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A Thousand Years

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Count:
96
Wall:
2
Level:
Upper Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Christine Stewart (NZ) - January 2012
Music:
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri : (Single)
 
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This dance is dedicated to my friends Barbara Dunbar and Carly Best.
Without their encouragement and support A THOUSAND YEARS would never have left the safety of home.

Intro: Start dancing on the vocals at the end of the piano introduction. Begin with weight on Left foot. Step Right foot back as Christina says the word “HEART”.

S1: SLOW RIGHT COASTER BACK, STEP-LOCK-STEP FORWARD
1-2-3Make a large step back with Right, step onto Left beside Right, step Right forward
4-5-6Step Left forward, cross Right behind Left and against Left heel, step Left forward

S2: BACK-LOCK-BACK, SLOW TRIPLE STEP FULL TURN LEFT
7-8-9Step Right back, cross Left over in front of Right, step Right back
10-11-12Turn ½ left and step Left forward, turn ¼ left and step Right back, Turn ¼ left and step Left sideways to left side (end with weight on Left facing 12:00)

S3: LARGE STEP SIDEWAYS RIGHT, DRAG, TOUCH, LARGE STEP SIDEWAYS LEFT, DRAG, TOUCH
13-14-15Make a large step sideways to the right with Right, drag Left towards Right, touch Left beside Right
16-17-18Make a large step sideways to the left with Left, drag Right towards Left, touch Right beside Left

S4: ¼ TURN RIGHT, HOLD, HOLD, 1 ¼ TURN RIGHT
19-20-21Turn ¼ right and step Right forward, hold, hold
22-23-24Turn ½ right and step Left back, turn ½ right and step Right forward, turn ¼ right and step Left sideways to left (6:00)
(Non turning option: replace counts 22-23-24 with a ¼ turn right and step Left sideways to the left, step Right beside Left, step Left sideways to the Left (6:00))

S5: STEP BACK, SWEEP BACK, SLOW COASTER ¼ TURN LEFT
25-26-27Make a large step back with Right, sweep Left from front to back over 2 counts
28-29-30Turn ¼ left and Left back, step onto Right beside Left, step Left forward (3:00)

S6: STEP FORWARD, HOLD, TOUCH BEHIND, STEP BACK, DRAG
31-32-33Make a large step forward with Right, hold, touch Left behind Right heel
34-35-36Make a large step back with Left, drag Right along floor and past Left over 2 counts

S7: BACK-LOCK-BACK, SLOW COASTER ¼ TURN LEFT
37-38-39Step Right back, cross Left over in front of Right, step Right back
40-41-42Turn ¼ left and step Left back, step onto Right beside Left, step Left forward (12:00)

S8: STEP FORWARD, HOLD, TOUCH BEHIND, STEP BACK, HOLD, TOUCH ACROSS IN FRONT
43-44-45Make a large step forward with Right, hold, touch Left behind Right heel
46-47-48Make a large step back with Left, (##,###,####), hold, touch toes of Right in front of and against toes of Left

S9: SLOW RIGHT SCISSOR STEP, SIDE, BEHIND, ¼ TURN LEFT
49-50-51Step Right sideways to right, step onto Left beside Right, cross Right over in front of Left (weight is now on Right)
52-53-54Step Left sideways to left, cross Right behind Left, turn ¼ left and step Left forward (9:00)

S10: STEP FORWARD, RECOVER BACK, ½ TURN RIGHT, FULL TURN RIGHT, STEP FORWARD
55-56-57Step Right forward, recover back onto Left, turn ½ right and step Right forward (#)
58-59-60Turn ½ right and step Left back, turn ½ right and step Right forward, step Left forward (3:00)
(Non turning option: replace counts 58-59 with walk forward Left, walk forward Right)

S11: STEP FORWARD, HOLD, TOUCH BEHIND, SLOW BACK COASTER CROSS
61-62-63Make a large step forward with Right, hold, touch Left behind Right heel
64-65-66Make a large step back with Left, step onto Right beside Left, cross Left over in front of Right (weight is now on Left)

S12: 1 ¼ TURN RIGHT, STEP FORWARD, HOLD, TOUCH BEHIND
67-68-69Turn ¼ right and step Right forward, turn ½ right and step Left back, turn ½ right and step Right forward (6:00)
(Non turning option: Replace counts 68-69 with walk forward Left, walk forward Right)
70-71-72Make a large step forward with Left, hold, touch Right behind Left heel

S13: BACK-LOCK-BACK, BACK-LOCK-BACK
73-74-75Step Right back on slight angle so body slightly faces the left diagonal, cross Left over in front of Right
76-77-78Step Left back on slight angle so body slightly faces the right diagonal, cross Right over in front of Left, step Left back on slight angle

S14: ROCK BACK, HOLD, HOLD, RECOVER FORWARD, HOLD, HOLD
79-80-81Step Right back and slightly behind Left, hold, hold
82-83-84Recover forward onto Left, hold, hold

S15: ¼ TURN LEFT, ¼ TURN LEFT, CROSS, ¼ TURN RIGHT, ¼ TURN RIGHT, CROSS
85-86-87Turn ¼ left and step Right back, turn ¼ left and step Left sideways to left side, cross right over in front of Left
88-89-90Turn ¼ right and step Left back, turn ¼ right and step Right sideways to right side, cross Left over in front of Right (6:00)

S16: STEP SIDEWAYS RIGHT, DRAG, STEP TOGETHER, HOLD, HOLD
91-92-93Make a large step sideways to the right with Right, drag Left towards Right over 2 counts
94-95-96Step onto Left beside Right bending Right knee at the same time to emphasise the end of the dance, hold, hold

RESTARTS:
# Occurs during wall 2 facing 6:00. Dance up to and including count 57 (see below for restart instructions). Dance starts again from the beginning facing 6:00
## Occurs during wall 4 facing 12:00 after count 46 (see below for restart instructions). Dance starts again from the beginning facing 12:00
### Occurs during wall 6 facing 6:00 after count 46 (see below for restart instructions). Dance starts again from the beginning facing 6:00
#### Occurs during wall 7 facing 6:00 after count 46 (see below for restart instructions). Dance starts again from the beginning facing 6:00.

RESTART INSTRUCTIONS:
# ¾ TURN RIGHT
58-59-60Turn ½ right and step Left foot back, turn ¼ right and step/rock Right sideways to the right, rock/recover sideways onto Left

##,###,####
47-48Drag Right along floor and past Left for these 2 counts then restart dance from the beginning

ENDING: Wall 8 is the last wall and ends facing 12:00. There are still a few strains of music left (approx 12 counts)
so I’ve added an ending to use these last counts and to finish the dance neatly.
SLOW RIGHT COASTER BACK, SLOW TRIPLE STEP FULL TURN LEFT, SIDEWAYS RIGHT, DRAG, STEP TOGETHER, HOLD, HOLD
1-2-3Make a large step back with Right, step onto Left beside Right, step Right forward
4-5-6Turn ½ left and step Left forward, turn ¼ left and step Right back, Turn ¼ left and step Left sideways to left side (end with weight on Left facing 12:00)
7-8-9Make a large step sideways to the right with Right, drag Left towards Right over 2 counts
10-11-12Step onto Left beside Right bending Right knee at the same time to emphasise the end of the dance, hold, hold

Contact: christine.stewart@clear.net.nz

3 Comments

topsy February 21, 2012
Beautiful dance and well done.watched you doing this last saturday and you are so graceful.

Love2Dance February 22, 2012
Thank you so much!! It's very scary putting your dance out there for everyone to see cause it's exposing your inner feelings somewhat.

jjpensiero August 29, 2016
Love your beautiful choreography ... well done!!

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