I’m a huge line-dancing fan! Unfortunately there aren’t many places within Toronto that have line-dancing regularly or at all…which meant I’d have to wrangle like-minded folk and travel out to Oshawa or Georgetown (total opposite ends of the city via GO Train. And upon finally getting there, cowboy hat, boots and all, I’m typically I’m the ONLY brown face on the dance floor.
Sigh…But that has all changed friends as Toronto has opened two new watering holes specifically for country-line-dancin’-lovin’-cowpokes like moi!
Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon (formerly London Tap House, right in the heart of the Entertainment Dist) and Boots ‘N’ Bourbon (on Queen St. East) … both I’m told have fab food, drink specials, often live music for line-dancing and best of all a mechanical bull!
Here’s the outfit I’ve lined up to wear…to Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy…Giddy Up!
Sunday nights at Boots n’ Bourbon Toronto’s Country Music Line Dancing hosts beginner lessons at 7pm. Jeff is the patient and handsome instructor who took us through a variety of dances to make us look good on the dance floor …which works out perfectly for us to bust out our newly learnt moves once the live band gets on stage for the rest of the evening! Plus, half priced appetizers and drink specials don’t hurt either 🙂
There were a bunch of names for the dances learnt that night — super fun and easy to do, with a bit o practice. Here are few clips of the ones I remembered the names of – in case you’re looking to get a your country line dancing on in your living rooms:
Dance #1: Cowboy Charleston
Dance #2: Lil’ Yeller’ Blanket (that’s cowboy for “little yellow blanket”)
Dance #3: Country As A Boy Can Be
Dance #4: Copperhead Road
The live entertainment this night was RORY GARDINER — *hubba hubba*
Ladies, my distant iPhone pics don’t do him justice…check out his site…Meow indeed!!! 😉
Overall….what a fantastic way to spend a Sunday night in the city during long weekend!
Now that you’ve got a few steps under your belt with this post — would you OR have you ever try Country Music Line Dancing yourself?
What did you wear?
How I got The Look:
Flowy short-sleeved dress from Damzels, Doll Factory by Damzels (Roncessvales & Dundas W Sts.)
Short brown cowboy-ish booties from Payless
Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott, Rebecca Northcott Photography