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Let's Dance

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Count:
32
Wall:
2
Level:
Easy Improver
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Lynne Herman (USA) & David Herman (USA) - February 2021
Music:
Let's Dance - Del Shannon
 
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NOTE: Non-holiday alternative to "Christmas On The Square." Tags in different places, plus a restart.
INTRO: 18 Counts

TAGS: 2 two-count Tags, end of Walls #3 & #6
RESTARTS: After 24 counts, Wall #7
CONTRA: Designed for Contra dancing, too! Begin beside your partner, left shoulders aligned (12:00/6:00), 6 foot separation so you don't "tangle" during the opening Sailor Steps

S1: Touch Front, Touch Side, Sailor Step Finishing Forward x2
1 2Touch RF Forward (1); touch RF to right side (2)
3&4Step RF behind LF (3); step LF to left side (&); step RF forward (4)
5 6Touch LF Forward (5); touch LF to left side (6)
7&8Step LF behind RF (7); step RF to right side (&); step LF forward (8)
NOTE: An easy substitute for Beginners would be Coaster Steps finishing forward.
CONTRA: The forward steps help create separation for the next Section.

S2: Triple Step (x4) Full Circle Left
CONTRA: When contra dancing, 1&2 create separation from your partner for the following Full Circle Left
1&2Step RF forward (1); step LF beside RF (&); step RF forward (2)
NOTE: Use counts 3-8 to complete a Full Circle Left.
3&4(Making 1/3 turn left) Step LF slight turn left (3); step RF beside LF (&); step LF slight turn left (4)
5&6(Making 1/3 turn left) Step RF slight turn left (5); step LF beside RF (&); step RF slight turn left (6)
7&8(Making 1/3 turn left) Step LF slight turn left (7); step RF beside LF (&); step LF slight turn left (8)(12:00)
CONTRA: Make your own small circle, starting and finishing with your back to your partner. Optional High-5 with your right hand as you pass your partner right-shoulder to right-shoulder during the circle.

S3: Heel Jacks (x2), Jazz Half Turn Right
1&2&Cross RF in front of LF (1); step LF to left side (&); touch right heel to right diagonal (2); recover RF beside LF with weight (&)
3&4&Cross LF in front of RF (3); step RF to right side (&); touch left heel to left diagonal (4); recover LF beside RF with weight (&)
5678(Making ½ turn to the right) Cross RF in front of LF (5); step back with LF while making ¼ turn right (6)(3:00);turn another ¼ right, stepping RF forward (7)(6:00); step LF forward (8)
NOTE: An easy substitute for Beginners would be Cross Points and a 4-step ½ right walk-around
*** RESTART: After 24 counts, Wall #7
CONTRA: Finish the Jazz ½ Turn in a position similar to the start of the dance (left-shoulders aligned, 6 feet apart). Only now you and your partner are facing 6:00/12:00 instead of 12:00/6:00.

S4: Forward & Touch, Back & Kick, Back Coaster, Touch Out/In, Touch Heel/Hook, Shuffle Forward
1&2&Step RF forward (1); touch left toe behind RF (&); step LF back (2); kick RF forward (&)
3&4Step RF back (3); step LF beside RF (&); step RF forward (4)
5&Touch left toe to left side (5); touch left toe beside RF (&)
6&Touch left heel forward (6); hook LF across in front of RF (&)
7&8Step LF forward (7); step RF beside LF (&); step LF forward (8) ***
CONTRA: Position yourself properly to begin the dance again.

*** TAGS: At the end of Walls #3 & #6 (both Instrumental Breaks), add just two counts: Walk-Walk
1 2Step RF forward (1); step LF forward (2)

CONTACT: Lynne and David Herman, linedance4life@gmail.com
CREDIT: Thanks go to Barbara Curtis for suggesting this music.

4 Comments

OhioNana February 22, 2021
Great dance!!

Line Dance 4 Life February 23, 2021
Thanks, Nana!

Zen1 February 23, 2021
Great job David and Lynne - love this dance!

Line Dance 4 Life February 23, 2021
Thank you, Zen1

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