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Optimist

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Count:
80
Wall:
2
Level:
Phrased Easy Intermediate
Music:
Optimist (Remastered 2009) by Jahn Teigen from CD: Teigen - 40 største Hits (length 2:54)
 
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Sequence: A, A, B, Tag1, C, A, A, Tag 2, B, B, B, C

Intro 16 counts after beats kick in

Part A
S A1 - Walk x3, Pivot 1/2L, Walk x2, Kick, Touch
1-4Step RF fwd, Step LF fwd, Step RF fwd, Turn 1/2L & transfer weight to LF 06:00
5-8Step RF fwd, Step LF fwd, Kick RF fwd, Touch RF beside LF

S A2 - Jazz Box, (Step, Touch) x2
1-4Cross RF in front of LF, Step back on LF, Step RF to R, Step LF in front of RF
5-8Step RF fwd R diag, Touch LF beside RF, Step LF fwd L diag, Touch RF beside LF
(Arms option: Clap on counts 6 & 8)

S A3 - Heel x2, Touch, Kick, 1/4R Sailor step, 1/2 Rumba Box
1-4Touch R heel in front of LF x2, Touch RF beside LF, Kick RF to R diag
5&6Turn 1/8R & step RF back, Turn 1/8R & step LF to L, Step RF a little bit fwd 09:00
7&8Step LF to L, Step RF beside LF, Step LF fwd

S A4 - Step, Pivot 1/2L, Step, Turn 1/4R & Hitch, Walk back x2, Mambo step
1-2Step RF fwd, Turn 1/2L & transfer weight to LF 03:00
3-4Step RF fwd, Turn 1/4R on RF & hitch LF 06:00
5-6Step LF back, Step RF back
7&8Step LF back, Recover weight on RF, Step LF fwd

Part B
S B1 - (Step, Hold) x2, Rock, Recover, Behind-side-cross
1-4Step RF fwd, Hold, Step LF fwd, Hold
(Arms option: Both arms out on counts 1 & 2. Put both palms on heart on 3 & 4)
5-6Step RF to R, Recover weight on LF
(Arms option: Both arms out & make thumbs up on counts 5 & 6)
7&8Step RF behind LF, Step LF to L, Cross RF in front of LF

S B2 - Turn 1/4R & step back, Hold, Step side, Hold, Cross rock, Recover, Shuffle L
1-4Turn 1/4R & step back on LF, Hold, Step RF to R, Hold 03:00
5-6Cross LF in front of RF, Recover weight on RF
7&8Step LF to L, Step RF together, Step LF to L

S B3 - Vaudeville, Jazz box
1&2&Cross RF in front of LF, Step back on LF, Touch R heel to R diag, Step RF beside LF
3&4&Cross LF in front of RF, Step back on RF, Touch L heel to L diag, Step LF beside RF
5-8Cross RF in front of LF, Step back on LF, Step RF to R, Step LF in front of RF

S B4 - Rock, Recover, Sailor step, Turn 1/4R & Point, Together, Kick-ball-change
1-2Step RF to R, Recover weight on LF
3&4Step RF behind LF, Step LF to L, Step RF a little bit fwd
5-6Turn 1/4R & point LF to L, Step LF beside RF 06:00
7&8Kick RF fwd, Step RF beside LF, Step LF beside RF

Part C
S C1 - V-step, (Step fwd, Point) x2
1-4Step RF to R diag, Step LF out to L, Step RF back on L diag, Step LF beside RF
5-8Step RF fwd, Point LF to L, Step LF fwd, Point RF to R

S C2 - Step, Pivot 1/2L, Walk fwd x2, (Step, Touch) x2
1-4Step RF fwd, Turn 1/2L & transfer weight to LF, Step RF fwd, Step LF fwd 12:00
5-8Step RF to R, Touch LF beside RF, Step LF to L, Touch RF beside LF
(Arms option: Put arms in the air and sway arms to R on counts 5 & 6. Sway arms to L on 7 & 8)

Tag 1: (comes after first B)
T1 - (Step fwd, Hold) x2
1-4Step RF fwd, Hold, Step LF fwd, Hold
(Arms option: Both arms out & raise arms on counts 1-4)

Tag 2: (comes after 4th A)
T2 - Step, Pivot 1/2L, 1/2L Hinge turn, Step
1-4Step RF fwd, Turn 1/2L & transfer weight to LF, Spin 1/2L on LF & step RF back, Step LF back

Last Update - 11 Sept. 2020

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