Country two step is a partner dance that YOU should learn! Learning Country two step (or Texas two step or Progressive 2-step) will improve your confidence, promote a mind-body connection, and impress your family and friends.
Here are some more reasons why you need to learn the Two step:
You get to dance to music you love!
The music for country two step is danced to fast tempo country western music. You can dance to modern/pop country or old, classic country song, as long as they have that quick, quick, slow, slow tempo. At a country western social dance, the DJ will play many speeds and genres throughout the night, so you won’t get bored with the music. Some of the other dances played at country western dances include waltz, chacha, and night club two step.
Check out our blog on what the 8 country dances are ( I wrote that one a while back)
There are many opportunities and venues to dance Two Step. You will get a lot of use out of the dance because you can dance it at country bars, parties, family gatherings, dance studios, and even weddings. This is because country music and country bars are extremely popular!
Two step crosses over well into other dance styles. You can use a lot of the patterns and stylings from two step in your other country dances as well, especially west coast swing. You will pick up this dance really easily if you have experience in ballroom or west coast swing dances because there are many similar wraps and arm positions. Once you perfect your spinning technique with the country two step, you will feel a great improvement in your spins in all your other dances!
Connect with the music and your partner to make magic. It is one of the greatest highs you can experience to be able to connect with your partner and the music! It’s better and safer than drugs.
Check out this inspirational youtube video of our very own Brian and Megan dancing Two step at the UCWDC Worlds competition. Notice their great connection with each other, the audience, and the music!
With so many online resources, it is easy and very cost effective to learn country two step. You can learn country two step for close to free. There are endless youtube videos to get inspiration. We offer a subscription for teaching videos that breaks down patterns and styling, as well as lead and follow tips and techniques. You can learn from the convenience of your own home.
Be yourself, dress casual, and make like-minded friends. In Country dancing, it is very casual, as compared to ballroom dance styles. There is no need to get all dressed up or wear very high heels. You can wear comfortable clothes or jeans and flat shoes or boots. Country dancers are friendly and it is nice to have friends that share common interests, like the love of dance! You can express yourself without feeling judged.
Country two step allows for great self expression and communication with your partner. Check out our many tutorials, videos, and blogs to help you on your journey of learning and mastering country two step.
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