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GLOSSARY OF BASIC STEPS FOR BEGINNERS

I HAVE INCLUDED SOME OF THE BASIC STEPS BUT OTHERS CAN BE FOUND ON THE LINEDANCER WEBSITE UNDER "INFORMATION" IN THE MENU, THEN "DANCE EXTRAS".

GLOSSARY OF LINE DANCE TERMS
I have described the steps mainly leading on the right foot (R) but most can be done the same way leading on the left foot (L), i.e. right sailor step or left sailor step.

BRUSH

Brush the sole of your foot against the floor either forwards or backwards.

CHARLESTON

1 Step forward L,
2 Kick R foot forward,
3 Step back onto R foot,
4 Point L toe back

COASTER STEP

1 Step back R
& Step back L
2 Step R forward
(Back, together, forward)

FANS

Swivelling the foot through 45 degrees on either the ball or the heel of the foot

GRAPEVINE

3 step pattern -
1 Step R to right side
2 Cross L behind
3 Step R to right side
Usually finishing with a touch, scuff, brush or kick.

HITCH

Lift your knee up with lower leg forward slightly

HOOK

1 Dig R heel in front
2 Bend R knee in front of L shin with R toe pointing towards the floor.

IN PLACE (ALSO CALLED HOME AND TOGETHER)

Feet together at the start of a dance (1st position)

JAZZBOX

1 Cross R over L
2 Step back L
3 Step R to right side
4 Step L next to R

KICK BALL CHANGE

1 Kick R foot forward
& Put weight onto R in place
3 Put weight back onto L foot

LOCK

Slide one foot behind the other with ankles crossed.

MONTEREY TURN

1 Point R toe to right side
2 Turn 1/2 turn clockwise on ball of L foot
and step R next to L and change weight
3 Point L toe to left side
4 Step L next to R

PIGEON TOES (HEEL SPLITS)

With feet together (1st position) move heels apart keeping toes in place and bring heels back together.

PIVOT

A 1/4 or 1/2 turn to the left in 2 beats.
1 Step forward R
2 Turn over your L shoulder and keeping
balls of feet on the floor turn to face the
opposite direction and change weight to the
L foot (for 1/2 pivot, only move 1/4 for 1/4 pivots)

SAILOR STEP

1 Cross R foot behind L
& Step L to left side
2 Step R to right side

SCISSORS

1 Step R foot to right side
2 Step L foot next to right foot
3 Cross R foot over L foot
4 Hold

SCUFF

Sweep your foot forward, scuffing the heel of your shoe/boot on the floor

SHUFFLE

1 Step forward on R foot
& Bring L up behind R
(L instep to R heel - third position)
2 Step forward on R foot

SUGAR FOOT

1 Point R toe to L instep
2 Dig R heel next to L instep
3 Cross R foot over L
4 Hold

TWINKLE (In a waltz)

1 Turn body slightly right and cross L over R
2 Step R small step to R
3 Turn slightly left and put weight onto L

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