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  • Gucci


     

    Gucci

    Count: 32
    Wall: 4
    Level: Beginner Party dance
    Choreographer: Niels Poulsen (DK) & Jessica Boström (SWE) – August 2020
    Music: After Dark – La Dolce Vita. (Track length: 3:00)

    Intro: 32 counts (app. 16 secs into track). Start with weight on L foot
    NOTE: NO TAGS – NO RESTARTS

    [1-8] R chasse, L back rock, L chasse, R back rock
    1&2 Step R to R side (1), step L next to R (&), step R to R side (2) 12:00
    3-4 Rock back on L (3), recover fwd onto R (4) 12:00
    5&6 Step L to L side (5), step R next to L (&), step L to L side (6) 12:00
    7-8 Rock back on R (7), recover fwd onto L (8) 12:00

    [9-16] Walk R, Hold & clap, walk L, Hold & clap X2, R shuffle fwd, L rock fwd
    1-2 Step R fwd (1), Hold & clap hands once (2) 12:00
    3&4 Step L fwd (3), Hold & clap hands twice (&4) 12:00
    5&6 Step R fwd (5), step L behind R (&), step R fwd (6) 12:00
    7-8 Rock L fwd (7), recover back on R (8) 12:00

    [17-24] L back rock, step ¼ R, cross shuffle, R side rock
    1-2 Rock back on L (1), recover fwd onto R (2)
    Fun option during chorus: when After Dark sings ’CHAMPAGNE’ bring R hand up to your mouth as if drinking champagne 😊 12:00
    3-4 Step L fwd (3), turn ¼ R onto R (4) 3:00
    5&6 Cross L over R (5), step R to R side (&), cross L over R (6) 3:00
    7-8 Rock R to R side (7), recover onto L (8) 3:00

    [25-32] R jazz box, cross, side R with 3 heel taps, flick R
    1-4 Cross R over L (1), step back on L (2), step R to R side (3), cross L over R (4) 3:00
    5-8 Point R to R side tapping R heel into floor (5), tap R heel into floor (6), tap R heel into floor (7), flick R behind L (8)
    Styling for counts 5-8: with R hand open and fingers spread out slowly bring R arm up over head. Drop arm when starting your R chasse again 3:00

    START AGAIN

    Ending: Start wall 11, facing 9:00: do the first 4 counts then on count 5 you turn ¼ R and shuffle back on LRL. End the dance stepping R back and strike a champagne pose!… 12:00

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  • Gypsy Queen

    Count: 32
    Wall: 4
    Level: Improver
    Choreographer: Hazel Pace – May 2016
    Music: Gypsy Queen by Chris Norman (iTunes)

    Intro: Start on Vocals. (No Tags or Restarts).

    [1 – 8] Left Rhumba Box Forward, Side Together Side, Behind Side Cross.
    1 & 2                          Step left to left side, right beside left, forward on left.
    3 & 4                          Step right to right side, left beside right, back on right.
    5 & 6                          Step left to left side, right beside left, left to left side.
    7 & 8                          Step right behind left, left to left side, cross right over left.

    [9 – 16] Left Side Tap Side, Behind Side, Left Crossing Shuffle, Side Together Back, Side Together.
    1 & 2                          Step left to left side, tap right beside left, step right to right side.
    3&                              Step left behind right, right to right side.
    4 & 5                          Cross left over right, left to left side, cross left over right.
    6 & 7                          Step right to right side, left beside right, back on right.
    8&                              Step left to left side, right beside left.

    [17 – 24] Step 1/4 Left, Touch 1/4 Paddle Left X 2, Step, Touch 1/4 Paddle Right X 2, Left Shuffle.
    1                                 Step left forward making 1/4 turn left. (9.00).
    2&3&                         Touch right toe forward, make 1/4 turn left, touch right toe forward, make 1/4 turn left. (3.00).
    4                                 Step forward on right.
    5&6&                         Touch left toe forward, make 1/4 turn right, touch left toe forward, make 1/4 turn right. (9.00).
    7 & 8                          Step forward on left, right beside left, forward on left. (9.00).

    [25 – 32] Right Mambo 1/2 Turn Right, Triple 1/2 Right, Right Coaster , Step Touch Back.
    1 & 2                          Rock forward onto right, recover on left, make 1/2 turn right stepping forward on right. (3.00).
    3 & 4                          Moving back triple 1/2 turn right on left, right, left. (9.00).
    5 & 6                          Step back on right, left beside right, forward on right.
    7&8                            Step forward on left, touch right behind left, step back on right.

    Ending: Count 32 – 1/4 turn right stomping right forward.

    Contact ~ Email – hazel.pace@sky.com – 01538 360886

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  • The Great Gatsby


    The Great Gatsby


    Count:  96

    Wall:  2

    Level:  Phrased Advanced – Non-Country

    Choreographer:  Laura Carvill (Ireland, July 2013)

    Music:  Bang Bang by Will.i.am (The Great Gatsby Soundtrack)


    Sequence: ABA CC ABA CC AB AA CCC

     

    Section A (32 counts)

    1-8

    Charleston steps

    1-4 1) Step forward on R, 2) Touch forward on L, 3) Step back on L, 4) Touch back on R
    5-8 5) Step forward on R, 6) Touch forward on L, 7) Step back on L, 8) Touch back on R
    (This part can be done with swivel feet or without)
     

    9-16

    Heel, heel, behind, side cross, heel, heel, behind, side, ¼ turn

    1-3&4 1) R heel to the R side, 2) R heel to the R side, 3) Step R foot behind L, &) Step L foot out to L side, 4) Cross R foot over L foot
    5-7&8 5) L heel to the L side, 6) L heel to the L side, 7) Step L foot behind R, &) Making a ¼ to the R step R foot forward, 8) Step forward on L foot
     

    17-24

    Kick forward, ½ turn, walk, kick forward, ½ turn, ¼ turn

    1-3&4 1) Kick forward with R foot, 2) Step back on R foot, 3) Step back on L foot, &) Making a 1/2 turn clockwise step forward on R foot, 4) Step forward on L foot
    5-7&8 5) Kick forward with R foot, 6) Step back on R foot, 7) Step back on L foot, &) Making a 1/2 turn clockwise step forward on R foot, 8) Making a ¼ turn right step the L foot out to the L side
     

    25-32

    Jazz box, cross, unwind ½ turn

    1-4 1) Cross R foot over L foot, 2) Step back on L foot, 3) Step R foot to R side, 4) Step L foot forward
    5-8 5) Cross R foot over L foot, 6-8) Unwind ½ turn anticlockwise
     

    Section B (32 counts)

    1-8

    Step out, step out, rock behind, hitch, hold

    1-3&4 1) Step R foot out to R side, 2) Step L foot out to L side, 3) Step R foot behind L foot (placing weight on R), &) Recover weight onto L foot, 4) Step R foot out to R side
    &5-8 &) Hitch L knee into the R leg, 5) Step L foot out to the L side placing the weight onto the L, 6-8) Hold
     

    9-16

    Heel to the front, heel to the side, rock behind, step out for three

    1&2& 1) Place R heel forward (putting the weight on the R heel), &) Recover the weight onto the L foot, 2) Place R heel to the R side (putting the weight on the R heel), &) Recover the weight onto the L foot
    3&4 3) Rock R foot behind L foot, &) Recover weight onto L foot, 4) Step out with the R foot to the R diagonal
    &5-8 &) Step out with the L foot to the L diagonal, 5) Step out with the R foot to the R diagonal, 6-8) Hold
     

    17-24

    Heel to the front, heel to the side, rock behind, step out for three

    1&2& 1) Place L heel forward (putting the weight on the L heel), &) Recover the weight onto the R foot, 2) Place L heel to the L side (putting the weight on the L heel), &) Recover the weight onto the R foot
    3&4 3) Rock L foot behind R foot, &) Recover weight onto R foot, 4) Step out with the L foot to the L diagonal
    &5-8 &) Step out with the R foot to the R diagonal, 5) Step out with the L foot to the L diagonal, 6-8) Hold
     

    25-32

    Cross over and heel, cross over and heel, cross unwind full turn

    1&2 1) Cross R foot over L foot, &) Step L foot out to L side, 2) R heel out to R side
    &3&4 &) Step the weight onto the R foot, 3) Cross L foot over R foot, &) Step R foot out to R side, 4) L heel out to L side
    &5-8 &) Step the weight onto the L foot, 5) Cross R foot over L, 6-8) Unwind full turn anti-clockwise
     

    Section C (32 counts)

    1-8

    Kick forward, touch to the side, kick forward touch to the side, cross over making a ¼ turn, coaster step

    1&2 1) Kick forward on R foot, &) place R foot beside L foot, 2) touch out to the L with the L foot
    3&4 3) Kick forward on L foot, &) place L foot beside R foot, 4) touch out to the R with the R foot
    5,6 5) Cross R foot over left foot, 6) step L foot out making a ¼ turn to the R
    7&8 7) Step R foot back, &) bring L foot beside R foot, 8) step forward on R foot
     

    9-16

    Step lock, step lock, rock forward and back, kick, three boogie walks

    1,2& 1) Step L foot to the L diagonal, 2) Lock R foot behind L foot, &) Step L foot out to the L diagonal
    3,4& 3) Step R foot to the R diagonal, 4) Lock L foot behind R foot, &) Step R foot out the R diagonal
    5&6& 5) Rock forward on the L foot, &) Recover weight on the R foot, 6) Rock back on the L foot, &) Recover weight on the R foot
    7&8& 7) Kick L foot to the L diagonal, &) Step onto the L foot rolling the knee to the L, 8) Step onto the R foot rolling the knee to the R, &) Step onto the L foot rolling the knee to the L
     

    17-24

    Step out, hip bumps to the R, step out, hip bumps to the L

    1-4 1) Step R foot out to the R diagonal making a hip bump up, 2) hip bump down, 3) hip bump up, 4) hip bump down (keep weight on L throughout)
    5-8 5) Step L foot out to the L diagonal making a hip bump up, 6) hip bump down, 7) hip bump up, (keep weight on R), 8) hip bump down placing weight on L
     

    25-32

    Cross over, grapevine, walk, walk

    1,2& 1) Cross R foot over L, 2) Step L foot back, &) Step R foot to R side
    3,4 3) Cross L foot over R foot, 4) Step R foot out to R side
    5&6 5) Step L foot behind R foot, &) Step R foot to R side, 6) Making a ¼ turn step forward on L foot
    7,8 7) Walk forward on R foot, 8) Walk forward on L foot
     
    ENJOY
     
    Contact: dancercarvill@hotmail.com
     
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  • The Good Life


    The Good Life


    Count:  32

    Wall:  2

    Level:  Intermediate / Advanced

    Choreographer:  Rachael McEnaney (UK) Aug 2013

    Music:  “The Good Life” – Robin Thicke. Album: Blurred Lines (iTunes) Approx 3.13mins


    Count In: 16 counts from start of track, dance begins on vocals. Approx 104bpm.
     
    Notes: 1 Tag at the end of the 1st wall – Right backwards rocking chair (1,2,3,4)
     
    You will notice on the counts that I have included ‘a’ as a count, if you haven’t heard of this before here is a brief explanation.
     
    When we count in dance it really could be ‘1 e & a 2 e & a 3’ etc, in this particular track you are stepping on the ‘a’ count which is just after ‘&’, the easiest place in the dance to understand this is section 18-24 on the cross side rock as you are using both ’&’ and ’a’.
     
    If you are an instructor this might confuse some of your students, so I wouldn’t place too much emphasis on it, they should dance on rhythm once they hear the song.
     

    1 – 8

    R back, L coaster step, ¼ turn L hitch R, R cross, L cross, ¾ turn L stepping R-L, ¼ L with R scissor step

    1 2 a 3 Step back on right (1), step back on left (2), step right next to left (a), step forward on left (3), 12.00
    & 4 Make ¼ turn left on ball of left hitching right knee (& – this is not a strong hitch just a transition into next step), cross right over left (4) 9.00
    & 5 Hitch left knee (& – not a strong hitch just transition to next step), cross left over right (5), 9.00
    6 a 7 a 8 Make ¼ turn left stepping back on right (6), make ½ turn left stepping forward on left (a), make ¼ turn left stepping right to right side (7), step left next to right (a), cross right over left (8) 9.00
     

    9 – 17

    L side, R back rock, ¼ turn L as you weave R, L back rock, ¼ turn R stepping back L, step back R-L, R coaster step

    a 1 2 Step left to left side (a), rock back on right foot and open body to diagonal 10.30 (1), recover weight to left (2) 10.30
    a 3 a 4 Make ¼ turn left as you step right to right side (a), cross left behind right (3), step right to right side (a), cross left over right (4) 6.00
    a 5 6 Step right to right side (a), rock back on left foot and open body to diagonal 4.30 (5), recover weight to right (6) 4.30
    a 7 a Make ¼ turn right stepping back on left (&), step back on right (7), step back on left (&) 9.00
    8 & 1 Step back right (8), step left next to right (&), step forward right (1) 9.00
     

    18 – 24

    Step L fwd, ¼ turn L pointing R toe, make ½ turn R stepping R next to L, L side rock, L cross rock, L ball cross R, unwind full turn L, L side, R close

    2 3 a Step forward left (2), make ¼ turn left as you point right to right side (3), make ½ turn right stepping right next to left (a) 12.00
    4 a 5 Rock left to left side (4), recover weight to right (a), cross rock left over right (5) 12.00
    6 a 7 a Recover weight to right (6), step left to left side (a), cross right over left (7), unwind full turn left on ball of right (a) (Try think of the turn being on count 7 – begin to turn as soon as you cross the right) 12.00
    8 a Step left to left side (8), step right next to left (a) 12.00
     

    25 – 32

    Rock and sway L-R, L cross, R side rock, R cross, L side rock, L fwd rock, 1½ turns L, R fwd, L close

    1 2 Rock left to left side and sway upper body left (1), recover weight to right and sway upper body right (2) 12.00
    3 & a Cross left over right (3), rock right to right side (&), recover weight to left (a) 12.00
    4 & a Cross right over left (4), rock left to left side (&), recover weight to right (a) 12.00
    5 6 Rock forward left (5), recover weight to right (6), 12.00
    a 7 a Make ½ turn left stepping forward left (a), make ½ turn left stepping back right (7), make ½ turn left stepping forward left (a) 6.00
    8 a Step forward right (8), step left next to right (a) 6.00
     

    TAG: At the end of the 1st wall you will be facing the back (6.00) – do the following 4 count Tag.

    1 2 3 4 Rock back on right (1), recover weight left (2), rock forward on right (3), recover weight left (4) – BACK ROCKING CHAIR 6.00
     
    Please do not alter this step sheet in any way. If you would like to use on your website please make sure it is in its original format.
     
    Copyright © 2013 Rachael Louise McEnaney (rachaeldance@me.com) All rights reserved
     
    Contact: www.dancewithrachael.com – Rachaeldance@me.com – Tel: +1 407-538-1533 – +44 7968181933
     
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  • God Bless Texas

    God Bless Texas


    Count:  64

    Wall:  4

    Level:  Beginner/intermediate

    Choreographer:  Mae Neihouse

    Music:  God Blessed Texas by Little Texas


    Toe heel shuffle back

    1 Touch right toe to left instep
    2 Touch right heel forward
    3&4 Shuffle back right-left-right
    5 Touch left toe to right instep
    6 Touch left heel forward
    7&8 Shuffle back left-right-left
     

    Walk forward kick, walk backward stomp

    1-4 Walk forward, right left right, kick with left foot and clap hands
    5-8 Walk backward, left right left, stomp with right foot and clap hands
     

    Step to right and clap, step to left and clap

    1-4 Step right to right, step left next to right, step right to right, touch left toe next to right and clap hands
    5-8 Step left to left, step right next to left, step left to left, touch right toe next to left and clap hands
     

    Kick, kick coaster step, 2x

    1-2 Right foot kick forward twice
    3&4 Right foot step back, left foot step next to right, right foot step forward
    5-6 Left foot kick forward twice
    7&8 Left foot step back, right foot step next to left, left foot step forward
     

    Shuffle forward and ½ turn

    1&2 Shuffle forward right left right
    3-4 Left foot step forward, pivot ½ turn to right
    5&6 Shuffle forward left right left
    7-8 Right foot step forward, pivot ½ turn to left
     

    Point cross, front back stomp clap

    1-2 Right toe touch right side, cross step right over left
    3-4 Left toe touch left side, cross step left over right
    5-6 Right heel touch forward, right toe touch back
    7-8 Right foot stomp next to left foot and clap hands on 8
     

    Monterey half turn right, 2x

    1-2 Touch right toe to right, pivot ½ right and step right foot next to left
    3-4 Touch left toe to left, step left foot next to right
    5-8 Repeat 1-4
     

    Right jazz box and scuff, left jazz box and ¼ turn

    1-2 Right foot cross over left, left foot step back
    3-4 Right foot step back next to left, left foot scuff forward
    5-6 Left foot cross over right, right foot step back
    7-8 Pivot ¼ left and step left foot to left, right foot step next to left
     
    Repeat
     

    Restart:

    After complete 4 walls, dance the first 32 steps and begin with step 1 again
     
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  • Go Greased Lightning


    Go Greased Lightning


    Wall:  1

    Level:  Intermediate

    Choreographer:  Michele Burton

    Music:  Greased Lightning by John Travolta


    Sequence:

    Arm intro, AB, AB, Mini A, Mini A, CCCC, Turn to the front wall and do Mini A, Mini A, C, Turn to the front wall and do B, Ending

     

    Arm intro:

    ”It’s automatic” pose: Right arm straight up in air, point finger to sky, left hand on hip, fingers pointing to floor, left leg straight, right knee popped, facing right
    ”It’s systematic” pose: Pull arms in toward waist, elbows bent, forearms facing upward, feet apart, legs straight
    ”It’s hydromatic” pose: Roll hips during ”hy…dromatic”, place arms in ’t’ on last beat
    ”Why, it’s greased lightning”: Circular arm motion. on the word ”greased”, left arm comes to thigh, right arm still in ’t’. on the word ”light”, left arm even with right arm. on the word ”ning”, left arm continues to do full circle around and back to right arm, left elbow nudge, nudge, nudge to left while shifting weight to left foot and sliding right foot to left
     

    PART A

    Shuffle right, rock step, shuffle left, rock step

    1&2-3-4 Step right to side, step left together, step right to side, rock left back, recover to right
    5&6-7-8 Step left to side, step right together, step left to side, rock right back, recover to left
     

    Shuffles on right diagonal/left diagonal, vaudeville walks

    Facing right diagonal
    1&2 Triple in place right, left, right
    Facing left diagonal
    3&4 Triple in place left, right, left
    5-8 Skate right forward, skate left forward, skate right forward, skat left forward
     

    Step touch, turn ½ touch, step touch, turn ½ touch

    1-4 Step right forward, touch left together, turn ½ left and step left forward, touch right together
    5-8 Step right forward, touch left together, turn ½ left and step left forward, touch right together
     

    Jump up clap, jump back clap, toe heel right diagonal, toe heel left diagonal

    &1-2&3-4 Step right forward, step left forward, clap, step right back, step left back, clap
    5-6 Touch right toe diagonally forward, drop right heel (click)
    7-8 Touch left toe diagonally forward, drop left heel (click)
     

    Cross hold, side hold, cross back side, hold

    1-4 Cross right over left, hold, step left to side, hold
    Arms swing right, then left
    5-8 Cross right over left, step left back, step right to side, hold
     

    Cross hold, side hold, cross back side together – with shimmies

    1-4 Cross right over left, hold, step right to side, hold
    Arms swing left, then right
    5-8 Cross left over right, step right back, step left to side, step right together
    Shoulder shimmies on counts 5-8
     

    Out together, out together (jumping jacks), run (slightly) forward

    1-4 Jump both feet apart, jump both feet together, jump both feet apart, jump both feet together
    5&6&7&8 Small steps forward right, left, right, left, right, left, step right together
     

    PART B – GO GREASED LIGHTNING

    Right hand move

    1 Jump feet apart while placing right arm to right (looking & pointing index finger to 3:00)
    2-8 Knee bounce while moving right hand/arm to position straight in front of body, parallel to ground
    Watch the movie. bounce with knee bend to beat of music. you’re looking straight ahead now by count 8
     

    Arm movement in, up, in, out

    1-4 Bring right hand in, elbow pointing at floor, hand fisted, shoot it straight up in air, bring it back in to body, shoot it out straight to right
    5-8 Repeat 1-4. hips can move side to side, keeping in time to the music
     

    Left hand move

    1-8 With feet still apart, place left arm to left (looking & pointing index finger to 9:00), knee bounce while moving left hand/arm to position straight in front of body, parallel to ground
    Watch the movie. bounce with knee bend to beat of music. you’re looking straight ahead by count 8
     

    Arm movement in, up, in, out

    1-4 Bring left hand in, elbow pointing at floor, hand fisted, shoot left hand straight up, bring it back in to body. shoot it out straight to left
    5-8 Repeat 1-4. hips can move side to side, keeping in time to the music
     

    Arm poses to beat (hands fisted for entire sequence)

    1-3 Bring both hands in, elbows pointing at floor, hands fisted, shoot both arms straight up, bring both arms to ’t’ position
    4-5 Hold, hold
    6-7 Bring both arms forward, straight in front of you, pull arms in toward waist, elbows bent, forearms facing upward
    8 Hold
     

    Shoulder drops, step in place (bringing feet together)

    1-4 Rotate shoulder drops, right, left, right, left
    If they go the other way, not to worry
    5&6&7&8 Step left right left right left right left, on balls of feet, bringing feet together and moving backwards)
    Throughout this count of 8, arms are still in the position from the previous count of 8
     

    PART ”MINI A”

    1-32 Do the first 32 counts of Part A
     

    PART C – MODIFIED HAND JIVE

    1-4 Slap thighs with both hands, clap, cross right hand over left, cross left hand over right
    5-8 Touch right fist on top of left fist, touch left fist on top of right fist, hitch hike right thumb over right shoulder, hitch hike left thumb over left shoulder
    & Jump turn ¼ to the left
     

    Ending:

    Walk to a clump in the middle of the floor and give your audience a pose for a fabulous Broadway ending

     
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  • A Gigolo


    A Gigolo


    Count:  40

    Wall:  4

    Level:  Intermediate

    Choreographer:  Robbie McGowan Hickie

    Music:  Gigolo (English Version) by Helena Paparizou


    Right lock step forward, flick, cross mambo & side, brush, cross mambo turn ¼ right, brush, paddle turn ½ right, paddle turn ¼ right

    1&2 Step right forward, lock left behind right, step right forward
    & Flick left diagonally back
    3&4 Cross/rock left over right, recover to right, big step left to side
    & Brush right forward
    5&6 Cross/rock right over left, recover to left, turn ¼ right and step right forward
    & Brush left forward
    7& Step left forward, turn ½ right (weight to right)
    8& Step left forward, turn ¼ right (weight to right, 12:00)
     
    Use hips on those turns
     

    Cross rock, side rock, cross samba turn ¼ left, heel, hook, heel, flick, heel, hook, step, together

    1&2& Cross/rock left over right, recover to right, rock left to side, recover on right
    3&4 Cross left over right, turn ¼ left and step right together, step left forward
    5& Touch right heel forward, hook right over left
    6& Touch right heel forward, flick right back
    7& Touch right heel forward, hook right over left
    8& Step right forward, step left together (9:00)
     

    Side mambo & behind, sweep, behind, side, cross, side mambo & cross, flick, left lock step back

    1&2 Rock right to side, recover on left, cross right behind left
    & Sweep left from front to back
    3&4 Cross left behind right, step right to side, cross left over right
    5&6 Rock right to side, recover on left, cross right over left
    & Flick left back
    7&8 Step left back, lock right over left, step left back
     

    Sweep, syncopated weave left, cross rock, turn ¼ right lock step forward, left lock step forward

    & Sweep right from front to side
    1&2& Cross right behind left, step left to side, cross right over left, step left to side
    3& Cross right behind left, step left to side
    4& Cross/rock right over left, recover to left
    5&6 Turn ¼ right and step right forward, lock left behind right, step right forward
    7&8 Step left forward, lock right behind left, step left forward (12:00)
     

    Ronde, cross, turn ¼ right, side, cross rock side, cross rock, side rock, cross, back, side, together

    & Sweep right from back to side
    1&2 Cross right over left, turn ¼ right and step left slightly back, step right to side
    3&4 Cross/rock left over right, recover to right, step left to side (3:00)
    5&6& Cross/rock right over left, recover to left, rock right to side, recover on left
    7&8 Cross right over left, step left back, big step right to side
    & Step left together (3:00)
     
    Repeat
     

    Tag at the end of wall 2 (facing 6:00):

    Right mambo turn ½ right, step, pivot turn ½ right, step, right mambo forward, left coaster

    1&2 Rock right forward, recover to left, turn ½ right and step right forward
    3&4 Step left forward, turn ½ right (weight to right), step left forward
    5&6 Rock right forward, recover to left, step right back
    7&8 Step left back, step right together, step left forward (6:00)
     

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  • Gotta Hitch


    Gotta Hitch


    Count:  64

    Wall:  4

    Level:  Intermediate

    Choreographer:  Francien Sittrop (NL) May 2008

    Music:  Bounce with Me by Kreesha Turner


    Intro: 32 Count Intro, on lyrics “Sunset”, 20 Seconds
     

    1 – 8

    Toe struts r and l, coaster step, kicks ¼ turn l, sailor step ¼ turn l

    1&2& Step on r toe fwd, drop heel, step on l toe fwd, drop heel
    3&4 Step r back, step l next to r, step r fwd
    5&6 L kick fwd, l kick back, make ¼ turn l on ball of r and kick l fwd
    7&8 Make ¼ turn l step l behind r, step r next to l, step l in place (6.00)
     

    9-16

    Kicks fwd, rocking chair, step ¾ turn left, kick ball cross dip (diag right)

    1&2& R kick fwd, r step fwd, l kick fwd, l step fwd (travelling fwd)
    3&4& R rock fwd, recover on l, r rock back, recover on l **** (Restart here)
    5 – 6 R step fwd, make ¾ turn left (9.00)
    7&8 R kick diagonally fwd, r step down, l cross over r with dip
     

    17-24

    Hitch and heel and step fwd, bounces ¼ turn left, step ½ turn, step ¾ turn step side

    1&2& R hitch, r step down, l heel forward, l step next to r
    3&4 Step r fwd (3), bounce ¼ turn l (&4) (weight ends on r) (6.00)
    5 – 6 L step fwd, make ½ turn right (12.00)
    7&8 L step fwd, make ¾ turn r, step l to l side (9.00)
     

    24-32

    Toe touches (travelling back), 3 jumps back, coaster step, 3 runs forward

    1&2& R touch across l, r step back, l touch across r, l step back
    3&4 Jump back 3 times with both feet (weight ends on l)
    5&6 Step r back, bring l next to r, step r fwd
    7&8 Run fwd 3 times little steps l, r, l (bend your knees)
     

    33-40

    Kick step, rock , recover x2 , jazz box ¼ turn r

    1&2& Kick r forward, step r fwd, rock l to l side, recover on r
    3&4& Kick l forward, step l fwd, rock r to r side, recover on l
    5 – 6 Cross r over l, make ¼ turn r stepping l back (12.00)
    7 – 8 Step r to r side, cross l over r
    ***Click fingers to R, L, R, L as you step on each foot.
     

    41-48

    Toe heel cross, scoot, coaster step, toe touches with ¼ turn r and step fwd

    1&2 Touch r toe in place, dig r heel to r side, cross r over l
    & Scoot back on r foot hitching l knee up
    3&4 Step l back, step r in place, step l fwd
    5&6& R touch r to r side, step r next to l, touch l to l side, step l next to r
    7&8 R touch r side, make ¼ turn r and step r next to l, step l fwd (3.00)
     

    49-56

    R knee roll, l knee roll, rocking chair, step fwd, ½ turn l

    1 – 2 Roll r knee clockwise twice and step fwd
    3 – 4 Roll the l knee anti-clockwise twice and step fwd
    5&6& R rock fwd, recover on l., r rock back, recover on l
    7 – 8 Step r fwd, make ½ turn l (9.00)
     

    57-64

    Charleston step, step-lock-step, step-lock-step-touch

    1 – 2 Touch r fwd, sweep and step r back
    3 – 4 Touch l back, sweep and step l fwd
    5&6 Step r diag. r fwd, l lock behind r, step r fwd,
    &7&8 Step left diag. l fwd, step r behind l, step l fwd, touch r next to l
     

    **** Restart on the 2nd wall: Dance to Count 12 (Rocking Chair), then dance following 4 counts:

    13-16

    Step ½ pivot, kick ball step

    1-2 Step r fwd, pivot ½ turn l stepping l fwd
    3&4 Kick r fwd, step r in place, step l fwd
     

    Ending: You end on last step of the dance, 12:00. Replace touch with a hop fwd on the R with both arms out!!!!!

     
    Thanks to Ryan for his efforts in the dance…
     
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  • Guantanamera


    Guantanamera


    Count:  48

    Wall:  4

    Level:  Intermediate

    Choreographer:  Kim Ray (Oct 08)

    Music:  Guantanamera by Jody Bernal (CD: Alle Hits [121bpm])


    Intro: 32 count intro:
     

    Left Lock, Left Lock Left, Sways & Touch

    1-2 Step forward on left, lock step right behind left popping left knee forward
    3&4 Step forward on left, step right behind left, step forward on left
    5-6 Stepping forward on right (facing left diagonal) sway hips forward, sway hips back
    7-8 Sway hips forward, touch left next to right
     

    Step Back, Cross Back Cross, Step Back Left, Step Back Right, Cross, Back Cross Back

    1 Step back on left
    2&3 Cross step right over left, step back on left, cross step right over left (counts 1-3 facing left diagonal)
    4 Step back on left (straightening up)
    5-6 Step back on right, cross step left over right
    7&8 Step back on right, cross left over right, step back on right (counts 5-8 facing right diagonal)
     

    Rock/Recover, Triple ½ Turn, ½ Turn & Step, Shuffle Forward, Step Forward

    1-2 Rock back on left, recover forward on right
    3&4 Triple ½ turn right stepping left, right, left
    5 ½ turn right stepping forward on right
    6&7 Shuffle forward to left diagonal stepping left, right, left
    8 Step forward and to right diagonal on right
     

    Cross Rock/Recover, Chassis Left, Cross Rock/Recover, Chassis ¼ Right

    1-2 Cross rock left over right, recover back on right
    3&4 Step left to left side, step right next to left, step left to left side
    5-6 Cross rock right over left, recover back on left
    7&8 Step right to right side, step left next to right, ¼ turn right stepping forward on right
     
    (Restart here on wall 3 facing 9 o/c)
     

    Pivot ½ Turn Right, Triple ½ Turn Right, Step Back, ½ Turn Left, Pivot ½ Turn Left

    1-2 Step forward on left, ½ pivot turn right
    3&4 Triple ½ turn right stepping left, right, left
    5-6 Step back on right, ½ turn left stepping forward on left
    7-8 Step forward on right, ½ pivot turn left
     

    Cross Rock/Recover, Full Turn & Half Turn Right, Coaster Step

    1-2 Cross rock right over left, recover back on left
    3-4 ¼ turn right stepping forward on right, ½ turn right stepping back on left
    5-6 ½ turn right stepping forward on right, ¼ turn right stepping left to left side
    7&8 Step back on right, step left next to right, step forward on right
     

    TAG: To be danced at end of wall 4 facing back:

    Mambo Forward, Mambo Back

    1&2 Rock forward on left, recover back on right, step back on left
    3&4 Rock back on right, recover forward on left, step forward on right
     
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  • Go With The Flow


    Go With The Flow!


    Count:  64

    Wall:  4

    Level:  Beginner / intermediate

    Choreographer:  Peter & Alison (TheDanceFactoryUK) Dec 08

    Music:  Let Your Love Flow (7th Heaven Radio Edit) by Alan Connor (CD: 125bpm)


    Start after 16 count intro
     
    Download available at www.play.com
     

    1-8

    R jazz ball cross, r & l side switches, r fwd, l fwd, ½ r pivot turn

    1-2 Cross step r over l, step l back
    &3-4 Step r next to l, cross step l over r, point r toes to right side
    &5&6 Step r together, point l toes to left side, step l together, step r forward
    7-8 Step l forward, pivot ½ right (6 o’clock)
     

    9-16

    L fwd step touch, r shuffle back, l back step touch, r fwd shuffle

    1-2 Step l forward, touch r together
    3&4 Step r back, step l together, step r back
    5-6 Step l back, touch r together
    7&8 Step r forward, step l together, step r forward (6 o’clock)
     

    17-24

    L fwd, ¼ r pivot turn, l cross shuffle, r side rock & recover, r coaster step

    1-2 Step l forward, pivot ¼ right (9 o’clock)
    3&4 Cross step l over r, step r side, cross step l over r
    5-6 Rock r side, recover weight on l
    7&8 Step r back, step l together, step r forward (9 o’clock)
     

    25-32

    4 travelling fwd heel switches, l fwd, r fwd, ½ l pivot turn, r fwd

    1&2& Touch l heel forward, step l in place, touch r heel forward, step r in place
    3&4& Touch l heel forward, step l in place, touch r heel forward, step r in place
    Note: travel forward as you do the heel switches; they are not done on the spot
    5-8 Step l forward, step r forward, pivot ½ left, step r forward (3 o’clock)
     

    33-40

    Diagonal lock steps, r fwd, ½ l pivot turn, diagonal r fwd shuffle

    1-2 Travelling toward l diagonal (1 o’clock): step l forward, lock r behind l
    3&4 Step l forward, lock r behind l, step l forward
    5-6 Step r forward, pivot ½ left to opposite diagonal (7 o’clock)
    7&8 Step r forward, step l together, step r forward (7 o’clock)
     

    41-48

    Diagonal lock steps, r fwd, ½ l pivot turn, diagonal r fwd shuffle

    1-2 Travelling toward diagonal (7 o’clock) step l forward, lock r behind l
    3&4 Step l forward, lock r behind l, step l forward
    5-6 Step r forward, pivot ½ left to opposite diagonal (1 o’clock)
    7&8 Step r forward, step l together, step r forward (1 o’clock)
     

    49-56

    L fwd, r touch behind, r back, l heel fwd, l tog, r fwd squaring to wall, l fwd, r side point, r sailor step

    1-2 Step l forward, touch r together
    &3 Step r back, touch l heel forward
    &4 Step l together, step r slightly forward squaring off to side wall (3 o’clock)
    5-6 Step l forward, point r toes to right side
    7&8 Step r back, step l together, step r forward (3 o’clock)
     

    57-64

    L fwd, ½ r pivot turn, l fwd shuffle, r fwd step touch, l back & r kick ball change

    1-2 Step l forward, pivot ½ right
    3&4 Step l forward, step r together, step l forward
    5-6& Step r forward, touch l together, step l back
    7&8 Kick r forward, step r together, step l together (9 o’clock)
     
    Tel: 01727 853041 www.thedancefactoryuk.co.uk
     
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  • Go Mama Go


    Go Mama Go


    Count:  64

    Wall:  4

    Level:  Easy intermediate

    Choreographer:  Kate Sala & Robbie McGowan Hickie (UK)

    Music:  “Let Your Momma Go” by Ann Tayler (162 bpm) CD…“Let Your Momma Go”


    Intro: 32 count intro from the beginning
     

    Side step right. together. 1/4 turn right. hold. step. pivot 1/2 turn right. 1/4 turn right. hold.

    1 – 2 Step right to right side. close left beside right.
    3 – 4 Make 1/4 turn right stepping forward on right. hold.
    5 – 6 Step forward on left. pivot 1/2 turn right.
    7 – 8 Make 1/4 turn right stepping left to left side. hold. (facing 12 o’clock)
     

    Back rock. toe strut right. back rock. toe strut left.

    1 – 4 Rock back on right. rock forward on left. step right toe to right side. drop right heel to floor.
    5 – 8 Rock back on left. rock forward on right. step left toe to left side. drop left heel to floor.
     

    Behind. side. cross. hold. side rock. recover 1/4 turn right. step forward. hold.

    1 – 4 Cross right behind left. step left to left side. cross step right over left. hold.
    5 – 6 Rock left to left side. recover weight on right making 1/4 turn right.
    7 – 8 Step forward on left. hold. (facing 3 o’clock)
     

    Diagonal locks step (right & left) with scuff.

    1 – 2 Step right diagonally forward right. lock step left behind right.
    3 – 4 Step right diagonally forward right. scuff left forward and out to left side.
    5 – 6 Step left diagonally forward left. lock step right behind left.
    7 – 8 Step left diagonally forward left. scuff right forward and out to right side.
     

    Reverse rumba box.

    1 – 4 Step right to right side. close left beside right. step back on right. hold.
    5 – 8 Step left to left side. close right beside left. step forward on left. hold.
     

    Step. pivot 1/2 turn left. step forward. hold. full turn right (travelling forward). hold.

    1 – 4 Step forward on right. pivot 1/2 turn left. step forward on right. hold.
    5 – 8 Travelling forward…make a full turn right stepping left. right. left. hold. (facing 9 o’clock) easier option: counts 5 – 8 above … left lock step forward with hold.
     

    Side step right. toes touches in-out-in. side step left. toe touches in-out-in.

    1 – 2 Long step right to right side. touch left toe beside right.
    3 – 4 Touch left toe out to left side. touch left toe beside right.
    5 – 6 Long step left to left side. touch right toe beside left.
    7 – 8 Touch right toe out to right side. touch right toe beside left.
     

    Mambo 1/2 turn right. stomp forward. hold for 3 counts.

    1 – 4 Rock forward on right. rock back on left. make 1/2 turn right stepping forward on right. hold.
    5 – 8 Stomp forward on left; spreading hands out to each side. hold for 3 counts. (facing 3 o’clock)
     
    Start again
     

    Note: At the end of wall 5 (facing 3 o’clock) … dance the 1st section of the dance only (counts 1 – 8)

    Then continue with a 12 count tag as follows:

    12 count tag: Behind. hold. 1/4 turn left. hold. right jazz box cross with holds.

    1 – 4 Cross right behind left. hold. make 1/4 turn left stepping forward on left. hold.
    5 – 8 Cross step right over left. hold. step back on left. hold.
    9 – 12 Step right to right side. hold. cross step left over right. hold. (facing 12 o’clock)
     

    Then restart the dance again from the beginning (facing 12 o’clock)

     

    Ending: The music ends during wall 8 (facing 3 o’clock) … to finish facing the front wall … dance up to count 12 … then count 13: Rock back on left. 14: Rock forward on right. 15: Make 1/4 turn left stepping forward on left. 16: Hold and pose!!!! … It’s much easier than it looks … Trust me!!!!

     
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  • Give A Little More


    Give A Little More


    Count:  64

    Wall:  2

    Level:  Intermediate

    Choreographer:  Kate Sala and Dee Musk (Nov 2010)

    Music:  ‘Give A Little More’ by Maroon 5 – Album Hands All Over


    24 count intro. approx 12 seconds. track approx 3mins
     

    Kick back cross, back side, shuffle forward, step ½ turn r.

    1&2 Kick r foot forward, step back on r, cross step l over r.
    3,4 Step r foot back, step l foot to l side.
    5&6 Shuffle forward stepping r,l.r.
    7,8 Step forward on l, make a ½ turn r keeping weight back on l. (6 o’clock).
     
    • restart during wall 3, begin again facing 6 o’clock wall.
     

    Coaster step, hold ball step, step, anchor step, ¼ turn l with sway.

    1&2 Step back on r, close l beside r, step forward on r.
    3&4 Hold count 3, close l beside r, step forward on r.
    5 Step forward on l.
    6&7 Cross rock on r behind l, replace weight to l, step back on r.
    8 Make a ¼ turn l stepping l to l side with l hip sway. (3 o’clock).
     

    Sway hips r, l, chasse ¼ turn r, step ¼ turn r, cross shuffle.

    1,2 Sway hips r, sway hips l.
    3&4 Step r to r side, close l beside r, make a ¼ turn r stepping forward on r.
    5,6 Step forward on l, make a ¼ turn r.
    7&8 Cross step l over r, step r to r side, cross step l over r. (9 o’clock).
     

    Side step,¾ box turn l, cross rock, sweep sailor ¼ turn r.

    1 Step r to r side.
    2,3,4 Make a ¼ turn l stepping l to l side, make a ¼ turn l stepping r to r side, make a ¼ turn l stepping l to l side.
    5,6 Cross rock r over l, recover weight to l.
    7&8 Sweep r out to the right making a ¼ turn r cross stepping r behind l, step l to l side, step r to r side. (3 o’clock).
     

    Cross side, sailor ¼ turn l, hold ball step, step, mambo forward.

    1,2 Cross step l over r, step r to r side.
    3&4 Making a ¼ turn l cross step l behind r, step r to r side, step l forward.
    5&6 Hold count 5, close r beside l, step forward on l.
    7 Step forward on r.
    8&1 Rock forward on l, recover weight to r, step back on l. (12 o’clock).
     

    Hip sway back, forward, hip sways back, forward, back, drag out out, cross step.

    2,3 Step back on r swaying r hip back, sway l hip forward.
    4&5 Sway r hip back, sway l hip forward, sway r hip back.
    6&7 Drag l towards r, step l out to l side, step r out to r side
    8 Cross step l over r. (12 o’clock).
     

    Side behind, and cross ¼ turn r, step ½ turn r, left lock step forward.

    1,2 Step r to r side, cross step l behind r.
    &3,4 Step r to r side, cross step l over r, make a ¼ turn r stepping forward on r.
    5,6 Step forward on l, make a ½ turn r.
    7&8 Step forward on l, lock r behind l, step forward on l. (9 o’clock).
     

    R jazzbox, step ¼ turn l, kick out out.

    1-4 Cross step r over l, step back on l, step r to r side, step forward on l.
    5,6 Step forward on r, make a ¼ turn l.
    7&8 Kick r across l, step r out to r side, step l out to l side. (6 o’clock).
     
    • restart during wall 3, dance counts 1-8 then restart from the beginning of the dance facing 6 o’clock wall.
     
    Contact: katesala@hotmail.com and deemusk@btinternet.com
     
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  • Got U


    Got U


    Count:  32

    Wall:  4

    Level:  Advanced beginner

    Choreographer:  Stig Ekström (SE) March 2009

    Music:  I Got U by Rigo & The Topaz Sound Feat. Red Fox


    Start after a 32 count intro
     

    Section 1: Right chasse, rock back recover, step hold, point forward, point right

    1&2 Step right to right side, close left next to right, right to right side
    3-4 Rock back on left, recover onto right
    5-6 Step left to left side, hold
    7-8 Point right forward over left, point right to right side
     

    Section 2: Cross step, point left, hold, point forward, point left, point forward, hold

    1, 2 Cross step right over left, hold
    3, 4 Point left to left side, hold
    5, 6 Point left forward over right, point left to left side
    7, 8 Point left forward over right, put weight onto left
     

    Section 3: Step right, hold, point forward, hold, hop left, hop right, hop left, hold

    1, 2 Step right to right side, hold
    3, 4 Point left forward over right, hold
    5 Hop to left side on left foot and point right foot forward on the left diagonal
    6 Hop to right side on right foot and point left foot forward on the right diagonal
    7 Hop to left side on left foot and point right foot forward on the left diagonal
    8 Put weight onto right
     

    Section 4: Step turn ¼, cross step, hold, step right, hold, cross step, hold

    1, 2 Step left forward, turn ½ right with weight onto right (3 o’clock),
    3, 4 Cross left over right, hold
    5, 6 Step right to right side, hold
    7, 8 Cross left over right, hold
     

    Restart on wall 5 after section 2

     
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  • Gypsy Rosa Li


    Gypsy Rosa Li


    Count:  64

    Wall:  2

    Level:  Beginner / intermediate

    Choreographer:  Rob Fowler (July 10)

    Music:  Gypsy by Ray Scott (CD: My Kind Of Music)


    Start on vocals
     

    Step Together Right Shuffle Forward, Rock Step ½ turn Shuffle

    1,2 Step forward right, step left behind right
    3&4 Step forward right, step left behind right, step forward right
    5,6 Rock forward onto left foot, recover back onto right
    7,8 Make ½ turn to left stepping forward onto left, step right next to left,
     

    Step Forward Right Step Together Right Shuffle Forward, Rock Step ½ turn Shuffle

    1,2 Step forward right, step left behind right
    3&4 Step forward right, step left behind right, step forward right
    5,6 Rock forward onto left foot, recover back onto right
    7,8 Make ½ turn to left stepping forward onto left, step right next to left, step forward right
     

    ¼ Turn Side Rock Cross, Sweep, Cross Side Behind Sweep

    1,2 Make ¼ turn left rocking right to right side, recover to left side
    3,4 Cross right over left, sweep left in front of right
    5,6 Cross left over right, step right to right side
    7,8 Step left behind right, sweep right behind left
     

    Behind Side, Touch Forward, Side, Sailor Step, Rock Step

    1,2 Step right behind left, step left to left side
    3,4 Touch right toe in front of left, touch right toe to right side
    5&6 Right sailor step
    7,8 Cross left over right, recover back on right
     

    Side Hold Together Cross, ½ Turn Left, Side Together Chasse Left

    1,2 Step left to left side, hold
    &3,4 Step right next to left, cross left over right, step right to right side
    5,6 Make ½ turn left stepping left to left side, step right next to left
    7&8 Left side chasse
     

    Rock Step & Cross Side ½ Turn Syncopated Weave

    1,2 Rock right over left, recover back on left
    &3,4 Step right to right side, cross left over right, step right to right side
    5,6 Make ½ turn left stepping left to left side, cross right over left
    &7,8 Step left to left side, step right behind left, step left to left side
     

    Rock Step, ¼ Turn Shuffle, ½ Turn Shuffle, ½ Turn Shuffle

    1,2 Cross right over left, recover back on left
    3&4 Chasse right making ¼ turn right
    5&6 Make ½ turn right doing left shuffle backwards
    7&8 Make ½ turn right doing right shuffle forwards
     

    Rock Step Coaster Step, Rock Step 1 ½ Turn Back Right

    1,2 Rock forward left, recover back on right
    3&4 Left coaster step
    5,6 Rock forward right, recover back on left
    7,8 Make ½ turn right step for right, make 1/2 turn right step back left, & on ball of left make ½ turn right
     
    (Weight Should Be Still On Ball Of Left Start Dance Stepping Forward Right)
     
    End Of Dance
     
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  • Good Time


    Good Time


    Count:  48

    Wall:  4

    Level:  Improver

    Choreographer:  Jenny Cain, Nashville TN

    Music:  “Good Time” by Alan Jackson


    1-8

    Toe, heel steps

    Walk forward r (1,2) l (3,4) r (5,6) l (7,8)
     

    1-4

    Side steps

    R out to r side (1), slide back together with l (2) repeat exactly (3,4)
     

    5-8

    Grapevine to r with a spin

    R out to r side (5), spin to r (6) {full turn & back to original position}, r out to r side(7), then together & clap (8)
     

    1-8

    (Repeat last 8 count exactly, but this time to the left. replace the r’s with l’s)

     

    1-6

    Knee lifts while going backward

    Bring r knee up (1) & down (2), bring l knee up (3) & down (4),
    Bring r knee up (5) & down (6)
    (Each knee lift should be at an angle and not straight in front. also each step down should be placed slightly behind so that you actually are walking backward)
     

    7-8

    Jump steps

    Jump in place landing with feet crossed r over l (7)
    Jump, quarter turn in air to l, landing with feet apart (8)
     

    1-8

    “Cha cha’s” or “shuffle steps”

    Cha cha forward- r together r (1 and 2)
    L lunge forward, rock & recover (3,4)
    Cha cha backward- l together l (5 and 6)
    R lunge backward, rock & recover (7,8)
     

    1-8

    “Shimmy steps” or “bounce steps”

    R out to r side {body slightly down} (1,2)
    Bring l together {standing back up straight} (3,4)
    R out to r side again {body slightly down{ (5,6)
    Bring l together {standing back up straight} (7,8)