Village Rockers Introduction to 4 step Rock-n-Roll Videos

  • Our aim is to pass on our love of dancing.  In our introductory course we aim to teach basic 4 step rock and roll moves in a way that will enable you to link them together and get up confidently on the dance floor.  All the moves use the basic 4 step footwork and timing.

  • These videos are very detailed – take out of them what you need to get you on the dance floor – review them to improve techniques and to make your dancing more enjoyable.

  • After COVID19 restrictions, join Village Rockers Inc. for face to face lessons.      Kay

Introduction Routine 1

Introductory lesson week 1

Combines all the following steps together.   You can have fun and dance confidently with just these  moves.  Each move is shown in greater detail below.  Week one comprises:-

The Basic Step is the basis of 4 step rock and roll. It is a ‘go to’ move to put in between more elaborate moves. Ideally you should develop this footwork and timing until it is automatic. Practice, practice, practice – to good rock and roll music.

Kay and John

peer Instructors

Right Turn and Return -builds on the basic step, and becomes part of many advanced steps.

Cuddle and Roll out are often seen at dances and easily recognised.  This photo shows how much fun you can have with this move.

Right Turn and Return - repeated, see above link.

The Basic Step  repeated.  Many sequences start and finish with this Basic step.

Introduction Routine 2

Introductory lesson week 2

Combines the following steps together.   NEW is the Right turn, throw away, and return, Shoulder Comb, and waist comb  Each move is shown in greater detail below.  Week one comprises:-

As usual starts with the BASIC STEP.

Right turn and Return   repeated from week 1

SHOULDER COMB and return    NEW

WAIST COMB  and return   NEW

As usual ends with the BASIC STEP.

Introduction Routine 3

As usual starts with the BASIC STEP.

Right turn and Return   repeated from Week1

Clayton's Cuddle    NEW

This Routine adds the Clayton's Cuddle

CUDDLE ROLL OUT return to Cuddle    NEW

RIGHT TURN and RETURN  repeated from week 1

As usual ends with the BASIC STEP.

Introduction Routine 4

As usual starts with the BASIC STEP  (twice).

RIGHT TURN and RETURN  repeated from week 1

SHOULDER COMB and return    from Week 2

WAIST COMB  and return   from Week 2

HE - SHE - HE   NEW

Once you have tried these Introduction steps, you will be keen to learn more at our Beginner and Intermediate classes.   

  • Village rockers Inc. is a 4 step R&R club, NOT a line dance club but line dances are popular so in these videos we aim to instruct on common line dances that are often danced at local rock and roll events and clubs.   You don't even need a partner for most of these.

Stray Cat Strut is a very populay Line Dance and frequently danced at clubs and dances.  Usually to Music "Stray Cat Strut"

Cherokee Boogie is danced by Village Rockers and is part of our line dancing lessons.  Frequently danced at local Clubs.

The Wanderer is usually danced to the music "The Wanderer".  Dancers form two lines with a partner opposite. 

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