Line Dance Problems

A city girl with a country heart. I write about line dancing, pancakes, and the occasional soldier. But only if he can two-step.

August 29, 2014 5:40 pm

when you completely forgot it was friday

until about halfway through lunch

1:20 pm

when the instructor decides to teach a shitty dance

to a song we were already dancing something better to in the back

August 28, 2014 5:40 pm

when a guy asks you to two-step

but doesn’t actually know how to two-step

1:20 pm

when somebody’s spilled their beer

but it’s the only clear route to the dancefloor

August 27, 2014 5:40 pm 1:20 pm

when drunk bitches think it’s weird

that the line dancers “take shit so seriously”

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you go grind on boat shoes over there in the corner, we’ve got work to do out here.

August 26, 2014 5:40 pm 1:20 pm

thinking you looked cute at the bar

then seeing yourself dancing in somebody’s video on instagram

5:10 am

askerquestioner

missbackwoodsminnesota: So I'm trying out for the Black Labels Dance Team that a couple of my friends are on (check 'me out on Facebook!!) but I'm a super clumsy and flustered person-- I feel completely crude and graceless and often lose my place when dancing because I overthink it/watch others even on dances I know. Any advice for not looking like an oaf? I started dancing about 6 months ago and have been wanting to get on this team since before then!!

The best advice I can give you is actually to care less! Know your dances like the back of your hand but don’t be afraid to fuck up. Every dancer has a drastically different style, and yours will develop the longer you dance—but any dancer who exudes confidence on the dancefloor is nearly impossible to stop watching! So have faith in yourself and develop that confidence. The key is to really not give a fuck. Have fun, play around, don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself. We don’t quite have teams where I’m from so maybe I just have more freedom, but the less you feel you have to impress anyone, the more you’ll own the dancefloor.

5:05 am

askerquestioner

madnessbom: I've got a question! Can you tell me some new song and line dance that you can find in your town? Thank you so much!

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you! We’ve been doing a pretty nice one to Drink To That All Night by Jerrod Niemann, which I’m pretty sure is just called Drink To That.  It’s a two-wall with some syncopated grapevines in strategic places as well as paddle turns where you can throw in some attitude without actually having hip shakes choreographed in.  As much as I love hip shakes, doing without them makes it much more friendly for male line dancers who aren’t quite comfortable gettin’ down.