GOD BLESSED TEXAS
Shirley K. Batson
God Blessed Texas - Little Texas
The choreographer specifies that the introduction of the dance starts after you hear one phrase of The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You and then only after waiting another 16 counts. While waiting to start dancing the introduction, you need to ignore a few grace notes and only count the main beat. Regardless of the length of the various recorded introductions, the main dance must start with the vocals.INTRODUCTION (WHEN DANCED)1-16Hold On each pair of counts (1-2, then 3-4, etc.), raise both heels off the floor, bending at the knees, and then return heels to the starting positionTHE MAIN DANCE1-2Step left diagonally forward, touch right together3-4Step right diagonally back, touch left together5-6Step left diagonally back, touch right together7-8Step right diagonally forward, touch left together 9-10Stomp left to side, stomp right to side11-12Hold, hold On count 11, left palm slaps left front thigh (leave hand there through count 16) On count 12, right palm slaps right front thigh (leave hand there through count 16)13-14Hold, hold On count 13, roll left knee in a circle to the left, lifting the left heel, ending by dropping the heel to the floor on count 1415-16Hold, hold On count 15, roll right knee in a circle to the right, lifting the right heel, ending by dropping the heel to the floor on count 16VINE TO THE RIGHT, VINE TO THE LEFT17-20Step right to side, cross left behind right, step right to side, touch left together21-24Step left to side, cross right behind left, step left to side, touch right together 25-26Step right forward, kick left forward27-28Turn ½ right (leaving left foot in the air where it is), step left forward29-30Hop left forward and hitch right knee, hop left forward and hitch right knee31-32Step right forward, hop right forward and hitch left kneeREPEATOPTION Add a clap to counts 2, 4, 6, and 8.