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Grown Man
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Count: 
64
Wall: 
2
Level: 
Phrased High Intermediate / Advanced
Choreographer: 
Johanna Barnes (May 2013)
Music: 
Grown Man by New Kids On The Block (ft. Pussycat Dolls & Teddy Riley)
Sequence: 32 count intro, A, B, B, A, B, B, A, 8-count Tag, B, B

Part A (start clock notation at 12:00)
[1~8]: PUSH SLIDES x2, ROCK-RECOVER, COASTER STEP
1step-push ball of R foot slightly forward
2slide ball of L foot back (away), take full weight R by dropping heel
3step-push ball of L foot slightly forward
4slide ball of R foot back (away), take full weight L by dropping heel
5R rock forward
6recover weight (back) on to L
7R step back
&L step next to R
8R step forward

[9~16]: OUT, OUT, HOLD, TOGETHER-CROSS, ROCK-BACK RUN, ‘LOCK,’ ½ UNWIND
1L step out to left side and slightly forward
2R step out to right side
3hold
&L step next to R
4R step across L (angled slightly to 11:00)
5L rock forward (toward 11:00)
&roll hips under to take weight back onto R
6L step back
&R step back
7L toes step back, reaching behind (across) R
8unwind ½ turn L, full weight L (facing 6:00)

[17~24]: KICK-BALL-BACK, STEP ¼ TURN x2 (R THEN L)
1R kick forward
&R step next to left
2L toes touch back
3L step forward
4push ¼ turn R, onto R (facing 9:00)
5L kick forward
&L step next to R
6R toes touch back
7R step forward
8push ¼ turn L, onto L (facing 6:00)

[25~32]: JAZZ SQUARE, OUT-OUT, HOLD, DOUBLE KNEE/HEEL PULSE
1R step across L
2L step back
3R step to R side
4L step across R
&R step out to right side
5L step out to left side
6Hold*
apulse both knees upward
7bring both heels to floor
apulse both knees upward
8bring both heels to floor, shifting to weight L
*Option for the hold: Do ‘the butterfly’ which is accomplished rolling both knees inward then back out as they bend and straighten (ah 6).

8 COUNT TAG: Occurs after the 3rd A
[1~8]: pulse right (1), left (2), right (3), left (4), right (&), then snake roll up to weight L (with music) (5-8)

PART B (start clock notation at 12:00, since this sequence repeats)
[1~8]: STEP ROLLS (R THEN L)
1-4R step forward, ‘rolling’* through forward and back to weight R on count 4
5-8L step forward, ‘rolling’* through forward and back to weight L on count 8
* Rolling can occur through hips and/or shoulders, utilizing rib cage isolations

[9~16]: ROCK-RECOVER, 1 ½ TURN, STEP, ½ TURN, TRIPLE FORWARD
1R rock forward
2recover weight to L
3½ turn right, R stepping forward (6:00)
&½ turn right, L stepping back
4½ turn right, R stepping forward (6:00)
5L step forward (6:00)
6½ turn right, taking weight onto R (12:00)
7L step forward (12:00)
&R step slightly past L*
8L step forward, and slightly open to left
*7-8 as a triple, can be a little shuffle or a run

[17~24]: TOE GRIND x2, BALL ROCK-RECOVER, COASTER STEP
(start with body on slight angle open to 11:00)
1place R toes forward (no weight, L knee slightly bent)
&swivel R heel outward
2return heel to center
3hold
&swivel R heel outward
4return heel center
&R step next to L
5with L open, push rock forward
6recover weight back to R
7L step back
&R step next to L
8L step forward (now square to 12:00)

[25~32]: STEP, SLOW ½ CHASE TURN, STEP HIP ROLL ¼ x2
1R step forward
2L step forward
3½ turn R onto R (6:00)
4L step forward
5step forward on your R as you roll hips counter-clockwise going back to front, finishing ¼ left
6take full weight R, lift up on L heel (3:00)
7step down onto your L as you roll hips clockwise going back to front, finishing ¼ right
8take full weight L (6:00)

(BEGIN AGAIN, and most certainly DWYF!)

SEQUENCE: A BB A BB A 8ct-Tag BB

Clock notations are indicated from the start of that phrase you are walking through.
Each phrase can be considered a ‘new’ 12:00 o’clock wall description.

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

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