mapped out for the year to do several!  January really is the best time to get that plan together so that you have enough timeRead More →

By now a lot of you are just getting out of the “summer” habit and into the “back to school” habit.  Kids are rushed off to class, parents are getting back into the swing of things and everyone else is adapting to all the things around them. Now is a fantastic time to settle into a routine and look into the dance opportunities for all ages.  Kids now have the opportunity for the after school dance programs.  Adults have a little more time to get back into fitness and dance programs.  College students are looking for places to meet new friends or re-aquaint themselves with old friends.Read More →

Learning Night Club Two Step can be both easy (footwork) and difficult (which direction do I go?) for the average Joe.  Below are 5 great tips to help take your dance to the next level. Side to Side Night Club Two Step requires the dancers to travel mostly in a side-to-side pattern.  Instead of trying to create a hard “shape”, simply  drive sideways  from your center (belly button level on either side of your rib cage) and let your body take on a more natural shape. Forcing a “C-Shape” will generally look fabricated and odd on the dance floor. Drive Drive Drive! The elegance and power ofRead More →

Are you one of those people that loves to dance, but you hate going out by yourself?  If so, this blog is for you! Tips to get you dancing when no one else wants to go: Choose Wisely No, not your friends – your venue.  If you like to dance but others don’t (or they aren’t sure yet), pick a place that has some other attraction besides dancing: pool, live music, food, drink, karaoke, etc.  This will give you all an opportunity to do something fun.  Who knows, maybe you’ll meet someone out there who also likes to dance. Ask Around You would be suprised atRead More →