|When the 70's rolled in, John Travolta brought back couples dancing with his movie role in Saturday Night Fever. Country western dancing is what you see Debra Winger doing with Travolta in the movie "Urban Cowboy" and with Tom Berenger in the movie "Betrayed" - the kind of dancing men and women do to contemporary country western music. Country western line dancing became popular in the late 80's into the early 90's although without a partner it is a different animal than couples dancing. 1990 into 2000 (the height of popularity for country music) brings partner dancing back. Country western line dancing has now shifted towards country.|
People are dancing to all types of music which makes all forms of couples dancing popular. No matter what your taste in music, there is a particular dance that fits your favorite tunes! Everyone is doing it. Young and old. Single and married.
The United Country Western Dance Council "UCWDC" was created in 1989 by a group of country western dance competition directors, who came together in Grantville, Pennsylvania, to form the UCWDC. These directors wanted to "unite" all their events across the country under one set of rules, and establish national standards for country western dance events throughout the country. They adopted a uniform set of rules that had been written in 1988, and granted sanctioning to the 23 events that had used these rules in their entirety in 1989. This was the birth of the UCWDC. Today the UCWDC has over 50 sanctioned events in 14 countries, and hosts an annual world championship.
Cha cha, east coast swing, west coast swing, polka and waltz while all popular dances in country western, the ones listed here are the more traditional country dances (or in the case of nightclub, the ones that country has influenced the most).
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