CHAINS

Count:
64
Wall:
2
Level:
beginner/intermediate
Choreographer:
Michael Barr (USA)
Music:
Take These Chains from My Heart - Lee Roy Parnell
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TO THE RIGHT - SIDE, LOCK, SIDE, LOCK - SIDE, LOCK, SIDE, TOUCH TOGETHER
Start with body facing forward - as you step onto right for count one allow the body to face the right diagonal stepping to the side

1-2Step right foot side right, step onto ball of left tightly behind right popping right knee at right diagonal
3-4Step right foot side right (straighten knees), popping right knee, step onto ball of left tightly behind right
5-6Step right foot side right (straighten knees), popping right knee, step onto ball of left tightly behind right
7-8Step right foot side right (straighten knees & face forward), touch ball of left next to right

TO THE LEFT - SIDE, LOCK, SIDE, LOCK -- SIDE, LOCK, SIDE, TOUCH TOGETHER
Start with body facing forward - as you step onto left for count one allow the body to face the left diagonal stepping to the side

1-2Step left foot side left, step onto ball of right tightly behind left popping left knee at left diagonal
3-4Step left foot side left (straighten knees), popping left knee, step onto ball of right behind left
5-6Step left foot side left (straighten knees), popping left knee, step onto ball of right behind left
7-8Step left foot side left (straighten knees & face forward), touch ball of right next to left

SIDE, TOUCH, DIAGONAL, TOUCH -- DIAGONAL, TOUCH, DIAGONAL, TOUCH
1-2Step right foot side right, touch toe of left foot next to right
3-4Step left foot back on left diagonal, touch toe of right foot next to left
5-6Step right foot back on right diagonal, touch toe of left foot next to right
7-8Step left foot forward on left diagonal facing forward, touch toe of right foot next to left

¼ LEFT, TOUCH, SIDE, TOUCH -- ¼ TURN LEFT, TOUCH, SIDE, TOUCH
1-2Step right foot forward into a ¼ turn left (facing ¼ left of start), touch toe of left foot next to right
3-4Step left foot side left, touch toe of right foot next to left
5-6Step right foot forward into a ¼ turn left (facing back wall), touch toe of left foot next to right
7-8Step left foot side left, touch toe of right foot next to left

TAP, SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE RIGHT -- TAP, SIDE, BEHIND, ¼ TURN LEFT
1-2Tap right heel just in front of left foot slightly up off the floor, step right foot side right
3-4Step left foot behind right, step right foot side right
5-6Tap left heel just in front of right foot slightly up off the floor, step left foot side left
7-8Step right foot behind left, step left foot side left into a ¼ turn left (you will be facing ¼ right of start)

TAP, SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE RIGHT -- TAP, SIDE, BEHIND, ¼ TURN LEFT
1-2Tap right heel just in front of left foot slightly up off the floor, step right foot side right
3-4Step left foot behind right, step right foot side right
5-6Tap left heel just in front of right foot slightly up off the floor, step left foot side left
7-8Step right foot behind left, step left foot side left into a ¼ turn left

BRUSH, CROSS, BACK, ¼ TURN -- BRUSH, CROSS, BACK, TOGETHER (JAZZ BOXES)
1-2Brush right foot forward, cross-step right foot over left
3-4Step left foot back, step right foot back into ¼ turn to the right (you will be facing ¼ right of start)
5-6Brush left foot forward, cross-step left foot over right
7-8Step right foot back, step left together (about shoulder width apart)

SIDE, HOLD - ¼ TURN - SIDE, HOLD -- SWITCH-SIDE-SWITCH-SIDE, SWITCH-SIDE- TOUCH RIGHT TOE BEHIND LEFT
1-2Touch toe of right foot side right, hold
&Step right foot next to left making a ¼ turn to the right (facing back wall - and new starting wall)
3-4Touch toe of left foot side left, hold
&-5Step left foot next to right, touch toe of right foot side right
&-6Step right foot next to left, touch toe of left foot side left
&-7Step left foot next to right, touch toe of right foot side right
8Touch toe of right crossing behind left

REPEAT