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No need to sit out line dances anymore; Robert Royston teaches you all the right moves in these step-by-step tutorials from Howcast.
"Hi, my name is Robert Royston. I'm a five time world champion of country dance working with artists like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley. I really hope that you learn how to line dance and experience what it's like to move to America's music that's country music. So the dance we're gonna talk about now is called the cowboy boogie. It's a very popular dance done throughout the United States. One of the great things about the cowboy boogie is that it's done to a lot of different songs so you're gonna get it to different songs, to different speeds depending on where you live and what your bar likes to play. So we're gonna start with just the basic vine to the right. We're gonna go side, behind, side, with a little hitch which is the knee up, hitch. Then go right back to the other direction: side, behind, side, hitch-with a forward hitch-step, hitch, and another one, step, hitch. Now that's gonna back you up. Back, back, back, and one more hitch. Hitch. Let's try that from the top again. So we're gonna vine right then left, hitch forward and then come back with a hitch. So starting with the right. Step, behind, step, hitch! Side, behind, side, hitch! And forward, hitch, and forward, back, back, back, back, back, hitch. From there we're gonna step down and we're gonna boogie forward with twice our hips, boogie twice with the hips. Boogie back with the hips. Boogie forward, back, right? So it's gonna go twice forward, twice back, forward, back. Yeah. From here as we come forward down to our left leg we're gonna do another hitch with our right leg, making a quarter of a turn, hitch. From there we start the vine to the right again: step, behind, step, hitch! Step, behind, step, forward from the hitches. Forward hitch, forward, back it up. Back, back, back, hitch. Boogie twice forward, twice back. Forward, back, and hitch! Side, behind, side, hitch! Side, behind, side, hitch! Forward, hitch! Forward, and back it up, hitch! Go forward, go back. Go forward, back, and hitch! Step behind, hitch! Step behind, hitch! Forward, hitch! Forward and back it up, hitch! Boogie, boogie, boogie, boogie now, hitch! And start the dance over with. So that's the cowboy boogie. We're gonna go ahead and try that to music. I'll count us in. Five, six, five, six to the right. Here we go. Step, behind, step, hitch. Step, behind, step, hitch. Forward, hitch, forward, hitch and back, back, back, hitch. And boogie, and boogie. And forward, back, and here's the hitch! And step behind, hitch, and step behind, forward! Forward hitch, forward and back it up, hitch! And boogie, and boogie. And forward and here we go! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8! 1, 2, 3, 4, here we go, 7, 8! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and a forward, and forward, and back it up and boogie and boogie and here we go, hitch! And THAT is the cowboy boogie! Have fun! "