Line-dancing is an activity that has quickly gained in popularity, with Singaporeans of all ages taking part. It comprises of a group of people arranged in straight lines, all moving in the same direction and executing the same moves according to the music.
Country Western and Latin music may be used during line-dancing to create a lively and fun atmosphere for this idiosyncratic dance form. The speed of the songs vary, but as most of the soundtracks used for line-dancing slowly gather up speed in a crescendo, participants end up working up a sweat by the end of their dance number – making this an ideal workout session as well.
Members of the elderly in Singapore are big fans of line-dancing because of the interactive element that comes along with this dance form. In the annual Chingay Festival, members of the public are also encouraged to put on their dancing shoes and join in the fun.