American Line Dance
Background <ul><li>The lack of physical contact meant that line dancing was socially accepted long before any couple dance...
Background <ul><li>During the 1960s the contra dance transformed into line dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>The First choreograp...
The Dance <ul><li>Stand in lines </li></ul><ul><li>Many types of steps eg. Boot scoot </li></ul><ul><li>Some have simple a...
Musical Characteristics <ul><li>Most commonly associated with country and western music. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple melody, ...
Instruments <ul><li>Banjo </li></ul><ul><li>Steel guitar </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonica </li></ul><ul><li>Accordion  </li></u...
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American line dance

  1. 1. American Line Dance
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>The lack of physical contact meant that line dancing was socially accepted long before any couple dances. </li></ul><ul><li>Line dancing in America is thought to have developed out of the contra dance. </li></ul><ul><li>Contra dances was influenced by English and French folk dances. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>During the 1960s the contra dance transformed into line dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>The First choreographed line dance is considered to be the Tush Push, from 1980. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1992 the hit song Achy Breaky Heart drew international attention to American Line dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>The song also linked Line dancing with country and western. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Dance <ul><li>Stand in lines </li></ul><ul><li>Many types of steps eg. Boot scoot </li></ul><ul><li>Some have simple and some have complex dance structures </li></ul><ul><li>Each dance has a number of walls. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Musical Characteristics <ul><li>Most commonly associated with country and western music. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple melody, rhythms and harmony </li></ul><ul><li>4/4 with accented 1st and 3rd beats </li></ul><ul><li>Single melody harmonised by backing singers </li></ul><ul><li>Only 2 or 3 chords-mainly tonic and dominant </li></ul><ul><li>Steady crotchet moment in the bass line </li></ul><ul><li>Regular 4 bar phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Verse & Chorus structure </li></ul><ul><li>Slides in the melody and accompaniment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Instruments <ul><li>Banjo </li></ul><ul><li>Steel guitar </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonica </li></ul><ul><li>Accordion </li></ul><ul><li>Drums </li></ul>

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