Beginning Class Syllabus

Time: Tuesdays 4:00-4:45

Location: Afton Elementary Gym


Contact Info:

Attire: Please wear modest comfortable clothes you can move and sweat in. New beginners may wear flat-soled shoes with little traction (leather soles work best). Wear tap shoes or shoes with clogging taps if you have them. Information about purchasing tap shoes will be provided. Please tie hair back away from your face and do not chew gum during class.

You may want to bring a water bottle. There is a drinking fountain available in the hallway.

Content: (flexible and subject to change)

Beginning Level Steps


  • soft bended knees
  • loose ankle
  • up/down movement
  • start and end with correct foot
  • keep rhythm
  • remember dance sequence


  • Warm Up: Bron-y-aur Stomp --- Led Zeppelin
  • Fundamentals: My, Oh My --- The Wreckers
  • Fundamentals: Rock Around the Clock ---Bill Haley
  • Born to Fly --- Sara Evans
  • Praise You --- Fatboy Slim
  • Figure Piece: Cripple Creek--Earl Scruggs; The Fox--Nickel Creek
  • Freestyle


  • Circle Up, Circle South, Circle North/Line of Dance
  • Inside-Out Circle
  • Wring the Dishrag
  • Allemande Swing
  • Elbow Swing
  • Star
  • W hold
  • V hold
  • Turning 1/4 or 1/2
  • Trading Rows