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The Water is Wide
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Count: 
32
Wall: 
4
Level: 
Intermediate
Choreographer: 
Karen Tripp (CA), March 2018
Music: 
The Water is Wide, by Hayley Westenra, Album: "Celtic Treasures", 3:32 mins
Start: On the lyric “wide”, approx. 38 seconds into the track. CW rotation

S1: R NIGHTCLUB BASIC, 1/8 LEFT FWD, SWEEP, CROSS, BACK, BACK 3X, LEFT COASTER (10:30)
1-2&R big step side, L rock back (slightly behind), R recover
3Turn 1/8L L forward, sweeping R (10:30)
4&5R cross, L back, R back with sweep
6L back with sweep
7R back
8&1L back, R together, L forward

S2: R LUNGE, RECOVER WITH SWEEP, 1/8L BEHIND- SIDE-CROSS ROCK, RECOVER-SIDE-CROSS ROCK, RECOVER, SIDE (9:00)
2R lunge forward
3L recover sweeping R
4&51/8L R behind, L side, R cross rock (9:00)
6&L recover, R step side
7L cross rock
8&R recover, L step side

S3: WALK 2, MAMBO ½R, L FORWARD, R LUNGE, RECOVER, SWEEP INTO ¼R SAILOR, BEHIND (6:00)
1R forward
2L forward
3&4R rock forward, L recover, turn ½R R forward (3:00)
&5L forward, R lunge forward
6L recover sweeping R
7&8Turn 1/4R R behind, L step in place, R step in place (6:00)
&L behind

S4: NIGHTCLUB BASIC, 1/4L FORWARD, CROSS, BACK, NIGHTCLUB BASIC, BIG SIDE LEFT, 2 SYNCOPATED HIP SWAYS (3:00)
1-2&R big step side, L rock back (slightly behind), R recover (6:00)
3-4&Turn ¼L L forward, R cross, L back (3:00)
5-6&R big step side, L rock back (slightly behind), R recover
7L big step side (drag R)
8&Sway hips R, L (weight to L)

TAG: at end of wall 1 facing 3:00 (Repeat S4, first 4 counts, end facing 12:00 to begin again)
1-2&R big step side, L rock back (slightly behind), R recover (3:00)
3-4&Turn ¼L L forward, R cross, L back (12:00)

RESTART: Wall 3 facing 6:00 after 28 counts (S4, 1-4), start of instrumental section, after the lyrics “I sink or swim”. Hint: when you start to do a Nightclub Basic, take note that you are doing it as count 1 of the dance, not as count 5 of Section 4, and continue from the start of the dance.

END: There is a hold in the music as you approach the ending of the song, after counts 4& in Section 4, just before doing the second Nightclub Basic. Do not change steps, dance to the music. Ends facing 12:00.

Contact - karen@trippcentral.ca

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