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MacArthur Park

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Count:
88
Wall:
2
Level:
Phrased Intermediate / Advanced
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Peter Metelnick (UK) & Alison Biggs (UK) - January 2012
Music:
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
 
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Start on word ‘spring’ [131bpm – 3:55]

** Celebrating 20 Years of Dance **.

NC OPENING – 24 counts – Dance 3X – 3rd time dance only 1st 20 counts
[1-8] R & L NC2 basics, R fwd box, R back rock/recover
1-2&Step R side, rock L back, recover weight on R
3-4&5Step L side, rock R back, recover weight on L, step R forward
6&7Step L side, step R together, step L back
8&Rock R back, recover weight on L

[9-17] ¾ L spiral, L side rock/recover/cross, R back box, L slow rock/recover, 1&1/4 R turn forward
1&Turning ¼ left step R side (9 o’clock), on the & keep turning another ½ left on R with L leg hitched up (3 o’clock)
2&3Rock L side, recover weight on R, cross step L over R
4&5Step R side, step L together, step R back
6&L side, step R together
7-8&1Rock L side, recover weight on R turning ¼ right (6 o’clock), turning ½ right step L back, turning ½ right step R forward (6 o’clock)
(Non-turning option &1: L & R forward)

[18-24] L fwd rock/recover/back, R back rock/recover, R cross/back/side, L cross/back/side, R cross rock/recover (or optional R cross & full turn L)
2&3Rock L forward, recover weight on R, step L back
4&Rock R back, recover weight on L
3rd time thru NC section ends HERE facing back wall & dance the BRIDGE
5&6&Cross step R over L, step L back, step R side, cross step L over R
7&8&Step R back, step L side, cross rock R over L, recover weight on L
Optional ‘fab’ turn 8&: cross step R over L, unwind full turn left on the spot with weight ending on left

BRIDGE = 8 counts + TAG – starts facing back wall. After the BRIDGE + tag dance MAIN EVENT
[1-8] R cross & unwind ½ L over 4 counts, R jazz box
1-4Cross R over L and unwind ½ turn left to front wall over 4 counts, weight ends on L (12 o’clock)
5-8Cross R over L, step L back, step R side, step L forward

TAG – Also at the end of walls 3&4 of main dance** see below
[1-8] R fwd rock/recover, ½ R shuffle, L fwd, ½ R pivot turn, L fwd shuffle
1-2Rock R forward, recover weight on L
3&4Turning ½ right step R forward, step L together, step R forward (6 o’clock)
5-6Step L forward, pivot ½ right (12 o’clock)
7&8Step L forward, step R together, step L forward (slight turn toward L diagonal)

MAIN EVENT – Dance 64 counts 6X, **3rd& 4th times add 8 count tag, 6th time is the final wall.
[1-8] On L diagonal: R fwd, L tap, L back, R kick ball cross, R vine 3 or ‘fab’ full turn L
1-3To L diagonal: step right forward, tap L behind, step L back squaring to front wall
4&5Kick R forward, step R back, cross step L over R
6-8R side, L behind, R side (slight turn toward R diagonal)
Optional ‘fab’ turn 6-8: turning ¼ left step R back, turning ½ left step L forward, turning ¼ left step R side

[9-16] On R diagonal: L fwd, R tap, R back, L kick ball cross, ½ R hinge, L cross step
1-3To R diagonal: step L forward, tap R behind, step R back squaring to front wall
4&5Kick L forward, step L back, cross step R over L
6-8Turning ¼ right step L back, turning ¼ right step R side, cross step L over R (6 o’clock)

[17-24] R side rock/recover, R sailor, ¼ L & L back rock/recover, R full turn fwd
1-2Rock R side, recover weight on L
3&4Cross step R behind L, step L side, step R side
5-6Turning ¼ left rock L back, recover weight on R (3 o’clock)
7-8Turning ½ right step L back, turning ½ right step R forward
Non-turning option: walk forward on counts 7-8

[25-32] L fwd rock/recover, L coaster step, ½ R jazz box
1-2Rock L forward, recover weight on R
3&4Step L back, step R together, step L forward
5-6Cross step R over L, turning ¼ right step L back
7-8Turning ¼ right step R forward, step L forward (9 o’clock)

[33-40] R fwd rock/recover, R ball cross unwind ½ R, R back rock/recover, R fwd shuffle
1-2Rock R fwd, recover weight on L
&3-4Step R back, Cross touch L over R, unwind ½ right with weight ending on L (3 o’clock)
5-6Rock R back, recover weight on L
7&8Step R forward, step L together, step R forward

[41-48] L fwd rock/recover, L ball cross unwind ¾ L, L back rock/recover, L fwd shuffle
1-2Rock L fwd, recover weight on R
&3-4Step L back, cross touch R over L, unwind ¾ left to back wall with weight ending on R (6 o’clock)
5-6Rock L back, recover weight on R
7&8Step L forward, step R together, step L forward

[49-56] R fwd cross point, L fwd cross scuff, ¼ R jazz box, ball cross side
1-4Cross step R over L, point L side, cross step L over R, scuff R forward
5-6Cross step R over L, turning ¼ right step L back (9 o’clock)
&7-8Step R back, cross step L over R, step R side

[57-64] L behind-1/4 R- L fwd, R fwd rock/recover, ½ R, ½ R, ½ R, L fwd
1&2Cross step L behind R, turning ¼ right step R forward, step L forward (12 o’clock)
3-4Rock R forward, recover weight on L
5-6Turning ½ right step R forward, turning ½ right step L back,
7-8Turning ½ right step R forward, step L forward (6 o’clock) (slight turn toward L diagonal)
Non-turning option for 5-8: ½ R & R fwd, walk fwd L, R, L

BIG ENDING: Final wall (6th)
Starts facing the back, dance first 11 counts, do the L kick ball cross (counts 12&13)
As you cross make a crisp ½ left unwind (whoosh) to finish bang on front with the music.

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