Line Dancing Terminology & Movement (step) Descriptions  page 1   (click here for page 2)

      

 Abbreviations (in brackets)   -    Right (R),   Left (L),  Centre (C),   Forward (fwd.),   Back (bk.),   Twice  (2 x),

                Cross (X),   Replace (rep.) - rock to,  Step L or R - step fwd. with weight.,   Reverse (rev.),    Touch (tch.)        

Beats (bt) 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8                 turning R - Clock-Wise (CW),         turning L - anti-CW or (counter) CCW

 

 

 

 

a.  Heel (45)  -   Heel placed at 45 degrees   (usually diagonally towards corner).

b.  Touch (tch.)   -   Place part of foot down (toe, ball, heel) next to the other, without weight

c.  Hitch   -    Lift knee

d.  Stomp   -   Place foot down with force  

e.  Scuff   -   Kick foot, making contact with heel on the floor

f.  Tag      -     Slap foot with opposite hand behind the back

g.  Slap     -     Slap foot with opposite hand in front

h.  Kick

i.  Together (tog.)   -   Place foot next to the other with (equal or changing) weight.

 

 

Diagonal (diag.) -  moving at 45 degrees,   towards corner,    or movement in that direction  -  eg. kick, step, etc.

 

R Vine (frieze)   -    Step R to side,   X L behind R,   R to side,      L   a. - i.       4 bt          (a – i  as just above… heel, touch etc.)

 

L Vine             -     Step L to side,   X R behind L,   L to side,      R   a. - i.       4 bt

 

R fwd. Vine   -   3 steps fwd. -  R, L, R,     L  a. - i.                                          4 bt

 

L  fwd. Vine   -    3  steps fwd  -  L, R, L,     R  a. - i.                                       4 bt

 

R  back Vine   -   3 steps back. - R, L, R,     L  a. - i.                                       4 bt

 

L  back Vine  -    3  steps back - L, R, L,      R  a. - i.                                       4 bt

 

R Grape Vine (Full Vine) - Step R to side,   X L behind R,   R to side,  X L over R tog.,  R to side,   L  a.-i.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6 bt

L Grape Vine (Full Vine) - Step L to side,   X R behind L,   L to side,   X R over L tog.,  L to side,   R  a.-i

 

R Extended Grape Vine -  Step R to side, X L behind R, R to side, X L over R, R to side, X L behind R, R to side,  L  a.-i.

       (Ext. Vine)                                                                                                                                                                                                       /\   &  \/     8 bt

L Extended Grape Vine -    Step L to side, X R behind L, L to side, X R over L, L to side, X R behind L, L to side,  R  a.-i..

 

L Lock (step - Vine)  -   Step L fwd., R foot behind & to the L of L, step L fwd.,   R  a. - i.             4 bt

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

R Lock (step - Vine)  -   Step R fwd., L foot behind & to the R of R, step R fwd.,   L    a. - i.          4 bt

 

R Rolling (Roll.) Vine (s)   -   Start with opposite foot to the direction of travel.

                                                 Going R - X  L over R first,      going L - X  R over L first              4, 6, or 8 bt

eg. to R   -   X  L over R,   R to side,   X L behind R,    R   a. - i.                                                 4 bt

 

Turning Vines  -  3 step full turn,  then a. - i.  eg. to R,  turn R, L, R, completing full turn,   then L a. - i.       4 bt

 

Pivot (cheat's or quick pivot)  -  touch toes (ball of foot)  of one foot in front, leaving weight on other foot and turn 1/4,

1/2, or more,  in the direction of the non-moving foot       eg. R pivot  -  L toes in front,  turn R on R foot           2 bt

 

Pivot (proper)  -  step fwd. on one foot,  turn 1/4, 1/2, or more,  in the direction of the non-moving foot, returning or

changing weight to the non-moving foot.   eg. L pivot  -  step fwd. on R,  turn L changing weight to L foot      2 bt

 

Heel (45)  -  (as above – a.),    then tog.                2 bt.