Country Two Step: Get the low down on this Hoedown

istock_000001582768xsmallYou may have heard it referred to as the Texas Two-Step, Country Two Step, or just as Two-Step, regardless of what you call it, the Country Western Two Step is a fun dance to learn. It is a progressive partner dance, meaning that you move counterclockwise around the dance floor. The leader in the partnership (usually the male) will face the line of dance and the follower (usually the female) will stand in front of her partner.

The basics of the Country Two Step include four steps that follow this pattern: Quick, Quick, Slow, Slow. You are also able to start with the two slow steps followed by the two quick steps as follows: Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick. The first step for the partners involves the leader stepping forward with the left foot and the follower stepping back on the right foot. The frame, which is how the upper body is placed during a partner dance, can either be opened or closed. An open frame is where the connection between the partners is mostly at the hands, as opposed to a closed frame where there is more upper body contact and even support.

This is merely a basic introduction to the Country Two Step, it would be best to learn more about the Two Step by taking a Country Two Step Dance Lesson. At Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona, we offer both Private Country Dance Lessons and Group Country Two Step Dance Classes. You are just in luck because our next 4-week session of Group Dance Lessons starts during the first week of every month! The Group Country Two Step class will be held every Thursday.

Additional information about our Private Country Western Dance Lessons can be found at the following link .

 If you are interested in the Group Country Two-Step Dance Classes, please feel free to visit .