This page is dedicated to Absolute beginner dancers who have never had any lessons. On this page we will explore some basic easy dances, ones that I use when teaching new dancers - concentrating on easy step patterns and repetition.

Some extra easy beginner dances to start you off that you can practise at home!

Nothing New

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Jan Wyllie

Music: Nothing new, I'm missing you by Isla Grant

Almost every line dance is set to a sequence of moves in groups of 4. (Except the waltzes of course).

This is an easy first dance with no turns.

Here you will learn several dance sequences, such as the stroll, the chasse, step touches and hip bumps.

The music is fairly slow to give you time to get accustomed to the movements and the changes of direction.

The dance can be done to many tracks, try it to Acky Breaky Heart for a Country track, or What A Feeling from Flashdance for a pop version, they are similar in tempo.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to 11 mins for the dance.

AB Ticket

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Val Myers (UK)

Music: Dance Above The Rainbow by Ronan Hardiman

Electric Slide

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Ric Silvers (USA)

Music: Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffiths

California Freeze

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Kelly Burkhardt

Music: "Man! I Feel like a Woman!" by Shania Twain

Mamma Maria

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Frank Trace (USA)

Music: "Mamma Maria" by Ricchi E Poveri

This is a second easy dance with no turns.

Here you will learn another couple of dance sequences, such as the heel strut and the grapevine.

The music is fairly slow to give you time to get accustomed to the movements and the changes of direction.

The dance can be done to many tracks, try it to One Way Ticket for a Country track, or Don't Worry by Madcon for a pop version, they are similar in tempo.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to 7:30 mins for the dance.

In this third easy dance, my main aim is to get you used to turning, this is a 4 wall dance, therefore you will start each sequence facing a different direction/wall.

Here you will learn a 1/4 hitch turn to the left.

The music is fairly slow to give you time to get accustomed to the movements and the changes of direction.

The dance can be done to many tracks, once you have mastered the steps try it to "It's Raining Men" by the Weather Girls, for a faster version.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to 5 mins for the dance.

In this fourth easy dance, you will be dancing the same  hitch 1/4 turn as the last dance, this is again a 4 wall dance, therefore you will start each sequence facing a different direction/wall.

In addition we will be practising the Step, Hitch and Hip Bumps.

The dance can be done to many tracks, once you have mastered the steps try it to "Better When I'm Dancing by Meghan Trainer, a class favourite.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to 5 mins for the dance.

In this easy dance, you will be learning how to make a grapevine with a 1/4 turn.

In addition we will be practising a variation of the Charleston Step, the Step Kick, Step Touch. We will also be getting used to moving on the diagonal and using the clock to keep us moving in the right direction.

As with all beginner level dances, this can be done to many tracks, I find that many new dancers have trouble with the speed of this track so try it to "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga, this is a much slower tempo.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to 11 mins for the dance.

In this easy dance, you will be learning the Lindi step and the forward shuffle.

In addition we will be practising a half turn. 

As with all beginner level dances, this can be done to many tracks. The dance was originally choreographed to I Need More Of You by The Bellamy Brothers. It also goes well to Can't Stop This Feeling by Justin Timberlake.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to approx. 7 mins for the dance.

Lindi Shuffle

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Jane Smee

Music: "Ceiga, Sordumuda" by Shakira

In this easy dance, you will learn how to dance a Jazz box with a 1/4 turn.

In addition we will be practising Heel struts and Toe struts, and also variations in the speed of steps.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to approx. 7 mins for the dance.

Go Cat Go

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Gaye Teather (UK)

Music: "Please Mamma Please" by Go Cat Go

In this easy 16 count dance, you will learn how to dance Charleston steps.

In addition we will be practising Heel digs, and also we will be varying the speed of the steps by dancing a triple step.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to approx. 5 mins for the dance. You can also dance this to I Love to Boogie by T Rex.

These first 8 dances are a really good introduction to line dancing. You will have learnt probably about a quarter of the step sequences used in dance sequences.

Cowboy Charleston

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Jeanette Hall & Tonya Miller 

Music: "Dolores" by The Mevericks

In this easy 4 wall dance, you will learn how to dance the jazz box with a 1/4 turn a faster version from Go Cat Go.

In addition we will be practising Cross Points, and Hip bumps, this dance is quite fast and has a party feel so once you are confident with the steps you can add some attitude.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to approx. 6:30 mins for the dance.

Ah Si!

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Rita Masur (CAN) 

Music: "Levantando las Manos" by El Simbolo

In this easy 4 wall dance, you will be consolidating what you have learn't so far, and practising putting the steps in different sequences.

In addition we will be practising touches, cross points and we will be doing a Jazz Box with no turn.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to approx. 11 mins for the dance.

Texas Time AB

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Carrie Ann Earl (ES)

Music: "Texas Time" by Keith Urban

In this easy 4 wall dance, you will learn the V step and we will be making a 3/4 turn.

In addition we will be practising grapevines and side touches

 

You will also learn the restart, where only part of a sequence is danced, before starting the dance from the beginning again.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to approx. 9 mins for the dance.

Rocket To The Sun

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Maddison Glover (AUS)

Music: "What You've Done To Me" by Samantha Jade

In this easy 4 wall dance, you will be adding the back rock to your step list and consolidating what you have learn't so far. The music for this dance has a reggae feel so there is a definate pause on every 4th beat.

In addition we will be practising hip bumps and the chasse 1/4 turn.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to approx. 6 mins for the dance.

Pass Me A Beer

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Carrie Ann Earl (ES)

Music: "Island Song" by Zac Brown Band

Little Rumba

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Donna Laurin (CAN)

Music: "Something Stupid" by Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman

In this easy 4 wall dance, you will be adding the rumba box, the cross rock and the shuffle to your step list. The music for this dance has a rumba feel so there is a definate pause on every 4th beat.

This is harder than it looks and you will need to practise to master the rumba box and the shuffle. Don't be discouraged it will click.

This can be danced to many tracks try Vaiven by Chayanne for a faster beat.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to approx. 9 mins for the dance.

In this dance we will learning the half turn and forward and back rocks. This is harder than it looks and you will need to practise to master the shuffles. Don't be discouraged it will click.

It is also harder because it is not a symetrical dance, so far, if we have done a grapevine to the right we have done the same or similar steps to the left.

This dance can be done to any music with a cha cha beat. "Dancing Queen" by Abba is a class favourite.

Once you are familiar with the steps you can scroll forward to approx. 12 mins for the dance.

County Line Cha Cha

Ultra Beginner level dance

Choreographer: Unknown

Music: "We Owned The Night" by Thorne Hill

In this 24 count easy dance we will be looking at waltz basic steps and waltz timing.

 

All the dances so far have used a 4 or 8 count for the steps. In this dance we will be using a 3 or 6 count.

The original music is a touch fast so I have used a slower track first it is at 10:15 mins, and the faster track is at approx 14 mins into the video.

Dream On

Ultra Beginner level dance (Waltz)

Choreographer: Rob Fowler (ES)

Music: "Dream On Texas Ladies" by John Michael Montgomery

Alternative Track: "Their Hearts Are Dancing" by The Forester Sisters

Now you are ready to try out the other dances on my Teach Videos Page.

Easy beginner dances are marked with a (B)

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