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How to Do Laces in Country Couples Line Dancing

Learn how to do laces in country couples line dancing in this Howcast dance video with expert Robert Royston.


"Line Dancing Steps for Country Couples Dancing: Laces

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 to take what we've learned in two step and go one step further, especially after ladies outside turn, we're going to do laces. Now depending on where you learn your two-step or where you go two-step dancing, they will either call this laces or they'll call it weaves. So what you're going to do is take that same basic outside turn you did with the ladies. Quick, quick, slow, slow outside turn. What's going to happen is guy's are going to make one half rotation. Quick, quick, slow, slow. So on the slow, slow what will happen is we will both be backwards to line up dance. So if we were headed that directions this is where we end up on slow, slow. And I actually can see my partner. From here here's where the lace part of this comes in. She's going to walk in front of me as I walk behind her lifting this arm. Quick, quick, slow, looking at each other, slow. Now from here she's going to do an inside turn in quick, quick, slow, slow, and back to close, quick, quick, slow, slow. So again, we're going to go quick, quick, slow, half turn, slow. Now I'm going to step underneath as she weaves behind. Quick, quick, from here slow, turn and face each other with kind of a quarter rotation, slow. Now from here we're going to do an inside turn with my left hand it's going to come to the inside, quick, quick, slow, slow to a basic slow, slow. So if we do that with kind of small steps coming right at you you'll see us go quick, quick, slow, slow, outside turn, quick, quick, slow, slow. Now she's going to come around as I cut underneath, quick, quick, slow face each other, slow. Now we're going to do an inside turn, quick, quick, slow, slow and then we can two-step, quick, quick, slow, slow. So we have quick, quick, guys turn, go under, check the lady end, and we're done. Now what you can do, the reason why we call them laces, is you can repeat the pattern over and over and over. Once you've done the outside turn, guys is you come underneath quick, quick, slow and check. From this inside turn guys you can cut all the way across quick, quick, slow, back to the backward position, and cut underneath and we're doing laces. And then at any time from the inside turn you bring her back to closed and we're two-stepping. Five, six, seven, go. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. One more time. Quick, quick, slow, turn. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Guys under. Ladies under. Guys under. Ladies under. And we're done. Have fun with your laces."

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