North Carolina Stroll (P)
Unknown - July 2013
Fast As You - Dwight Yoakam
History/Lineage: Seems to be a variation on “North Carolina Sway” (choreographer also unknown).
This variation of the dance is predominant in SouthEastern New Hampshire and NorthEastern Massachusetts, USA.
Start with couple facing outside line-of-dance (OLOD), lady in front of man, hands joined at lady’s shoulders. Both partners use same footwork.
HEEL, TOGETHER, HEEL, TOGETHER, HEEL, TURN 1/4 RIGHT, KICK, STEP BACK
1-2Touch right heel diagonally forward, step right foot next to left foot
3-4Touch left heel diagonally forward, step left foot next to right foot
5-6Touch right heel diagonally forward, turn 1/4 right and step right forward
7-8Kick left foot forward (low), step left foot back
BACK, TURN 1/2 LEFT, TURN 1/4 LEFT, BEHIND, TURN 1/4 RIGHT, STEP, STEP, TURN 1/4 RIGHT
1-2Step right foot back, turn 1/2 left and step left forward
3-4Turn 1/4 left and step right foot to side, step left foot behind right
Hands: Prior to count 3, release left hands. On count 3, pass joined right hands over lady’s head, and then rejoin left hands behind left side of man’s waist.
5-6Turn 1/4 right and step right forward, step left forward
7-8Step right forward, turn 1/4 right and step left to side
Full turn for ladies (optional, but the turn is almost always done): On count 6, lady turns 1/2 right and steps left foot back (moving in direction of LOD).
On count 7, lady turns 1/2 right and steps right foot forward (still moving in direction of LOD).
Hands: On count 5, release left hands and pass joined right hands over lady’s head. Rejoin left hands when turn is completed.
Submitted By: Gerry Frazer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Documented by: Gerry Frazer (30 Jul 2013)