The split floor is becoming very popular wherever dancers gather. The idea is that while most of the dancers are doing the dance that goes with the music, a beginner dance is provided that beginning dancers can do to the same music.
Beginning dancers really love the split floor. It keeps them dancing--not watching. Others do not like have to teach/learn the extra dances or the confusion caused by two groups doing different dances at the same time--especially near the split.
Since the instructors want to be able to change the music when hosting a regional jamboree, care must be taken that the split-floor dance will also go with the music chosen.
Please understand that this does not mean that you have to do a split floor at your Jamboree. This is entirely your decision. Split-floor dances should be used at the New Mexico Line Dance Jamboree. Anytime split-floor dances are done, always use the state-approved, split-floor list shown on this page.
Please do not change the split-floor dance. It should be danced as listed below. Tags and restarts should be done as indicated.
The following is the list of split-floor dances for New Mexico, 2023:
Split-Floor Dance Choreographer
Cherry Bomb Ignore restarts
Needs & Wants Ignore restarts
Ace in the Hole
All I Am Is You Ignore restart
Hugs and Kisses
Better When I'm Dancin' Ignore restart
Complete Change, A
Into the Dark Night Ignore restart
Bonaparte's Retreat Restart on Wall 4 after 16 counts
Corn Ignore restart
Story Ignore restarts
Down to the Honkytonk
Bottom of the Ocean Ignore restart
Little Less Broken Ignore restart
Where Oh Where
Do a Little Life Ignore restart
Enchantment - NM State Dance
Sangria Time Ignore the tag & restart
Champagne Promise Ignore tag and restart
Dance Without a Partner
I Close My Eyes Ignore restarts
Done Ignore restarts
Perfect Remedy Ignore tag
Cheatin' Songs Ignore restart
Senorita La-La-La Ignore restart
Southern Dreams Ignore restart
Codigo Ignore restart
Get It Right Ignore tags and restart
Yes M'am, No M'am
Dancin' the Dust Ignore tag and restart
Train Wreck Ignore tags
Amarillo by Morning Ignore tags and restart
Crystal Touch Ignore tags and restart
Lonely Drum Ignore tag
Broke Restarts on Walls 2 and 6
Fool in Love, A Restarts on Walls 2, 4, 6 after 32
Explanation of Tags and Restarts:
Bonaparte's Retreat - Restart on Wall 4 after 16 counts. Same place as in Bonaparte's Retreat - after "Bagpipes".
Broke - Across the board. Everyone will do the restarts after Count 24 on Walls 2 and 6.
Fool in Love, A - Across the board. Everyone will do the restarts together on Walls 2, 4, 6 after 32 counts.
Note: If you feel that your Beginning dancers can do the jam dance without the split-floor, then teach them the dance and let them do it. I suspect that most of you are already doing this.