Country Swing Dance LessonsCountry Swing Dance Lessons

Our Country Swing Dance Lessons or 4-Count Swing is a simple style of swing consisting of rocking forward and back. This style of swing is very popular and versatile due to the steady four counts and can be danced to a plethora of different types of current music. One very popular genre of music for this dance style is Country music (hence the name Country Swing).

Many Country Swing dancers don’t actually do the footwork because they love the arm-work involved with swinging, wrapping, throwing, tossing, lifting and dropping their partners. At the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, our Country Swing Dance Lessons teach steady footwork with many turns but none of them involve the woman flying off in the air. However, we do offer private lessons for that if it sounds like fun.


Country swing was developed in the dance halls, barns, ranches and house parties of small towns throughout the lower Great Plains and the south in the late 1920s and early 30s


for Country Swing Dance Classes



Country Swing Dance Class

*You can start with either (1a) or (1b) and a partner is not required.

Syllabus (1a)

Rotating Basic Clockwise
Lead’s Underarm Turn
Follow’s Left Turn
Lead’s Left Pass
Follow’s Left Turn
Overhead Slide
Follow’s Left Turn (fix hand)
Wrap into Cuddle
Wheel Clockwise
Follow’s Right Turn (tuck)
Follow’s Double Turn Left
Lead’s Walkthrough w/Hand Change
Lead’s 540

Syllabus (1b)

Rotating Basic Counter-Clockwise
Basic in Outside Partner – Left & Right Sides
Follow’s Right Turn
Lead’s Right Turn
Wheel Clockwise
Duck Out
Follow’s Double Turn Right
She/He w/Left Hand
Lead’s Walkthrough w/Hand Change
Follow’s Left Turn
Lead’s Corkscrew
Follow’s Left Turn

Printable Version


Music Selections

for the Country Swing



 Song Title