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Faith & Desire

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Count:
32
Wall:
4
Level:
Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Johanna Barnes (USA) - March 2010
Music:
Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson
 
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[1~8&]: STEP, CROSS, ROCK & CROSS, R & L OUT, HIP ROLLS, END AT DIAGONAL
1, 2L small step forward (1); R small sweep forward and step across L (2)
3 & 4L step back (3); R step slight right (&); L step across R (4)
5, 6R small step out to right side (5); L small step out to left side (6)
7&8&counter-clockwise hip movement (to R) (7); continue hip roll side and forward (to L) (&);finish circular hip movement to weight R (8); L step slightly forward, angle to face 10:00 (&)*
*alternatively, dancing with the music/verses: hold on count 7 and sway, rock, or hip rolls R-L
on “& 8,” finishing with weight on L, on the diagonal, to face 10:00 (11:00 and 5:00 are also acceptable direction!)

[9~16]: PREP-HITCH, ½ R, L PUSH-RECOVER-BACK, TOUCH, ½ PIVOT R, BACK TRIPLE RUN
1, 2R step forward (1); L hitch foot, low, to inside of R with ½ turn right, (face 4:00) (2)
3, 4L push step forward (3); recover weight back to R (4);
&5, 6L step back (&); R touch back (5); ½ pivot turn right, leave weight L (face 10:00) (6)
7&8R step back (7); L step back (&); R step back (8)

* Restart occurs on walls 2 & 5 at count 17. On Wall 2 you will restart facing 12:00. On Wall 5, you will restart facing 3:00. (Dance the 1st 16 counts of the pattern and proceed as if you were going to the 3rd set of 8, which turns ‘¼’ left, but start from the beginning (count 1) of the full pattern, by stepping forward then across)
 
[17~24]: SIDE STEP-BEVEL, QUICK-PIVOT-WEAVE, LOCKING TRIPLE FORWARD, HIP-FIGURE 8-R MAMBO
1, 2L step to left side, square to 9:00, then continue to rotate on L toward 7:00 (1); R touch next to L, draw in, knees bent (2)
3&4push off L as R steps slightly back (3); L cross behind R, rotating toward 10:00 (&);R step 1/8 right to face 10:00 (4)
5&6L step forward (5); R step slightly behind L (&); L step forward (6)
7&8R push rock forward, rotate R hip clockwise (7); L recover weight back, rotate to L hip (&); R step back, finish hip movement, weight R (8)

[25~32]: BACK-STEP HIP ROLLS x2, FULL SPIRAL TURN R, ½ TRIPLE RUN-AROUND
1&2&L touch back, no weight (facing 10:00) (1); roll hips, under and then back (&);fully weight back on L (2); R step next to L (&)
3&4&L touch back, no weight (facing 10:00) (3); roll hips, under and then back (&); fully weight back on L (4); R step next to L (&)
5L step forward, square to 9:00, while leaving R in place (create torque, R arm fwd, L back) (5)
6full spiral turn right, end with R across L, weight still on L (6)
7&8release weight, step R ¼ish turn right (7); L step ¼ish turn right across R (&);R step forward to 3:00 (8) *these 3 steps should occur on a right arc

(BEGIN AGAIN, and most certainly DWYF!)

Note: 32-count full walls begin again ¼ wall to the right from the previous start wall. Restart walls are ¼ left from whichever wall you begin the pattern on (3:00 becomes a restart to 12:00 and 6:00 becomes a restart to 3:00).

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Copyright © Johanna Barnes, please do not alter this step description without written permission from the choreographer.
This step description is intended to be a guideline. Dance demos and visual references may be found on the DanceWhatYouFeel YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/DanceWhatYouFeel
 

Contact: Johanna@dancewhatyoufeel.com ~ www.dancewhatyoufeel.com ~ 203.464.5322
Last Update – 15 Aug. 2020

1 Comments

Daniel January 14, 2018
This is one of the all time great dances. It's accessible to everyone, yet particularly feel-good to those with a even a bit of body control who desire choreography to sink deep in to their souls. Body and soul, Johanna's choreography to this great song is like good sex with someone you love.

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