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The Mermaid
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Count: 
80
Wall: 
4
Level: 
Intermediate
Choreographer: 
Patricia Stott (UK) Feb 2013
Music: 
Mermaid by Train
Intro: 16 beats - start on vocals

Section 1: Samba step, samba step, rock recover, full triple turn right
1&2Step forward on right, rock left to left, recover on right
3&4Step forward on left, rock right to right, recover on left
5-6Rock forward on right, recover on left
7&8Full triple turn right stepping right, left, right (easier option - coaster step)

Section 2: Cross, side, sailor turn 1/4 left, cross, side, sailor turn 1/4 right
1-2Cross left over right, right to right
3&4Sweep left round and cross left behind right turning 1/4 left, step right in place, Step left slightly to left
5-6Cross right over left, left to left
7&8Sweep right round and cross right behind left turning 1/4 right, step left in place, step right slightly to right

Section 3: Cross shuffle, bump hips, cross shuffle, bump hips
1&2Cross left over right, right to right, cross left over right
3&4Step right to right bumping hips - right, left, right
5&6Cross left over right, right to right, cross left over right
7&8Step right to right bumping hips - right, left, right

Section 4: Cross, recover, chasse 1/4 left, 1/2 pivot, kick ball change
1-2Cross left over right, recover on right
3&4Step left to left, close right to left, 1/4 left stepping forward on left
5-6Step forward on right, 1/2 pivot left transferring weight to left
7&8Kick right forward, step onto ball of right, step left in place
(Harder option for steps 3&4 – turn ¼ left stepping forward on left, ½ left stepping back on right, ½ left stepping forward on left)

*Section 5: Prissy walk, hold, prissy walk, hold, 1/2 pivot, shuffle forward
1-2Step right forward and across left, hold
3-4Step left forward and across right, hold
5-6Step forward on right, 1/2 pivot left
7&8Step forward on right, close left to right, step forward on right

*Section 6: Prissy walk, hold, prissy walk, hold, 1/2 pivot, shuffle forward
1-2Step left forward and across right, hold
3-4Step right forward and across left, hold
5-6Step forward on left, 1/2 pivot right
7&8Step forward on left, close right to left, step forward on left

Section 7: Mambo forward, mambo back, side mambo right, side mambo left
1&2Rock forward on right, recover on left, close right to left
3&4Rock back on left, recover on right, close left to right
5&6Rock right to right, recover on left, close right to left
7&8Rock left to left, recover on right, close left to right

Section 8: Volta turns 1/2 to right, cross rock, side rock, cross rock, side
1&2&3&4Turning gradually in a large1/2 circle right - step right across left, small step on ball of left, cross right over left, small step on ball of left, cross right over left, small step on ball of left, cross right over left
5&Cross left over right on ball of foot, recover
6&Rock left to left, recover
7&Cross left over right on ball of foot, recover
8Step left to left
(Easier option just point left across right, point left to left, point left across right, left to left )

Section 9: Cross, rock, chasse right, cross, rock, chasse 1/4 left
1-2Cross right over left, recover on left
3&4Step right to right, close left to right, step right to right
5-6Cross left over right, recover on right
7&8Step left to left, close right to left, turn 1/4 left stepping forward on left

Section 10: Paddle 1/4 turn, paddle 1/2 turn, jazz box
1-2Step forward on right, paddle 1/4 left (weight on left)
3-4Step forward on right, paddle 1/2 left (weight on left)
5-8Cross right over left, step back on left, right to right, step forward on left
(Option: during paddle turn rotate the hips)

*During wall 1 miss out sections 5* and 6*

Restart during wall 4: Dance sections 1 and 2
Then add - Cross shuffle, rock right, left, right, left (then Restart from the beginning)

Ending: Finish after section 8 with a step forward on right.

Contact: patstott1@hotmail.co.uk

Last Revision - 6th February 2013
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