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That Cat Is High!

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Count:
64
Wall:
4
Level:
intermediate straight rhythm
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Bob Izral (USA)
Music:
That Cat Is High - Manhattan Transfer
 
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2 VAUDEVILLES
Lean upper body right on the left kick (count 3), lean upper body left on the right kick (count 7)

1-4Cross left over right, step right to side, kick left diagonally forward-left, step left backward
5-8Cross right over left, step left to side, kick right diagonally forward-right, step right backward

WALK, WALK, START CHARLESTON
1-4Walk left forward, hold, walk right forward, hold
Lean upper body back on the touch forward (count 5)
5-8Touch left toe forward swinging arms left, hold, step left backward swinging arms right, hold
Shake "jazz hands" (fingers separated) on the right wall when they sing "hands all flabby."

FINISH CHARLESTON, STEP FORWARD, TURN ¼ RIGHT
Lean upper body forward on the touch backward (count 1)

1-4Touch right toe backward swinging arms left, hold, step right forward swinging arms right, hold
5-8Step left forward, hold, pivot ¼ right (weight on right), hold

CROSS, TOUCH, SUGARFOOT SWIVELS
1-4Cross left over, hold, touch right toe next to left instep, hold
5Touch right heel next to left instep and swivel left toe to the right
6Touch right toe next to left instep and swivel left heel to the right
7-8Repeat counts 5 and 6
Easy option for counts 5-8: omit left foot swivel action and touch right foot heel-toe-heel-toe

KICKS AND WEAVES
As if circling a clock face on the wall in front of you, circle hands in front of body clockwise from 6:00 to 12:00 to 6:00 (counts 1-4)

1-4Kick right diagonally forward-right, cross right behind, step left to side, cross right over left
Circle hands in front of body counterclockwise from 6:00 to 12:00 to 6:00 (counts 5-8)
5-8Kick left diagonally forward-left, cross left behind, step right to side, cross left over right

STEP, STEP, 3 KNEE POPS: RIGHT-LEFT-RIGHT
1-4Step right slightly forward, hold, step left slightly forward (no weight, left knee bent), hold
Move hands at sides of body as if walking (counts 5-6-7, hold on 8)
5-6Pop right knee forward and left knee backward, pop left knee forward and right knee backward
7-8Pop right knee forward and left knee backward, hold

4 TOE STRUTS BACKWARD
Hands at sides, move hands down on 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8, but snap fingers only on 2-4-6-8. Body slightly crouched

1-2Step right toe backward, lower right heel and snap fingers
3-4Step left toe backward, lower left heel and snap fingers
5-8Repeat counts 1-4

COASTER STEP, INTOXICATED CROSS WALKS
1-4Step right backward, step left next to right foot, step right forward, hold
5-8Step left across right swinging hands left, hold, step right across left swinging hands right, hold

REPEAT

BIG FINISH
Facing 12:00, the band stops on count 5, freeze with right foot crossed over left. Point to dancer next to you when she says "Well, I know that cat is high." Shake jazz hands when they sing "Yeah."

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