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Chicken Walk Jive
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Count: 
64
Wall: 
4
Level: 
Improver / Intermediate
Choreographer: 
Pat Stott (UK) Jan 2011
Music: 
Come Back My Love – The Overtones. Cd: Good Ol' Fashioned Love (also available as a single)
Suggested slower music for teaching – She’s not you Elvis Presley.

Intro 34 seconds commence on the word “Come”

Choreographers Note: This dance is to be dance in the “style” of a ballroom Jive eg. flexed knees and chasse’s kept small, bouncy and on the balls of the feet

Section 1 -Chasse Right, Rock back, recover, chasse left, rock back, recover
1&2Step right to right, close left to right, step right to right
3 – 4Rock back on left, recover onto right
5&6Step left to left, close right to left, step left to left
7 – 8Rock back on right, recover onto left

Section 2 -Turning Chasses, rock back, recover, rock back, recover
1&2Turning ¼ to right chasse – right left right
3&4Turning ½ to right chasse – left right left (moving back)
5 – 6Rock back on right, recover on left
7 – 8Rock back on right, recover on left

Section 3 - 2 Chicken walks, 4 boogie walks
1 – 2Weight on left and knees slightly bent, lean back slightly – Slide right toe forward whilst turning hips and shoulders to the right, close right to left
3 – 4Weight on right and knees slightly bent, lean back slightly – Slide left toe forward whilst turning hips and shoulders to the left, close left to right
5 – 8Straighten up and boogie walk forward – Step forward on right with toes turned out to right, step forward on left with toes turned to left, step forward on right with toes turned out to right, Step forward on left with toes turned out to left.
(whilst dancing the boogie walks shake hands out to the sides – waist level Jazz hands)

Section 4 - 1/4 pivot, ¼ pivot, side switches, flick behind
1 – 2Step forward on right, ¼ turn left transferring weight on left
3 – 4Step forward on right, ¼ turn left transferring weight on left
5&6Point right toe to right, close right to left, point left toe to left
&7- 8Close left to right, point right toe to right, flick right foot back

Section 5 - Shuffle forward, chasse ½ turn right, rock back on right, recover on left, kick ball cross
1&2Shuffle forward right, left, right
3&4Chasse ½ turn right moving back – left, right, left
5 – 6Rock back on right, recover onto left
7&8Kick right foot diagonally to right, step onto ball of right foot, cross left over right

Section 6 - Windmill turns, kick ball change
1 – 2Touch right toes to right, turn ¼ right and step forward on right
3 – 4Turn ¼ right and touch toes to left, turn ¼ left and step forward on left
5 – 6Turn ¼ left and touch toes to right, turn ¼ to right and step forward on right
7&8Kick left forward, step onto ball of left, step right in place
(Easier option for 1 – 6 – turn ¼ right and dance 3 toe struts forward)

Section 7 - Rock forward on left, recover onto right, shuffle back, toe strut back, turn ¼ left and rock out to left, recover
1 – 2Rock forward on left, recover onto right
3&4Shuffle back – left, right, left
5 – 6Right toe back, lower heel
7 – 8Turn ¼ left and rock out to left, recover onto right
(Intermediate option for 3 & 4 – shuffle ½ turn left, 5 – 6 turn ½ left and right toe strut back)

Section 8 - Cross, point, cross, point, Jazz box, tap
1 – 2Cross left over right, point right toe to right
3 – 4Cross right over left, point left toe to left
5 – 8Cross left over right, step back on right, step left to left, tap right next to left
(Intermediate option for 5 – 8 – Cross left over right and turn full turn right stepping on left to left on beat 8)

The End of the music finishes after the side switches in section 4 …… step 8 flick right behind left and look to front slapping right heel with left hand and extend right arm up Taaa Daaa!

Contact: patstott1@hotmail.co.uk

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