At first there were just beginners in Line dancing and now there are beginners and absolute beginners – often called ABs. The newer level really came in when beginner Line dances became a bit more complex than beginner dances of the past. So the AB level was the new, true, beginner and the old beginner level became more like the improver or even easy intermediate level from the mid 1990s. I am sure that somewhere there are even different levels of absolute beginners now. All these different levels can make life tricky for newbies wanting to find a suitable Line dance class. So the following explanations might be helpful for dancers and instructors wanting some guidance about beginners.