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Still Learning To Fly

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Count:
48
Wall:
1
Level:
Improver
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Jill Weiss (USA) - March 2021
Music:
Learning to Fly - Sheppard
 
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Intro: 32 Counts
Sequence: A, BBBB, AA, BBBB, A, ½ A , BBBB, B, B WITH ENDING

PART A (starts and ends at 12:00)
STEP HITCH ROCK BACK, REPLACE, ROCK REPLACE COASTER
1-2-3-4Step forward on R (1), hitch left leg (2), rock back on left (3), replace weight forward to R (4)
5-6-7&8Rock forward on L, replace back to R, step back on L, step R next to L, step forward on L
(OPT: when the words say "going in circles", full L triple turn in place counts 7&8)

ROCK FORWARD, REPLACE BACK, SHUFFLE BACK, ROCK BACK, REPLACE FORWARD, KICK AND POINT
1-2Rock forward on right, replace weight back to left
3&4Step back on R, step L next to R, step back on R
5-6Rock back on left, replace weight forward to right
7&8Kick L forward, step on the ball of L foot next to R, touch/point R out to R side
(Touch to R is beginning of ½ Monterey in the next set)
DURING 5th A section, START B HERE

1/4 MONTEREY, MODIFIED 1/2 MONTEREY, POINT HITCH STEP/SWEEP
1-2Turn 1/4 right on L bringing R in to close (with weight) (1) Point L to left (2) 3:00
3-4Step L next to R (with weight) (3), point R to right (4)
5Turn 1/2 right on L bringing R in to close (with weight) (5) 9:00
6-7-8Point L to left (6) hitch L in front of R (7) Step L forward and sweep R back to front (8)

STEP HOLD, STEP HOLD, LEFT WALK AROUND TO 12:00 (These 8 counts are a 3/4 walkaround!)
1-2-3-4Start turning left and step R forward (1) Hold (2) Continue turning left and step L forward (3) Hold (4) 6:00
5-6-7-8Continue to walk around R-L-R-L in a ½ arc to 12:00
(Opt Hand motions: When the song says "the skies are looking clear", as you walk around bring hands up and out like you are opening up curtains)

PART B ( Dance B starting first at 12:00, then 9:00, then 6:00, then 3:00 - ends at 12:00)
ROCKING CHAIR, TWO 1/8 PIVOTS LEFT (WITH HIP ROLLS AND HAND MOTIONS)
1-2-3-4Rock forward on R, replace back on L, rock back on R, replace forward on L
(Hand motions: roll hands/arms at chest level)
5-6-7-8Step forward on R, pivot 1/8 turn left, step forward on R, pivot 1/8 turn left 9:00
(OPT: as you pivot, roll hips counter clockwise and make counter clockwise circles in the air with both arms)
 
WALK FORWARD 3 X AND HITCH, WALK BACK 2X COASTER
1-2-3-4Step forward R-L-R, hitch left leg and clap
(As you walk forward, raise arms up gradually with palms up, clap on the hitch)
5-6-7&8Step back L-R, step back on L, step R next to L, step L forward
(As you walk back, gradually bring arms down)

REPEAT B THREE MORE TIMES UNTIL YOU ARE FACING 12:00 AGAIN

ENDING: After the final 4 B's, do one more complete B to 9:00, then finish with a rocking chair and two pivot turns to 12:00
Thank you to Heather Detrick for her suggestions...
Questions, please contact me at jill@freespindance.com
This dance is easier than it sounds, please see full teach video posted on Copperknob and Youtube!

2 Comments

Jeanisfree4ever March 16, 2021
Super fun dance!! The step sheet looks tough, but, the flow with the music makes it easy to learn and totally worth it!!

Free Spin Dance March 16, 2021
Thank you so much!!! Very glad you took the time to look past the crazy step sheet lol!


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