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 COUNTRY AND WESTERN DANCING

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Country/western dance, also called Country and Western dance, encompasses many dance forms or styles, which are typically danced to country-western music, and which are stylistically associated with American country and/or western traditions

Popularity
Because of its laid back nature, and relaxed atmosphere, it is very popular especially in village pubs and clubs, and displayed at many local Fairs, Flower Shows and other social events. Line Dancing is the most popular of the forms available.

Location
Defining locations is many and varied from Northern Ireland right through the British Isles. As seen by this Web site: http://www.entsweb.co.uk/dance/line/index.html

Age
This is a family entertainment function and can be done by all age groups both young and old.

Ability
If you can stand on your feet and hear a caller then you can dance or have a go at most of the routines available.

Description
Country & Western Dancing what is it? It is a combination of many laid back and sometimes energetic dance routines, usually done as a community rather than partnered as many of these dances origin were created in a time when dancing was frowned upon and banned in some areas. The link above leads to line dancing this link takes you to areas that do other formation dance clubs and classes. Page almost to the bottom of link. http://www.dosado.com/clubsorgs/clubseu.htm#UK

Dedication
The only dedication needed for this sport is the need to associate and mix with others of similar interest and have the ability to take part, and share your songs and routines if permitted. It is a wonderful family and friends participation sport for all age groups.

Potential
Potential of this sport is to have true clean fun, and to meet people. You can be involved in displays at Fairs or Country functions, or just a friendly gathering in your local community centre, hall or pub if they allow it.

Closely Related Activities
Can be becoming a display troupe performing at engagements. There are many instruments that complement this and would be a good activity to explore and practice the use of them. As well as learning to play and play along with other musicians.

Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.

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