"Hold me in your arms" What dance goes with this song?

Discussion in 'Country and Western' started by teleda, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. teleda

    teleda New Member

    What dance goes with this song? Brad Paisley ~ Hold me in your arms
     
  2. jennyisdancing

    jennyisdancing Active Member

    Swing, definitely. I would think East Coast Swing and probably some country-based swing dances that I am not familiar with. Also could suit a fast-paced West Coast Swing.
     
  3. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    If anyone wants to give a listen...
    http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/paisley_brad/347819/album.jhtml

    Waltz is the only type of song that I can think of that also pretty much tells you what dance to do.
    Yes, you can do swing to this song.
    (We have a relatively new to our place young couple who does Lindy Hop to darn near every Country Western song that they play. I get the distinct impression that it's one of the few dances they know. The young woman does WCS, too, so maybe its the guy who only knows Lindy.)
    Anyhow, at a CW place you could easily do two step to this one (at least a CW place in the West). The "count" is the same as ECS, you just do it progressive instead of in place. WCS or "triple two", or Fort Worth shuffle also have the same basic steps (with Fort Worth starting on the man's RIght foot!). You "just" do WCS in a slot, and the other two dances are progressive.
    I had one partner with whom I would always switch back and forth from two step to ECS depending on which section of the song we were in.
     
  4. kayak

    kayak Active Member

    I agree with Steve that there are lots of options, but most people in my area dance 2-step to this song. There are a few that prefer polka/triple-triple.
     
  5. CwdTexas

    CwdTexas New Member

    My partner and I dance an easy paced two step or double two/triple two to this song. We prefer the triple two with the rhythm of this song.
     
  6. Vince A

    Vince A Active Member

    If I caught that song in a competition, I think I'd puke . . . way too slow for a 2 Step, so make it a "slow" ECS . . .
     
  7. CwdTexas

    CwdTexas New Member

    :uplaugh:Lol Vince, the possibility of that song coming up in a twostep competition is about as likely as the sasquatch body in the freezer being real!!!!!!
     
  8. kayak

    kayak Active Member

    Our local club played that song last night and triple 2-step did work well with it. I just don't tend to find many ladies that know that dance. So it is really hit and miss when I get to dance it.
     
  9. jmw85

    jmw85 New Member

    For those who Line Dance, there are 3 choreographed Line Dances to this song:

    Dusty County, a 32 count, 4 wall Improver Line Dance choreographed by Ray Busque

    See How It Feels, a 64 count 2 wall Improver Line Dance choreographed by Jason Drake.

    Stop Look and Listen!, a 64 count 4 wall Intermediate Line Dance choreographed by Peter Metelnick & Alison Biggs.

    All dance scripts can be found on the Linedancer Magazine website or probably on Kick It.
     
  10. RichE

    RichE New Member

    Starting with the man's right foot is how they do the Fort Worth Shuffle in Oklahoma. In Fort Worth the man starts with his left foot.

    That song feels like a polka. I'd do a triple-2.
     
  11. kayak

    kayak Active Member

    Yea, I like Triple 2-Step for those songs that are in-between tempos.
     
  12. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Lots of good useful info in this thread to use when I can make it out to Arlington...
     
  13. SpiritBoy

    SpiritBoy New Member

    The Triple Two Step can be danced to country-western polka music like the song you mentioned.
     
  14. soccerdancer

    soccerdancer New Member

    Triple-Two...no question. This is an excellent song for that dance. It makes a nice two step for novice dancers to use to improve.
     
  15. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    I know jmw is not here anymore, but what is an improver line dance? Anybody know? Sounds like a level between beginner and intermediate.
     
  16. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    I think it's a UK thing.

    KickIt, which appears to be based in the US, lists the dance as "beginner/intermediate."
     
  17. Vince A

    Vince A Active Member

    Don't know about the line dance, but "Hold Me . . . ." is too fast for a Triple 2 . . . more a triple step, triple step, rock step - a really slow ECS . . . still sticking with my answer from 2008 . . . sorta . . .
     

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