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Alexander Jung is a Southern California Native and Army Veteran. In 2007 while deployed in Iraq, he chose to partake in Country Dance lessons which sparked a new-found joy and interest. Once out of the Military, he discovered The Maverick Saloon in Norco, CA and studied line dance with Suzanne Guisewite. In 2014, he met instructor Annemarie Dunn and started studying with her at Whiskey River in Norco, CA where he currently maintains a position on Annemarie's instruction team. He is a performer and dance instructor for private lessons, community centers, and special events. He is also a 7 year veteran on the Stagecoach Dance Team in Indio, CA. Alex teaches dances of every genre, classic and new! Join him on the floor on Thursday nights at 6:30pm and 7:30pm!
For many years, Dev has been choreographing, performing, and teaching country dancing all over Southern California. Being both a professional singer & dancer, Dev loves to entertain and create a fun rapport with her class as well as her one-on-one private lessons. Dev has also performed alongside country music stars such as Clay Walker, Ricky Van Shelton and Mark Chesnutt. She has also worked for major TV networks and performed live shows for: CBS "Hoedown" - The Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC's "Baywatch" and Disney's "Toy Story" at The El Capitan Theater in Hollywood - to name a few. She brings both classic and new dances to the floor. Come out and boot-scoot with her on Friday Nights at 6:30pm and 7:15pm!
Shelly started her dancing career at the age of 8 with ballet lessons in Arroyo Grande, CA. She continued her dance training while attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, receiving a minor in dance and participating as a member of the college’s dance company. It wasn't until 2000, after visiting a friend near Nashville, that Shelly discovered her love for country music. In 2007, Shelly decided to sign up for as many Line Dance lessons and Two-Step/Partner lessons that she could fit into her schedule. She was able to combine her love for teaching dance and country music when she started getting requests to teach private lessons and was asked to substitute for her instructor. Shelly has a passion for helping others learn to dance and uses this passion to teach at THE RANCH Saloon on Saturdays at 6:30pm and 7:15pm!
Kerry Kick has been the face of Line Dance Thursdays since it started here at THE RANCH! She brings with her a love of dance that goes back to age 4 and was developed with her BFA in Dance Choreography from UCI. She also performed in local OC musical theater and ran a dance studio in Atlanta, GA. Today, Kerry is a Guest Dance Instructor on Thursday Nights here at THE RANCH! She loves finding and teaching new dances to contemporary country and pop music. When Kerry's not on the dance floor, you'll find her training for her next 10k and spending time with friends and family. If you see her, come up and say, "Hi"! She always looks forward to seeing new faces on the floor and helping everyone share her passion for dancing.
Kimberly always loved dancing ballet, tap and jazz at a very young age. She found her passion for Country music, 2 step and line dancing in 1990 after watching a friend dancing the 10-step and it became her mission to learn all the local line dances. In 1991, she began providing private lessons and stepped onto her first stage to teach at The Barn in Tustin. She also taught at the Country Rock Cafe in Lake Forest and most notably the World Famous Crazy Horse at the Irvine Spectrum. Kimberly has choreographed Save a Horse, Dirty Boots and co-choreographed “Workin for a Livin” with Shelly Graham. Kimberly has been a dance instructor at The Ranch Saloon since opening in 2011. You can find her teaching with her bright smile, infectious humor and love of sharing as a Guest Dance Instructor here at THE RANCH Saloon! Kimberly enjoys teaching Country dancing for all ages!
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Video Transcript | Advanced Two Step
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Hey Welcome to THE RANCH Saloon! What we're going to do is we're going to show you the basic two-step, hand positioning and foot work. Are you ready to go Sandy? Here we go. First of all the man just places his hand out, the woman places her right hand on top, her left hand is just below the shoulder and the man's right hand is just on the small of the woman's back. That hand is used for pushing and pulling and letting her know that it's time to go. So the basic two step is done at a quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, the woman starts off with her right, the man with her left. Are we ready to go? What we're going to do is we're going to dance in place and then we're going to go. Set. Quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow. So there you go, the basic two-step. What we're going to do is we're going to practice it again, this time we're going to go around twice. Are we ready to go? Here we go. Set. Quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow. So there you go, we gave you a little taste of what it looks like, two trips around. So now what we're going to do is were going to do it to music. Ready? Here we go.
[Country music starts] Set. Quick, quick, slow, slow [voice fades out, country music continues]. So there you go, that was the basic two-step to music. The next video you'll see will be a little taste of what you'll get when you come down to THE RANCH Saloon. See you on the dance floor!
In the last video, we showed you the basic two-step, in this video we're going to show you the basic two-step with a basic two-step turn. The positioning is exactly the same, so let's go ahead and show them, Sandy. Man's left hand, woman's right hand, her left hand on his right arm, and the man's right hand on her lower back. And basically what we're going to do is on the basic two-step turn with a quick, quick, slow, slow, the man is going to move his hand on the first slow. On the quick, quick, slow, slow, he moves it to here, and on the first quick she turns around with assistance of my right hand to get her around. So let's try that again. Quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow. So there you go that is the basic turn. So what we're going to do now is were going to show you as we go around on the floor, we're going to do it a couple of times. Are we ready to go? Here we go. Quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow. So there you go the basic two-step turn. So now what we're going to do is we're going to do the exact dance to music. Here we go, Sandy.
[Country music starts] Quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow [voice fades out, country music continues]. So there you go. That was the basic two-step turn. So come on down to THE RANCH. We'll see you on the dance floor!
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THE RANCH Saloon gives country music and dancing a place to call home in Orange County! To ensure that
our venue continues to be enjoyed by all our guests, we ask that certain standards of dress and etiquette
View a word on Dance Floor Etiquette from Owner Andrew Edwards
Nightclub or country attire is considered appropriate for all. The following outlines the dress
restrictions for both male and female guests while in the Saloon:
We are a Country Music Dance Venue, therefore we feature country western style dancing such as Two Stepping,
West Coast Swing, and Line Dancing. The Ranch Saloon has a managed dance floor. Provocative and out of control
dancing is not condoned and you may be asked to leave the dance floor. Freestyle dancing is only allowed when
called by the DJ or band.
We are a non-smoking, non e-cigarette and non chewing tobacco environment
Ask about our designated smoking area
THE RANCH management has been asked to provide any further guidance as deemed necessary and to bring to the attention of
guests any departure from these standards.
Our restaurant requires a credit card guarantee at the time of reservation for all guests dining in THE RANCH Restaurant. Providing a credit card guarantees our guests a reservation and assists us in seating all guests in a timely manner, in addition to preventing dual reservations and no shows on weekends. In order to timely cancel, you must do so no later than 10:00pm on the day prior to your reservation. If you do not timely cancel, or if you do not show up for your reservation, you will be charged $25 per person.
How do I cancel my reservation?
Please call 714.817.4200, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if an emergency happens and I have to cancel last minute?
Cancellations are handled on a case by case basis and at a manager's discretion. We will always be hospitable and take each instance into consideration.
THE RANCH attempts to give all our guests a courtesy reminder call one day prior to your reservation. In addition, if your reservation is made via Open Table, you should receive an email reminder.