About Us

Second City Country Dance Association (SCCDA) provides country/western social dancing and teaches all skill levels from beginning to advanced in the LGBTQ+ community.

We strive to create inclusive relationships, network, and collaborate with other dance communities. Charlie’s Chicago is our primary dance venue and together we build, strengthen and support the Chicagoland LGBTQ+ country/western dance community. SCCDA hosts organized dances, events, workshops and co-hosts the annual Hoedown In The Dunes.

We offer both two-stepping and line dancing every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00 – 10:00 pm! Check out the calendar below for dates & times.

Beginner Two-Step Lessons<

Where & When

Country/Western dancing for the LGBTQ+ community, our friends and family. 

Wednesdays | 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturdays | 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Charlie's Chicago
3726 N. Broadway St. | Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 871-8887 | www.charlieschicago.com

Admission is: FREE

Intermediate Two-Step Lessons<

Two-Step Lessons

Learn the basic two-step from our amazing instructors. Dancers with some experience can learn more complex turns and patterns. It’s fun, easy and we can get you dancing regardless of your skill level. You don’t even need a partner – we’ll provide one for you!
We welcome everyone 21 or older. You'll find a friendly and diverse crowd of men, women, trans, young, old, gay, and straight friends of the LGBTQ+ community.

Lessons are: FREE

Open Floor Dancing<

Line Dance Lessons

We offer line dance lessons for both beginners and for more experienced dancers.

Check our line dance library to review any classes you might have missed or request a line dance you always wanted to learn. There are step sheets and demo videos for almost everything Charlie's Chicago has taught over the past several years. You can search by dance name, song title, or artist.

Lessons are: FREE!


See what's happening this month!

Events & Workshops

Click the links below to see what's coming up next...

Wrangler Weekend
Wrangler Weekend
Los Angeles, CA
July 22-24, 2022
Washington, DC
September 1–4, 2022
Hoedown in the Dunes
Hoedown In The Dunes
Douglas, MI
Sept. 30–Oct. 2, 2022
Emerald City Hoedown
Emerald City Hoedown
Seattle, WA
March 30–April 2, 2023
Sundance Stompede
Sundance Stompede
San Francisco, CA
November 9–12, 2023

Line Dance Library

Line Dance

Below is a list of line dances* taught at Charlie's Chicago over the years. Click on the name, icon or song title to access instructional videos, step sheets and music. If one of the items is black, that means no further information is available at this time.

Please let us know what you’d like to learn by clicking here. If it’s not already in our list, just let us know.

Last updated on July 19, 2022

Beginner = Beg. | Beginner / Intermediate = Beg. / Int. | Intermediate = Int. | Intermediate / Advanced = Int. / Adv. | Advanced = Adv.

Name PDF Song Title Artist Count Difficulty
50 Ways 50 Ways to Say Goodbye Train 64 Int.
911 Cop Car Keith Urban 48 Int.
Ain't Nothin' (Like Southern Girls) Southern Girls Tim McGraw 32 Beg.
Alcohol Abuse (aka Minerva Rex) Alcohol Abuse Billy Yates 40 Int.
All About Tonight All About Tonight Blake Shelton 32 Beg.
All Bass, No Treble All About That Bass Meghan Trainor 32 Beg.
Askin' Questions Askin' Questions Brady Seals 32 Beg.
Baby Bop Take It Back Reba McEntire 24 Beg.
Baby Likes to Rock It Baby Likes to Rock It The Tractors 48 Beg. / Int.
Back It Up Back It Up Caro Emerald 32 Int.
Backstreet Attitude (Hicktown) Everybody (Backstreet's Back) Backstreet Boys 32 Beg.
Bad Romance Bad Romance Lady Gaga 48 Int.
Bambalam Get Ready Pitbull (feat. Blake Shelton) 64 Int.
Baptized Baptized Daughtry 64 Int.
Barn Dance Wild Wild West Escape Club 32 Beg.
Bayou City Twister Dance Twister Alley 32 Beg.
Beautiful Goodbye Beautiful Goodbye Maroon 5 32 Beg. / Int.
Big Blue Note Wish I Didn't Miss You Angie Stone 32 Beg. / Int.
Billy's Dance San Francisco Olsen Brothers 48 Beg. / Int.
Blue Jeans On Blue Jeans Jessie James 32 Beg. / Int.
Blue Lights Chasing We Went Randy Houser 24 Int.
Bomshel Stomp Bomshel Stomp Bomshel 48 Beg. / Int.
Boot Scootin' Boogie Boot Scootin' Boogie Brooks & Dunn 32 Beg. / Int.
Boots Boots Kesha 64 Int.
C.C. Shuffle Ain't No Quitter Shania Twain 32 Beg.
C'mon C'mon American Kids Kenny Chesney 64 Int.
Call Me Señorita Call Me Señorita Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 32 Int.
Candyman Candyman Christina Aguilera 72 Adv.
Catch and Release Catch & Release (Deepend Remix) Matt Simons 32 Int.
Chill Factor Last Night Chris Anderson 48 Adv.
Chillaxin' Chillaxin' Craig Campbell 32 Beg.
Circle Jerk Can't Let Go Jill King 36 Beg.
Come Alive Come Alive Greatest Showman Ensemble 152 Adv.
Counting Stars Counting Stars One Republic 48 Beg. / Int.
Country Girl Shake Country Girl (Shake It for Me) Luke Bryan 32 Beg. / Int.
County Line The Lucky One Faith Hill 32 Beg. / Int.
Cowboy Casanova Cowboy Casanova Carrie Underwood 32 Beg.
Cowboy Cha Cha Peace Train Dolly Parton 20 Beg.
Crossing the Border I've Got You Marc Anthony 32 Beg.
Cry Pretty Cry Pretty Carrie Underwood 48 Int.
D.H.S.S. (Delicious, Hot, Strong & Sweet) Coffee Supersister 32 Beg.
Dance Like Your Daddy Dance Like Yo Daddy Meghan Trainor 48 Beg.
Dibs Dibs Kelsea Ballerini 32 Beg.
Dizzy Dizzy Scooter Lee 32 Int.
Do Si Do Do Si Do Diplo (feat. Blanco Brown) 32 Adv.
Doctor Doctor Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) Robert Palmer 80 Int.
I Don't Wanna Go Home Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home Elle King and Miranda Lambert 32 Beg.
Easy On The Eyes Easy On The Eyes Terri Clark 32 Beg.
Eight Second Ride Eight Second Ride Jake Owen 32 Int.
Electric Slide Electric Boogie Marcia Griffiths 18 Beg.
Every Other Memory Every Other Memory Ryan Hurd 32 Int.
Fake I.D. Fake I.D. Big & Rich (feat. Gretchen Wilson) 48 Adv.
Feel The Fire Bottled Up Tight Luke Sital-Singh 32 Int.
Feelin' It Feelin' It Scotty McCreery 32 Int.
Fly Fly Maddie & Tae 32 Beg.
Ghost Train Zorba's Dance Lcd 32 Beg.
Girl Crushin' Girl Crush Little Big Town 16 Beg. / Int.
The Git Up The Git Up Blanco Brown 32 Beg. / Int.
Gives Me Shivers Shivers Ed Sheerhann 32 Beg. / Int.
Goin' Hamm Crank It Up Colt Ford 32 Beg.
Good Time Good Time Alan Jackson 48 Beg.
Groovy Love If Jesus Loves Me Saint Lanvain, Rahmsed 32 Beg.
Haunted by Headlights Knives of New Orleans Eric Church 64 Int.
Have You Ever Seen the Rain Have You Ever Seen the Rain Rod Stewart 32 Beg. / Int.
Having a Ball (aka A Wonderful Time) Got to Give It Up Marvin Gaye 32 Int.
High Class High Class Eric Paslay 32 Int.
Hideaway Cha Dance With Me Debelah Morgan 32 Beg.
Honky Tonk Twist Honky Tonk Twist Scooter Lee 64 Int.
Hootenanny (aka Farm Party) Farm Party The Farm Inc. 32 Beg.
How We Drink Here Bring It On Over Billy Currington 32 Int.
I Got You I Got You Anders Sohn 32 Beg.
I Like it Loud Let's Get Loud Jennifer Lopez 48 Int.
I'm No Good I'm No Good (for ya Baby) Laura Bell Bundy 64 Int.
Imelda's Way Inside Out (Imelda May vs. Blue Jay Gonzalez Mix) [LatinMix] Imelda May vs. Blue Jay Gonzalez 32 Beg. / Int.
Jambalaya Start The Car Travis Tritt 32 Beg.
Jerusalema Jerusalema Master KG (feat. Nomcebo Zikode) 24 Beg.
K is for Kicks Feel It Still Portugal. The Man 36 Beg.
Kick it Up Kick the Dust Up Luke Bryan 36 Int.
Ladies In The '90s Ladies In The '90s Lauren Alaina 48 Int.
Lightning Cha Cha We Dared The Lightning (Dance Mix) The Bellamy Brothers 48 Int.
Lonely Drum Lonely Drum Aaron Goodvin 32 Int.
Loosen Up My Buttons Buttons Pussycat Dolls 32 Int.
Love You Forever I'm Gonna Love You Forever Scooter Lee 32 Int.
Lover, Lover Lover, Lover Jerrod Niemann 32 Beg.
Make It Up I Wanna Die Miranda Lambert 32 Beg.
Mambo Moves Alabao Enrique Iglesias 32 Beg. / Int.
Man In The Mirror (a.k.a. Reflecting on a Legend) Man in the Mirror Michael Jackson 32 Int.
Midnight Waltz Children The Mavericks 48 Int.
Miss Incredible Miss Incredible Joe Ballas 32 Int.
Mmm Bop (aka Howdy) Howdy Groovegrass Boyz 32 Adv.
Mr. Lonely Mr. Lonely Midland 32 Beg.
Mucara Walk La Mucara The Mavericks 32 Beg. / Int.
Nothing Breaks Like A Heart Nothing Breaks Like A Heart Mark Ronson (feat. Miley Cyrus) 32 Int.
Nothing But You Nothing but You Leaving Austin 64 Int.
Old Town Ride Old Town Road Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) 64 Int.
One Good Reason Budapest George Ezra 32 Beg. / Int.
Outlaw Whiskey Drinkin' Michael Knight 32 Beg.
Party Like You Party Like You The Cadillac Three 32 Beg.
Play that Sax Sax Fleur Eas 64 Int.
Pontoon Pontoon Little Big Town 32 Beg. / Int.
Power Surge Tres Deseos (Three Wishes) Gloria Estefan 64 Int.
Redneck Angel Merry-Go-Round Jane Dear Girls 16 Int.
Reggae Cowboy Get Into Reggae Cowboy The Bellamy Brothers 48 Beg. / Int.
Rhyme or Reason It Happens Sugarland 64 Int.
Rio Let's Get Loud The Countdown Singers 32 Beg. / Int.
Rocket to the Sun What You've Done to Me Samantha Jade 32 Beg.
Rocking Under The Sun Under The Sun Tim Tim 32 Beg.
Roll Back The Rug Roll Back The Rug Scooter Lee 28 Beg.
Say Hey Hit Me Up Gia Farrell 48 Int.
Skiffle Time Mama Don't Allow The Jive Aces 64 Int.
S. O. T. B. (Sex on the Beach) Payphone Maroon 5 32 Beg.
Shake Yourself Loose Shake Yourself Loose Vickie Winans 64 Int.
She's Country She's Country Jason Aldean 32 Beg. / Int.
Showstopper Showstopper Brandon & Leah 32 Int.
Sick of Me Sick of Me Miss Willie Brown 32 Beg. / Int.
Skinny Dippin' Skinny Dippin' Whitney Duncan 32 Beg. / Int.
Slappin' Leather T-R-O-U-B-L-E Travis Tritt 40 Beg.
So Just Dance Dance Dance Can’t Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake 32 Int.
So Done Done The Band Perry 32 Int.
Something in the Water Something in the Water Brooke Fraser 32 Beg. / Int.
Somewhere With You Somewhere With You Kenny Chesney 32 Int.
Stationary Cha-Cha Neon Moon Brooks & Dunn 28 Beg.
Stitches Stitches Shawn Mendez 32 Beg. / Int.
Stronger Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Kelly Clarkson 32 Int.
Sweet Dynamite Dynamite (feat. Pretty Sister) Nause 32 Int.
Sweet Tea Sweet Tea 17 Memphis 32 Int.
Summertime Strollin' Hey Bartender Lady Antebellum 32 Beg. / Int.
Swamp Thang Swamp Thing The Grid 40 Beg. / Int.
SXE Just a Little Liberty X 48 Int.
Tahoe Kick (aka Tahoe Twist) Tear it Up Juice Netwon 36 Int.
Tailgate Tailgate Neal McCoy 32 Beg. / Int.
Take U Home Wanna Take You Home (Boot-Knockin Remix) Gloriana 32 Int.
The Queen Tilted Christina and the Queens 32 Beg.
The Urban Myth Good Thing Keith Urban 32 Int.
Toes Toes Zac Brown Band 32 Beg.
Tornado Tornado Little Big Town 32 Beg. / Int.
Trespassing Trespassing Adam Lambert 32 Int. / Adv.
Tulane Tulane Scooter Lee 48 Int.
Tush Push Baby I’m Burnin' Dolly Parton 40 Beg. / Int.
Two Step Two Step Laura Bell Bundy 16 Beg.
Un Beso (aka La Despedida) La Despedida (Remix) Daddy Yankee & El Jefe Mundial (feat. Tony Dize) 32 Beg.
Uno Dos Tres Maria (Spanglish Mix) Ricky Martin 32 Beg. / Int.
Uptown Slide Uptown Funk Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars) 40 Int.
Wagon Wheel Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker 32 Beg. / Int.
Walk the Line Sin Wagon Dixie Chicks 26 Beg.
Wave On Wave Wave On Wave Pat Green 32 Beg. / Int.
What if We Fly What if We Fly Chely Wright 48 Beg.
What Makes You Country What Makes You Country Luke Bryan 32 Beg.
When Love Takes Over When Love Takes Over David Guetta (feat. Kelly Rowland) 32 Beg.
Without Fire No Smoke Michelle Lawson 64 Int.
The Wolf The Wolf The Spencer Lee Band 32 Beg.
Wonderland Waltz Strawberry Wine Deanna Carter 48 Beg.
You're So Lucky Everybody's Got Somebody but Me Hunter Hayes 32 Int.
Zjozzy's Funk Bacco Perbacco Zucchero 32 Beg. / Int.

* There are often subtle style variations based on region as well as multiple songs that can be played for each dance. If our style or music doesn't exactly meet your expectations – just get over it! After all, it's just a dance.

Additional Resources: You can find step sheets and demo videos to thousands of line dances at CopperKnob, Linedancer, and KickIt.

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Brent Collins-Ruebensam

Brent Collins-Ruebensam

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MJ Collins-Ruebensam


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Garrett Imhoff

Ray Kenyon

Ray Kenyon

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