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GO GREASED LIGHTNING
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Wall: 
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Level: 
intermediate
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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&2-3-4Step right to side, step left together, step right to side, rock left back, recover to right

5&6-7-8Step 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&2Triple in place right, left, right
Facing left diagonal
3&4Triple in place left, right, left
5-8Skate right forward, skate left forward, skate right forward, skat left forward

STEP TOUCH, TURN ½ TOUCH, STEP TOUCH, TURN ½ TOUCH
1-4Step right forward, touch left together, turn ½ left and step left forward, touch right together
5-8Step 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&3-4Step right forward, step left forward, clap, step right back, step left back, clap
5-6Touch right toe diagonally forward, drop right heel (click)
7-8Touch left toe diagonally forward, drop left heel (click)

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

CROSS HOLD, SIDE HOLD, CROSS BACK SIDE TOGETHER - WITH SHIMMIES
1-4Cross right over left, hold, step right to side, hold
Arms swing left, then right
5-8Cross 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
1-4Jump both feet apart, jump both feet together, jump both feet apart, jump both feet together
5&6&7&8Small steps forward right, left, right, left, right, left, step right together

PART B - GO GREASED LIGHTNING
RIGHT HAND MOVE

1Jump feet apart while placing right arm to right (looking & pointing index finger to 3:00)
2-8Knee 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
1-4Bring 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
5-8Repeat 1-4. Hips can move side to side, keeping in time to the music

LEFT HAND MOVE
1-8With 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
1-4Bring 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
5-8Repeat 1-4. Hips can move side to side, keeping in time to the music

ARM POSES TO BEAT (HANDS FISTED FOR ENTIRE SEQUENCE)
1-3Bring both hands in, elbows pointing at floor, hands fisted, shoot both arms straight up, bring both arms to 'T' position
4-5Hold, hold
6-7Bring both arms forward, straight in front of you, pull arms in toward waist, elbows bent, forearms facing upward
8Hold

SHOULDER DROPS, STEP IN PLACE (BRINGING FEET TOGETHER)
1-4Rotate shoulder drops, right, left, right, left
If they go the other way, not to worry
5&6&7&8Step 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"
1-32Do the first 32 counts of Part A

PART C - MODIFIED HAND JIVE
1-4Slap thighs with both hands, clap, cross right hand over left, cross left hand over right
5-8Touch 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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