How to love line dance

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Line Dances To This Music

L-O-V-E  Rex Chuan (USA) - July 2022

    32 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

L O V E  Jesus Pacheco (AUS) - October 2021

    32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner / Improver   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Rumba Kind of Love  Larry Brancheau - September 2019

    32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

LOVE is all that I can give 2U  Val Saari (CAN) - December 2018

    32 Count    4 Wall    Absolute Beginner   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Love AB  Susanne Oates (UK) - October 2018

    32 Count    4 Wall    Absolute Beginner   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

L-O-V-E  Kitty Russell (USA) - May 2018

    32 Count    2 Wall    Beginner   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

L. O.V.E.  Marc Mitchell (CAN) - November 2010

    64 Count    4 Wall    Beginner - Straight rhythm   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Extra Ordinary  Ozgur "Oscar" TAKAÇ (TUR) - March 2016

    64 Count    2 Wall    Improver   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Let's Dance  Paul Merola (USA)

48 Count    4 Wall    intermediate foxtrot   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Love's A Game  The Linedancer Magazine Chat Room Gang (UK)

32 Count    4 Wall    beginner   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Two In L. O.V.E.  Bill Larson (AUS)

64 Count    4 Wall    beginner/intermediate   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Love  Doug Miranda (USA) & Jackie Miranda (USA)

    64 Count    2 Wall    Beginner / Intermediate   Music: L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole



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Holding On To Love Line Dance

#32 Count intro (20 seconds, start on the word "Counting").

Side, together &, Side, together &, Rock recover, Back touch, Back touch.
1-2 &Step right to right side, step left beside right, right step right foot back in place.

3-4 &Step left to left side, step right beside left, step left foot back in place.

5-6Rock forward on right foot, recover weight back on left.

&7Step back on right foot, touch left toe forward popping left knee.

&8Step back on left foot, touch right toe forward popping right knee.

Step, walk, walk, Left shuffle, Rock recover, ½ walk, walk.
&1-2Step on to right foot, walk forward left, walk forward right.

3&4Step left foot forward, step right next to left, step forward left.

5-6Rock right foot forward, recover weight back on left.

7-8Make a ½ turn right stepping right foot forward, step left foot forward.


Right Dorothy step, Left Dorothy, Rock recover, Back touch, Step.
1-2&Step right foot forward to the right diagonal, lock left foot behind right, Step right foot forward to the right diagonal (7.30)

3-4&Step left foot forward to the left diagonal, lock Right foot behind left, Step left foot forward to the left diagonal (5.30)

5-6Straighten up as you rock right foot forward, recover weight back on left.

&7-8Step back on right foot, touch left to forward popping left knee, step forward left.

Pivot ½, Right shuffle, ½, ¼ Left cross shuffle.
1-2Step forward right, pivot half turn over left shoulder.

3&4Step right foot forward, step left next to right, step forward right.

5-6Make a half turn right stepping back on left, make a ¼ turn right stepping right to right side.

7&8Cross left foot over right, step right to right side, cross left foot over right.

1-2Step right to right side touch left beside right.

3-4Step left to left side touch Right beside left.

On the last wall the music changes, just keep going.
At the end of wall 12 you will be facing 6 o'clock, cross right foot over left and unwind ½ turn to end at 12 o'clock.

Simple and versatile dance pattern and features

Sections: Additional education

Keywords: dance

To date, there are not as many interpretations of the concept of "dance pattern" in modern literature as we would like. Famous ballet dancer and choreographer Zakharov R.V. gives us a definition of the concept of “dance pattern”, which in choreography has a double meaning: “drawing is the movement of dancers across the stage and that imaginary trace that, as it were, remains on the floor, fixing possible dance figures and forms of movement around the stage.” [5, p.85]

In the work of N.A. Alexandrova “Ballet. Dance. Choreography” “drawing of dance” is interpreted as “scheme of movement in space” [1, p.235].

There is one definition of the term “dance pattern” - “this is the location and movement of the dancers on the site, i.e. dance drawing is considered as a compositional drawing and a compositional transition. A compositional drawing is a stable, stable position of the performers on the stage, and a compositional transition is a logical progression of the performers, as a result of which a new compositional drawing appears.

To date, there are quite a lot of types of dance drawing. The range of their diversity and application by the choreographer sometimes amazes even the most sophisticated spectator. From history we see that not a single historical stage in a person's life, from primitive time to the present day, can do without dance. Each dance of a certain nationality has its own types of dance pattern. And when starting to work on a new composition, the choreographer himself must also know the characteristic pattern of this dance and distinguish them from the patterns of other nations. There are also the simplest types of dance pattern, such as circle, square and line, which can be used in any dance, of any people.

Each choreographer uses in his composition that dance pattern that corresponds to the idea of ​​his production, corresponds to the abilities of the performers, suits the sketches of scenery and costumes, musical accompaniment, etc. The drawing of the dance should develop logically in the composition, contribute to the most vivid identification of the artistic image.

There are several classifications of dance pattern. For example, here are a few of them:

  • Standard
  • Linear - in this version, the basis of the drawing is the line and its various types. For example: line, row, column, rank, diagonal, “Gate”, “To-for-do”, “Comb”, “Dostochka”, “Streamlet”, etc.
  • Circular - this type of pattern is different in that it is based on a circle. For example: circle, circle in a circle, semicircle, "Eight", "Bindweed", "Basket", etc.
  • Combined - in this type of dance pattern, both a linear pattern and a circular pattern are used. For example: "Asterisk", "Snowflake", etc.

Without geometric shapes, according to the famous choreographer Zakharov R.V. there is no dance either among the people or on the stage: circles, ellipses, parallel lines, diagonals, squares, triangles, spirals - we use all this in a dance pattern.

Zakharov R.V. offers us his classification of types of dance pattern:

Diagonal. Diagonal is used very often in dances, both in folk and classical dances. Diagonally, it is very beneficial to perform all kinds of pas that require rapid dynamics,

  • flying, running on fingers, various spins, etc.,
  • everything depends on the idea, on the construction of the combination, the style and nature of the dance.

Round. Circle dances - the movement of dancers in a circle - still originate in ancient times. During paganism, round dances were led in a circle, depicting the circular movement of the sun. This is now the most common figure in almost all folk dances: Russian round dances, Ukrainian hopaks, Belarusian, Moldavian, dances of the peoples of the Caucasus, Eastern and Western Europe, and others are built on a circle pattern. [5, p.85-86]

Also, the dance pattern can be divided relative to the number of performance of the pattern, at a certain point in time, by the dancers:

Single pattern is when all the dancers, at a certain point in time, perform the same pattern.

Multidimensional pattern is when different dancers, at a certain point in time, perform different patterns.

Another interpretation:

One-plan drawing - all performers are on a common dance floor, on the same level.

Multifaceted - performers are on different dance floors, at different levels.

For example, in Indian dance, a one-dimensional dance pattern is common, since dances are more often performed solo and mass dances are rare.

When working on a folk dance, the choreographer must study the folklore material in detail.

Fall in love with modern dance right now: 5 rare performances on YouTube

Modern dance can be scary, repulsive and alarming. Especially for readers of the magazine about art Point ART Olga Ugarova — journalist and author of the popular Telegram channel about ballet "VeryBallet" has collected five energetically charged performances from YouTube for safe immersion in the choreography of the XXI century - some of them are posted only due to quarantine circumstances and thanks to industry fans. All performances can be reviewed without worrying about online broadcast deadlines.

Ohad Naharin. Batsheva Dance Company. Deca Dance (2016)

Deca Dance ©

Master, teacher, Mr. Gaga, a role model, the ageless Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin is known to many, including the fact that he invented his own language of improvisational continuous movement - GaGa (emphasis on the first syllable). The main beauty of GaGa is its accessibility. To appreciate and feel it, even sitting in the hall, you do not need a special context or refined knowledge of conventions - just tune in to the perception of a miracle, and the Batsheva Dance Company ensemble will certainly manifest it. Deca Dance is a composite performance of the best numbers, created by Naarin in different years. One of them is the famous episode where dancers in black suits, hats and white shirts dance (and themselves sing) the Passover song of the Israeli people.

Hofesh Schechter. The Art of not Looking Back (2018)

The Art of not Looking Back Dee Conway © Opéra National de Paris

The choreographer, who left Israel at the age of 21, has become one of the most powerful phenomena on the European scene in recent years. After the final chord is heard in his productions, I want to jump out of my chair and give a standing ovation, which was what the Petersburgers did in December last year at the Context festival. Diana Vishneva - then Schechter brought his work Grand Finale, nominated for the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award. The Art of Not Looking Back is a ballet staged only for dancers and discusses the importance of the past (the voice of the choreographer himself periodically sounds from the speakers, who tries to find an answer to his very personal questions through dance). First staged in 2009year, and then re-edited for the Paris Opera in 2018, but retaining Schechter's traditional powerful visuals, techno rhythm and full rock and roll. If you don’t figure out what is there and how in the choreography, then you will catch the drive for sure.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Puzzle (2012)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui ©

Believe me, you will remember the hard-to-pronounce name of this modern dance shaman (Cherkaoui is a Belgian of Moroccan origin) right after the first performance. His choreographic designs, a mix of 21st century techniques and folk dances from all over the world, the artists’ catlike plasticity, a musical sequence with live vocals and oriental harmonies fascinate right in the first minutes of viewing. The rest (despite the timing of two hours) looks like under hypnosis, which leaves a magical aftertaste.

Russell Malifant. Push (2005). Sylvie Guillem

Push © youtube. com

A half-hour ballet for the cult Frenchwoman Sylvie Guillem, the muse of Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Béjart, William Forsyth and the entire dance world of recent decades, was staged by the British choreographer Russell Malifant, who was originally her partner in this essay. The viscous compositions, solos followed by duets, the weightlessness of seemingly disembodied dancers introduce the viewer into complete meditation, and now it can have more than a therapeutic effect.

Mats Ek. Place (2007)

Place ©

It's not new in the last few years, but the recording posted a month ago is good. The film work of the main philosopher of modern dance, one of the most important choreographers of the 20th century, the subtle and smartest Mats Ek, was staged on two greats: the muse Ana Laguna and Mikhail Baryshnikov. The story of love and tenderness Place shows that dance is a territory for everyone, where you can talk about any topic and at any age.

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