Choreographer: Jennifer Choo Sue Chin (M'sia) July 2016
Music: Close to You by The Carpenters
Start dance after 2x8’s on the word “birds”.
Set A: CROSS POINT, CROSS SHUFFLE, SIDE TOUCH, ¼L FWD, SWEEP End facing 1-2Cross RF over LF, Point LF to L 12:00 3&4Cross LF over RF, Step RF to R, Cross LF over RF 12:00 5-6Step RF to R, Touch LF next to RF (Prep body to R) 12:00 7-8¼L Step LF fwd, Sweep RF from back to front 9:00
Set B: JAZZ BOX, ¾R WALK AROUND 1-4Cross RF over LF, Step back on LF, Step RF to R, Cross LF over RF 9:00 5-8¼R Step RF fwd, ¼R step LF fwd, ¼R step RF fwd, Step LF fwd 6:00
Set C: ROCK RECOVER, R COASTER, L ROCK RECOVER, ½L SHUFFLE 1-2Rock RF fwd, Recover on LF 6:00 3&4Step RF back, Step LF next to RF, Step RF fwd 6:00 5-6Rock LF fwd, Recover on RF 6:00 7&8¼L step LF to L, Close RF next to LF, ¼L step LF fwd 12:00
Set D: ROCKING CHAIR, ½L PIVOT, ¼L PIVOT 1-4Rock RF fwd, Recover on LF, Rock RF back, Recover on LF Arms options during lyrics “Close to you” 1-2: Cross arms over chest 3-4: Open arms forward and outwards 12:00 5-6Step RF fwd, ½L shift weight on LF 6:00 7-8Step RF fwd, ¼L shift weight on LF 3:00
Bridge: On Wall 8, dance until count 8 of Set A. Add these 2 counts: 1Cross RF over LF 2Unwind L full turn shifting weight onto LF and sweep RF from back to front Then continue the dance from Set B Count 1 - Jazz box. Easier option: Slow down the sweep on count 8 for extra 2 counts and continue with jazz box.