How to do the copperhead road line dance


Copperhead Road Line Dance How To

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Don’t you love a good line dance? The easier the line dance is, the more people are likely to participate in it. Copperhead Road Line Dance fits the description of both fun and easy.

Copperhead Road History

Although the creator of the line dance is unknown, a lot is known about the history of the song Copperhead Road. The song tells the tale of vices along “Big Dry Run” a road in Tennessee named Copperhead Road. During the prohibition bootleggers would hide their moonshine trade along this road. After the Vietnam war the bootlegger’s son returns to grow weed illegally along the same road.

Truth behind the Tale

Steve Earle wrote and released the song “Copperhead Road” in 1988. Although he claimed he made the story up, locals confirm that bootlegging and marijuana were run on Copperhead road in Tennessee. One local even noted that the “copperhead” refers to the copper line used in the condenser part of the still. Buying copper might tip the authorities off on illegal activities, and it would bite you like a snake…hence the name copperhead.

Copperhead Road Line Dance How To
  • 4 kicks forward:
    Right Kick, stomp, Left kick, stomp, Right Kick, stomp, Left kick, stomp,
    Counts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.
  • 4 count kick out in Right Foot:
    Right heal out, Right toe in across left knee, Right heal out, Right foot stomp
    Counts 1,2,3,4.
  • 4 count kick out in Left Foot:
    Left heal out, left toe in across right knee, Left heal out, Left foot stomp.
    Count 5,6,7,8.
  • 4 kicks forward:
    Right Kick, stomp, Left kick, stomp, Right Kick, stomp, Left kick, stomp,
    Counts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.
  • 4 count Rock: 
    Right foot rock forward, Left foot replace back, Right foot side, left foot close, ¼ turn to left;
    Repeat 4 count Rock.
    Counts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.
  • Repeat from the beginning until the song ends.
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Resources

http://www.country-dance.com/newhtml/History/LineDanceFun-010918/ALineDanceTimeLine-HistoryofLineDance.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copperhead_Road_(song)

https://www.songfacts.com/lyrics/steve-earle/copperhead-road

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97 Best Line Dance Songs For Wedding (2022 Group Dances)

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If you want to treat your wedding guests to a great time, make sure you pick out a few fun line dance songs for your wedding reception. Group dances are a great way to get all of your friends and family on the dance floor at the same time.

If you need help choosing the best wedding line dance songs, we’ve got you covered!

Here is what we cover in this article:

  • Popular group dances (including the newest line dances)
  • Most popular country line dances for your wedding or party
  • Group dances for the whole family
  • Group dance songs like like Cupid Shuffle
  • Hip hop, r&b, and pop line dance songs
  • Top 10 line dancing songs
  • Best sing-along wedding songs for groups
  • How to learn line dances and group dances for weddings or parties
Doing the Y. M.C.A dance a wedding reception

Popular group dances for your wedding reception (including new line dance songs)

These are the group line dance songs that are a staple at almost any wedding we plan or photograph. There are many more song choices in the other lists on this page, so check those out if you are looking for something a little more unique. The songs in this list are the most common.

  • Cha-Cha Slide” by Mr. C The Slide Man
  • Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid
  • Fancy Like” by Walker Haynes (A new TikTok dance craze. Learn how to do the Fancy Like dance in this YouTube video). Once you learn the moves, you can follow along here.
  • Wobble” by V.I.C.
  • The Git Up” by Blanco Brown (This is the step to the left step to the right dance song)
  • Y.M.C.A.” by The Village People (Learn the Y. M.C.A. dance moves here)
  • Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex (Learn the Cotton Eye Joe line dance moves right here)
  • C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)” by Quad City DJ’s (for all of you conga line lovers)
  • Shout” by Otis Day & The Knights (or this version from The Isley Brothers)

What are the most popular country line dances (songs) for a wedding or dance party?

If you are looking for a few country-line dance songs to include at your wedding reception or a dance party, we have some of the top choices for you.

Here are some of the best country line dance songs:

  • The Git Up” by Blanco Brown (Learn how to do The Git Up dance moves)
  • Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle (Learn the Copperhead Road line dance here)
  • Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus (Learn the Old Town Road dance moves here)
  • Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn (Learn the Boot Scootin’ Boogie line dance here)
  • Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Any Man of Mine” by Shania Twain
  • Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson (The Chattahoochee line dance)
  • Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker
  • Watermelon Crawl” by Tracy Byrd (Learn the Watermelon Crawl line dance here)
  • Fancy Like” by Walker Haynes (TikTok craze. Learn how to do the Fancy Like dance in this awesome YouTube video). Once you know the dance moves, you can follow along here.
  • Two Step” by Laura Bell Bundy feat. Colt Ford (The Two-Step line dance)
  • Good Time” by Alan Jackson
  • I’m From The Country” by Tracy Byrd
  • Baby Likes to Rock It” by The Tractors
  • Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain
  • Indian Outlaw” by Tim McGraw
  • Louisiana Saturday Night” by Mel McDaniel
  • Down in Mississippi” by Sugarland
  • Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” by Luke Bryan (Learn the line dance here)
  • Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” by Big & Rich
  • Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Adkins
  • Do the Lasso” by Justin Champagne (The TikTok dance compliation)

For even more country music ideas, check out this article we recently posted: 470 Best Country Wedding Songs.

The Cha Cha Slide is the most popular wedding line dance song for your reception. It’s perfect for large groups or smaller events.

Fun family dance songs for your wedding reception or anniversary party

Not all group dance songs have to be line dances. Sometimes, you simply might want to get all of your family and friends on the dance floor to have a great time.

We reached out to our readers and multiple DJs and asked for recommendations for a few great group dance songs. Here are some of the songs that received multiple votes:

  • We Are Family” by Sister Sledge
  • Shout” by The Isley Brother (or this version by Otis Day & The Knights from the movie Animal House)
  • Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
  • “The Twist” by Chubby Checker (Learn The Twist dance here)
  • Staylin’ Alive” by Bee Gees
  • Thriller” by Michael Jackson
  • C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)” by Quad City DJ’s (This is the song you want your DJ to play if you want everyone to join a long conga line)
  • Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
  • Jerusalema” by Master KG (We love seeing everyone around the world doing this dance together. It is very moving and so powerful. Check out the video on YouTube). You can learn to do the dance here on YouTube.
  • The Time Warp” From The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Born To Hand Jive” by Sha Na Na (From the hit movie Grease)
  • Limbo Rock” by Chubby Checker
  • Y.M.C.A” by The Village People
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers
  • You Should Be Dancing” by Bee Gees (To learn the step by step dance moves, check out this tutorial for beginners. Once you learn all of the moves you can follow along here.
  • The Hustle” by Van McCoy
  • Mambo No. 5” by Lou Bega
  • Footloose” by Kenny Loggins
Everybody cut Footloose!
  • It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls
  • (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (There are always a few people who try to do the big lift from Dirty Dancing, and it always makes for great photos!)This couple did the entire dance routine for their first dance and even pulled off the big lift.
  • Baby Shark Dance” by Pinkfong (We have seen this played at a few different weddings and the dance floor was packed with people doing the baby shark dance. It was aboslutely hilarious! Make sure you ask your DJ to play the party remix)
  • Mony Mony” by Billy Idol
  • The Hokey Pokey” by Ray Anthony
  • The Chicken Dance” by The Emeralds
  • Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson
  • The Locomotion” by Little Eva
  • Conga” by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
  • You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and the cast of Grease (Check bottom of this article to learn this dance, step-by-step)
  • Grease Lightnin’” by John Travolta
  • (Check bottom of this article to learn this dance, step-by-step)
  • We Go Together” by The cast of Grease
  • (Check bottom of this article to learn this dance, step-by-step)

For even more music ideas for your wedding reception, check out this article we recently posted: 197 Best Wedding Reception Dance Songs.

The limbo is a really fun group dance for weddings. How low can you go?

What are some other group dance songs like cupid shuffle?

If you’re looking for group dance songs like Cupid Shuffle (where everyone on the dance floor is doing the exact same thing at the same time), here are the songs that you will most likely hear at every wedding or dance party:

  • Cha-Cha Slide Part 2” by Mr. C The Slide Man
  • Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide)” by Marcia Griffiths (Learn the Electric Slide dance moves here and here)
  • Wobble” by V.I.C.
  • The Git Up” by Blanco Brown (Learn to do the Git Up Dance)
  • Y.M.C.A.” by The Village People
  • Macarena” by Los Del Rio (Learn how to do the Macarena dance moves right here)

Fun hip hop, r&b, and pop line dance songs

If you are looking for some great hip hop songs to get everyone dancing and doing the same dance moves, here are a few of our favorite songs to consider for your wedding reception or dance party:

  • Gangnam Style” by Psy (Learn the dance moves to Gangnam Style)
  • Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó (Learn the dance moves for Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae)
  • Teach Me How to Dougie” by Cali Swag District (Learn how to do the Teach Me How To Dougie dance)
  • Harlem Shake” by Baauer
  • “Apache (Jump On It)” by The Sugarhill Gang (Check out Will and Carlton doing the dance on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee & Snow
  • Crank That (Soulja Boy)” by Soulja Boy
  • The Bird” by Morris Day and The Time
  • Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC (To learn the dance moves for Bye Bye Bye, check out this tutorial. Once you know the dance moves, follow along here.
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys (Learn the dance steps here, and then put it all together and follow along here)
  • Motownphilly” by Boyz ll Men
  • Every Little Step” by Bobby Brown
  • Toosie Slide” by Drake
  • Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)
  • Tootsee Roll” by 69 Boyz
  • WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion
  • Same Ole 2step” by Ent. Distrikt
  • Walk It Out” by Unk
  • Stanky Legg” by GS Boyz
  • The Bikers Shuffle Line Dance” by Big Mucci
  • Da’ Butt” by E.U.
  • Forever” by Chris Brown
  • Vida Loca” by Black Eyed Peas, Nicky Jam, and Tyga
  • The Cleveland Shuffle Line Dance” by Big Mucci
  • Jungle Love” by Morris Day and The Time
  • The Percolater” by Green Velvet
  • Jump Around” by House of Pain (Play this song and we garuntee that your entire dance floor will be jumping up and down when it it’s the “Jump! Jump! Jump! Everybody Jump!” part of the song)
The Macarena is always a hit with wedding guests on the dance floor

What are the top 10 line dancing songs (group dance songs)?

We asked our readers and 20 different wedding DJs what their favorite (or most requested) group line dance was.

Here are the top 10 winners from the poll:

  1. Cha Cha Slide Part 2” by Mr. C The Slide Man
  2. Shout” by The Isley Brothers (or this version from Otis Day & The Knights)
  3. Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid
  4. The Git Up” by Blanco Brown (Learn to do the Git Up dance moves in this awesome YouTube video)
  5. Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide)” by Marcia Griffiths
  6. Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex
  7. Macarena” by Los Del Rio
  8. Wobble” by V.I.C.
  9. Y.M.C.A.” by The Village People
  10. The Twist” by Chubby Checker

The best sing-along wedding songs (for groups)

What if line dances are not your style? Just have your DJ play one of these sing-along songs and watch your dance floor turn into a giant party!

  • Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  • Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
  • You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
  • Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
  • Sweet Home Alabama” Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” by The Beastie Boys
  • Love On Top” by Beyoncé
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston
  • Africa” by Toto
  • Piano Man” by Billy Joel
  • Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
  • Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC
  • Party In The U. S.A.” by Miley Cyrus
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys
  • Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band
  • Wannabe” by Spice Girls
  • Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
  • Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  • Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations
  • Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
  • You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (from the hit movie Grease)
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • I’ll Be There For You (Friends theme)” by The Rembrandts
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers
A group sing-along of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” on the reception dancefloor.

Popular TikTok songs (and dance trends)

TikTok is a great place to go to see some of the newest dance trends. Here are a few from the past year or 2 that we really loved (each link opens up a great TikTok compilation of that specific dance on YouTube):

  • Shuffle (tuzelitydance)” by Meg & Dia (Monster) – LUM!X, Gabry Ponte
  • Lottery (Renegade)” by K Camp
  • Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion
  • Say So” by Doja Cat
  • Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
  • Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” by Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo
  • Attention” by Todrick Hall

How to learn line dances for weddings

We have been to so many weddings where a line dance song comes on and the DJ ends up having to spend half the song trying to teach the dance to everyone.

This is your chance to be prepared for your next wedding or dance party. We have put together a bunch of awesome dance move tutorials for all of your favorite line dance/group dance songs.

How To Do The Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, and Cha Cha Slide

We love this video because she teaches you how to do the Cupid Shuffle, The Wobble, and Cha Cha Slide all in one video (and she does the dance moves in front of a mirror so it’s very easy to follow along and learn these dance moves easily) Note: if the video does play directly from this post, you can watch it on YouTube right here

The video below is the dance moves along with the music for each song. If you want the beginner dance steps (she teaches them better than anyone), check out this video first.

If you want the individual dance move lessons from each of those songs, here they are:

  • Learn how to do The Cupid Shuffle dance moves.
  • Learn how to do The Wobble dance moves.
  • Learn how to do The Cha Cha Slide dance moves.

And if you need a little more help, here are a couple more tutorial videos for The Cupid Shuffle and The Cha Cha Slide:

  • The Cupid Shuffle dance moves tutorial
  • The Cha Cha Slide dance moves tutorial

Learn the Git Up Dance Moves

The Git Up is a really fun dance to do at any wedding or party.

To learn the basic moves of the Git Up dance, check out this video on YouTube (this is a great tutorial for beginners).

Once you have learned the moves, follow along with the video/music below:

If you want another Git Up dance tutorial, this is a great one to check out.

How To Do The Wobble Dance

The Wobble is played at almost every single wedding.

Check out the following videos on YouTube to learn The Wobble Dance Moves:

  • Wobble dance moves #1
  • Wobble dance tutorial #2
  • Wobble dance moves tutorial #3

How To Do The Fancy Like Dance

You might be wondering, what is this new Fancy Like dance, and how do I do it.

It’s a new dance that has been spreading all over TikTok (and now weddings and dance parties). to learn the dance moves, step by step, check out this great tutorial for beginners.

After that, you can put it all together and follow along with this video (If the video below does not play from this screen, you can simply see it here on YouTube):

Learn the Thriller Dance (Step by Step)

Here is an awesome Thriller dance tutorial for beginners: The Thriller Dance taught to you step by step.

Once you learn all of the Michael Jackson Thriller dance moves, you can put it all together and follow along in this video (I love that she does these instructions and dances in the mirror. It makes it so easy to follow along): Thriller dance moves with the music.

How To Do The Grease (John Travolta) Dance Moves (You’re The One That I Want, Grease Lightnin’, and We go Together)

Here are some fantastic dance move tutorials (for beginners) for all of your favorite songs from the movie Grease.

  • Learn how to do the dance moves from You’re The One That I Want.
  • Grease Lightnin’ dance moves (how to)
  • Learn the We Go Together dance moves

Once you know all of the moves, follow along with the video and music below (if it is not viewable on your device, you can simply watch it on YouTube here):

Learn The Cotton Eye Joe Line Dance Moves (Fun Tutorial)

The Cotton Eye Joe Dance is a staple at most weddings. If you want to learn all of the moves to the Cotton Eye Joe line dance, we’ve got you covered!

Check out the video below to learn the dance moves (you can watch the video on YouTube right here if the video below does not play in this window):

The Time Warp Dance Steps

Learn how to do The Time Warp (step by step) right here.

Then put it all together and dance along to this awesome dance lesson.

Learn The Footloose Dance

The Footloose is one of those feel-good dances that you can put to good use at every wedding or party you attend.

Learn the Footloose dance moves (step by step) right here.

Once you have learned all of the dance steps, dance along to this final version.

Here are a few more dance move tutorials to some of your favorite songs:

  • Dance move tutorial for The Macarena
  • How to do the dance moves for Gangnam Style
  • Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) dance moves tutorial
  • Teach Me How To Dougie dance moves (how to)
  • Learn The Electric Slide

Make sure you check out our blog each week. We post new wedding planning tips 1-2 times per week.

dance on the Moscow Ring Road cost the wedding cortege 200 thousand

July 21, 2020 21:24 Alexander Buzaladze

"Now at the banquet you will have to collect money not only for a boy and a girl, but also for a fine" - social networks are full of such wedding recommendations, where the first shots of the newlyweds' dance, too temperamental for traffic rules, appeared the day before. They literally performed it widely - on the widest auto ring road in Moscow. But the newlyweds spent their first wedding night in cramped solitary confinement.

"Now at the banquet you will have to collect money not only for a boy and a girl, but also for a fine" - social networks are full of such wedding recommendations, where the first shots of the newlyweds' dance, too temperamental for traffic rules, appeared the day before. They literally performed it widely - on the widest auto ring road in Moscow. But the newlyweds spent their first wedding night in cramped solitary confinement.

Lezginka is a dance of the peoples of the Caucasus. It is performed both in pairs and in singles. The man, depicting an eagle, spreads his arms and circles around the woman. If you circle around the Moscow Ring Road like that, you can, at best, end up in a hospital bed. What happened here, at the 75th kilometer, has nothing to do with Lezginka. Just a group of excited amateur dancers endangered themselves and other road users.

The wedding procession came to the attention of the traffic police, who were monitoring online. The published footage clearly shows how a string of cars suddenly stops. Passengers jump out onto the roadway, clapping and dancing. A traffic jam has formed on the Moscow Ring Road.

And this video was posted on the Internet by eyewitnesses. It shows how, from an overabundance of feelings, the dancers tried to interfere with the movement of other cars. They had to be bypassed. Drivers, not related to the celebration, miraculously avoided a collision.

The path of the convoy, headed by a white Rolls-Royce with the newlyweds, was tracked and blocked almost in the center of the city. Performers of dangerous dances were taken to the department. Instead of a gala dinner, the guests, the groom and even the bride had to give explanations for five hours.

The driver of the Rolls-Royce, the one that blocked two lanes of the Moscow Ring Road at once, justified himself:

— They stopped in front of me, I also stopped. Where will I go? There were cars parked in front and to the side.

Withered boutonniere, rumpled suit - that same Rolls-Royce fiance is already awaiting a court decision:

- I can't evaluate anything, because I didn't commit any offense. I was in the car. I cannot be held responsible for the actions of other people.

He did not understand why he was detained. Then the groom's friend was brought to court:

— It's hard for me to comment on this. It's amazing what an attitude is. Nobody explained to me personally why I was detained. I spent the night in a cell not understanding why.

But the lawyer of the detainees did not deny the obvious. There were dances on the Moscow Ring Road, but no one blocked traffic:

- There was no overlap on the Moscow Ring Road, a kind of traffic jam formed. The young people came out, danced a little there, exactly fifteen seconds.

"Persons who committed an offense were identified and detained. They were taken to the territorial departments of internal affairs of the Northern District of the capital. A number of administrative materials were drawn up regarding the detainees," commented Vladimir Vasenin, head of the information and public relations department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow.

In total, ten people were detained for dancing on the Moscow Ring Road. The total fine of the cheerful company amounted to 200 thousand, 20 for each. Expensive for the dance floor, and the holiday is ruined. But this is a humane decision, because instead of a fine, there could be 15 days.

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VSHRIS | THE SOUL OF DANCE - 5 feature films

VSHRIS | Dance shower-5 Documentary and Gener films

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On the school of the Authalestacle from Vshrisusupkhvyvy

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By order of the Committee on Interethnic Relations
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Year 2016
Production Studio "KinoOko"
With the participation of "Higher School of Directors and Screenwriters"
Directors Anastasia Bar, Vasily Shcherbenko
Actress Anastasia Bar
Genre Travel film (documentary-fiction)
Timing 115 min

"The Soul of Dance" is a series of five films dedicated to the dance primordial culture of the peoples of Russia and its closest neighbors. This is not just a documentary, educational film. This is a real lyrical work, where folk poems, legends, dances are intertwined - performed by the most interesting, original heroes, whose way of life helps to preserve the unique national culture in its originality.

Episode 1 - "Armenian Kochari" WATCH online for free...
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VASILY SCHERBENKO
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