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DICK AND GENEVA'S WESTERN BARN DANCE
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Count: 
32
Wall: 
0
Level: 
Choreographer: 
Dick Matteis & Geneva Owsley Matteis
Music: 
Wild Wild West by The Escape Club
Position:Moving LOD around dance floor, couples form the largest circle possible on the floor. When danced as a non-mixer, each dancer returns to the same partner. It can be danced by several couples on a large floor, by having the lead gentleman start the vine to the left and then join the last lady in the line with all other gentlemen moving up one lady (This may provoke more than a few laughs as the line gets longer). Gentleman faces outside edge of dance floor, lady faces center of dance floor. Originally choreographed for the closed western dance position, which would have the gentleman's right hand on the lady's left shoulder. The lady's left arm would be under the gentleman's right arm and she would place her left hand in the bend of his right elbow. Many North Carolina instructors teach the ballroom dance position; gentleman's left hand holds lady's right hand in full frame at eye level; gentleman's right hand on lady's left shoulder blade, her left hand on his right upper arm or shoulder
 Steps are different for the gentleman and lady

GENTLEMAN'S STEPS
1Left foot step to the left
2Right foot close to the left foot
3Left foot step to the left
4Right toe touch to close to the left foot
 
5Right foot step to the right
6Left foot close to the right foot
7Right foot step to the right
8Left toe touch to close to the right foot
 
9Left foot step to the left-spin lady to the right-left hand leads her and right hand pushes lightly on her back to start, then drops to gentleman's right hip
10Right foot close to the left foot
11Left foot step to the left
12Right toe touch to close to the left foot
 
13Right foot step to the right-start spinning lady to the left back to original starting position
14Left foot close to the right foot
15Right foot step to the right
16Left toe touch to close to the right foot, replace right hand on her left shoulder blade

FACE FORWARD TO LINE OF DANCE
17Left foot step left ¼ turn to the left-you will now be facing the line of dance, gentleman's left hand still holds lady's hand, but the handhold is now waist high, the gentleman's right hand goes behind the lady's back to hold her right side at the waist
18Hop/scoot on left foot, right foot scuff into low kick in front of the left foot aimed to the left
19Right foot step forward
20Hop/scoot on right foot, left foot scuff into low kick in front of the right foot aimed to the right-touching the lady's right foot
 
21Left foot step forward
22Hop/scoot on left foot, right foot scuff into low kick in front of the left foot aimed to the left
23Right foot step forward
24Hop/scoot on right foot, left foot scuff into low kick in front of the right foot aimed to the right-touching the lady's right foot
These vines are with a slightly forward movement in the line of dance in order that the gentleman leaves one lady and advances to the next lady forward in the line of dance
VINE TO THE LEFT
25Left foot step left, dropping hands
26Right foot step behind left leg to the left
27Left foot step to the left
28Right foot scuff into low forward kick in front of the left foot aimed to the left and clap

VINE TO THE RIGHT
29Right foot step to the right
30Left foot step behind right leg to the right
31Right foot step ¼ turn to the right (face new partner and outside edge of the dance floor)
32Left foot close-resume closed country/ballroom position with new partner who was one position forward in the line of dance

REPEAT

LADY'S STEPS
1Right foot step to the right

2Left foot close to the right foot
3Right foot step to the right
4Left toe touch to close to the right foot
 
5Left foot step to the left
6Right foot close to the left foot
7Left foot step to the left
8Right toe touch to close to the left foot

FULL TURN TO THE RIGHT
9Right foot step to the right 1/3 turn to the right-drop left arm
10Left foot step to the right 1/3 turn to the right
11Right foot step to the right 1/3 turn to the right
12Left toe touch to close to the right foot

FULL TURN TO THE LEFT
13Left foot step to the left 1/3 turn to the left
14Right foot step to the left 1/3 turn to the left
15Left foot step to the left 1/3 turn to the left
16Right toe touch to close to the left foot-put left hand on the gentleman's right upper arm or shoulder

FACE FORWARD TO LINE OF DANCE
17Right foot step ¼ turn to the right-you will now be facing the line of dance, gentleman's left hand still holds lady's hand, but the handhold is now waist high, lady's left hand goes behind gentleman's back to hold his left side at the waist
18Hop/scoot on right foot, left foot scuff into low kick in front of the right foot aimed to the right
19Left foot step forward
20Hop/scoot on left foot, right foot scuff into low kick in front of the left foot aimed to the left-touching the gentleman's left foot
 
21Right foot step forward
22Hop/scoot on right foot, left foot scuff into low kick in front of the right foot aimed to the right
23Left foot step forward
24Hop/scoot on left foot, right foot scuff into low kick in front of the left foot aimed to the left-touching the gentleman's left foot

¾ TURN TO THE RIGHT
25Right foot step ¼ turn to the right
26Left foot step ¼ turn to the right
27Right foot step ¼ turn to the right
28Left foot hitch to 6" off the floor

¾ TURN TO THE LEFT
29Left foot step to the left-¼ turn to the left
30Right foot step to the left-¼ turn to the left
31Left foot step to the left-¼ turn to the left
32Right foot close to the left foot-resume closed ballroom position with next partner

REPEAT
OPTION 1
Position: dancers face each other, but holding hands at arms length
OPTION 2
Gentleman lead: on counts 9 and 13 when using option 1-spin the lady using both hands in and out of the turn
OPTION 3
The original choreography had the lady do a vine to the right on counts 25-28 and vine to the left on counts 29-32. Raleigh instructors favor the lady's turns instead, so these vines dropped to the option area

VINE TO THE RIGHT
25Right foot step right

26Left foot step behind the right leg to the right
27Right foot step to the right
28Left foot scuff into low forward kick
VINE TO THE LEFT WITH ¼ TURN TO THE LEFT
29Left foot step left
30Right foot step behind the left leg to the left
31Left foot step ¼ turn to the left
32Right toe touch to close to left foot
OPTION 4
Lady steps in place for the eight counts 25-32
OPTION 5
Gentleman can do a full turn to the left and then 1 ½ turns to the right instead of his vines to the center and return for counts 25-32

FULL TURN TO THE LEFT
25Left foot step to the left 1/3 turn to the left
26Right foot step 1/3 turn to the left
27Left foot step 1/3 turn to the left
28Right foot scuff into low forward kick in front of the left foot aimed to the left and clap

1 ½ TURNS TO THE RIGHT
29Right foot step to the right ½ turn to the right
30Left foot step ½ turn to the right
31Right foot step ½ turn to the right (face new partner and outside edge of the dance floor)
32Left foot close-resume closed country/ballroom position with new partner who was one position forward in the line of dance
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