American Dream

Count:
64
Wall:
2
Level:
intermediate
Choreographer:
John Bishop (AUS) & Karen Wilkinson
Music:
An American Dream - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
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Start on the word "what" in "What did you say"

TWO RIGHT HALF MONTEREY TURNS
1-2Point right toe to side, slide right in taking weight turning ½ turn to the right
3-4Point left to side, step left together
5-6Point right toe to side, slide right in taking weight turning ½ turn to the right
7-8Point left to side, step left together

TWO RIGHT KICK BALL CHANGES, MILITARY/PIVOT TURN, SHUFFLE FORWARD
1&2-3&4Kick right forward, ball change right-left, kick right forward, ball change right-left
5-6-7&8Step right forward, pivot ½ turn to the left, shuffle forward right-left-right

SAILOR STEP, SAILOR STEP QUARTER TURN, HEEL-BALL-CROSS, SIDE, ROCK
1&2-3&4Sailor step left-right-left, sailor step right-left-right turning ¼ turn to the right
5&6Tap left heel forward at 45 degrees left, step ball of left together, cross/step right over left
7-8Rock/step left to side, side rock onto right

SHUFFLE ACROSS, HALF TURN, CROSS, ROCK, TURN QUARTER RIGHT AND SHUFFLE FORWARD
1&2Cross shuffle left-right-left to right
3-4Step right back turning ¼ turn to the left, step left to side turning ¼ turn to the left
5-6Cross/rock right over left, rock back onto left
7&8Turn ¼ turn to the right and shuffle forward right-left-right

'THE MOONLIGHT EFFECT!': HIPS SWAYS (FIGURE 8) FORWARD AND BACK, ROCK BACK FORWARD, COASTER ROCK
1-2Step left forward and sway hips forward for two counts
3-4Rock back onto left and sway hips back for two counts
5-6Rock/step left back, rock forward onto right
7&8Rock back onto left (where it is), step right together, step left forward

TWO MILITARY/PIVOT TURNS, JAZZ BOX/REGGAE QUARTER RIGHT
1-2-3-4Step right forward, pivot ½ turn to the left, step right forward, pivot ½ turn to the left
5-6Cross/step right over left, step left back turning 45 degrees to the right
7-8Step right to side turning 45 degrees to the right, step left together

JAZZ BOX/REGGAE QUARTER RIGHT, ROCKING CHAIR
1-2Cross/step right over left, step left back turning 45 degrees to the right
3-4Step right to side turning 45 degrees to the right, step left together
5-6-7-8Rock/step right forward, rock back onto left, step right back, rock forward onto left

VINE RIGHT WITH STEP, CROSS, UNWIND, SHUFFLE ACROSS
1-2-3-4Step right to side, step left behind right, step right to side, step left together
5-6-7&8Cross right over left, unwind ½ turn to the left (end with weight on right), cross shuffle left-right-left to right

REPEAT