Texas two-stepping toward recovery

Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 19:18:31-04

Some Texans are two-stepping their way to rebound from COVID-19.

If you want to emerge post-quarantine with some fancy footwork, look no further than the Baylor County Dance Club.

"You don't have to have a cowboy hat or boots. Just come as you are to enjoy country dancing," said Kylee McLaughlin, a Baylor Junior and club member of their motto.

Every Wednesday at 4:45 p.m., the group hosts online dance lessons on their Instagram page.

They say it's a way to keep their boots scooting and spirits up.

"Changing up your routine every once in a while is good during this time of uncertainty and the unknown," said McLaughlin.

The Aggie Wranglers travel worldwide to spread Texas spirit.

They're keeping people entertained through their YouTube Channel found here.

And their counterparts, the Lil' & Elite Wranglers haven't slowed down a bit.

"We had to jump on board right away with virtual dance studio. Our wranglers have become a family. What's interesting is we have a lot of siblings in our program so they can partner up and practice. Another fun aspect is they can practice with their parent or learn to shadow dance," said Founder Sharon Toups.

Lil' & Elite Wranglers was founded in 1999.

The group is based in College Station but has spread throughout the state.

They don't only perform, but give back to the community.

"It's about spreading good will. Make people laugh and smile and they see these kids dancing which is something they can have for the rest of their lives. It brings joy to everybody that watches them," said Toups.

She was an Aggie Wrangler in school and started Lil' Wranglers when her children were young.

The Lil' Wranglers have a medical advisory board to help with the transition once they are able to go back into the dance studio.

This Wednesday, they will pick up all their matching masks, in bandanna print.

The group has also donated masks to Texas Oncology in North Texas.