Slap Happy

Count:
32
Wall:
2
Level:
beginner
Choreographer:
Peter Metelnick (UK)
Music:
I'm Holdin' On to Love (To Save My Life) - Shania Twain
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WALK FORWARD, KICK & CLAP, ¼ TURN, CROSS, UNWIND
1-2Walk forward on right foot, walk forward on left foot
3-4Walk forward on right foot, kick left foot forward and clap
5-6Touch left toe back (keep weight on right foot), pivot ¼ turn left changing weight to left foot
7-8Cross right foot in front of left, unwind turning ½ turn left with weight ending on right foot

GRAPEVINE LEFT, SLAP HAPPY!
1-2Step left foot to left side, cross right foot behind left
3-4Step left foot to left side, hook right foot behind left leg and slap with left hand
5-6Step right foot to right side, hook left foot in front of right leg and slap with right hand
7-8Step left foot to left side, hook right foot behind left leg and slap with left hand

GRAPEVINE RIGHT, ¼ TURN RIGHT X 2, STEP, PIVOT ½ TURN
1-2Step right foot to right side, cross left foot behind right
3-4Step right foot to right side, touch left foot next to right
For a variation, hook left foot behind right leg and slap with right hand
5-6Step left foot forward, pivot ¼ turn right and clap hands
7-8Step left foot forward, pivot ¼ turn right and clap hands

SHUFFLE FORWARD X 3, STEP FORWARD, PIVOT ½ TURN
1&2Shuffle forward-left, right, left
3&4Shuffle forward-right, left, right
5&6Shuffle forward-left, right, left
7-8Step right foot forward, pivot ½ turn over left shoulder

REPEAT
This dance is great fun done as a contra line dance. Rows begin facing each other with dancers standing in the space between 2 dancers in the opposite rowith in the first 4 counts, dancers walk forward and clap hands with both dancers moving towards them. In the second set of 8 counts, if dancers are close enough, they can "slap" each others boots by touching them together. The rest of the dance is the same.