Count:

112
Wall:

4
Level:

Phrased Intermediate - Pattern Soul
Music:

Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin : (Jazz Big Bands Classics: Essential Dixieland Collection album)**#1 count intro**

**PATTERN: AB AB CC CC AB DD AB CD**

**PART A - 32c (1 BEAT = 1 COUNT):**

**HEEL WALK DIAGONALLY RIGHT**

1-2Place right heel diagonally forward right, step left next to right

3-4Place right heel diagonally forward right, step left next to right

5-6Place right heel diagonally forward right, step left next to right

7-8Step right next to left, hold

**HEEL WALK DIAGONALLY LEFT**

1-2Place left heel diagonally forward left, step right next to left

3-4Place left heel diagonally forward left, step right next to left

5-6Place left heel diagonally forward left, step right next to left

7-8Step left next to right, hold

**FORWARD V-STEP, BACKWARD V-STEP**

1-2Step right foot diagonally forward right, step left foot diagonally forward left

3-4Step right foot diagonally backward left, step left foot next to right

5-6Step right foot diagonally backward right, step left foot diagonally backward left

7-8Step right foot diagonally forward left, step left next to right

**HEEL STEP, HEEL STEP, SHUFFLE IN PLACE**

1-2Place right heel forward, bring ball of right foot down

3-4Place left foot forward, bring ball of left foot down

5-6Step right foot to the right, step left next to right

7-8Step right foot next to left, hold.

**PART B - 32c (1 BEAT = 1 COUNT):**

**JAZZ HANDS ROCKING PADDLE LEFT ½ TURN**

**While making jazz hands:**

1-2Step right foot 1/8 left as you lean shoulders right, pivot ball of left foot 1/8 left as you lean shoulders left

3-4Step right foot 1/8 left as you lean shoulders right, pivot ball of left foot 1/8 left as you lean shoulders left

5-6Step right foot 1/8 left as you lean shoulders right, pivot ball of left foot 1/8 left as you lean shoulders left

7-8Step right foot 1/8 left as you lean shoulders right, pivot ball of left foot 1/8 left as you lean shoulders left

**STEP TOE, STEP KICK, COASTER**

1-2Step right foot forward, touch left toe backward

3-4Step left foot on the floor, kick right foot forward

5-6Step right foot backward, step left next to right

7-8Step right foot forward, hold

**STOMP CLAP, STOMP CLAP, SHUFFLE**

1-2Stomp left foot on the floor next to right, clap

3-4Stomp left foot on the floor next to right, clap

5-6Step left foot to the left, step right next to left

7-8Step left foot next to right, hold

**¼ RIGHT TURNING JAZZ BOX**

1-2Cross right foot over left, hold

3-4Step left foot backward, hold

5-6Step right foot ¼ to the right, hold

7-8Step left foot next to right, hold.

**PART C - 16c (2 BEATS = 1 COUNT):**

**BIG STEP CAKE WALK FORWARD**

**As you lean backward slightly:**

1-2Step forward right, lift your left knee up in front of you

3-4Step forward left, lift your right knee up in front of you

5-6Step forward right, lift your left knee up in front of you

7-8Step forward left, lift your right knee up in front of you

**CAKE WALK GALLOP BACK, STEP RIGHT, LEFT, SWIVEL FEET TOGETHER**

1-2Quickly raise your left knee as you step back on the right, quickly raise your right knee as you step back on the left

3-4Quickly raise your left knee as you step back on the right, quickly raise your right knee as you step back on the left

5-6Step right foot to the right side, step left foot to the left side

7&8Pivot your left foot on your left heel to the right as you pivot your right foot on your right heel to the left, pivot your left foot on the ball of your left foot to the left as you pivot your right foot on the ball of your right foot to the right, pivot on the heels of both feet so your feet are facing forward.

**PART D - 32c (2 BEATS = 1 COUNT):**

**CROSS RIGHT BEHIND LEFT, STEP, CROSS LEFT BEHIND RIGHT, STEP, GRIZZLY BEAR ½ TURNS**

1-2Cross right toe behind left foot, step right next to left

3-4Cross left toe behind right foot, step left next to right

**As you hold your hands up in front of you with fingers spread out like claws:**

5-6Step right foot forward, step left foot ½ turn to the left

7-8Step left foot forward, step right foot ½ turn to the left

**CHARLESTON, KNEE CROSSES**

1-2Cross right toe over left foot, step right next to left

3-4Cross left toe behind right foot, step left next to right

5&Cross your left knee in front of your right as you pivot the ball of your left foot to the right, pivot the ball of your left foot to the left as you step down on your left foot

6&Cross your right knee in front of your left as you pivot the ball of your right foot to the left, pivot the ball of your right foot to the right as you step down on your right foot

7&8Cross your left knee in front of your right as you pivot the ball of your left foot to the right, pivot the ball of your left foot to the left as you step down on your left foot

**SLIDE RIGHT, SLIDE LEFT, BUMP HIPS R L R, L R L**

1-2Step right foot diagonally forward right, slide left foot next to right

3-4Step left foot diagonally forward left, slide right foot next to left

5&6Step right foot to the right side as you bump your hips right, left right

7&8Shift weight to the left foot as you bump your hips left, right, left

**BACKWARDS CAKE WALK GALLOP, BACKWARD KICKS, STEP, STOMP**

1-2Quickly raise your left knee as you step back on the right, quickly raise your right knee as you step back on the left

3-4Quickly raise your left knee as you step back on the right, quickly raise your right knee as you step back on the left

5-6Quickly step right foot right as you kick your left foot backward, quickly step left foot left as you kick your right foot backward

7-8Step right foot on the floor, stomp left next to right.

**Lots of authentic ragtime dance steps! Add your own style and have fun!!**

**Gregory F. Huff © 7/2024**

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