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In America
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Count: 
64
Wall: 
2
Level: 
Phrased Advanced NC2S
Choreographer: 
Music: 
"In America" by John Legend
Intro: 2 counts (app. 1 sec into track) Start on the word “America”
Sequences: A - A - A* - B - A - A - A* - B - B - Tag – A …………(A* = 16 counts of A)

Footwork Part A: 32 counts
A[1 – 8] Walk R L, Syncopated Side Rocksteps 2x, ¼ turn L, ½ turn L
1 – 2Step R forward (1), Step L forward (2) 12:00
&3 – 4Step R to R side (&), Recover on L (3), Cross R over L (4) 12:00
&5 – 6Step L to L side (&), Recover on R (5), Cross L over R (6) 12:00
7 – 8¼ turn L stepping R back (7), ½ turn L stepping L forward (8) 3:00

A[9 – 16] ¼ turn L, Side, Hold, Together, Side Hold, Together, Rockstep ¼ turn L, shuffle ½ turn L
1 – 2Step R to R side (1), Hold (2) 12:00
&3 – 4Step L next to R (&), Step R to R side (3), Hold (4) 12:00
&5 – 6Step L next to R (&), Rock R to R side (5), ¼ turn L recovering on L (6) 9:00
7&8¼ turn L stepping R to R side (7), ¼ turn L crossing L over R (&), Step R back (8) 3:00

A[17 – 24] ½ turn L, ¼ turn L, Sailorstep, Skate R L, Shuffle diagonal
1 – 2½ turn L stepping L forward (1), ¼ turn L stepping R to R side (2) 6:00
3&4Cross L behind R (3), Step R slightly to R (&), Step L slightly to L (4) 6:00
5 – 6Skate R (5), Skate L (6) 6:00
7&81/8 turn R stepping R forward (7), Step L next to R (&), Step R forward (8) 7:30

A[25 – 32] Syncopated Cross Rocks 3x, Shuffle ½ turn L
1 – 2&Rock L forward (1), Recover on R (2), 1/8 turn L stepping L next to R (&) 6:00
3 – 4&1/8 turn L rocking R forward (3), Recover on L (4), 1/8 turn R stepping R next L (&) 6:00
5 – 61/8 turn R rocking L forward (5), 1/8 turn L recovering on R (6) 6:00
7&8¼ turn L stepping L to L side (7), Step R next to L (&), ¼ turn L stepping L forward (8) 12:00

Footwork Part B: 32 counts
B[1 – 8] ¼ turn L, Step Side & Sweep, Modified Syncopated Half Diamond, 1 1/4 turn L, ¼ turn pirouette, Cross Rock, ¼ Turn R with Sweep R, Sweep L
1 – 2&¼ turn L stepping L to L side & sweep R forward (1), Cross R over L (2), 1/8 turn R stepping L back (&) 1:30
3&41/8 turn R stepping R to R side (3), 1/8 turn R stepping L forward (&), 1/8 turn R crossing R behind L (4) 6:00
&5 – 6¼ turn L stepping L forward (&), ½ turn L stepping R back (5), ½ turn L stepping L forward (&), ¼ turn L raising R knee (6) 12:00
7 – 8&Cross rock R over L (7), ¼ turn R recovering on L & sweeping R back (8), Step R back & sweep L back (8) 3:00

B[9 – 16] ¼ turn R with Sweep, Behind, Out Out, Together, Weave with Sweep, Behind, ¼ turn R, Step ¼ turn R, Cross, Side
1 – 2&¼ turn R stepping on L & sweeping R back (1), Cross R behind L (2), Step L out to L side (&) 6:00
3&4&Step R out (3), Step L next to R (&), Cross R over L (4), Step L to L side (&) 6:00
5 – 6&Cross R behind L & sweep L back (5), Cross L behind R (6), ¼ turn R stepping R forward (&) 9:00
7&8&Step L forward (7) ¼ turn R recovering on R (&), Cross L over R (8), Step R to R side (&) 12:00

B[17 – 23] Modified Syncopated Rocksteps 3x, Step fwd, ¼ turn R, Sway L
1 – 2&1/8 turn L rocking L back (1), Recovering on R (2), 1/8 turn R stepping L to L side (&) 12:00
3 – 4&1/8 turn R rocking R back (3), Recovering on L (4), 1/8 turn L stepping R to R side (&) 12:00
5 – 6¼ turn L rocking L back (5), Recover on R (6) 9:00
7¼ turn R stepping L to L side & swaying to L (7) 12:00

B[24 – 32] Arm Movements on the lyrics (We’ll Make It In America)
8a&a1a2,3Stretch R arm to R side ( Lyrics: We’ll) (8), Stretch L arm to L side (Lyrics: Make) (a), R hand on R chest (Lyrics: It) (&), L hand on L chest (Lyrics: In) (a) Stretch R arm up (Lyrics: A) (1), Stretch L arm up and look up (Lyrics: merica) (a) Lower hands and collect R to L (2 - 3) 12:00
4a&a5a6Stretch R arm to R side ( Lyrics: We’ll) (4), Stretch L arm to L side (Lyrics: Make) (a), R hand on R chest (Lyrics: It) (&), L hand on L chest (Lyrics: In) (a) Stretch R arm up (Lyrics: A) (5), Stretch L arm up and look up & start bodyroll (Lyrics: merica) (a) Finish bodyroll & step back on R (6) 12:00
7&8¼ turn L stepping L to L side (7), Step R next L (&) ¼ turn L stepping L forward (8) 6:00

TAG: 2 Count Tag (Walk R – L)
1 – 2Walk R forward (1), Walk L forward (2) 12:00

Remark When you go from part B into B again the steps will be:
¼ turn L stepping L to L side (7), Step R next L (8) ¼ turn L stepping L forward with R sweep forward (1)


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