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The Country Western Two-Step, often called the “Texas Two-Step” or simply the “Two-Step,” is a Country Western dance that travels counter-clockwise around the dance floor and is usually danced to country music. As with other dances, there are different versions of two-step. Even the same dance may go by different names depending on the area of the U.S. It is a very popular and useful style of dance. The music is usually 4/4 time but can be done to 2/4 time in some cases. (Wikipedia) We teach the smooth version using a “Quick, Quick, Slow, Slow” rhythm.

History

Originally called the Texas Shuffle Step (or Foxtrot step), at some point this became better known as Texas Two-Step, which is now the most common dance with that name. This style of Country Two-Step had been taught as early as 1983. (Wikipedia)

Schedule

for Country Two Step Dance Classes

 

Syllabus

Country Two Step Dance Classes

Country Two-Step Level 1 (Beginner)

Printable Version

Syllabus (1a)

Swing Basic
Progressive Basic
Lady’s Right Turn (Outside)
Lady’s Double Right Turn
Half Turns Right (Clockwise)
Turning Basic Right (Clockwise)
Lady’s 1.5 Right Turn with Hand Change to Sweetheart Position
Lady’s 1.5 Left Turn with Hand Change into Closed
Lady’s Free-spin Left to Closed Position (Inside 1.5)
Lady’s 1.5 Right Turn to Cuddle on Lead’s left side
Lady’s 1.5 Left Turn to Closed Position
Basic Move Away to Open Position
Basic (In Open)
Lady’s Right Turn into Hammerlock Position
Wheel Clockwise
Lady’s Left Turn into Closed Position

Syllabus (1b)

Swing Basic
Progressive Basic
Lady’s Left Turn (Inside)
Lady’s Double Left Turn
Half Turns Left (Counter-Clockwise)
Turning Basic Left (Counter-Clockwise)
Lady’s 1.5 Left Turn with Hand Change to Sweetheart
Lady’s 1.5 Left Turn with Hand Change into Closed
Lady’s Free-spin Left to Closed Position (Inside 1.5)
Lady’s 1.5 Left Turn into Side by Side Position on Lead’s left side
Lady’s 1.5 Right Turn to Closed Position
Lady’s Free-spin Right to Closed Position (Inside 1.5)
Lady’s Left Turn from Sweetheart to Sweetheart
Lady’s Left Turn from Sweetheart to Skate Position
Lady’s Left Turn from Skate Position to Cuddle

Country Two-Step Level 2 (Intermediate)

Printable Version

Syllabus (2a)

Follow’s Right Turn,
Follow’s Left Turn w/hand-change to Shadow,
Follow’s Right Turn to Shadow,
Follow’s Left Turn, Move into Closed
~or~ do this instead:
Follow’s Free Spin, Move into Closed

From Shadow to Skate,
Follow’s Right Turn
to Open Promenade (arms crossed)
Lead’s Right Turn to Lead’s Skate,
Follow’s Left Turn to Skate,
Lead’s Right Turn to Lead’s Skate,
Repeat (unlimited)
End with a Free Spin, Move into Closed

Syllabus (2b)

Follow’s Left Turn w/hand-change to Shadow,
Roll Follow over to Left Side (Face Line of Dance)
Wrap Follow into Cuddle on the Left side
Spiral-Wheel Turn
Free Spin out, Move into Closed

Follow’s Left Turn w/hand-change to Shadow,
Roll Follow over to Left Side (Face Line of Dance)
Wrap Follow into Cuddle on the Left side
Spiral-Wheel Turn
Pop, Basket Whip, Hammerlock,
Follow’s Left Turn, Move into Closed
~or~ this instead:
Free Spin out, Move into Closed

2 Half Turning Basics Left,
Follow’s Left Turn w/hand-change to Sweetheart
Follow’s Right Turn to
Open Promenade (arms crossed)
Follow’s Left Turn, Move into Closed

Syllabus (2c)

Basic, Promenade, Return to Closed,
1/2 Turning Basic Right, Basic,
1/2 Turning Basic Right,
Follow’s Right Turn into Shadow,
Follow’s Left Turn into Shadow,
Follow’s 1.5 Turn Left, Return to Closed

2 Half Turning Basics Right w/o a Basic in between
(ending in Promenade & change into a Swing Hold)
Follow’s Left Turn into Cuddle,
Follow’s Left 1.5 Turn to Closed using the Up Button
~or~ Add this instead:
Follow’s Left Turn w/hand-change into Shadow,
Follow’s Left Turn into Skate,
Follow’s Left Freespin to Closed using the Up Button

Right Turning Basic to Promenade,
2 Steps, Right Turning Basic to Promenade,
Follow’s Left 1.5 Turn to Closed using the Up Button

Syllabus (2d)

Basic, Follow’s left to side by side,
1/2 Turning Basics into cuddle, Roll-outs, Follow’s
left turn into closed
Add ons: Roll Follows to left side in side by side,
Face-to-face, Cuddle, Follow’s left turn into closed
Add ons: Cuddle to cuddle

Follow’s right turn into cuddle,
Follow’s left turn to side by side,
Follow’s right turn into closed.
Add ons: Double the turns, Follow’s turn to other in
cuddle, Roll-outs

Country Two-Step Level 3 (Intermediate – Advanced)

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Music Selections

for the country two-step

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 Song Title

Busy Man

Old Enough To Know Better

What A Woman Wants

Except For Monday

Would I

Cowboy Cadillac

Texas Women

It’s A Little Too Late

Dreaming With My Eyes Open

Chattahoochee

One More Last Chance

Anyway The Wind Blows

White Lace, Promises

Norma Jean Riley

Past The Point Of Rescue

What Made You Say That

Just To See You Smile

Sorry You Asked

I Won’t Stand In Line

Cadillac Jack Favor

Flowers On The Wall

 Artist

Billy Ray Cyrus

Wade Hayes

Lari White

Lorrie Morgan

Randy Travis

Garth Brooks

Brooks & Dunn

Mark Chesnutt

Clay Walker

Alan Jackson

Vince Gill

Brother Phelps

Shelly Streeter

Diamond Rio

Hal Ketchum

Shania Twain

Tim McGraw

Dwight Yoakum

Reba McEntire

Clint Black

Eric Heatherly