How to Do the Cupid Shuffle Line Dance

Learn how to do the Cupid Shuffle line dance in this Howcast dance video with expert Robert Royston.

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No need to sit out line dances anymore. In these videos, dancer/choreographer Robert Royston teaches you how to do basic line dancing steps and how to put them together for popular line dances like The Wobble, the Cupid Shuffle, the Cowboy Boogie, the Tush Push, the Good Time line dance, and the Sleazy Slide.

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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, and that's country music. So one of the things about country line dance is that we have an infusion of other line dances that we do within country line dancing, and some of those line dances are not country music specific, but are widely done in country bars and country clubs all over the United States. One of those dances is the cupid shuffle. Cupid shuffle, not done to a country song, but done in every major country bar all across the United States. So we thought it appropriate to show you the cupid shuffle as part of our line dance series, so here we go. You're gonna start right, very easy dance. You're gonna do a little step together, step together, step together to your right for eight counts. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, touch on eight. So don't put weight on it, touch on eight. The same thing going back to your left, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, touch eight. So, step together, step, all the way through to a touch, then back the other way. Step together, step, all the way through to a touch. Eight counts of heel switches. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and then eight counts of walking to a quarter turn to your left. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and the whole dance starts over. So the scoots, one, two, three, four, five, six, touch on eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, heel. One, two, three, four, five, six, walk eight times. One, two, three, four, five, six, and it starts again. One, two, three, four, five, six, touch on eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, touch the heel. One, two, three, four, five, six, walk it out. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Super easy line dance, a lot of fun to do, plenty of room for you guys to put your own flavor and style into it. We're gonna go ahead and try it to music, of course we're not doing it to the cupid shuffle. A little bit slower so you can practice, but download the cupid shuffle and try it after you've run this a few times. Here's the music, I'll count you in. Five, six, five, six, seven, go, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, a one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, heel, one, two, three, four, five, six, and walk it out, a one, two, three, four, five, six, scoop to the right. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, a one, two, three, four, five, six, heels, one, two, three, four, five, six, and walk it out, a one, two, three, four, five, six, and one more time. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, back, a one, two, three, four, five, six, to the heels, one, two, three, four, five, six, and walk it out, a one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Starting again, that's the cupid shuffle, have fun with it.

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  • Robert Royston

    Robert Royston began his professional career on the competitive couples dance circuit in 1989, quickly ascending through the ranks and securing the US Open Swing Dance Championship and the World Country Dance Championship, titles he held for four consecutive years (1995 to 1998). In 2007 he became the youngest person to be inducted to the UCWDC Hall of Fame. His exciting, high-energy and original work next led to his choreographing and performing in music videos. An internationally-recognized judge and instructor, Robert teaches 22 different styles of couples dancing and runs his own production company, RoRo Productions.