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    I have been booked to do a gig at a horse ranch in a couple of months, it's an outdoor BBQ type thing and they want to finish the night off with some line dancing of which I have no experience, I am assured that they are fairly experienced line dancers there and as long as I provided lively tunes. So I was going to use backing tracks but other than Wagon Wheel am struggling a bit. Anyone got any line dancing experience can advise. With music that goes down well etc. Cheers Steve
    Cheers Steve

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    Achy Breaky Heart gets 'em every time....Boot Scootin' Boogie as well....these are older 'standards' for the line dancing crowd here...check the country charts....anything with a 'two-step' beat will work.
    "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
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    • #3
      Boot Scootin boogie, Chatahoochie, Cotton Eyed Joe. Of course, the Turkish may have other ideas.
      BD

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      • #4
        "Livin' on Tulsa Time" is a good easy one to do. "Lay Down Sally" is another.

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        • #5
          I forgot about Cotton Eyed Joe...I once had people line dancing to 'Memphis'...it is all about the beat/tempo and simplicity.
          Funny personal story about line dancing...in the late '80s, I use to have to go up to the Red River area (border of Tex/Okla, Lake Texhoma) for business. and my second time there, I had to stay over the weekend, so being the crazy guy I was, I decided to go check out the local music scene on Friday night; so armed with a number of 'club cards' (hard to explain, but the 'dry' counties in Texas still have bars, but they are 'private membership'), I headed to Dennison and found a bar that I had a card for. I had barely ordered my first beer (a Longhorn) when the band struck up a song...and literally everyone in the bar but me got up and started dancing in synch...I had never seen such a thing in my life...it was very Twilight Zone-ish...and I wrote a song about it...
          "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

          Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
          "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bob Dey View Post
            Of course, the Turkish may have other ideas.
            Bob, my audience are exclusively European holiday makers, I do get the odd Turkish waiter joining in but Turkish music v Standard Western music are so different that hardly anyone appreciates both.
            thanks for the suggestions though love the idea of cotton eyed joe and Achy breakie, never even considered Lay down sally so all good.
            As and aside Daddy this time last year I was in Texarkana and went for a night in a local bar/restaurant, couldn't park the car for pick up trucks and inside was standing room only, a live band (excellent) struck up and everyone as one climbed onto the huge wooden benches and with waitresses bringing in fresh supplies of beer stayed there dancing the night away, one of the best nights ever.
            Cheers Steve
            Cheers Steve

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            • #7
              I think in Texas they teach them line dancing in Kindergarten...
              "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

              Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
              "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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              • #8
                You could also get mp3s of the Cha Cha Slide & Cupid Shuffle and play them thru your system while you're on break. Also the Electric Slide or Electric Boogie, Macarena, Wobble, Dougie etc.
                BD

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                • #9
                  A bit OT but I was quite taken with this dance segment from 1914. They're doing the "Texas Tommy" but I'm very curious what music they were listening to.

                  All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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                  • #10
                    from the footwork, it looks like a 4/4 stomp...although the dog is definitely out of step....
                    "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
                    "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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                    • #11
                      maybe they were dancing to something like "Walkin' the Dog."

                      Get 'way back, and snap your fingers, get over Sally, one and all
                      Grab your gal and don't you linger. Do that slow-drag 'round the hall
                      Do that step, the "Texas Tommy," drop, like you're sitting on a log
                      Rise slow and that will show, the dance called walkin' the dog

                      All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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                      • #12
                        "Pink Cadillac" is my go-to line dance song.
                        Michael D. www.mdlmusic.webs.com "I'm tired of rock-and-rolling Let's get married, Honey, let's go bowling" --Martin Mull

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