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International Style Standard and Latin Ballroom Dancing in the Kitchener-Waterloo Area


At each dance we usually have two sets of line dances with two to three line dances in each set. This page will develop to provide instructions on the most popular of these line dances, both as a reminder for those who may not have done them for some time and as a learning aid for those of you who may be new to our dances. Line dances are not just lively and fun; they are also an excellent way to practice the basic steps of the corresponding dance, provided that you make the effort to do each step properly.

The Stepsheets are provided in both pdf and png formats. The information is identical in each format. Your individual browser and computer/device combination may work better with one format than the other. If you want to actually print out a Stepsheet, the pdf format may be the better choice.

Line Dance Step Terminology

Line Dance Video or Link to Video Stepsheet

Angelina

This is a nightclub-style cha cha danced to the music Angelina by Lou Bega.
Angelina Step Sheet (pdf)

Angelina Step Sheet (png)

Bingo Bango Bongo

This line dance is usually danced to Bongo Bongo Bongo by Renzo Arbore
Bingo Bango Bongo Step Sheet (pdf)

Bingo Bango Bongo Step Sheet (png)

Blurred Lines
(Word Crimes)

This line dance is usually danced to either Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke or Word Crimes by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Blurred Lines Step Sheet (pdf)

Blurred Lines Step Sheet (png)

Bossa Nova

This line dance is usually danced to Blame It On The Bossa Nova by Jane McDonald
Bossa Nova Step Sheet (pdf)

Bossa Nova Step Sheet (png)

Chicago Swing

This is a sequence dance.
Chicago Swing Step Sheet (pdf)

Chicago Swing Step Sheet (png)

Circle Waltz

This is a progressive dance done in a circle. The ladies move counter-clockwise around the circle while the men move in a clockwise direction. (Formal attire is not required)
 

Colours of the Wind

This is a rumba themed line dance, danced to Colours of the Wind by Ross Mitchell.
Colours of the Wind Step Sheet (pdf)

Colours of the Wind Step Sheet (png)

Hello Dolly

This line dance is danced to Hello, Dolly! by Bobby Darin.
Hello Dolly Step Sheet (pdf)

Hello Dolly Step Sheet (png)

Iko Iko

This line dance is usually danced to Iko Iko by Captain Jack
Iko Iko Step Sheet (pdf)

Iko Iko Step Sheet (png)

Jive

Any slow jive music (31 - 33 BPM) works for this dance. My favorites are Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, and Boot Scootin' Boogie by Brooks & Dunn.
Jive Step Sheet (pdf)

Jive Step Sheet (png)

Mambo

Sex on the Beach by T-Spoon is a great song for this line dance.
Mambo Step Sheet (pdf)

Mambo Step Sheet (png)

Sway

This is danced to Sway by Michael Bublé.
Sway Step Sheet (pdf)

Sway Step Sheet (png)

Tango

Many tango pieces will work for this dance. A good one is Celos by Paco Montero.
Tango Step Sheet (pdf)

Tango Step Sheet (png)

Tennessee Waltz Surprise

This line dance is dance to Tennessee Waltz by Ireen Sheer
Tennessee Waltz Surprise Step Sheet (pdf)

Tennessee Waltz Surprise Step Sheet (png)

Tortuga

The Tortuga is danced to El Paso De La Tortuga by Banda Blanca.
Tortuga Step Sheet (pdf)

Tortuga Step Sheet (png)

Valeta (or Veleta) Waltz

This is actually an old time sequence dance. The music is by Sydney Thompson and his Orchestra.
Walkthrough

Waltz

This dance is very similar to the country line dance Waltz Across Texas. Favoured music for this dance are Kenny Rogers's Someone Must Feel Like A Fool Tonight and Tom Jones's Tennessee Waltz.
Waltz Line Dance Step Sheet (pdf)

Waltz Line Dance Step Sheet (png)

 
Waltz Across Texas Step Sheet (pdf)

Waltz Across Texas Step Sheet (png)

Zorba the Greek

The music for this dance is, of course, Zorba the Greek. The version by Theodorakis is a good one.
Zorba the Greek Step Sheet (pdf)

Zorba the Greek Step Sheet (png)