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Better When I'm Dancin'

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Count:
64
Wall:
2
Level:
Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Julia Wetzel - October, 2015
Music:
Better When I'm Dancin' by Meghan Trainor (album: The Peanuts Movie Soundtrack), Length 2:56
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Intro: 16 counts (approx. 8 seconds into track)

[1 – 8] (Side, Touch, Kick, Ball, Cross) x2
1, 2Step on R to right side (1), Touch L next to R (2) 12:00
3&4Kick L to left diag. (3), Step ball of L next to R (&), Cross R over L (4) 12:00
5, 6Step on L to left side (5), Touch R next to L (6) 12:00
7&8Kick R to right diag. (7), Step ball of R next to L (&), Cross L over R (8) 12:00

[9 – 16] Side, Behind, ¼ Shuffle, Step, Touch, Hip Swings
1, 2Step on R to right side (1), Step L behind R (2) 12:00
3&4¼ Turn right step R fw (3), Step L next to R (&), Step R fw (4) 3:00
5, 6Step L fw (5), Touch R next to L (6) 3:00
7, 8Step R to right side and swing hip to right side (7), Step L to left side and swing hip to left side (8) 3:00

[17 – 24] Side, ¼ Hitch, Shuffle, Step, Kick, Coaster
1, 2Step on R to right side (1), ¼ Turn left on R by swiveling R heel to right side and hitch L (2) 12:00
3&4Step L fw (3), Step R next to L (&), Step L fw (4) 12:00
5, 6Step R fw (5), Kick L fw (6) 12:00
7&8Step L back (7), Step R next to L (&), Step L fw (8) 12:00

[25 – 32] Rock, ½ Shuffle, Step, Point (R, Fw, R)
1, 2Rock R fw (1), Recover on L (2) 12:00
3&4¼ Turn right step R to right side (3), Step L next to R (&), ¼ Turn right step R fw (4) 6:00
5 - 8Step L fw (5), Point R to right side (6), Point R fw (7), Point R to right side (8) 6:00

[33 – 40] Step, ¼ Flick, Diag. Shuffle, ⅛ Hip Roll (2x)
1, 2Step R fw in front of L (1), ¼ Turn right on ball of R and flick L back (2) 9:00
3&4Step L fw slightly cross R (3), Step R next to L (&), Step L fw slightly cross R (4) (towards 10:00) 9:00
5 - 8Step R to right and roll hip CCW making ⅛ turn left taking weight on L (5-6), Repeat for (7-8) 6:00

[41 – 48] Cross Samba, Diag. Shuffle, ⅛ Hip Roll (2x)
1&2Cross R over L (1), Rock L to left side (&), Recover on R (2) 6:00
3&4Step L fw slightly cross R (3), Step R next to L (&), Step L fw slightly cross R (4) (towards 7:00) 6:00
*See Restart instruction below for Wall 2
5 - 8Step R to right and roll hip CCW making ⅛ turn left taking weight on L (5-6), Repeat for (7-8) 3:00

[49 – 56] (Cross Rock, Side Shuffle) x2
1, 2Cross rock R over L (1), Recover on L (2) 3:00
3&4Step R to right side (3), Step L next to R (&), Step R to right side (4) 3:00
5, 6Cross rock L over R (5), Recover on R (6) 3:00
7&8Step L to left side (7), Step R next to L (&), Step L to left side (8) 3:00

[57 – 64] (Cross, Point) x2, ¼ Jazz Box
1 - 4Cross R over L (1), Point L to left side (2), Cross L over R (3), Point R to right side (4) 3:00
5-8Cross R over L (5), ¼ Turn right step back on L (6), Step R to right side (7), Cross L over R (8) 6:00

Restart On Wall 2, dance up to count 44 (finish diag. shuffle facing 12:00), then do a Jazz Box for counts 45-48: Cross R over L (5), Step back on L (6), Step R to right side (7), Cross L over R (8). Then start Wall 3 facing 12:00.

Ending On Wall 6, dance up to count 44 (finish diag. shuffle facing 12:00), then do the hip rolls in place without turning to stay at 12:00.
Then cross R over L to end the dance.

Contact: JuliaLineDance@gmail.com, www.JuliaWetzel.com

Last Update - 20th Oct. 2015
(35.173.48.53)(2020/07/03 17:05:05)

12 Comments

tommie October 19, 2015
I love it xxxxx

Julia1wetzel October 23, 2015
Thanks Tommie. We all feel better when we're dancing, don't we? ;) xx

JeanneG October 24, 2015
Great dance! Absolutely love it :)

Julia1wetzel October 24, 2015
Thanks a lot Jeanne.I'm so happy that you enjoyed it. xx

Stokies October 25, 2015
With the Winter months looming who needs Tonics. Flu Jabs and Comfort foods when we feel better dancing especially to this fantastically penned dance by Julia.My list of fab dances to do was growing but this one jumped right to the front.Well done Julia this dance will be massive for you THANK YOU

Victoria




Julia1wetzel October 25, 2015
Wow, I should have named this dance Better Than Chicken Soup...hehe I'm so flattered that you like my happy little dance Victoria. Thank you very much for your lovely comments. xx

Stokies October 27, 2015
Julia you little genius you.Gave the dancers a choice of six dances heading for the top.The gang all seasoned dancers had already spotted
this darling little dance on Copperknob. so keen,it was a clear leader.See you on the dance floor honey. When are you coming to England again?please keep n touch.

Victoria and your (fan club) The Gangjavascript:document.getElementById('form1').submit();

Julia1wetzel October 29, 2015
Hi Victoria, What can I say? I love your gang's taste in dances. LOL Not sure when I'll come back to the UK. Let's hope it's soon since I apparently have a fan club there now. Hahaha! xx

nthjjenny November 11, 2015
love it so much, hope can be taught at class soon.

Julia1wetzel November 12, 2015
Thanks nthjjenny. I hope so too. Let me know if it gets taught. :)

K-Mi July 6, 2016
I love Meghan Trainor and YOU!! Thank you for lovely dance!

Al McGee January 21, 2019
Just got back into dancing and teaching and I must say Wow! Your choreography is Awesome. This dance puts a smile on my face. I find it to be timeless.

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