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Those Russians

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Count:
64
Wall:
2
Level:
Easy Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Niels Poulsen (DK) - January 2016
Music:
Rasputin - Boney M. : (Album: The Magic of Boney M - iTunes etc - 4:26)
 
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Intro: 8 counts from first heavy beat in music (app. 4 secs. into track). Weight on L foot

Restarts: On wall 2 after 32 counts, facing 12:00. On wall 7 after 48 counts, facing 6:00. On wall 9, after
the bridge, facing 6:00

EASY bridge: It comes every time we have the chorus (…’ra ra Rasputin…’).
After 32 counts on walls 4, 6, 9 and 10.
Do a 4 count R rocking chair to the R diagonal then continue with count 33.

[1 – 8] R vine, point, L rolling vine, R brush
1 – 4Step R to R side (1), cross L behind R (2), step R to R side (3), point L to L side (4)
NOTE: during chorus clap hands twice at R shoulder height on counts &4- 12:00
5 – 8Turn ¼ L stepping L fwd (5), turn ½ L stepping R back (6), turn ¼ L stepping L to L side (7), brush R fwd (8)
NOTE: during chorus clap hands twice at L shoulder height on counts &8- 12:00

[9 – 16] R jazz box ¼ R, cross, R chasse, L back rock
1 – 4Cross R over L (1), turn ¼ R stepping back on L (2), step R to R side (3), cross L over R (4) 3:00
5&6Step R to R side (5), step L next to R (&), step R to R side (6) 3:00
7 – 8Rock L back (7), recover fwd on R (8) 3:00

[17 – 24] L vine, R point, 1 ¼ R turn, L sweep
1 – 4Step L to L side (1), cross R behind L (2), step L to L side (3), point R to R side (4)
NOTE:during chorus clap hands twice at L shoulder height on counts &4- 3:00
5 – 8Turn ¼ R stepping R fwd (5), turn ½ R stepping L back (6), turn ½ R stepping R fwd (7), sweep L fwd (8)
NOTE: during chorus clap hands twice at R shoulder height on counts &8 - 6:00

[25 – 32] L jazz box, cross, L chasse, R back rock
1 – 4Cross L over R (1), step back on R (2), step L to L side (3), cross R over L (4) 6:00
5&6Step L to L side (5), step R next to L (&), step L to L side (6) 6:00
7 – 8Rock R back (7), recover fwd on L (8)
* 1st and 3rd Restart. All the bridges happen here too - 6:00

[33 – 40] Side R, Hold, ball side, Hold, ball side rock 3/8 L, R kick ball step
1 – 2Step R to R side opening up in body to R diagonal (1), Hold (2) 7:30
&3 – 4Step L next to R (&), step R to R side (3), Hold (4) 7:30
&5 – 6Step L next to R (&), rock R to R side (5), turn 3/8 L when recovering to L (6) 3:00
7&8Kick R fwd (7), step R next to L (&), step fwd on L (8) 3:00

[41 – 48] R rock step fwd, R coaster step, step ¼ R, L cross shuffle
1 – 2Rock fwd on R (1), recover back on L (2) 3:00
3&4Step R back (3), step L next to R (&), step R fwd (4) OR do a R full triple turn 3:00
5 – 6Step fwd on L (5), turn ¼ R stepping R to R side (6) 6:00
7&8Cross L over R (7), step R to R side (&), cross L over R (8)
* Restart on wall 7, facing 6:00 6:00

[49 – 56] Vine 8
1 – 3Step R to R side (1), cross L behind R (2), turn ¼ R stepping fwd on R (3) 9:00
4 – 5Step fwd on L (4), turn ½ R onto R foot (5) 3:00
6 – 8Turn ¼ R stepping L to L side (6), cross R behind L (7), step L to L side (8) 6:00

[57 – 64] Cross, Hold, ball cross, Hold, ball cross rock, side R, cross L over
1 – 2Cross R over L (1), Hold (2) 6:00
&3 – 4Step L a small step to L side (&), cross R over L (3), Hold (4) 6:00
&5 – 6Step L a small step to L side (&), cross rock R over L (5), recover on L (6) 6:00
7 – 8Step R to R side (7), cross L over R (8) 6:00

Start again

Ending: Finish the dance with the last bridge. You’re now facing 12:00.
Ending: On the word ‘Oh’ step R to R side bringing R arm to R side.
On ‘Those’ move it in a semi-circle to the L side.
Finally, on ‘Russians’ move it to the R as if you cut your throat.
NOTE: The reason for the ending is that Rasputin was killed by some of his Russian countrymen, as sung by Boney M - 12:00

Contact - niels@love-to-dance.dk - www.love-to-dance.dk

4 Comments

Bettan February 11, 2016
Love this! I rarely smile when i dance, but with this dance i can not help myself! So much fun! ������

Stokies February 14, 2016
Hi Niels,
Bettan's right its a great little fun dance . I am Expecting lots of smiles and laughing in tomorrows class.You did a great job of breaking the music down Niels first class. So glad you kept the steps easy so all levels can enjoy it .This dance deserves to do well
I can't wait to teach it.
Best Wishes Victoria xx

Stokies February 15, 2016
Taught this dance today as planned Mixed level room.The steps are easy, once we grasped continuing after bridge and where the 48 count restart went, this dance was a big winner for us. The less confident dancers took their lead from the intermediates and the dance came together with lots of big smiles and cheers for the cut throat finale.Thank you Niel's for making us laugh your dance is awesome.
THE GANG AND VICTORIAxxx

Poppet June 4, 2016
Fantastic dance !! Boney M would not have been aware of the intriguing information recently made available, that indeed it was a British Agent (spy) who fired the final fatal shot into Rasputin's body. His name was Oswald Rayner who came from Smethwick .......a great place for line dancing these days !

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