( 9 Votes)
Fire Under My Feet* by Leona Lewis (single, approximately 3:47), 100 bpm.
Start after 16 counts, about 11 seconds in when you hear the piano chord the second time she sings "I got fire under my feet." NOTE: the music goes off phrase but returns, so Restarts are not necessary.
Counterclockwise rotation; start with weight on L - No Tags Or Restarts
Thanks to Judy McDonald for her feedback and suggestions, and to my students for their patience as this dance evolved.
[1-8] HEEL, HEEL, R MAMBO, HEEL, HEEL, L MAMBO
1-2Touch R heel slightly forward twice
3&4Rock R to side, recover weight to L, step R home
5-6Touch L heel slightly forward twice
7&8Rock L to side, recover weight to R, step L home
(Harder option: heel switches for 1&2& and 5&6&)
[9-16] STOMP, CLAP, STOMP, CLAP, STOMP-&-STEP,STOMP-&-STEP
1-2Turning slightly to right diagonal, stomp R, clap
3-4Turning slightly to left diagonal, stomp L, clap
(Harder option syncopated stomp-claps R&L&R&L& for 1&2&3&4&
5&6Turning R toes in, stomp R next to L, step onto L, step R to side (you're stepping RLR)
7&8Turning L toes in, stomp L next to R, step onto R, step L to side (you're stepping LRL)
(Hint: for counts 5&6, 7&8, think cha-cha-cha, cha-cha-cha. Keep steps small and close together; I cue "stomp that bug, stomp that bug")
[17-24] CROSS ROCK, RECOVER, CHASSE RIGHT, CROSS ROCK, RECOVER, CHASSE LEFT TURNING 1/4
1-2Cross rock R over L, recover weight L
3&4Step R to side, step L home L, step R to side (open body slightly to right diagonal)
5-6Cross rock L over R, recover weight R
7&8Step L to side, step R home, turn left ¼ [9:00] stepping forward L
[25-32] FORWARD ROCK, RECOVER, COASTER STEP, FORWARD ROCK, RECOVER, COASTER STEP
1-2Rock forward onto R, recover weight L
3&4Step R back, step L home, step R forward
5-6Rock forward onto L, recover weight R
7&8Step L back, step R home, step L forward
(Harder option: triple 360 on coasters)
OPTIONAL ENDING: The last repetition starts at [6:00] with 16 counts left. The music fades a little so keep counting.
Dance through the first set, then substitute the following second set:
1-2Step forward R, clap
3-4Turn left ½ [12:00] taking weight onto L, clap
5&6&7Stomp R to side, clap, stomp L to side, clap, stomp R to side (this hits the lyrics "Can't put out these flames")
*ALTERNATE MUSIC SUGGESTIONS (No Tags Or Restarts)
Ready For The Good Life by Paloma Faith; 102 bpm; 16 count intro
Head South by Neal McCoy; 102 bpm (counted half-time); 16 count intro
Lisa McCammon, firstname.lastname@example.org and www.peterlisamcc.com. All rights reserved, June 4, 2015.
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