Thursday, December 11, 2014

Line Dancing

What a novel idea. Anybody not dancing with a partner can join in the line dancing. Why didn't anyone think of that before. Sounds perfect to me. Specially in West Oahu, we are not here to dance according to some organizations rules. We are out to enjoy the music the way we want to. We got excellent music so no one is getting upset about that. Everyone is having fun and the crowds seems to be getting bigger. Dis is "Social Dancing" to Da Max.

"Dancing is not about how good you are. It's about how good you are
going to get when you keep it up and keep having fun."

A dance that is not just for two, everyone can line dance. It is a dance that is choreographed with sequences of steps that are repeated and a group of people dance in one or more lines called rows, all facing the same direction and performing the steps at the same time. However, there are variations to this type of dance. There are 'lines' where the dancers face each other or it can also be a circle. No matter what the 'line' may be, this is a dance to music that can truly be enjoyed.

Line dancing is usually associated with country western music, but it is said to have evolved from folk dancing because of their many similarities. A form of American folk dance called Contra dancing, in which the dancers form two lines that are parallel and they execute a sequence of dance movements with different partners, is said to have probably influenced the line dancing we have today.

"What a Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz

Much of the music is identical to the music played for social partner dancing. And naturally most of the movements are made the same as in social partner dancing. So the transition from one to the each is very natural and many dancers enjoy both types to increase their fun of moving to music.

Pub's Side Note: Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. They are not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you cannot do is ignore them, because they change things.