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Pam Pelser (SA) & Alan Haywood (UK)
I Run for Life - Melissa Etheridge : (CD: The Road Less Travelled)
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Intro 8 counts – start on vocals

Section 1
R side, L next to R, R side, rock and cross & L side, R next to L, L side rock and cross
1-2Step right to side, step left next to right
3&4Rock right to right side, step left next to right, cross step right over left (diagonally left)
5-6Step left to left side, step right next to left
7&8Rock Left to left side, Step right next to left, cross step left over right (diagonally right) 1 o’clock
RESTART: End of walls 3 and 7 (both 3 o’clock)
TAG: End of wall 8, add tag. See below.

Section 2
Rock forward R, recover L, run back R L R (making ¼ L), Rock back L, recover R, Run forward L R L
1-2Rock forward on right (right diagonal 1 o’clock), recover back onto left
3&4Run back right left right making a ¼ turn left (diagonally 11 o’clock)
5-6Rock back onto left, recover onto right
7&8Run forward left right left squaring up to 12 o’clock

Section 3
Cross rock, right over, recover L, ½ turn R Sailor step, L forward mambo, R Coaster step
1-2Cross rock right over left, recover weight back onto Left,
3&4Sweep right from front to back with a ½ turn right stepping right behind left, step left to left side, step right forward. 6 o’clock
5&6Rock forward onto left, recover weight back onto right, step left next to right
7&8Step back on right, step left beside right, step forward on right.

Section 4
Rock forward L, recover R, triple ½ L, ¼ L, touch L, L side rock and cross
1-2Rock forward onto left, recover back onto right,
3&4Triple ½ turn left stepping left right left 12 o’clock
5-6Turn a ¼ left stepping on right a big step to right side, touch left next to right 9 o’clock
7&8Rock left to left side, Step right next to left, cross step left over right

At the end of walls 3 and 7, (both facing 3 o’clock) do the first 8 counts then restart

At the end of wall 8, facing 12 o’clock, repeat the first 8 counts, then add following 4 counts
‘step right to right side, touch left, step left to left side, touch right’

Optional Ending
You will be facing 3 o’clock doing the first 8 counts. As the music fades, change counts 7 & 8 into ¼ left shuffle spreading arms.

From Pam
This dance was written to honour people who have been affected by cancer.
Thanks to Bernadette Schaap and Madie Calitz for their inspiration

From Alan
Thanks to Pam for letting me be a part of this song and dance.

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