Saturday, November 23, 2013

Line dance

By William Chan, Ko'Olina:
So we are getting line dancing along the Moanlua Corridor and there are sparks going up to Kapolei. The progress is there, we just have to work on getting bigger crowds and more men. Then there is the Waianae Coast just waiting for some of this action.

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Line dancing's current popularity grew out of the disco period, when the country-western dance and music communities continued to explore and develop this form of dancing. Line dancing has become a popular recreation activity and is practiced and learned in country-western dance bars, social clubs, dance clubs and ballrooms worldwide.

You can line dance in pretty small spaces if
you don't have too many dancers.

Billy Ray Cyrus' 1992 hit Achy Breaky Heart, helped catapult western line dancing back into the musical mainstream's public consciousness, and in 1998, the band "Steps" created further interest with the techno dance song "5,6,7,8".

"Only The Good Die Young" by Billy Joel

It avoids the problem of imbalance of male/female partners that plagues social recreational dance clubs. Not only that but they learned later that for beginning dancers it develops good timing, rhythm, and acute awareness of the different music and consequently the dances corresponding to this music.

It is sometimes combined on dance programs with other forms of country-western dance, such as two-step, shuffle, and western promenade dances, as well as western-style variants of the waltz, polka and swing.

Yes, these are line dancers too. Show Business for a long time.

"Rock and Roll All Night" by Kiss

For us in the ballroom dance world, it is rapidly become an interesting and fun dance to break up the strict social dance pattern of the evening. And of course allows so many of the women a chance to dance when they have not had such an opportunity. The increase in interest by men is very gratifying, more men in the groups make everyone look better.
Bill Chan

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