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Reason to Stay
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Count: 
48
Wall: 
4
Level: 
Intermediate
Choreographer: 
Gary O'Reilly (Ire) (November 2018)
Music: 
Reason to Stay by Brett Young
#16 count intro

Section 1: SIDE, DRAG, BALL CROSS, CHASSE ¼, PIVOT ½, ¼ CHASSE
12&3Step L long step to L side (1), drag R to meet L (2), step on ball of R next to L (&), cross L over R (3)
4 & 5Step R to R side (4), step L next to R (&), ¼ R stepping forward on R (5) (3:00)
6 7Step forward on L (6), pivot ½ turn R (7) (9:00)
8 & 1¼ turn R stepping L to L side (8), step R next to L (&), step L to L side (1) (12:00)

Section 2: HOLD, BALL CROSS, SIDE, TOGETHER, FORWARD 1/8, FORWARD ROCK, BACK ½ FORWARD
2 & 3HOLD (2), step on ball of R next to L (&), cross L over R (3)
4 & 5Step R to R side (4), step L next to R (&), step R forward slightly over L toward L diagonal (5) (10:30)
6 7Rock forward on L toward diagonal (6), recover on R (7)
8 & 1Step back on L (8), ½ turn R stepping forward on R (&), step forward on L (1) (4:30)

Section 3: 1/8 CROSS, SIDE, SAILOR ¼, WALK, ½, SHUFFLE ½
2 31/8 turn R crossing R over L (2), step L to L side (3) (6:00)
4 & 5Cross R behind L (4), ¼ turn R stepping L next to R (&), step forward R (5) (9:00)
6 7Walk forward on L (6), ½ turn L stepping back on R (7) (3:00)
8 & 1¼ turn L stepping L to L side (8), step R next to L (&), ¼ turn L stepping forward on L (1) (9:00)

Section 4: ¼ SWEEP, CROSS, SWEEP, CROSS, BACK, SIDE, CROSS, CHASSE
2 3¼ turn L sweeping R around from back to front (2), cross R over L (3) (6:00)
4 5Sweep L around from back to front (4), cross L over R (5)
6 & 7Step back on R (6), step L next to R (&), cross R over L (7)
8 & 1Step L to L side (8), step R next to L (&), step L to L side (1)

Section 5: CROSS, SIDE, SAILOR STEP, CROSS, ¼, SHUFFLE ½
2 3Cross R over L (2), step L to L side (3)
4 & 5Cross R behind L (4), step L to L side (&), step R to R side (5)
6 7Cross step L over R (6), ¼ turn L stepping back on R (7) (3:00)
8 & 1¼ turn L stepping L to L side (8), step R next to L (&)*, ¼ turn L stepping forward on L (1) (9:00)
*Restart during wall 2 facing (9:00)

Section 6: WALK, TOGETHER, BACK LOCK BACK, ½, ½, SIDE, TOGETHER
2 3Walk forward on R (2), step L next to R (3)
4 & 5Step back on R (4), cross lock L over R (&), step back on R (5)
6 7½ turn L step forward on L (6), ½ turn L step back on R (7) (9:00)
8 &Step L to L side (8), step R next to L (&)

*Restart after counts ‘8&’ of section 5 during wall 2 facing (9:00)

Ending: During the last wall of the dance on ‘section 6’ replace counts ‘8&’ with:
8 1 ½ turn L step forward on L (8), step right next to left (1) (12:00)

Thank you to my friend Avril Burke for sending me this track.

Contact: Gary O’Reilly - oreillygaryone@gmail.com – 00353857819808
Website: www.thelifeoreillydance.com

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