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.
It should be emphasized that if a dancer knows the NM 40 dance, she/he should do it--not the split-floor dance.
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. However, if you do split the floor, 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, 2018:
Split-Floor Dance Choreographer
Love Letter Waltz
Bring on the Good Times Ignore restarts
Some Girls Will
All the King's Horses
Be My Baby Now Ignore restart
Such a Fool
High Cotton Ignore restart
Never Ever Go Away
Story Ignore restarts
What If Waltz
Enchantment - NM State Dance
Love Worth Waiting 4, A
Champagne Promise Ignore restart
Dock of the Bay
Better When I'm Dancin' Ignore restart
Lay Low Ingore restart, tag - see below
Do a Little Life Ignore restart
This Is Me Ignore restart
Cabana Boy Ignore tags and restart
Rock and Roll Music
Stripes Ignore restart
Locklin's Bar Ignore tags
Almost Crazy Ignore tag
Amarillo by Morning Ignore tags and restart
Rose from the Sea
Cards on the Table Ignore tag and restart
Dancin' the Dust Ignore tag and restart
Sadie's Dress Ignore restart
Complete Change, A
Explanation of Tags and Restarts:
Lay Low - Ignore restart. On the 9th wall (3rd time at 12:00), do the first 16 steps (diagonal steps), then insert the 4 raindrops tag and continue with the Charleston steps and the rest of the dance.