Wade In The Water
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"Wade in the water" (114 bpm)...Eva Cassidy ('Songbird')
Choreographers note:- The music has the laid back Jazzy feel. Treat the dance the same way – in a laid back
and smooth mellow fashion.
Note:- This is the revised dance script of the one dated February 21st 2001 – use this script.
Always remember - 'The beat may reach your feet - but the rhythm should electrify your soul'.
Dance start's 32 counts from start of music
(extra guidance to dance start…after the Rhythm Guitar comes in and 2 full counts BEFORE the vocals).
2x Side Touch-Drag. Kick Ballchange (12:00)
1 Touch right toe to right side.
2 - 3 Drag right next to left (over two counts – weight ending on right: Vocals come in on count 3).
4 Touch left toe to left side.
5 - 6 Drag left next to right (over two counts – weight ending on left).
7& 8 Kick right forward, step right next to left, step left in place.
Fwd with 1/4 Left. Finger Snap. 3x 1/2 Turns-Finger Snaps (3:00)
9 Step forward onto right toe.
10 Turning ¼ left – hands at shoulder - click fingers whilst dropping R heel to ground (9).
11 Turn ½ left on right - stepping left toe to left side (3).
12 With arms out to sides, forearms up - click fingers whilst dropping L heel to ground.
13 Turn ½ right on left - stepping right toe to right side (9).
14 With arms out to sides, forearms up - click fingers whilst dropping R heel to ground.
15 Turn ½ left on right - stepping left toe to left side (3).
16 With arms out to sides, forearms up - click fingers whilst dropping L heel to ground.
Cross. Unwind 1/2 Left. 2x Sailor. Cross-1/4 Turn-Fwd (6:00).
17 - 18 Cross right over left. Unwind 1/2 turn left (9).
19& 20 Step left behind right, step right to right side, step left in place.
21& 22 Step right behind left, step left to left side, step right in place.
23& 24 Cross left over right, turning 1/4 left – step slightly backward onto right, step forward onto left (6).
4x Fwd Step Lockstep. 1/4 Left (3:00)
25& 26 Step forward onto right, lock left behind right, step forward onto right.
27& 28 Step forward onto left, lock right behind left, step forward onto left..
29& 30 Step forward onto right, lock left behind right, step forward onto right.
31& 32 Step forward onto left, lock right behind left, step forward onto left..
& Turn 1/4 left on left (right raised – ready for count 1).
Optional Styling note: Counts 25 - 32 1st wall - Arms out to sides, forearms in, click fingers at shuffle end.
2nd wall - Arms out to sides, forearms up, click fingers at shuffle end.
3rd wall - Arms out to sides, hands on hips.
4-in, 5-up, 6-hips, 7-in, 8-up, 9-hips, 10-in, 11-up, 12-hips, 13-in.
DANCE FINISH: Wall 13 Count (32) & (facing 3:00) during the very last beats of the music.
To finish facing home wall replace 31&32& with 29-Step forward right. 30-Pivot ½ right &-touch left toe across right.
Other suggested music:
Come here you - Carlene Carter (108 bpm)
Why haven’t I heard from you - Reba McEntire (112 bpm)
Eat at Joe's - Suzy Bogguss (112 bpm)
Trouble - Mark Chesnutt or Todd Snider (116 bpm)