BEGINNER DANCES

 

The following dances were written specifically to teach new beginners during a 12 week course.

We have used this program with great success in our classes and can recommend it.

 

Vol 2 is more current and we tend to use these dances interspersed with selections from Vol. 1

Once our dancers know the steps we introduce more traditional beginner dances.

 

I suggest that you start with the first dance and work your way through them. 

We try to teach the first 3 plus the 12 step waltz in the first class. 

Most people pick these up, but of course they don’t remember them.

 

Because we have mixed level classes our beginners learn to dance ‘their’ dances to other music and in this way

they can continue to dance while our more experienced dancers do their’ dances.

It works well for us and everyone gets to stay for most of the 3 hours that we offer at our classes.

 

The step sheets will tell you which steps each dance is focussing on.

GOOD LUCK!

 

Oh I forgot to mention that the dances listed below are actually cd’s. 

They are available for sale for $34 posted in Australia.

 

Dances For Beginners Vol. 2

DANCE                       ARTIST                                    SONG

Nothing New                Isla Grant                                 I'm Missing You                       

Clowns n Frowns         Bobby Bare/Skeeta Davis         Little Bitty Tear                       

 Made In Japan            Buck Owens                          Made In Japan                                       

Someone                      Mavericks                               Someone Should Tell Her                     

Walkin A Mile              Ray Stevens                           Walk A Mile In My Shoes                     

Homely Heart               Charlie Robison                      She Leaves Her Heart At Home            

Coming Again               Dolly Parton                           Here You Come Again            

Loving You                  Mavericks                              Loving You                                           

Somebody                    Crystal Gayle                          Somebody Loves You                 

Hey Hoalina                 BR549                                   Cherokee Boogie                          

Obsessed                     Glen Frey                               All She Wants To Do Is Dance 

Alamo Alley                 Johnny Rodriquez                    Across The Alley From The Alamo

Heavenly                      Mavericks                              All That Heaven Will Allow        

Tulsa Weave                Don Williams                          Tulsa Time                                 

Another Sunrise            Alan Jackson                            Tequila Sunrise                               

Feelin Good                 Michael Jackson                      The Way You Make Me Feel   

Snatched                      Charlie Robison                         Arms Of Love                             

12 Step Waltz              Hank Thompson                         Shenandoah Waltz

Love At First Waltz      Newfoundland Waltz                  Eddie Coffey

Waltz Of Woe              Travis Tritt                             Here's A Quarter                        

 

Dances For Beginners Vol. 1

DANCE                                   SONG                                      ARTIST                                 

1. Connections                           Drinkin’ Bone                          Tracy Byrd             2.13

2. Doo Wop                               What Do You Want To            Shakin’ Stevens      2.08

                                                 Make Those Eyes

3. Loving Words                         Running Out Of Ways              Mark Chesnutt        3.19

4. Waltz Of Tears                                  River Of Tears                         Highway 101           2.50                 

5. Sunshine Cha Cha                              Sunshine Girl                            Herman’s Hermits   2.36

6.No More                                            There Wont Be Anymore          Charlie Rich            2.27

7. Ruby Rock                                        Ruby Baby                                Crash Craddock      2.27

8. Gluttony                                            I Need More Of You                 Bellamy Brothers    3.24

9.Goodlookin'                            Hey Goodlookin’                       Yoakam/Zydeco      4.05

10.Even If                                 Even If I Tried                          Emilio                     2.57

11.Eviction                                Driving Me Out Of Your Mind   Tracy Byrd             3.19           

12.Departure                             Take Your Memory With You     Vince Gill              2.34   

13. Darlene                                Darlene                                   T Graham Brown     3.20

14. Finale                                   One Last Kiss                          Crash Craddock       2.07

15.P.O.Q.                                             I Hear You Knocking                Shakin’ Stevens       2.44

16. Not Divine Intervention        Divine Intervention                    Jeff Carson                3.21

17. Fussin' n Fightin'                  Hold Me Tight                           Ann Murray              2.49

18.The Feelin'                           Feelin’ The Feelin’                    Bellamy Brothers      3.41

19. Animal Instinct                                Just Playing Possum                  Alan Jackson             2.56

20.The Wilbury Twist                Wilbury Twist                           Traveling Wilburys   2.43

21. An Irish Waltz                     Beautiful Meath                        Mary Duff                3.37

22. Aussie Antics                                  Waltzing Matilda                       Australian Tornados 3.58