Make Up Your Mind
( 7 Votes)
Beginner / Improver
Why, Lady Why by Gary Morris, CD: Why Lady Why; 136 BPM;
32 count intro - Start weight on L
Sequence: intro, 48, 48, 32 (chorus), 48, 48, 32 (chorus), 48, 31; counterclockwise rotation;
Note to instructors: you may want to slow the track until students are familiar with the steps.
The Restarts are easy to anticipate because they occur during the chorus “It’s all over town . . .” and the music changes.
Then as soon as you hear “Why, lady, why,” you know to start over with the side, hold.
The only turns are ¼, although two are back-to-back, and all the steps are common combinations so don’t be put off.
[1-8] SIDE, HOLD, BALL-SIDE, TOUCH; CROSS ROCK, RECOVER, CHASSE LEFT ¼
1-2Step R to side, hold
&3-4Step L next to R, step R to side, touch L home (open body slightly to R diagonal)
5-6Cross rock L over R, recover weight to R
7&8Step L to side, step R next to L, turn left ¼  stepping forward L
[9-16] FORWARD ROCK, RECOVER, COASTER STEP; STEP, TURN RIGHT ¼, REPEAT
1-2Rock forward R, recover weight onto L
3&4Step back R, step L next to R, step forward R
5-6Step forward L, turn right ¼  taking weight onto R
7-8Step forward L, turn right ¼ 
[17-24] STEP, HOLD, BALL-STEP, TOUCH; STEP, TURN LEFT ¼, CROSS-&-CROSS
1-2Step forward L, HOLD
&3-4Step R next to L, step L forward, touch R home
5-6Step forward R, turn ¼ left  taking weight onto L
7&8Cross step R over L, step L to side, cross step R over L
[25-32] CHASSE LEFT, BACK ROCK, RECOVER, SIDE, KICK, SIDE, KICK
1&2Step L to side, step R next to L, step L to side
3-4Rock back onto R, recover weight onto L (see note below for optional big finish here)
5-6Step R to side, kick L across to R diagonal
7-8Step L to side, kick R across to L diagonal *Restart here during 3rd and 6th repetitions. The 3rd repetition starts and restarts facing ; the 6th repetition starts and restarts facing .
[33-40] BUMP, BUMP, BUMP, FLICK; TRIPLE LEFT ¼, TRIPLE FORWARD
1-2-3Step R to side bumping hips right, left, bump hips right (weight ends R)
(Optional styling during “make up your mind” hip bumps: bend arms at elbows, palms parallel to floor, and swing them R, L, R, looking R, L, R as you bump)
4Flick L foot behind R knee
(Optional styling with flick: throw hands up as though you’re giving up trying to make up your mind)
5&6Turn left ¼  stepping forward L, step R next to L, step L forward (keep steps small)
7&8Step forward R, step L next to R, step forward R (keep steps small)
[41-48] FORWARD ROCK, RECOVER, SIDE ROCK, RECOVER, BEHIND, SIDE, CROSS-&-CROSS
1-4Rock forward onto L, recover weight onto R; rock L to side, recover weight onto R
5-6Step L behind R, step R to side
7&8Cross step L over R, step R to side, cross step L over R
Optional big finish: The last repetition starts facing . Dance through the lindy in the 4th set (1&2, 3-4), then:
5-6-7Step R to side, step L behind R, turn ¼ right  stepping forward onto R (ta-dah!)
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Lisa McCammon email@example.com, www.peterlisamcc.com July 2014