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Charleston At The Ritz
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Count: 
64
Wall: 
2
Level: 
Intermediate
Choreographer: 
Roz Chaplin & Colin B Smith (UK) Dec 2013
Music: 
Puttin On The Ritz – Robbie Williams. CD: Swing's Both Ways (Deluxe version - 102 bpm)
STEP, KICK, COASTER STEP, STOMP, HEEL FAN, BEHIND, SIDE, CROSS
1-2Step forward on right, kick left forward
3&4Step back on left, step right beside left, step left forward
5-6Stomp right beside left, fan right heel to right side
7&8Cross right behind left, step left to left side, cross right over left

SYNCOPATED RUMBA BOX, LOCK STEP BACK, COASTER STEP
1&2Step left to left side, close right beside left, step forward on left
3&4Step right to right side, close left beside right, step right back
5&6Step back on left, lock right in front of left, step back on left
7&8Step back on right, step left beside right, step forward on right

CHARLESTON STEPS, ¼ TURN,
1-2Step forward on left, sweep right toe round to touch forward
3-4Sweep right back, sweep left toe round to touch back
5-6Make ¼ turn to right stepping left forward, sweep right toe round to touch forward (3)
7-8Sweep right back, sweep left toe round to touch back

VAUDVILLE TOES, ROCK STEP, CROSS SHUFFLES
1&Cross left over right, step right to right side
2&Point left toe straight forward, step left beside right
3&Cross right over left, step left to left side
4&Point right toe straight forward, step right beside left
5&Rock left to left side, recover onto right
6&Cross left over right, step right to right side
7&Cross left over right, step right to right side
8Cross left over right

STEP, KICK, COASTER STEP, HEEL DIG X2, BEHIHD ¼ TURN STEP
1-2Step forward on right, kick left forward
3&4Step back on left, step right beside left, step left forward
5-6Dig right heel twice
7&8Cross right behind left, make ¼ turn left, step forward on right (12)

POINT FORWARD, SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE CROSS X2
1-2Point left forward, point left to left side
3&4Cross left behind right, step right to right side, cross left over right
5-6Point right forward, point right to right side
7&8Cross right behind left, step left to left side, cross right over left

STEP, TWIST, PIVOT ½ TURN, STEP, TWIST, ROCK STEP
1&2Step forward on left, twist heels left, replace heels to centre
3-4Step forward on right, pivot ½ turn to left (6)
5&6Step forward on right, twist heels right, replace heels to centre
7-8Rock back on right (looking over right shoulder) recover onto left

KICKS, SAILOR STEP, X 2
1-2Kick right forward, kick right to right side
3&4Step right behind left, step left to left side, step right to right side
5-6Kick left forward, kick left to left side
7&8Step left behind right, step right to right side, step left to left side

There is a lot of scope in this dance that will make it “Charleston style” This is just a guideline for arms.
SECTION 3, CHARLESTON STEPS ¼ TURN
Keeping arms low, swing them right, then left throughout the whole section

SECTION 8, KICKS, SAILOR STEP X 2
Counts 1-2 Stretch both arms upward, then to right side
Counts 5-6 Stretch both arms upward, then to left side

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