Can't Let Go
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"Smoke" by A Thousand Horses
#16 count intro – start on lyrics.
Rhythm has a Nightclub Two-Step (NC2) feel.
Phrased Intermediate – Sequence of Counts: 24, 16, 16, 8, 24, 16… – When you start Wall 6, just do the first 16 counts (Sec. 1 & Sec. 2) though to the end of the song. Don’t let the sequence at the beginning scare you off! You can really hear it in the music after listening to the song a few times.
Sec. 1 (1-8) R SIDE, ROCK RECOVER, L SIDE, ROCK RECOVER, R ¼ TURN, R ½ TURN, R ¼ TURN, L SIDE, ROCK RECOVER
1 2&Step R foot to R side (1), Rock L foot back and slightly behind R foot (2), Recover weight back onto R foot (&)
3 4&Step L foot to L side (3), Rock R foot back and slightly behind L foot (4), Recover weight back onto L foot (&)
5 6&Step R making ¼ Turn R (5), Step L forward (6), pivot ½ right turn, weight onto R (&)
7 8&Step L foot to L side making ¼ Turn R (7), Rock R foot back and slightly behind L foot (8), Recover weight back onto L (&) (12:00)
***Walls 4 - Dance the first 8 counts and Restart
Sec. 2 (9-16) STEP RIGHT SIDE, DEMI-PLIE BOUNCE (X2), ¾ UNWIND, SWEEP RIGHT, SYNCOPATED BOX (X2)
1 2 3 4&Step R foot to R side (1), cross L behind & touch L behind R as you bounce (demi-plie: small bend at knees) down (2), (straighten) up (&), (demi-plie: small bend at knees) down (3), Unwind ¾ toward left onto L (4), Sweep R from behind around L and cross R in front of L (&) (3:00)
5&6 7&8Jazz Box X2: Cross R over L (5), Step L back (&), Step R to R side (6), Cross L over R (7), Step R back (&), Step L to L side (8) (3:00)
Sec. 3 (17-24) LEFT 1/2 PIVOT STEP FORWARD (RLR), RIGHT ½ PIVOT STEP FORWARD (LRL), R FORWARD MAMBO (RLR), L BACK MAMBO (LRL)
1 & 2R foot step forward (1), ½ pivot left onto L (&), step R foot forward (2) (9:00)
3 & 4L foot step forward (3), ½ pivot right onto R (&), step L foot forward (4)
5 & 6R foot rock forward (5), recover on L (&), step R foot together next to L (6) (keep weight on Right)
7 & 8L foot rock back (7), recover on R (&), step L foot together next to R, keep weight on Left (8) (3:00)
End of Dance. Start Again. Have fun!
Wall 1 and Wall 5 are the only times you will dance all 24 counts. Dance ends on Wall 15 (6:00) with the Syncopated Box Steps (9:00) –Music is fading out. To end on the 12:00 wall, make a 1/4 Turn R with last Box Step (7 & 8 &): Cross L over R, Step R back, Make 1/2 Turn L as you step L to L side to face 12:00 (front) wall, bring R together next to L.
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