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The Circle

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Count:
32
Wall:
2
Level:
High Beginner
Choreographer:
Derek Robinson (March 2020)
Music:
The Circle (single) by Larry Alderman (feat. The Haley Sisters) Amazon & iTunes
This dance is dedicated to everyone who can no longer enjoy the dancing, friendships and camaraderie found in the wonderful world of line dancing because of the dreadful Coronavirus outbreak. I know the words of this beautiful song by Larry Alderman reflect the sadness and feelings in our circle of line dance friends.

Thanks to Jan Brookfield for introducing me to the music of Larry Alderman.

#16 count intro. No tags or restarts. Start on vocals and keep it smooth

Sec 1: CROSS ROCK, SIDE, ACROSS, ¼ TURN, SIDE, CROSS ROCK, SIDE, DIAGONAL PIVOT ½ TURN
1&2Cross rock forward on right, recover onto left, step right to right side
3&4Cross left over right, make ¼ turn left stepping back on right, step left to left side (9.00)
5&6Cross rock forward on right, recover onto left, step right to right side turning to face right diagonal (10.30)
7&8Facing right diagonal step forward on left, pivot ½ turn right, step forward on left (4.30)

Sec 2: SIDE ROCK, STEP FORWARD (x2), FORWARD ROCK, ½ TURN, SHUFFLE ½ TURN
1&2Still facing diagonal rock right gently to right side, recover onto left, step forward on right
3&4Rock left gently to left side, recover onto right, step forward on left
5&6Rock forward on right recover onto left, make ½ turn right stepping forward on right (10.30)
7&8Shuffle ½ turn right, stepping – left, right, left (you are now facing opposite diagonal 4.30)

Sec 3: MODIFIED WEAVE LEFT, BACK ROCK, SIDE, MODIFIED WEAVE RIGHT, BACK ROCK ¼ TURN
1&2&Squaring up to side wall cross right behind left, step left to left side, cross right over left, step left to left side (3.00)
3&4Rock back on right, recover onto left, step right to right side
5&6&Cross left behind right, step right to right side, cross left over right, step right to right side
7&8Rock back on left, recover onto right, make ¼ turn right stepping left to left side (6.00)

Sec 4: CROSS ROCK, SIDE (x2), FORWARD ROCK, ½ TURN, WALK L, R, L ½ CIRCLE RIGHT
1&2Cross rock forward on right, recover onto left, step right to right side
3&4Cross rock forward on left, recover onto right, step left to left side
*The following 4 counts will take you in a full circle right
5&6Rock forward on right, recover onto left, make ½ turn right stepping forward on right (12.00)
7&8Walk smoothly in a ½ circle right, stepping – left, right, left (6.00)

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Ending: Adjustment is not necessary – the dance ends facing the front

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