Odds are that if you have attended a wedding or any event that included dancing you would have either partaken or witnessed line dancing and the fun associated with it. It is a great way to get people on the dance floor. A line dance is any kind of dance where a large group of people stands in a line or lines of rows, mostly facing the same direction, and performs a repeated sequence of steps at exactly the same time. The list of dances is extensive but you can start by learning the most popular ones. Once you join in you can quickly pick up the variations and before you know it, you will be dancing like a pro.
Where to start?
The three most popular line dancing routines are the Boot Scootin’ Boogie, which is the most popular of all routines - It’s as traditional to American country dancing as “Kaptein span die seile” is at a “Langarm” dance. The second is the Electric Slide which became famous in the 80’s when Marcia Griffiths released a song called Electric Slide even though the dance itself was choreographed in 1976. The third one is the Cha-Cha slide where the lyrics of the song describes the steps you have to perform. Once you’ve learned the basic steps of these songs, you will find it much easier to pick up new variations and combinations on the dance floor. Other dances include songs like Cotton-Eyed Joe, the Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey and the Cupid Shuffle.
Add your touch
Line dancing is one of the easiest things to learn. The repetitive nature makes it fun and easy to follow. While the routines are pretty simple, there is a lot of room for you to add your own little twist or quirk. You will often see people add a little something of their own to the steps, be it a clap, an extra hitch or a twirl. You are welcome to do this, if people like it, they will often do the same.
Come and test your line dancing skills at Diamond X Range – a true American country-western experience you won’t forget!
Team building outings are one of the most powerful methods a company can use to boost productiveness in a business environment. Taking employees out of the office is a good way to break down barriers between co-workers and managers in a social environment – barriers that usually cause distractions or influence the effectiveness of workers.
What’s the purpose of Team Building Programs?
The main goal for team-building programs is to improve company morale, encourage performance and motivate, all while developing a work environment where employees and management build on a communication platform without fear of discrimination or retaliation. Team building events provide upbeat and powerful team experiences which allow companies to compete effectively in a competitive market as a team.
Picking your activities
Where you go and what you do is determined by the type of people you have on your workforce. The difficult part of planning such an event is finding activities that all your workers can participate in. There is nothing worse than being the odd one out during team-building events and has exactly the opposite effect of what you are trying to accomplish.
A unique cattle drive team building experience
Diamond X Ranch offers a truly unique team-building experience in the form of a western style Cattle Drive. Arriving early in the morning means you get some good coffee with home-made rusks. Thereafter it’s time to saddle up at prepare for an adventure. The Cattle Drive itself is approximately 2 and a half hours long and also provides you with the Diamond X Ranch’s well-know City Slicker breakfast. The entire experience lasts for about 4 and half hours, leaving you and your team with enough time to relax, unwind and share their thoughts on an exceptional experience.
More than meets the eye
Apart from an adventurous Cattle drive Diamond X Rance also offer other fun activities like outrides for skilled or novice rides, horse riding lessons and even a clinics that includes training in basic horsemanship, groundwork and a cowboy course.
If you have not yet had a team-building experience or planning your next one, try us first! Contact us and let us know what you need – we will make your cowboy adventure a memorable one.
Diamond X Cowboy Ranch
Diamond X Cowboy Ranch Conference, Teambuilding and Wedding Venue only 30km outside Pretoria. Experience a true Cowboy Ranch.