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Remember The Gambler

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Count:
32
Wall:
4
Level:
Beginner
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Lynne Herman (USA) & David Herman (USA) - March 2020
Music:
"The Gambler" (3:34) by Kenny Rogers, Album: The Gambler (1978)
 
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TAGS: (T1) End of Wall #2 (2 extra counts). (T2) End of Wall #4 (6 extra counts)

This track, written by Don Schlitz, won the Grammy for 1979 Song Of The Year, and became
Kenny Rogers’ signature music. In memory of the life and music of Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)

INTRO: 8 counts. Begin on vocals.
S1: HEEL, HOOK, HEEL, FLICK, TRIPLE FORWARD (X2)
1&Touch right heel forward (1); hook right heel in front of LF (&)
2&Touch right heel forward (2); flick right heel back (&)
3&4Step RF forward (3); step LF beside RF (&); step RF forward (4)
5&Touch left heel forward (5); hook left heel in front of RF (&)
6&Touch left heel forward (6); flick left heel back (&)
7&8Step LF forward (7); step RF beside LF (&); step LF forward (8)
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S1 EASIER ALTERNATIVE: HEEL, TOE, TRIPLE FORWARD (x2)
12Touch right heel forward (1); touch right toe back (2)
3&4Step RF forward (3); step LF beside RF (&); step RF forward (4)
56Touch left heel forward (5); touch left toe back (6)
7&8Step LF forward (7); step RF beside LF (&); step LF forward (8)

S2: SWAY FWD, RECOVER, TRIPLE BACK; SWAY BACK, RECOVER, TRIPLE FWD
12Step RF forward to right diagonal, swaying weight forward (1); recover weight to LF (2)
3&4Step RF back (3); step LF beside RF (&); step RF back (4)
56Step LF back to left diagonal, swaying weight back (5); recover weight to RF (6)
7&8Step LF forward (7); step RF beside LF (&); step LF forward (8)

S3: V-STEP, WALK-WALK ¼ TURN RIGHT, TRIPLE FORWARD ¼ RIGHT
NOTE: Slows down slightly here for 16 counts during Wall #6, resumes normal tempo to start Wall #7
12Step RF forward to right diagonal (1); step LF forward to left diagonal, even with RF (2)
34Step RF back to original position (3); step LF beside RF (4)
56(Making ¼ turn right) Step RF forward 1/8 turn to right (5); step LF forward 1/8 turn right (6) (3:00)
7&8(Making ¼ turn right) Step RF forward (7); step LF beside RF (&); step RF forward (8) (6:00)

S4: FWD MAMBO, BACK COASTER, HEEL STRUT x3 MAKING ¼ TURN RIGHT, TOUCH
1&2Rock LF forward (1); recover weight to RF (&); step LF back (2)
3&4Step RF back (3); step LF back beside RF (&); step RF forward (4)
NOTE: Complete a ¼ turn right during counts 5-8, except for the final wall
5&Step left heel forward with slight right turn (5); drop left toe (&)
6&Step right heel forward with slight right turn (6); drop right toe (&)
7&8Step left heel forward with slight right turn (7); drop left toe (&); touch RF beside LF (8) (9:00)

TAG #1, END OF WALL #2, FACING 6:00 (2 extra counts)
T1: WALK x2
1 2Step RF forward (1); step LF forward (2)

TAG #2, END OF WALL #4. TAGS STARTS AT 12:00, FINISHES AT 6:00 (6 extra counts)
T2: WALK-WALK ¼ TURN RIGHT, TRIPLE FORWARD ¼ RIGHT, STEP, TOUCH
1 2(Making ¼ turn right) Step RF forward 1/8 turn to right (1); step LF forward 1/8 turn right (2)
3&4(Making ¼ turn right) Step RF forward (3); step LF beside RF (&); step RF forward (4) (6:00)
5 6Step LF forward (5); touch RF beside LF (6)

ENDING: To end on the front wall, do not turn during counts 5-8 at the end of Section 4. Ends on count 7.

Version 2, March 27, 2020
CONTACT: Lynne & David Herman
linedance4life@gmail.com
http://www.linedance4life.com

Last Site Update – 28 March 2020

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2 Comments

Sassy Stepper March 25, 2020
Really nice dance to honor this music legend. Thank you!

Line Dance 4 Life April 1, 2020
Our pleasure, Sassy!

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