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This Masquerade
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Count: 
64
Wall: 
4
Level: 
Intermediate / Advanced
Choreographer: 
Sobrielo Philip Gene (Singapore) & Yeo Yu Puay (Malaysia) (Nov ’10)
Music: 
This Masquerade by The Carpenters (Album: Now and Then)
Intro: 40 beats, danced to the fast beats (approx. 120 beats per minute)

[1-8] Sways, Cross Rock
1-2With legs slightly apart, sway hips to the right over two counts
3-4Sway left (3), right (4)
5-6Sway to the left over two counts (weight ends on the L)
7-8Cross rock R over L (7), recover weight onto L (8)

[9-17] ¼ turn Step, Sweep, Cross, Full unwind, Side, Back Rock
1-2Turning ¼ right, step R forward (1), Sweep L from back to front (2) (3 o’clock)
3-4Cross L over R into a slow full unwind right (over 2 beats) with weight ending on L
5-6Take a big step to the right (5), hold (6)
7-8,Rock L behind R (7), recover weight onto R (8)

[18-24] Side, Cross, ¾ Turn, Step, ½ pivot
1-2Step L to left (1), hold (2)
3-4Cross R over L (3), Turning ¼ right, step back on L and turn a further ½ right (you’d have done a ¾ right turn) (4) (12 o’clock)
5-6Step R forward (5), hold (6)
7-8Step L forward (7), turn ½ right shifting weight to the R (8) (6 o’clock)

[25-32] Walk, Walk, Point, Cross, 1¾ turn
1-2Step L forward (1), Step R forward (2)
3-4Point L to the left (3), Cross L over R (4)
5-6Turning ¼ left, step R back (5), turning ½ left, step L forward (6)
7-8Turning ½ left, step R back (7), turning ½ left, step L forward (8) (9 o’clock)

[33-40] Side Cross Rock (Right and Left), ½ turn Step, Side
1-2Step R to right (1), Cross rock L over R (2)
3-4Recover weight onto R (3), Step L to left (4)
5-6Cross rock R over L (5), Recover weight onto L (6)
7-8Turning ½ right, step R forward (7), step L to left (8) (3 o’clock)

[41-48] Back Lock, ½ turn, Forward rock, ½ turn Forward rock
1-2Step R back (1), lock L over R (2)
3-4Step R back turning ¼ L (3), turning a further ¼ left, step L forward (4) (9 o’clock)
5-6Rock R forward (5), recover weight onto L (6)
7-8Turning ½ right, rock R forward (7), recover weight onto L (8) (3 o’clock)

[49-56] 4 Side touches (¼ turn before 3rd one)
1-2Step R to right (1), touch L beside R (2)
3-4Step L to left (3), touch R beside L (4)
5-6Turning ¼ left, step R to right (5), touch L beside R (6)
7-8Step L to left (7), touch R beside L (8) (12 o’clock)

[56-64] Side Rock Cross, ½ Turn Side Hold, Twist ¼ turn, Hitch
1-2Rock R to right (1), recover weight onto L (2)
3-4Cross R over L (3), turning ¼ right step L back (4)
5-6Turning ¼ right, step R to right (5), hold (6) (6 o’clock)
7-8Twist ¼ left (shift weight to L) (7), hitch R (8) (3 o’clock)

Start again!

TAG 1 (8 beats): At the end of wall 3 (facing 9 o’clock)
1-2Point R to right (1), point R forward (2)
3-4Point R to right (3), point R forward (4)
5-6Sweep R back for two counts (5-6)
7-8Rock R back of L (7), recover weight to the L (8)
Start dance again from beginning

TAG 2 (12 beats – slow down slightly on the last 4 beats of the dance just before the start of the tag, then resume the normal tempo for the tag - starting on “lost”): At the end of wall 6 (facing 6 o’clock), do TAG 1 plus the following 4 beats:
1-2Step R forward (1), pivot ½ left (shift weight to L) (2)
3-4Step R forward (3), pivot ½ left (shift weight to L) (4)
Start dance again from beginning till music fades away

Have a ball with the dance!!!!

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