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Bonaparte's Retreat

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Count:
32
Wall:
4
Level:
Beginner
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Maddison Glover (Australia) June 2019
Music:
Bonaparte's Retreat – Glen Campbell (2.49)
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Dance begins on lyric ‘girl’ (8 counts from beginning of the track)

Choreographed for the Victorian Line Dance Association Annual Gala Ball

Point Fwd, Point Side, Point Fwd/Across, Hitch, Side, Point Fwd, Point Side, Sailor ¼, Scuff
1,2Point R toe forward, point R toe out to R side
3&4Point R toe forward/ slightly across L foot, hitch R knee up (option: scoot/hop slightly right), step R to R side
5,6Point L toe forward, point L toe out to L side
7&8&Cross L behind R, make ¼ L stepping R beside L (9:00), step L forward, scuff R heel forward

Step Fwd, Lock, Step Fwd, Scuff, Step Fwd, Lock, Step Fwd, Scuff, Slow Pivot ½, V step
1&2&Step R forward, lock L behind R, step R forward, scuff L forward
3&4&Step L forward, lock R behind L, step L forward, scuff R forward
5,6Step R forward, pivot ½ turn over L (3:00) (weight on left)
7&8&Step R out into R diagonal, step L out into L diagonal, step R back, step L together
Note: Stretch counts 5-6 out and rise on tippy toes on the pivot ½ turn. Lyrics: “Sweeeetest” / “Pleeeeasee”

Walk Fwd x2, Mambo Fwd, Walk Back x2, Coaster Cross
1,2Walk forward on R, walk forward on L
3&4Rock forward onto R, recover back onto L, step back onto R
5,6Walk back on L, walk back on R
7&8Step back onto L, step R together, cross L over R

Side, Together, Fwd, Side, Together, Back, Lock Shuffle Back, Mambo Back
1&2Step R to R side, step L together, step R forward
3&4Step L to L side, step R beside L, step back onto L
5&6Step R back, cross L over R, step R back
7&8Rock back onto L, recover weight forward onto R, step forward onto L

Restart: During the fourth sequence, you will start the dance facing 9:00. Dance to count 16 and Restart the
dance facing 12:00. Hint: Glen will call for “BAGPIPES”.

Ending: You will begin the dance for the final time facing 12:00. Dance to count 6 then complete a left
coaster step on counts 7&8.

Thanks to my Dad, Tom Glover, for suggesting this piece of music to me.

5G<F:=7H5

11 Comments

dancer33 July 3, 2019
Loving this .....

Sandy Mew July 3, 2019
Always liked this fun piece of music. Enjoy this dance that goes so well to it. Hope it does well.

Pony Chen July 5, 2019
https://youtu.be/yYeSzd1XMGs

lulubelle July 12, 2019
This is a GREAT dance! What fun! Love the music and how well the steps fit.

OLDSALTY July 14, 2019
What a breath of fresh air this little dance is Everyone here in Talsarnau Wales (UK) love it Vicxx

catman July 28, 2019
Not a "slow pivot" in section 2-it's just unsyncopated.

Elma July 28, 2019
Thumbs up all round from my class. I agree with OLDSALTY ..... a breath of fresh air. Great music suggestion from your Dad .... put him on the payroll. Lol

tessi July 31, 2019
Have always liked this song and the choreography is charming.
The "slow" pivot is merely a regular pivot (2 Cts)---given the turns,syncopation, restart - will teach to advanced beginners/improver group (beginners ie dancers that are just starting out would be overwhelmed).

scorpio August 14, 2019
No wonder Bonaparte retreated , he must have heard the music ,sorry not for me I like good at tonight , that’s ace

G Q September 12, 2019
good little dance . some people dont like the music .but its a bit different

Joey September 23, 2019
I love it and will teach to my class of advanced beginners.
Section with v-step should mention doing forward steps on heels. Either way really cute.

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