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December 9, 2011

Country dancing Christmas party playlist

20 good country Christmas songs of line dancing cheer

  1. Rock It - Santa Claus Is Comin' (In a Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train) - The Tractors
  2. Calamity, Tailgating/ Sidekick (couples) - Run Rudolph Run - Bryan Adams
  3. Tush Push, Thunderfoot --- Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy - Travis Tritt
  4. Apple Jacks / 16 Step - Nuttin' For Christmas Gold and Green - Sugarland
  5. 38 Step - Christmas Time's A Comin' - Bluegrass & White Snow - A Mountain Christmas - Patty Loveless
  6. Jose Cuervo / 16 Step - Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy
  7. Sleazy Slide  --- Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Chely Wright A Country Superstar Christmas, Vol. 3 
  8. Elvira's Cha Cha / Wooden Nickle ---  Merry Christmas from the Family - Montgomery Gentry
  9. Rio,  El Paso, Lorrie's Cha Cha,  --- All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan - Kenny Chesney
  10. Fast Dutchess Hustle -  Sleigh Ride A Joyful Noise - Jo Dee Messina
  11. Houston Slide --- If We Make It Through December -  Honky Tonk Christmas - Alan Jackson & Keith Whitley
  12. Horsin' Around (aka Trashy Women)  / Wooden Nickel --- Leroy the Redneck Reindeer - Mr. Christmas - Joe Diffie
  13. Dancin' Feet --- Randy Travis - Jingle Bell Rock - A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2
  14. Suicide Blonde --- John Cougar Mellencamp -I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1
  15. Cowboy Rhythm, Foot Boogie --- George Strait -  Christmas Cookies - A Country Superstar Christmas, Vol. 3
  16. Waltz / Waltz Across Texas - Silent Night Gold and Green - Sugarland
  17. Walk The Line, Bartender's Stomp ---  Meet Me under the Mistletoe - Randy Travis
  18. Wishful Thinkin' --- Joy to the World - Christmas Offerings - Third Day
  19. Cripple Creek --- Bluegrass Christmas Fiddle Jig - Bluegrass Christmas Music Country Christmas Picksations
  20. Cruisin' / El Paso --- Maybe Baby (New Year's Day) - Gold and Green - Sugarland

7 good Christmastime Two-step Songs

  1. Two-Step 'Round the Christmas Tree - Country Christmas- Suzy Bogguss
  2. If We Make It Through December -  Honky Tonk Christmas - Alan Jackson & Keith Whitley
  3. Christmas Time's A Comin' - Bluegrass & White Snow - A Mountain Christmas - Patty Loveless
  4. Santa's On His Way - 20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of George Strait
  5. Sleigh Ride A Joyful Noise - Jo Dee Messina
  6. George Strait -  Christmas Cookies - A Country Superstar Christmas, Vol. 3
  7. Joy to the World - Christmas Offerings - Third Day
  8. Meet Me under the Mistletoe - Country Christmas, Vol. 1 - Randy Travis

5 good Christmas country tunes for slow dancing

 'Cause Baby It's Cold Outside!
  1. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Single - Lady Antebellum
  2. Blue Christmas - Elvis Christmas - Elvis Presley
  3. Please Come Home for Christmas / Funky New Year - Single - Eagles
  4. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) - White Christmas Martina McBride
  5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas

4 good Christmas country tunes for Tripple-two steppin' (Shuffle)

  1. Toby Keith - Winter Wonderland - A Classic Christmas
  2. Randy Travis - Jingle Bell Rock - A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2 (Line Dance - Dancin' Feet)
  3. Bryan Adams - Run Rudolph Run
  4. John Cougar Mellencamp -I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1 (Line Dance - Dancin' Feet)

3 East Coast Swing / Shuffle

  1. Little Saint Nick - The Essential NOW That's What I Call Christmas
  2. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
  3. Santa Claus Is Comin' (In a Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train) - The Tractors
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What are your thoughts? Other Christmas song - line dance combos? We'd love to hear em!
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August 20, 2011

Living room counrty dancing, Wii!

For all the country-lovin' gaming geeks, have you seen Country Dance for Wii? According to Taste of Country, Country Dance 2 for Wii is coming out by the holidays so try it out already! Scoot the couch out of the way, this looks like loads of fun!
  • Turn it on for the kids
  • Invite some friends over 'n have a little hoedown
  • Pre-game for a night out at your place with a line dance party
The music is great too!

Country Dance for wii has you dancing to Sugarland's 'Stuck Like Glue', Trace Adkins' 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, Tim McGraw's 'Just to See You Smile' and Zac Brown Band's 'Chicken Fried'. 

Country Dance 2 for wii will have you dancing to Eric Church's 'Hell on the Heart', Carrie Underwood's ‘All American Girl’, Blake Shelton's 'Honey Bee' and George Strait's 'Here for a Good Time’.

Wii dancing games are so much fun, especially for grown ups! Have you played Just Dance Summer Party, DanceDanceRevolution BundleJust Dance 3, Just Dance 2, Just Dance, Dance on Broadway, or Just Dance Kids? Don't you agree?

July 28, 2011

Giddy On Up line dance video & step sheet


Giddy On Up
Choreographed by Vicki Cusack
Description: 48 count, 4 wall, beginner/intermediate line dance
Music: Giddy On Up by Laura Bell Bundy  (Start dancing on lyrics)

STEP RIGHT, LEFT BEHIND, STEP RIGHT, LEFT HEEL OUT, CROSS RIGHT OVER LEFT
1-2&3&4 Step right to side, cross left behind right, step right to side, step heel out to left side, step left back and cross right over left
STEP LEFT, RIGHT BEHIND, RIGHT HEEL OUT, CROSS LEFT OVER RIGHT
5-6&7&8 Step left to side, cross right behind left, step left to side, right heel to right side, step right back, and cross left over right

STEP SLIDE, TRIPLE IN PLACE
1-23&4 Step right forward, slide left together, step right, left, right
5-6-7&8 Step left forward, slide right together, step left, right, left

SIDE TOGETHER, SIDE CHASSE RIGHT
1-2-3&4 Step right to side, step left to right, chasse right, left, right
STEP ½ TURN, STEP ½ TURN
5-6-7-8 Step left forward turn half turn over right shoulder, repeat

SIDE TOGETHER, SIDE CHASSE LEFT
1-2-3&4 Step left to side, step right to left, chasse left, right, left
STEP ½ TURN, STEP ½ TURN
5-6-7-8 Step right forward turn half turn over left shoulder, repeat

SHUFFLE, ¼ PIVOT
1&2-3-4 Step right forward, bring left together, step right forward, step left forward and pivot ¼ turn over right shoulder weight on right
SHUFFLE, ¼ PIVOT
5&6-7-8 Step left forward, right together, step left forward, step right forward and pivot ¼ turn over left shoulder weight on left

RIGHT SAILOR, TURNING LEFT SAILOR
1&2-3&4 Cross right behind left, recover to left, step right forward, left behind right turn ¼ turn over left shoulder, right, left
HIP BUMPS MOVING FORWARD
5&6-7&8 Step right forward 2 hip bumps right, step forward left forward, 2 hip bump left

Repeat Giddy On Up 

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July 16, 2011

Reminisce couples country dance video & step sheet

Reminisce couples country dance video


Reminisce
Description: 48 count, partner dance
Choreographed by Caroline & Terry French
Music: Reminisce by Dave Bryan
           Cowboy Up by Jill Johnson
           Any medium cha-cha
Position: Sweetheart [Side By Side]. Footwork the same except where stated
 Dedicated to Sandra and Bernard Wells of the "Corsham Triple C Western Dance Club" who chose "Reminisce" by Dave Bryan

SIDE, TOGETHER, SHUFFLE BACK, SIDE, TOGETHER, SHUFFLE FORWARD
1-2  Step left to side, step right together
3&4 Chassé back left, right, left
5-6  Step right to side, step left together
7&8 Chassé forward right, left, right

STEP, ½ PIVOT TURN, SHUFFLE FORWARD, STEP, ¼ PIVOT TURN, CROSS SHUFFLE
9-10     Step left forward, turn ½ right (weight to right)
11&12 Chassé forward left, right, left
13-14   Step right forward, turn ¼ left (weight to left)
15&16 Crossing chassé right, left, right

(MAN) ¼ TURN, WALK, (LADY) ¼ TURN, ½ TURN, (BOTH) SHUFFLE FORWARD, ROCK STEP, COASTER STEP

17         MAN: Turn ¼ left and step left forward
             LADY: Turn ¼ right and step left back
18         MAN: Step right forward
             LADY: Turn ½ right and step right forward
19&20  Chassé forward left, right, left
21-22    Rock right forward, recover to left
23&24  Right coaster step
             Release left hands on 17, take right hands over lady's head on 18, then rejoin in sweetheart position

CHANGE SIDES

             Man crossing behind lady, taking left hands over lady's head, hands crossed in front
25         MAN: Cross left behind right
             LADY: Step left to side
26         MAN: Step right to side
             LADY: Step right together

SHUFFLE FORWARD
27&28  Chassé forward left, right, left

STEP, ½ PIVOT TURN, SHUFFLE FORWARD

29-30    Step right forward, turn ½ left (weight to left)
31&32  Chassé forward right, left, right
             Take left hands over lady's head into Sweetheart Position on 30
33-40   Chassé forward left, right, left
             Release left hands and raise right hands on 41 and keep in raised position until 47
41         MAN: Step left forward
             LADY: Turn ½ right and step left back
42         MAN: Step right forward
             LADY: Turn ½ right and step right forward

SHUFFLE FORWARD
43&44 Chassé forward left, right, left
45        MAN: Step right forward
            LADY: Turn ½ left and step right back
46        MAN: Step left forward
            LADY: Turn ½ left and step left forward

SHUFFLE FORWARD
47&48 Chassé forward right, left, right
            Rejoin left hands into Sweetheart Position on 47 and start again

Repeat Reminisce
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July 15, 2011

Song 'n Dance > Popular songs paired with popular line dances

Line dance suggestions for songs you actually hear today:

Selected songs from Billboard's Top Country Songs, Week of July 16, 2011

DJ Joe White to bring a good time to 38 West, 4 Sure!

Tonight DJ Joe White will dust off his cowboy boots & line dance playlists to bring some great line dancing music back to South Jersey line dancers.

Joe White DJ'ed and taught line & couples dances in the Philadelphia area at Prospectors for years. Playing GOOD dancing music, he had a knack for pairing new songs with classic dances. It's been about a year since his departure from Prospectors where he is greatly missed by many boot-scootin' bar-goers. "Where's the Hell Yeah button" and "Wouldn't miss it for the WORLD" are what some said on facebook event, The Return of DJ Joe White. Choreographer of the line dance, 4 Sure , Joe keeps the dance floor moving.

If you can't make it out tonight, we've heard some buzz about another DJ Joe White appearance at 38 West on July 29th.

38 West
1533 West Route 38
Lumberton, NJ 08060
609-267-3578

June 30, 2011

Line dance to win a guitar, contest details

Gloriana launched a line dance contest today. They're picking 10 winners with the grand prize being an autographed Gloriana guitar. Here are the details:

Show your dancing skills and win a signed Gloriana Guitar!
 
Check out the instructional video on the "Line Dancing" page and show us your steps by creating your own video showcasing you and your friends doing this line dance.
Submit your video link and get your own personalized URL to share this contest site with your friends!
The top 10 fans who submit a video AND get the most views on their personalized URL will be our finalists.

Gloriana will choose their favorite to be the Grand Prize winner! The remaining nine finalists will receive a premiere Gloriana prize pack.
Get your url at http://www.glorianacontest.com/ 

Gloriana "Wanna Take You Home" Line Dance Instructional Video:



While you're sharing your links, email them to 38step@gmail.com & we'll try to help you out n' post your urls. Happy Dancin' & good luck.


Rules

- All videos must be over 30 seconds in length and contain no inappropriate language or gestures.
- All videos must be submitted by 11:59pm on July 29, 2011 to be eligible for the contest.
- By appearing in the video that is submitted to the contest, all participants grant consent for their image to be viewed on Gloriana.com.
- The top 10 fans who submit a line dancing video to their new single "Wanna Take You Home" AND get the most views on their personalized URL will be our 10 finalists. Gloriana will choose their favorite to be the Grand Prize winner!
- The remaining 9 finalists will receive a premiere Gloriana prize pack.
- Only one guitar will be awarded to the winning video regardless of the number of dancers involved.Only one premiere Gloriana prize pack will be provided to each of the remaining nine finalists. Prizes will be shipped to the contact information provided with video submission.
- The "Gloriana Wants To Take You Home" Line Dancing Contest is open to all age groups, while other contests within "Gloriana Wants to Take You Home" may have age restrictions.


June 17, 2011

Song 'n Dance > Line dance suggestions for songs you actually hear today

Yesterday, a 38step facebook fan asked a good question as to what older line dances go to newer music. Local country bands have been Askin' Questions too. This post has been on my mind for quite some time so now's as good a time as any, right? Here it is:

Line dance suggestions for songs you actually hear today:


Selected songs from Billboard's Top Country Songs, Week of June 25, 2011
  • Honey Bee - Blake Shelton
    • (couples) West Coast Swing
    • (couples) Shadow
    • (couples) Six Pack Summer 
    • (line dance) Six Pack Summer
    • (line dance) Mucarra Walk
    • (line dance) Montego Bay
    • (line dance) Cruisin'
  • Without You - Keith Urban
    • (couples) nice slow Two Step
    • (couples) Buckle Polisher
  • You Lie - The Band Perry 
  • Old Alabama - Brad Paisley Featuring Alabama
    • (couples) Shuffle!
  • Tomorrow - Chris Young 
    • (couples) nice slow Two Step
    • (couples) Buckle Polisher
  • Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean
    • (couples) Two Step
  • Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentley
  • Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Luke Bryan 
  • Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band



March 11, 2011

Get rodeo ready, cowboy season's coming!

Spring is coming next weekend! The animals will be waking up, you should come out of hibernation too. First things first, peruse 38step.com and brush up on your dance steps, of course!

Atlantic City Rodeo
Atlantic City Rodeo

Rodeo &  Beer Festival coming to Atlantic City on the same weekend!
Now THAT sounds like a fun weekend! April 1 - 3, Atlantic City will be full of cowboys & beer. Suds & Studs & Spurs... ooh la la!
Rodeo tix start @ $16. You're darn right I'll be in town that weekend, actin' like a FOOL!

The first weekend in April, what kind of fool will you be?




Bally's Wild Wild West Casino - Oh how we would love to see them get some good line dancing events going! Hopefully the Atlantic City rodeo will kick up a little inspiration for their promotions department. All they need is a wooden dance floor and a decent DJ who is familiar with line dancing... someone to get the word out and viola.

Friendly Tavern reopened last summer.  It's an old favorite dancin' destination for many. Some yelp-ers said,
"Great country music with plenty of dancing.  Live bands are a plus.  So glad to have country dancing close again.  Great, diverse crowd with music for old and young alike."
 "Saturday we found this new spot about an hour's drive from NE Philly. Located in Carneys Point NJ, the newly reopened under new management, Friendly Tavern sure lives up to its name is worth the trip"
 "The lights are dim, Beer is cold, and the Music is Loud! Line dancing was the Deal! The crowd aged from Mid-30's to 70 years old. I'm Sure this place is going to be a Hit! "

djharry2189 has a few videos from Friendly's. The Friendly Tavern has its perks and its drawbacks but a must-try for post-rodeo rowdiness. Which leads me to...

Cowtown Rodeo - Every Saturday Night 7:30 PM
May 28, 2011 - Sept. 24, 2011

Dig out your kickers 'n wranglers, order a new white dress (so excited they're in this season), and plan some nights out! Do it up like us gals did in "Line Dancing, Concert Tix, The Rodeo Song (sans the music, poetry, art, singing, rhythm, humor and sound) ", grab a grill & some beverages (Cowtown Rodeo lets you bring in a cooler), and assign your designated driver (it's a long walk)... party it up rowdy rodeo style!

Yeeeeeee...haw

March 1, 2011

The One

The One, one of my all time favorite Gary Allan songs. Here's a cell phone video I snagged of Gary Allan performing 'The One' back in October of 2010 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Look close for Lucy, Gary's doodle on stage.



I am posting it in honor of  Gary Allan coming to Atlantic City this weekend (3/5/2011) and my best friend's engagement last weekend. 

Enjoy!

February 16, 2011

The Nugget

On Feb. 11, 2011 The Golden Nugget (433 New Freedom Rd., Berlin, NJ 08009) caught fire, according to the Courier Post. In business since 1956, The 'Nugget' is rumored to have rebuilding plans after experiencing heat and smoke damage last week. It has been a live music & line dancing destination.

I hear they had great wings too.

Fire heavily damages tavern in Winslow

January 21, 2011

Line dancing in ads

5 Commercials made with the love of line dancing:


GE knows how to have a Good Time!


T Mobile 


How about in the Microsoft store?


The Gap! We used to do this dance, it's a good one.


KitKat


Orange Romania

Can you remember any others?


January 20, 2011

Classic XTU ad

Though no boot scootin', this video brought back golden line-dance-era nostalgia of our favorite Philly country station, 92.5. Enjoy. 



Speaking of XTU, anyone going to James Otto @ Jack Frost & Big Boulder next Friday (1/28/11)?
Country music & playing on the slopes... yessss! That's what I'm talkin' about!!