Line dancing is perfect for the single person who wants to get out and meet new friends, get some some exercise and just enjoy the conviviality that goes with Boot scootin 'country music! Mostly based on country and western music there are some great dances based on other types of music as well.
Dancers come from all the echelons of society to learn new ways of finding out where they have forgotten muscles. The clothing worn does not have to be expensive; most people have a pair of jeans in their wardrobe. Jazz up the jeans with all sorts of boots and bling to suit the occasion. Some women like to wear skirts in all styles, ranging from the tiered look to short skirts. Tee shirts are appropriate and worn by either men or women. The girls always look nice in gypsy styled tops, which are very fashionable now any way.
The shoes or boots worn should be comfortable and have soles that you can twist, scuff and sachet on! This rather rules out sneakers or sport shoes but some people manage just fine with them too. If you are keen to get some proper boots, go for the better quality ones. They come in many materials, or hides to get the look! Check out the stitching to see if the quality is there. The bottom line in clothing is really wear what you feel the most comfortable in and can enjoy yourself line dancing.
There are hundreds of dances and variations of similar movements. There is at least a 1000 dances and that number increases as the years go by. Choreographers write the steps and fit them to the music they require, there is such a huge range of country music and others to choose.The beats vary from waltzes to rock 'n roll the latter tends to be danced by the experienced dancers and is amazing to watch if you suffer from two left feet. People I know have learnt over 350 dances and have been in the line-dancing scene for many years.
Learning requires a patient teacher and a patient pupil! For the older learner it is a totally new experience trying to learn dance movements, generally because it's been many years for some since they got into active participation of sports or exercise. There are some dances especially for beginners, and as the steps are mastered, your range of dances increases, as does the level of expertise. Find yourself a local club and enjoy the line-dancing scene. It is inevitably friendly and no one feels stupid for not being able to learn as fast as others are.