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  • Boot scootin' at the Rocky-Tonk

  • Heart" was choreographed and went viral on dance floors worldwide.
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      For information about line dancing at The Rocky-Tonk, see www.rockytonk.com or check out line-dancing pictures on their Facebook fan site.
      To get a head start on learning the moves, watch a less...
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      For information about line dancing at The Rocky-Tonk, see www.rockytonk.com or check out line-dancing pictures on their Facebook fan site.

      To get a head start on learning the moves, watch a lesson on the classic dance "Boot Scootin' Boogie" at www.youtube.com/watch?v=n37INIBiN8Q or on the "Watermelon Crawl" at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctDcsDHpATw
  • Heart" was choreographed and went viral on dance floors worldwide.
    Relatively few songs fill the dance card at most line-dancing venues. Favorites include "Boot Scootin' Boogie," "Watermelon Crawl" and "Tush Push." Each dance routine consists of about 40 steps repeated over and over. Each 40-count ends with the rows of dancers facing a quarter turn to the left of their starting direction. The steps are repeated until the song ends.
    Matthew Torassa, 27, a recent transplant from Salem, teaches line dancing at The Rocky-Tonk. Though he's been line dancing for only three years, it's become his passion. He happened upon it by accident in college when he signed up for a dance class to fulfill his physical-education requirement.
    "In the class, I made a few friends, and we decided we wanted to go out and do more dancing," recalls Torassa. "The country bar was the only place to do it."
    He sees a pent-up demand for line dancing in the Rogue Valley — 10 years after the last line-dancing venue closed its doors.
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