This page provides a wide range of information about Line Dance Beginners.
I am extremely proud to say that SIMPLY MAMBO won the prestigious Linedancer magazine "Crystal Boot Award" for Absolute Beginner Dance of the year for 2007. It is a fun, very easy beginners dance, written by Val Myers & Deana Randle. It goes particularly well to "Tequila" & is good for teaching Mambo steps. You can find the stepsheet here. Click here for a video.
Like anything else Line Dancing is enjoyed best if it is learned properly from the start. The easiest approach to learning is via a properly structured and progressive programme. The ideal syllabus is the beginners line dance programme including the A-B Series which was created and developed by Val Myers. The complete programme of 40 dances for teaching line dancing to Beginners was written in 2002 as no other such published programme existed.
THE KEY PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE BEGINNERS LINE DANCE PROGRAMME AND THE A-B SERIES IS TO TEACH ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS "TO LINE DANCE" NOT JUST TO TEACH THEM "SOME LINE DANCES"!!
The beginners line dance programme is widely tried and tested and once mastered in full, provides a thorough base for progression to more difficult dances.
A flexible approach is best. A fast learning class may only need a short time and a selection of the dances. A more "mature" or slower group may need all 40 dances and many months to master them. The programme simply provides a clear structure and progression in appropriate building blocks.
Please feel free to download or print out the programme. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated - email vmyers at dsl.pipex.com.
Notes/details about the BEGINNERS DANCE PROGRAMME click here
MUSIC SUGGESTIONS click here
The first seven of the 40 dances in the programme are for Absolute Beginners and are known as the A-B Series and it is best to start with these:-
An article was published in Linedancer Magazine in April 2003 describing and explaining the A - B Series.:-
For more notes about the A-B Series click here
Read what other instructors have said about "The Beginners Dance Programme".
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