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Dancing With Friends (aka Jan's Dance)

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Count:
48
Wall:
4
Level:
Easy Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Lisa McCammon - August 2015
Music:
Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down by the Heritage Blues Orchestra*; [And Still I Rise CD- 108 BPM]
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#32 count intro; counterclockwise rotation; start weight on L
** This dance is dedicated to Jan.

[1-8] ROCK, RECOVER, STEP BACK, DRAG-& ROCK, RECOVER, STEP BACK, DRAG-&
1-2Rock forward onto R, recover weight L
3-4&Take big step back on R, drag L heel; step onto L
5-8&Repeat previous 4 counts, ending weight on L

[9-16] ROCK, RECOVER, TRIPLE RIGHT ¼, CROSS ROCK, RECOVER, SWAY, SWAY
1-2Rock forward onto R, recover weight L
3&4Turn right ¼ [3] stepping R to side, close L, step R to side
5-8Rock L across R, recover weight R, step L to side swaying L, sway R (think L again)

[17-24] LINDY L, SIDE, DRAG, BEHIND-SIDE-CROSS
1&2Step side L, close R, step L to side
3-4R back onto R, recover weight to L
5-6Take big step R, bending knees drag L toward R as you straighten knees (keep going right)
7&8Step L behind R, step R to side, step L across R

[25-32] SIDE ROCK, RECOVER, R SAILOR, L ¼ TOASTER (turning coaster), KICK-BALL-STEP
1-2Rock side R, recover weight to L
3&4Step R behind L, step L to side, step R to side
5&6Turn left ¼ [12] stepping L back, close R, step L slightly forward
7&8Kick R forward, step R home, step L slightly forward to start momentum forward

[33-40] ENGLISH CROSS, TRIPLE STEP TURNING RIGHT ½, BACK ROCK, RECOVER
1-2Walk R, L
&3Step onto R while turning slightly to L diagonal; step L across R
4Step forward onto R, squaring to wall (turn out R toe to prep right turn)
Easier option 1-2, 3&4: Walk, walk, triple forward RLR
5&6Turn right ¼ [3], stepping side L, close R, turn right ¼ [6] stepping back L
7-8Rock back onto R, recover weight L (turn out L toe to prep left triple turn)

[41-48] TRIPLE STEP TURNING LEFT ½, TRIPLE LEFT ¼, CROSS, BACK-&-CROSS, POINT
1&2Turn left ¼ [3] stepping side R, close L, turn left ¼ [12] stepping back R (let it flow)
3&4Turn left ¼ [9] stepping side L, close R, step L to side (open slightly to L diagonal)
5-6Step R across L, step back L
&7-8Step R to side, step L across R, point R to side
Easier option 5-8: Step R across L, step back L, step R to side, step fwd L

*The dance will work with other WCS rhythm tracks, but the lyrics in this song contain a message for all of us.

Lisa McCammon, dancinsfun@gmail.com and www.peterlisamcc.com.
This step sheet is not authorized for publication on Kickit. All rights reserved, August 2015.

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4 Comments

lisafan August 24, 2015
Love that music - the steps seem to match the words!!! Great choreography indeed! Groovy tune - fun to dance!

Sassy Stepper August 25, 2015
Great dance and music. Will be teaching this soon and dancing it with lots of friends. Thanks for a really fun dance!

catman August 27, 2015
Just learned this today and loved it.

Bobbie July 17, 2017
Still my all time favorite line dance! Nice to see others are appreciating it too! Great choreography from a woman who gives our community so much time, talent and creativity.

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