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If You Wanna Be Happy

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Count:
64
Wall:
4
Level:
Phrased Improver / Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Linda Chapman (CAN) - July 2016
Music:
"If You Wanna Be Happy" by Dr. Victor
 
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#64 count intro - Sequence is A,B,A,C,B,A,C,A,B*,C (see below for ending)

SECTION A: do these 16 counts twice (use on chorus vocals "If you wanna be happy . . . )
A1: SHUFFLE FWD RIGHT, SHUFFLE FWD LEFT, STEP AROUND 1/2 TURN RIGHT
1&2Step R fwd on diagonal, bring L beside, step R fwd on diagonal
3&4Step L fwd on diagonal, bring R beside, step L fwd on diagonal
5&6&7&8Making ½ turn right, step R, L, R, L, R, L, R, ending with weight on R at 8th count

A2: SHUFFLE FWD LEFT, SHUFFLE FWD RIGHT, STEP AROUND 1/2 TURN LEFT
1&2Step L fwd on diagonal, bring R beside, step L fwd on diagonal
3&4Step R fwd on diagonal, bring L beside, step R fwd on diagonal
5&6&7&8Making ½ turn left, step L, R, L, R, L, R, L, ending with weight on L at 8th count

SECTION B: (use on verses of song - "A pretty woman . . ." & "That your friends say . . . " and once * on the chorus repeat)
B1: SLOW VINE TO RIGHT, SLOW VINE TO LEFT
1-4Step to R, step L behind, step to R, touch L beside
5-8Step to L, step R behind, step to L, touch R beside

B2: SLOW LOCK STEP RIGHT, SLOW LOCK STEP LEFT
1-4Step R fwd on diagonal, bring L behind right, step R fwd on diagonal, touch L beside
5-8Step L fwd on diagonal, bring R behind left, step L fwd on diagonal, touch R beside

B3: SLOW TURNING VINE TO RIGHT, SLOW TURNING VINE TO LEFT
1-4Making ½ turn to right, step R, L, R, touch L
5-8Making ½ turn to left, step L, R, L, touch R

B4: STEP, POINT, STEP, POINT, JAZZ BOX WITH 1/4 TURN RIGHT
1-4Step R fwd, point L to side, step L fwd, point R to side,
5-8Cross R over left, step back on L, step R with ¼ turn to right, step L beside

SECTION C: do these 16 counts twice (use on "Na-na-na-na's)
C1: REVERSE RHUMBA BOX w/HIP BUMPS
1-2Step R to side, step L beside R
3&4Step R back, bumping right hip R, L, R
5-6Step L to side, step R beside L
7&8Step L forward, bumping left hip L, R, L

C2: RIGHT SCISSORS, LEFT SCISSORS, 1/4 TURN LEFT, 1/2 TURN LEFT
1&2Step R on diagonal, step L beside, cross R over left
3&4Step L on diagonal, step R beside, cross L over right
5-6Step fwd R, step L with ¼ turn left
7-8Step fwd R, step L with ½ turn left

ENDING: on last "na-na-na-na's" for last 4 counts do two half turns to return to face the front.

Contact: gerrygotlinda@hotmail.com

Last Update – 7th Feb 2017

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