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La Mer

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Count:
48
Wall:
2
Level:
Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
The Highlander. (June 2013)
Music:
La Mer by Charles Trenet.
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8 count intro – Start on the word “Mer”

Cross Rock & Side, ¼ ¼ Left, Cross Rock, & Cross &Behind, ¼ right.
1-2Cross Rock R over left, recover onto L
&3Step R to right side, Cross L over right
4&Turn ¼ left stepping back on R, Turn ¼ left stepping L to left side. (6:00)
5-6Cross Rock R over left, Recover onto L
&7Step R to right side, Cross L over right
&8&Step R to right side, step L behind right, turn ¼ right stepping R forward (9:00)

Left Forward Mambo, Right Back Mambo, Step Turn step, Triple Full Turn Left
1&2Rock forward on L, Recover onto R, Step back on L,
3&4Rock back on R, Recover onto L, Step forward onto R
5&6Step forward on L, Pivot ½ turn right, Step forward onto L (3:00)
7&8Travelling forward a triple full turn left stepping R,L,R.
(Easier alternative, Shuffle Forward R,L,R)

& Step, Full Spiral Turn Right, Triple Full Turn Right, Forward Mambo ¼ left, Cross ¼ ¼ right Cross.
&1Step L next to right, Step forward onto R
2Step forward onto L making a full spiral turn right keeping weight on left foot
3&4travelling forward Triple full turn right, stepping R,L,R (3:00)
(Easier alternative for counts 2,3&4 - Turn ½ right, stepping back onto L, Shuffle ½ turn right, stepping R,L,R),
5&6Rock forward onto L, Recover onto R, turn ¼ left stepping L to left side, (12:00)
7&Cross R over left, Turn ¼ right stepping back onto L,
8&Turn ¼ right stepping R to right side, Cross L over right. (6:00)

Side Rock, Cross Side Rock Cross Side, Side Rock, Sailor Full Turn
1-2Rock R to right side, Recover onto L,
&3&Cross R over left(angling body to left),Rock L to left side, Recover onto R angling body to right,
4&Cross L over right, Step R small step to right side,
5 -6Rock L to left side, Recover onto R,
7&8Sailor full turn left, stepping L,R,L.

Sweep Cross, Back Side Cross Sweep Cross, Side Rock, Behind, Side, Cross Rock, ¼ Left
1-2Sweep R round crossing R in front of left, Step back onto L
&3-4Step R to right side, Cross L over right, Sweep L round and step R over left
5&Rock L to left side, Recover onto R
6&Step L behind right, Step R to right side,
7&8Cross rock L over right, Recover onto R, Turn ¼ left stepping onto L (3:00)

Paddle ¼ left, Paddle ¼ left, Cross Back Side, Step Turn Step, 1/2 1/4 Together Side
1&Touch R toe forward and paddle ¼ turn left,(weight on L) (12:00)
2&Touch R toe forward and paddle ¼ turn left, (Weight on L)(9:00)
3&4Cross R over left, Step Back onto L, Step R to right side,
5&6Step forward onto L, Pivot ½ turn right, Step forward onto L, (3:00)
7&Turn ½ left stepping back onto R, Turn ¼ left stepping L to left side,
8&Step R next to left,, Step L to left side. (6:00)

For a shorter version (24 count), dance only the first 3 sections, replacing the final cross step in section 3 with a step next to right foot, and restarting from section 1.

Contact Email – theldhighlander@gmail.com

(18.208.132.33)(2020/05/31 04:57:19)

2 Comments

ldhighlander June 18, 2013
Sheet indicates this a 64 count dance. It is in fact a 48 count dance.

ldhighlander June 19, 2013
Please ignore the above comment. Sheet has been amended to show dance as a 48 count. Thank you George.

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