The most basic dance steps in a line dance are referred to as the single beat steps. These steps provide the foundation for learning complete line dances.
Single beat steps include such movements as the touch, the slide, the hook, the stomp and the hitch. The touch refers to touching the toe or heel to the ground without transferring any weight to it. The hook instructs a dancer to lift one foot and cross it in front of the supporting leg. The hitch simply requires lifting a knee into the air. A compilation of single beat steps can be found on Owzit Start.