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Dancing With Friends (aka Jan's Dance)
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Count: 
48
Wall: 
4
Level: 
Easy Intermediate
Choreographer: 
Lisa McCammon, August 2015
Music: 
Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down by the Heritage Blues Orchestra*; [And Still I Rise CD- 108 BPM]
#32 count intro; counterclockwise rotation; start weight on L
** This dance is dedicated to Jan.

[1-8] ROCK, RECOVER, STEP BACK, DRAG-& ROCK, RECOVER, STEP BACK, DRAG-&
1-2Rock forward onto R, recover weight L
3-4&Take big step back on R, drag L heel; step onto L
5-8&Repeat previous 4 counts, ending weight on L

[9-16] ROCK, RECOVER, TRIPLE RIGHT ¼, CROSS ROCK, RECOVER, SWAY, SWAY
1-2Rock forward onto R, recover weight L
3&4Turn right ¼ [3] stepping R to side, close L, step R to side
5-8Rock L across R, recover weight R, step L to side swaying L, sway R (think L again)

[17-24] LINDY L, SIDE, DRAG, BEHIND-SIDE-CROSS
1&2Step side L, close R, step L to side
3-4R back onto R, recover weight to L
5-6Take big step R, bending knees drag L toward R as you straighten knees (keep going right)
7&8Step L behind R, step R to side, step L across R

[25-32] SIDE ROCK, RECOVER, R SAILOR, L ¼ TOASTER (turning coaster), KICK-BALL-STEP
1-2Rock side R, recover weight to L
3&4Step R behind L, step L to side, step R to side
5&6Turn left ¼ [12] stepping L back, close R, step L slightly forward
7&8Kick R forward, step R home, step L slightly forward to start momentum forward

[33-40] ENGLISH CROSS, TRIPLE STEP TURNING RIGHT ½, BACK ROCK, RECOVER
1-2Walk R, L
&3Step onto R while turning slightly to L diagonal; step L across R
4Step forward onto R, squaring to wall (turn out R toe to prep right turn)
Easier option 1-2, 3&4: Walk, walk, triple forward RLR
5&6Turn right ¼ [3], stepping side L, close R, turn right ¼ [6] stepping back L
7-8Rock back onto R, recover weight L (turn out L toe to prep left triple turn)

[41-48] TRIPLE STEP TURNING LEFT ½, TRIPLE LEFT ¼, CROSS, BACK-&-CROSS, POINT
1&2Turn left ¼ [3] stepping side R, close L, turn left ¼ [12] stepping back R (let it flow)
3&4Turn left ¼ [9] stepping side L, close R, step L to side (open slightly to L diagonal)
5-6Step R across L, step back L
&7-8Step R to side, step L across R, point R to side
Easier option 5-8: Step R across L, step back L, step R to side, step fwd L

*The dance will work with other WCS rhythm tracks, but the lyrics in this song contain a message for all of us.

Lisa McCammon, dancinsfun@gmail.com and www.peterlisamcc.com.
This step sheet is not authorized for publication on Kickit. All rights reserved, August 2015.

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