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Our Dances – 8 Seconds Saloon

Our Dances

Here is a list of our most common dances with that songs that accompany them. Most of them have been taught during our lessons. FREE lessons are every Wednesday Night @ 8pm. (*does not include concerts or specials events)


SONG ARTIST Dance Creator


Miss Me More Kelsea Ballerini (Jeff Smilko)
Smooth Like Summer Smooth Like Summer Thomas Rhett (Lynn Card)
Cowboy Hustle Better I Don’t Chris Janson  
Country Bump Country Music Made Me Do It Carlton Anderson (Darren Bailley)
Putting Your Lights On Lights Bobby Green (Donnie Allen)
Mr. Put it Down Mr. Put it Down Ricky Martin &Pitbull (Juliet Lam)
M.G.N.O. My Girls Night Out Russell Dickerson (Conrad Farnham)
Little Honky Tonk Bar Every Little Honky Tonk Bar George Strait (Trevor Andrew Thornton & Kelly Cavallaro)
A Reason To Stay Reason To Stay Brent Young (Lesley Stewart)
Do It Like This Do It Like This Daphne Willis (Jonno Libermann)
Groovy Love If Jesus Loves Me St. Lanvain, Rahmsed (Fred Whithouse)


Moves Olly Murs (Lesley Clark)
All I Am Is You All I Am Is You Jess Glynn (Julia Wetzell)
Take It From Me Take It From Me Jordan Davis (Heather Clark)
Smooth Like Summer Smooth Like Summer Thomas Rhett (Lynn Card)
A Little Bit Lit Lit Trace Atkins (Rob Fowler)

A Good Thing

A Good Thing Keith Urban (Treece Treece)
East Hill Twist- Partner Dance Wake Me Up Billy Currington (Dan-Kelly Albro)
Purple Daze- Partner Dance Hangover Tonight Gary Allen (Dan-Kelly Albro)
The Wolf The Wolf Spencer Lee Band (Jonno Liberman)
What Makes You Country What Makes You Country Luke Bryan (Rob Holley)

Born To Love You

Born To Love You Lanco (Ed Tetreau)
Backwood Bump Backwood Bump Waterloo Revival (Brandon Zahorsky& Stacy Ruggiero)
I Got This I Got This Jerrod Niemann (Gwen Walker)
Funk It Out Shoot Me Straight Brothers Osborne and Let It Out Charlie Wilson & Snoop Dog (Niels Poulsen)
What Makes You Country What Makes You Country Luke Bryan (Rob Holley)

Put It On Me

Put It On Me Brianna Leah (Cody Flowers & Madison Glover)
Save Me Tonight A Little Bit More Reed Fields & Jill Hamlin (Maggie Gallaher)
War Child War Child Hollywood Undead (Dan Montesi & Nick Collin)
On The Loose On The Loose Niall Horan (Jeff Smilko)
Turn The Beat Up I Don’t Like It I Love It  Flo Rida and Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison  (Maddison Glover)



Babylon OMI (Fred Whitehouse)

8 Seconds Saloon - Nightclub in Indianapolis

22 Tips and reviews


  • concerts
  • casual
  • great value
  • lively
  • trendy
  • good for special occasions
  • fun atmosphere
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  • concert was amazing last night. this place has the best staff. this was our first time. katie took care of us all evening to make sure we had the best night out she even scored us meet and greet pass

  • This is a great place to see a live concert or to get line dancing lessons. The place is huge and the stage is always featuring some of the best in country music. I highly suggest this place. Read more

  • Love this place!! There is not really a bad seat in the place unless you are short and tall people are in front of you!!!

  • Love it first time here awesome bartenders and great laid back atmosphere

  • the place is cool but can get really loud on battle of the bands, its too loud you can barely make out the lyrics and stuff and when you get out of the bar it feels like you have cotton in your ears.

  • This place is more packed then I've ever seen it. Lots of pretty ladies in shorts & cowboy boots. Not my fav genre of music but definitely can handle this type of crowd! A departure from my norm.

  • Duh! Country music! One of my favorite venues for country concerts!

  • It was after 11 until the featured act started. If you like your cocktails in a plastic cup this place is 4u.

  • Always a fun place with lots going on

  • This place is great. I love coming here everyone is so nice.

  • Come early pay the extra $5 for seating

  • Great stage

  • Make friends here and you're in for a good time! #shots

  • Definitely good people watching.

  • Amazing as always !

  • It was awesome like always!!!!

  • Beware: ice water will cost you a dollar.

  • It was awesome

  • This venue is awful. Unfortunately smoking is allowed and it is poorly set up. I would never come back here, nor would I recommend it to ANYONE.

  • Great music!! Fun atmosphere!

  • Line dancing lessons every Wednesday at 8:30.

  • Touch em!!

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Modern dance - stages of development, concepts, founders, ideas

Performing Arts:
• Show Dance • Jazz/Lyric Dance • Tap • Acrobatic Dance • Ballet • Contemporary Dance • Bollywood • Production

Traditional Dances:
• Folk Dance/Folk • Belly Dance/Oriental • Show Belly Dance/Oriental Show • Folk Belly Dance/Oriental Folk • Flamenco

The above Disciplines Performing arts can be presented in the following categories:
• Male solo • Female solo
• Duets (two women, two men or a man and a woman)
• Trios (only Tap and Bollywood) - any combination of three dancers
• Small group - 3-7 people (Tap and Bollywood) - 4-7 people)
• Formation - 8-24 people
• Production - 25 people and more

Age categories:

Baby\Mini Kids 7 years old and younger
Children 12 years old and younger
Juniors 13-16
Adults 17 and over
Adults 2 31 and over
Seniors 50 years and older (Belly Dance/Oriental)

It is forbidden to dance in different age categories within the same discipline and nomination during the calendar year.
The participant's age category is determined by the participant's year of birth in the current calendar year, at the time of the competition.
For duets and couples, the age category is determined by the age of the older partner. The younger dancer may be 2 years younger than the older partner. However, the age difference between partners cannot be more than 2 years. nine0035
Participants in the Performing arts may only use their own music. Dancers cannot compete with themselves.

Authorized for use in many Performing Arts Disciplines. The props are taken out and taken away by the participant at a time, without outside help.
Note: Bulky props are not allowed at IDO events in any of the dances, categories, styles or directions. nine0005 Hand props are any items that are carried out with the help of hands and are not part of the costume (bells, flags, canes, umbrellas, etc.).
Floor props are any items that are carried out with the help of hands and placed on the floor (chairs, steps, stairs, tables, etc. ).
Stage decorations or backdrops - curtains or backdrops.
Do not use liquids or other substances that could damage or make the dance floor/stage floor unsafe for performers. nine0005 The use of electrical appliances, such as those that create lighting effects, connected to a socket, is only allowed if the appliance is powered by a battery.
Installation and removal of scenery and floor props must take no more than 15 seconds in the Solo, Duo and Trio categories and no more than 25 seconds in the Small Group category. In the Formation category, the allowable time for setting up and disassembling decorations is no more than 45 seconds. Time is counted from the moment the first piece of scenery touches the stage. This rule applies to all Disciplines of the Performing arts. This rule also applies in cases where the dancer takes out hand props. nine0006

Duration of performances

Solo, Duo
Duration of performance 1 minute 45 seconds (1:45) - 2 minutes 15 seconds (2:15)

Small group
Duration of performance :30) - 3 minutes (3:00)

Performance duration 2 minutes 30 seconds (2:30) - 4 minutes (4:00)
In the Children Formation category, the time limit is from 2:30 to 3:00 for all performing arts except Belly Dance and Flamenco. nine0006

Performance duration 5 minutes (5:00) - 8 minutes (8:00)

Lifts performed with the help/support of another dancer.
Lifts are allowed in some but not all dance disciplines. This information should be specified in the sections of the rules for the relevant disciplines.
Supports are NOT allowed in the Children category, except for the Production and Mini-Production nominations (cancelled on 1.01.16)

Acrobatic movements

Acrobatic movements are movements in which the dancer's body rotates along a vertical or horizontal axis, such as flips, wheels, etc.
Acrobatic moves are allowed in some but not all dance disciplines. This information should be specified in the sections of the rules for the relevant disciplines.
The performance of acrobatic movements does not always involve the award of additional points, but on the contrary, it can contribute to a decrease in points, if the movements are performed technically incorrectly. nine0006

Special restrictions on the performance of dance numbers
Each dance number cannot be presented in more than one discipline.
For example, the same number cannot be performed both in the Jazz category and in the Show Dance category.

Special restrictions on costumes
In Jazz, Lyrical Dance, Modern, Ballet, Tap and Show Dance categories, dancers are not allowed to change costumes during their performance, except in cases agreed in advance and not contrary to the Rules. Dancers are also not allowed to change the music of their performance in subsequent competitive stages. nine0006

Special Restrictions for Kids
Dark themes, costumes or music are not allowed in the Kids category.

Dance photography - the nuances of shooting, the secrets of success, polishing skills

Dance photography is an expression of the beauty of movement and emotions. Dance can be a source of great shots, but it's no secret that photographing dancers is very difficult: framing, focusing and releasing the shutter at the right moment - absolutely everything must be done, and at the same time with the best exposure in the available light. For Bernie Ng, one of Singapore's most prolific dance photographers, shooting choreography involves not only capturing the action, but also the aesthetics and emotion that permeates the movement. She shares some tips for capturing dramatic shots of dancers. nine0006

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-70mm f / 2.8L II USM / Manual exposure (f / 2.8, 1/250 s) / ISO 2500 / WB: Auto. "Pure" by T.H.E Dance Company (2016) / Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon / Dancers: Anthea Seah & Wu Mi

  • Exposure

Getting the exposure right is probably the most difficult aspect of dance photography . Since flash photography is generally not allowed indoors, you should do your best with the available lighting, which will vary from one show to the next. nine0006

Use fast lenses

This will allow enough light to reach the camera sensor so you can keep the ISO sensitivity as low as possible to minimize visible noise. Ideally, your camera kit should include both a wide-angle lens for capturing the entire scene and a telephoto lens for close-ups.

Shoot in manual mode or use exposure compensation in Av or Tv mode

The action in the scene (and hence the shooting conditions) can change very quickly, so you'll need to keep control of your exposure settings. Bernie prefers to shoot in manual mode to fine-tune the camera. But if you choose to use semi-auto, she advises using compensation to get the right exposure.

For beginners, aperture-priority (Av) mode will probably be easier to use: you just need to set the maximum aperture and the camera will give you the fastest possible exposure without underexposure. Shutter priority mode (Tv) gives you control over shutter speed, but it can be a little more difficult for an inexperienced photographer to get an adequate exposure. nine0006

Shutter speed. Know what you need

Consider factors such as dance style, choreography, and the type of shoot you want. Bernie's shutter speed is 1/250 second, which she adjusts as needed. For example, she may decide to use a slow shutter if she feels it is necessary for the image.

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-105mm f / 4L IS USM / Manual exposure (f / 4.0, 1/13 s) / ISO 800 / WB: Auto. "Giving" by Frontier Danceland (2015) / Choreography: Adrian Skjoldborg

Using a slow shutter speed can add momentum to a photo and bring the whole composition to life. In the shot above, you can see that the photographer chose to use a slow shutter speed to create some motion blur while keeping the dancer in focus. This filled in the empty spaces and added movement to the image.

Pro Tip: If you have access to a stage crew and lighting designer... about the upcoming show. Bernie usually asks what the lighting will be like. nine0006

Creative ideas: Stroboscopic lighting can be a great opportunity!

EOS 5D Mark III / EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM / Manual exposure (f/4, 1.3s) / ISO 320 / WB: Auto. "Planet Romeo" / Presented at DiverCity as part of the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival (2015) / Choreographer and Dancer: Daniel Kok

Some shows use stroboscopic lighting, which can cause you to miss many moments if you're not ready. However, if you prepare and react quickly enough, this can be an opportunity to get creative. For the shot you see above, Bernie made a quick decision to slow down the shutter and get a strobe effect. nine0006

  • Dancing is more than just action

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-105mm f / 4L IS USM / Manual exposure (f / 4, 1/400 sec) / ISO 12800 / WB: Auto. "The Ordinary Man" by T.H.E Dance Company (2014) presented by Huayi - China Arts Festival, Esplanade - Theaters in the Bay / Choreography: Wu Yi-San & Kuik Swee Boon

A lot of people think about snapshots in a jump at the mention of dance photography, but quiet moments can be just as dramatic. nine0006

Your photography will definitely be influenced by:

  • beautiful lines and correct poses

Find out which ones work well and which don't. They can be different for different dance genres. However, you don't have to have a dance background to take decent shots - basically it all comes down to a well-developed sense of aesthetics. Make the dancers look good in the frame.

  • dancers' faces

A big part of dance is conveying thoughts and feelings to the audience, so Bernie tries to capture the emotions and facial expressions of the performers. This is exactly the moment when it is useful to know what the choreography really is before you shoot! The intriguing facial expressions of the dancers above reflect the comedic nature of the choreography. Take those shots where the dancers blink or their eyes are empty and unfocused (unless it's part of the choreography) and mercilessly throw them in the trash. nine0006

Pro Tip: Be sensitive to the shots you take

Remember that your camera can capture things that the human eye cannot see: pressing the shutter button will inevitably take pictures that may not be the most flattering for dancers. Be very careful and careful when choosing the final set of shots (if you are an invited photographer and completed an order). Get permission from a particular dancer or company if necessary, especially if you share images on social media, a website, or wherever. nine0006

Dance photos don't have to include the entire body of the dancer!

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-70mm f / 2.8L II USM / Manual exposure (f / 2.8, 1/100 s) / ISO 400 / WB: Auto. Pallavi in ​​Time by Chowk Productions (2017) / Choreography: Raka Maitra

Close-ups of the dancers' faces or other details of the mise-en-scene can also create memorable shots.

"The legs were very important to this choreography," Bernie recalls of the picture above. She wanted to get closer to the ankle bracelets of the dancers. The photo turned out to be successful also because the lighting was also focused on the legs. nine0006

Bonus: if you really want to capture the jump…

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-105mm f / 4L IS USM / Manual exposure (f / 4, 1/250 sec) / ISO 5000 / WB : Auto. "Schubert Symphony" Singapore Dance Theater (2016) / Choreography: Chu-San-Go

The most important thing in pictures of dancers in a jump is the exact time: "If you see a jump, you are already too late. " To get the timing right, the photographer advises not to rely too much on continuous shooting. Instead, learn when to press the shutter button. Sometimes you can tell from the music at what point the dancers are getting ready to jump. It will probably take a lot of trial and error, but it will only improve your photography skills. nine0006

Other noteworthy parts

  1. You will need to react very quickly.

As mentioned above, things obviously move quickly on stage and you have to anticipate the moments and react almost instinctively to get the shots you want. What will help?

  • - The presence of a fast and "responsive" camera.
  • - Good knowledge of the functions of your camera and its configuration at the level of intuition. Customize your own shortcut buttons. nine0126
  • - If you focus with the back button. This makes shooting more efficient because you don't have to refocus every time you press the shutter button.
  • - A lot of practice helps you think faster.
  • - If you watch a lot of dancing, even outside of filming. This will help you familiarize yourself with the timing of the shutter release and aesthetics. In addition, it is easier to evaluate the dance when you see it with your own eyes, and not through the lens! nine0126
  1. Respect whoever is on stage and respect the audience.

It's easy to get carried away here, but be aware of both the audience and the dancers on stage.


  • - Remove only when permitted.
  • - Turn off red light autofocus.
  • - Turn off your flash.


  • - Get too close to the dancers. This can be quite distracting if you (or your huge telephoto lens) intrude into their space, especially since they will have heightened spatial awareness as they dance. nine0126
  • - Make it difficult for viewers to see.
  1. Last but not least, respect the dancers.

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