Learn The Blue Rose Circle Dance

Recently, some of our instructors taught the dance Blue Rose. It is a beginner partner circle dance that can be danced to many different songs. There are a few variations that can add flair and excitement to the otherwise basic steps.
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If you have previous dance experience, this can be learned in about 15 minutes, and if you are a beginner (welcome!), we recommend you take at least 30 minutes to learn and practice the steps. Below is some information about the Blue Rose dance and songs you can dance it to. Enjoy!

Original song: “Blue Rose Is” by Pam Tillis

Choreographers: Darrel & Doris Aldrich

Position: Sweetheart/Cape

Mechanics of the Dance

Counts: 38 (8, 8, 8, 8, 6)

1st-8 Count: 2 Box Steps

2nd-8 Count: Grape To the Right, Grapevine to the left

3rd-8 Count: Shuffle to the Right, Shuffle to the Left, Shuffle to the Right, Shuffle to the left.

During the last shuffle, the lead will turn a quarter turn left while dropping the left hands and reconnect so lead and follow are back to front.

4th-8 count: Grapevine to the Right, Grapevine to the left

5th-6 Count: Lead will drop right hands and turn in place and spin 3/4 turn to the left. Follow will do a 6 count paddle turn, turning 1 3/4 turn.

Repeat 36 counts, starting at the first box step

Variations

  1. Add spins for the follow during the cha-chas.
  2. If you don’t have a partner you can do this dance alone in the circle with the rest of the dancers!

Video

This video starts on the last shuffle to the left where the lead and follow go back-to-front.

Other Songs You Can Dance To

This song probably doesn’t come on regularly at your local country dance bar, so what other songs can you dance it to? Below is a list of songs we came up with that go well with this dance. Request one of these at your local country bar, and get dancing!

How Do You Like Me Now? By Toby Keith

Beat of the Music by Brett Eldredge

Honey Bee by Blake Shelton

Me and My Kind by Cody Johnson

Why Do I Feel Like Running by Montgomery Gentry

40 Days & 40 Nights by Tim McGraw

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