The Way It Is

Count:
48
Wall:
4
Level:
intermediate
Choreographer:
Heather Frye (CAN)
Music:
That's the Way It Is - CĂ©line Dion
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BUMP(2X), BEHIND BALL CROSS
1-2Step right foot to right side (shoulder width), and bump right hip to right side two times
&3&4Shift weight to left side, step right behind left, step left to left side, cross right over left (take weight)
5-6Step left foot to left side and bump left hip to left side two times
&7&8Shift weight to right, step left behind right, step right to right side, cross left over right (take weight)

TWO 1/8 TURNS LEFT, MASHED POTATO, SCUFF, STEP, STEP
9-10-11-12Step right foot out and turn 1/8 turn to left two times (to complete ¼ turn left), feet end up shoulder width, evenly weighted
&13Swivel heels out, scoot right heel slightly behind left
&14Swivel heels out, scoot left heel slightly behind right (weight should be on left when finished)
15Scuff right heel forward
&16Step down right then step left forward beside right (take weight)

ALTERNATING SIDE KICKS
17Kick right foot to right side
&18Bring right foot home, take weight, kick left foot to left side
&19Bring left foot home, take weight, kick right foot to right side
&20Bring right foot down slightly (do not touch right foot down) & kick right to right side
&21Bring right foot home, take weight, kick left foot to left side
&22Bring left foot home, take weight, kick right foot to right side
&23Bring right foot home, take weight, kick left foot to left side
&24Bring left foot down slightly (do not touch left foot down) & kick left to left side

4 SAILOR SHUFFLES
25&26Left sailor shuffle- cross step left behind right (angle body slightly), step right to side, step left slightly forward and to left side
27&28Right sailor shuffle- cross step right behind left (angle body slightly), step left to side, step right slightly forward and to right side
29&30Left sailor shuffle (as above written)
31&32Right sailor shuffle (as above written)

STEP HOLD, SWIVEL HEEL TOE, TOUCH (TWICE)
33-34Step left forward on a slight angle - hold
35&36Swivel right foot to meet the left - heel - toe and touch right beside left
37-38Step right forward on a slight angle - hold
39&40Swivel left foot to meet the right - heel - toe and touch left beside right

TWO LEFT HIP BUMPS, TWO RIGHT HIP BUMPS, SWEEPING FULL TURN RIGHT
41-42Shift weight left and bump left hip to the left side twice
43-44Shift weight right and bump right hip to the right side twice
45Shift weight left, touch right forward (to 12:00)
46Sweep right foot (to 3:00 position)
47-48Continue to sweep right foot around in a to the right direction, keeping weight on left foot until you have completed one full turn

REPEAT

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At the end of 2nd and 5th walls, you will omit steps 33-48 and replace with the following

33Step left foot forward slightly (take weight)

34Touch right forward to 12:00
35-36Sweep right foot around in a to the right direction keeping weight on left foot until you have completed one full turn