OUT to Dance offers group dance classes in West Roxbury
and private lessons in Roslindale. Join us!

About Country Two-Step

A partner dance in 4/4 time, traveling smoothly around the line of dance; two step is bursting with fancy twirls executed while traveling across the dance floor. Country two step is the dancer’s fancy foxtrot; other very popular country dances include country waltz, country polka, country cha cha, and many line dances. West Coast and East Coast Swing are also enjoyed on the country-western dance floor, but they don’t typically have unique country styling when danced to country music on the East Coast.

Country two step is executed in a forward traveling walking pattern around a counter-clockwise line of dance, using a slow, slow, quick, quick rhythm, or a quick, quick, slow, slow rhythm. Once the dancers become adept at the basics, many impressive spins, wraps, and weaving movements can be added; other two steppers, particularly many folks who grew up on country music in the South and West, feel no pressure to impress, and just enjoy the most popular single spins and smooth traveling momentum of the dance while humming along to the music.

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Music for Dancing

Our country two step playlist on Spotify
Backwoods Barbie- Dolly Parton
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
Wagon Wheel- Old Crow Medicine Show
Big, Big Love- k.d. lang
Starting Over- Chris Stapleton
Country Roads- Brandi Carlile
All We Need Is Love- Elizabeth Cook
Suds in The Bucket- Sara Evans
I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
Love’s Gonna Live Here- Kasey Musgraves or Martina McBride
No Hurry- Zac Brown Band
I Came Straight to You- Patty Loveless
Deeper Than the Holler- Randy Travis
Battle Hymn of Love- Kathy Mattea
White Liar- Miranda Lambert
Heavenly Days- Chely Wright
Honky Tonk Heart- Highway 101
Sunrise- Norah Jones
Old Soul- The Highwomen

When joining our Country Two-Step and other dance classes, note that our OUT to Dance studio locations, West Roxbury and Roslindale, MA, are within twenty minutes of downtown Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston, Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood, Milton and Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton, Stoughton, Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns. We are also less than an hour from Providence, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.