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La Mer

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Count:
48
Wall:
4
Level:
Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
William Sevone. (June 2013)
Music:
"La Mer" - Chantal Chamberland ("The Other Woman") 120 bpm
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Choreographers note:- It is important to read the notes for tips and essential styling. And like those old musicals
starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - approach the dance in a relaxed, almost care-free way.
Always remember - 'The beat may reach your feet - but the rhythm should electrify your soul'.
Dance starts on Count 16 of the intro (with the word ‘La…’).

Side-Together. Cross. Back. 5x Side Step/Sways with ‘Tah Dah’ Hands (12:00)
&1with a little hop – step right to right side, step left next to right..
2 – 3Cross right over left. Step backward onto left.
4Step right to right side (dipping right shoulder)
5 – 6Sway onto left (dipping left shoulder). Sway onto right (dipping right shoulder)
7 – 8Sway onto left (dipping left shoulder). Sway onto right (dipping right shoulder)
Hands: Counts 4 to 8 – raise hands (elbows tucked in - palms out) to face height – move from side to side (a’la ‘Tah Dah’)
Add a little ‘Bounce’ to the sways.

1/4 Side Kick. Moving Sideward 3x Cross Behind-Together-Side Kick. Cross Behind (3:00)
9 – 10Turn ¼ right & flick kick left to left side. Cross left behind right.
&11 – 12Step right next to left, flick kick left to left side. Cross left behind right.
&13 – 14Step right next to left, flick kick left to left side. Cross left behind right.
&15 – 16Step right next to left, flick kick left to left side. Cross left behind right
Arms & Head:
9,&11,&13,&15Left arm out to left and Head turned left.
10,12,14,16swing left arm across front of body and Head forward.

1/4 Together. 4x Jazzy Toe Struts (12:00)
&17 – 18with a little hop – Turn ¼ left & step right next to left, step forward onto left toe (toe facing 10.30). Drop left heel.
19 – 20Step forward onto right foot (toe pointing 1.30). Drop right heel.
21 – 22Step forward onto left toe (toe facing 10.30). Drop left heel.
23 – 24Step forward onto right foot (toe pointing 1.30). Drop right heel.
Dance Note: 17-24 are forward steps – only the toes point diagonally
Arms: 17-18, 21-22 Swing left arm forward-click fingers. 19-20, 23-24 Swing right arm forward – click fingers.

4x Touch Out-Drag Together (12:00)
&25 – 26Touch left toe to left side and drag left next to right over two counts – place weight on left.
&27 – 28Touch right toe to right side and drag right next to left over two counts – place weight on right.
&29 – 30Touch left toe to left side and drag left next to right over two counts – place weight on left.
&31 – 32Touch right toe to right side and drag right next to left over two counts – place weight on right.
Arms: &25-26, &29-30 Left arm out – bring in with drag. &27-28, &31-32 Right arm out – bring in with drag

Touch Out-Together-Touch Back. 3x Scuff-Forward (12:00)
&33 – 34Touch left toe to left side, step left next to right. Touch right toe backward.
35 – 36Scuff right forward. Step forward onto right.
37 – 38Scuff left forward. Step forward onto left.
39 – 40Scuff right forward. Step forward onto right.

Press-Recover. 3x Moving Backward Touch Out-Diagonal Cross Behind. 1/4 Turn (foot off floor) (3:00)
&41 – 42Press forward onto left, recover onto right. Touch left toe to left side
43 – 44Step left diagonally back right. Touch right toe to right side.
45 – 46Step right diagonally back left. Touch left to left side.
47 – 48Step left diagonally back right. with right foot off floor – turn ¼ right (prepare for &1)
Arms: Swing both arms to same side as ‘toe touch’ & click fingers.

DANCE FINISH: Wall 9 Dance up to Count 32 (facing ‘Home’) then..
1 – 2Step/Sway right to right side. Hold
3 – 4Sway left to left side. Hold
5 – 8Repeat 1 to 4
Hands: Counts 1 to 8 – raise hands (elbows tucked in - palms out) to face height – move from side to side (a’la ‘Tah Dah’)
Add a little ‘Bounce’ to the sways.

(18.208.132.33)(2020/05/31 02:38:03)

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