Wlatz is what I can do best because it is in ballroom and country. I was looking forward to Polka until we got our routine, whew is it difficult! Cha cha and East Coast are fun too. A good slow West Coast (with the right partner) can be a lot of fun. Each dance has a different character and can be fun for different reasons. I suppose it depends on why you are dancing in the first place.
No, you aren't the only one that loves line dancing. I started with line dancing, and I've found that as I have gotten "really pretty good" at the partner dances (talkin' about over 10 years of taking lessons in a pretty wide variety of both "singles" dances (hip hip, jazz, all the CW partner dances, Argentine Tango), I find it increasingly difficult to find partners who can tolerate the amount of improvising, and just plain dancing to the music that I do now. And, you know, I can't help myself. The music makes me do it.
When one of my favorite line dances comes on, I'm on my own. As long as I don't run into anyone else, stay in my own space, and/or move the same direction as the floor, I can do anything I want out there.
The salsa and swing people talk about their "shines". Well, you can "shine" whenever you want with line dances, and you don't have to ignore your partner.
Unfortunately, after years of doing line dances, you figure out that they are all pretty much the same fairly small set of step sequences, only in different orders. Sometimes it feels like they came out of a random dance sequence machine.
Variations are the answer for this problem. (Please try to be move creative than just doing an extra turn.) I even made up an entire dance - Save a Horse, Not a Line Dance - to the song of the same name.
Vince will probably weigh in again, but I think the "policy" is that it's OK to have side discussions about line dancing.
Kinda like you can throw in some moves you learned in salsa classes when you do Night Club Two Step, and the NC2S police won't ask you to stop it.
...I find it increasingly difficult to find partners who can tolerate the amount of improvising, and just plain dancing to the music that I do now. And, you know, I can't help myself. The music makes me do it.
My favorite dance is ECS, but most of the others fall so close behind it's a tough call. I also really enjoy a good Rumba (I get a huge kick out of developing that connection with my dance partner:wink or WCS if I feel like playing it cool. I really have to work to get through smooth, I just haven't developed the control that I want to get them right yet. :headwall:
I love line dancing because you can put your own style into it and I like CW music
I love free style because you dont need to worry about a partner
I love West Coast Swing because it is a very interpretative dance and its sexy
New to the forum! My favorite CW dance is the Progressive Double Two Step. I have been dancing the Progressive for about 10 years now, which is also how long I have been dancing. I started out taking 3 step lessons at a Country Dance club and while I was there I saw this couple doing the Progressive. Needless to say I was hooked after seeing them do all of these patterns, spins and turns! It was like "Wow" look at them move!
I also do the 3-step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cowboy Cha-Cha.
The best thing of all? I met my beautiful wife, dancing!