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COUNTRY AND WESTERN PARTNER DANCING

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by CAROL A. SMITH
1st edition, 1999, 120 pages, $13.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-329-0Review Shopping Cart

 

Country and Western Partner Dancing was written to provide information about country and western partner dancing! Dr. Smith includes the basic country and western steps. The sequence begins with such ice-breakers as the Cotton Eye Joe and Schottisch. She gives alternative methods for "talking through the steps" as people learn differently.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION

Music
Leading and Following
Leading and Following Techniques

Chapter 2: COTTON EYE JOE

Chapter 3: SCHOTTISCH

Traditional Step/Hop Schottische
"Can-Can" or "Aggie" Kick Schottische
Clockwise Couple Turn
Counter-clockwise Couple Turn
Box Step for the Schottische

Chapter 4: POLKA

German Style Polka
Texas Style Polka Step
Skip Step for the Polka
12-Step Polka
El Paso Polka
Suggested Music for Polka

Chapter 5: WALTZ

Traditional Waltz
Box Step for the Waltz
Suggested Music for the Waltz

Chapter 6: TWO-STEPS

Aggie Two-Step
Classic Two-Step
Double Two-Step
Gonzalez Two-Step
Three Step Two-Step
Suggested Music for Two-Steps

Chapter 7: MOVES WITH THE POLKA, WALTZ AND TWO-STEPS

Cape
Couple Turns
The Donna
Lady Turns
Promenade — One handed
Promenade — Two handed
The Ribbon
Sweetheart Shift
Varsouvienne Shift
Weave the Basket
The Whip
Windows

Chapter 8: SOCIAL GRACES

Appendix A: VOCABULARY

RESOURCE LIST

ABOUT THE AUTHOR . . .

Carol A. Smith is an Associate Professor of Physical Education and Health in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University.Dr. Smith is also the author of Jitterbug Dancing, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

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