years ago, when I started with Line Dance, hardly anybody was interested
in mastering the correct technique of Line Dancing. We were all
dancing in a more or less upright position with our thumbs in the
buckle. Whether our foot position was looking good or not was of
I wondered if
I needed this technical training. So far, I had been doing okay
without it! I knew all about Line Dance, so what else was there
I should learn?
I went there anyway and was fascinated. The trainer was professional,
kind and down-to-earth. What followed was one Eureka moment after
the other and I realised that I still had much to learn.
Like any other
sportsman, Line Dancers also need basic techniques. No matter if
they are weekly social dancers or do competitions. Not hurting your
joints is very important.
many Line Dancers feel that some knowledge about dance technique
is quite helpful. This is the only way to explain that this book
has exceeded all sales expectations in its first German edition.
the first German edition, it was important for me to listen to your
opinions and your additional requests. I received many helpful suggestions.
As a result, the chapter "Motion" has become much
more extensive. I also added a few definitions, as I found out that
many of you consider this a crucial topic. In addition, I extended
some chapters. I removed the chapter on our basic steps’ rhythm,
considered it superfluous.