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I Can't Stand the Rain

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Count:
32
Wall:
4
Level:
Beginner / Improver
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Jill Weiss – June 2020
Music:
I Can't Stand the Rain by Seal
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I’ll Tell You What” by Rick Tippe - alt music

Dance starts after a vocal introduction and a pause…start when Seal sings “Rain” approx. 23 seconds into track.
NO TAGS, NO RESTARTS!
(This dance was written as an easier floor split for the classic intermediate dance to the same music.)

JAZZ BOX WITH STEP FORWARD, SHUFFLE FORWARD, ROCK FORWARD, REPLACE
1-2-3-4Cross R in front of left, step back on L, step R to right side, step L forward
5&6Step forward on R, bring L next to R, step forward on R
7-8Rock forward on L, replace weight back on R (12:00)

STEP BACK WITH SWEEPS 2X SHUFFLE BACK, COASTER, BIG STEP FORWARD, DRAG & TOUCH
1Step back on L while sweeping R from front to back
2Step back on R while sweeping L from front to back
3&4Step back on L, bring R back next to L, step back on L
5&6Step back on R, bring L back next to R, Step forward on R
7-8Big step forward on L (7), drag R forward and touch R next to L (12:00)

TOUCH, TURN & CLOSE, SIDE ROCK CROSS, STEP SIDE, BEHIND SIDE CROSSING SHUFFLE
1-2Point R toe out to R (1), pivot on L foot ¼ turn to right while drawing R in to close next to L (2) (think Monterey!) (3:00)
3&4Rock L to left side, replace weight to R, cross L in front of R
5Step side R
6&Step L behind right, step R to right side
7&8Cross L in front of R, small step R to right, cross L in front of R (3:00)

BUMPING TOE STRUT FORWARD, BUMPING TOE STRUT ¼ LEFT, PIVOT ½ LEFT, PIVOT ¼ LEFT
1&2Touch R toe to right side and bump right hip to right (1), replace weight to L (&), step on R (2)
3&4Turn ¼ left and touch L toe to left side and bump left hip to left (3), replace weight to R (&), step on L (4) (12:00)
5-6-7-8Step R forward (5), pivot ½ turn left to 6:00 (6) (bump right hip as you turn), step R forward (7), pivot ¼ turn left to 3:00 (8)(bump right hip as you turn…over rotate at 3:00 so that you can step right into the jazz box)

NOTE: You can substitute the one final ¼ pivot turn at counts 7-8 for two quicker 1/8 pivot turns 7&8& on the walls where the music ends with quick beats.

End on the front with the TOUCH out to the right on count 1 of the 3rd set.

Contact: Jill Weiss – Email: jill@freespindance.com - www.jkshuffles.com
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Last Update - 15 June 2020
(3.233.229.90)(2020/07/02 12:32:50)

4 Comments

Riverside Donna June 15, 2020
Just learned this from Jill. Awesome,fun dance!

Free Spin Dance June 15, 2020
Thanks, Donna!!

Walkercross June 20, 2020
Fantastic dance. Easy but just enough to keep it interesting. Thanks Jill.
Janet Martin

Free Spin Dance June 20, 2020
Thanks, Janet!!

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