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Whatever It Takes

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Count:
80
Wall:
2
Level:
Phrased Advanced
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Shane McKeever (N.IRE), Fred Whitehouse (IRE), Niels Poulsen (DK), Jean-Pierre Madge (CH), Dee Musk (UK) & Joey Warren (USA) - September 2018
Music:
Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons : (iTunes)
 
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Intro: Start after 32 counts. Start with weight on R
Sequence: A, B, B, A, B, B, A, A24, B, B.

A – 64 counts/2 walls (Funky)
A[1 – 8] Point L&R, touch, glide back, hitch L, down L, & touch behind, full unwind L
1&2Point L to L side (1), step L next to R (&), point R to R side (2) 12:00
3 – 4Press ball of R foot next to L (3), lower onto R heel/foot sliding L foot backwards (4) 12:00
5 – 6Hitch L knee (5), step down on L (6) 12:00
&7 – 8Step R fwd (&), touch L behind R (7), unwind full turn L ending with the weight on L foot (8) 12:00

A[9 – 16] R rock fwd, back R, out LR, knee bounce recover X 2, with L leg lift
1 – 2Rock R fwd (1), recover back on L (2) 12:00
3&4Step back on R (3), step L out to L side (&), step R out to R side (4) 12:00
5 – 6Push R knee to L bending in L knee (5), recover onto R (6) 12:00
7 – 8Push R knee to L bending in L knee (7), recover onto R lifting L leg to L side (8) 12:00

A[17 – 24] L samba step, ¼ R, ¼ R with sweep, behind side, rock into diag., recover with R kick
1&2Cross L over R (1), rock R to R side (&), recover onto L prepping body to L side (2) 12:00
3 – 4Turn ¼ R stepping R fwd (3), turn ¼ R stepping L to L side sweeping R out to R side (4) 6:00
5 – 8Cross R behind L (5), step L to L side (6), turn 1/8 L rocking R fwd (7), recover onto L kicking R fwd (8) 4:30
* Restart here during 4th A (dragging L next to R on count 8, facing 10:30)

A[25 – 32] Back back point, bounce ½ R, back L with hitch, back R with hitch turning 1/8 L
1&2Run back R (1), run back L (&), point R backwards (2) 10:30
3&4&Step down on R turning ¼ R bending in knees (3), straighten knees (&), turn ¼ R bending in knees (4), straighten knees keeping weight on R foot (4) 10:30
5 – 8Step back on L (5), hitch R knee (6), step back on R (7), turn 1/8 L hitching L knee (8) 9:00

A[33 – 40] Side L with ‘whip whip’, pushing arms, race horse arms, ¼ R dip, point L
1 – 2Step L to L side slapping R hand to L side (1), slap R hand to R side (2) 9:00
3&4Recover onto R foot crossing L arm over L pushing both arms fwd (3), pull arms back (&), push both hands fwd recovering weight to L foot (4) 9:00
&5 – 6Pull R arm back (shoulder height) (&), roll R arm CCW stepping R back (5), roll R arm CCW stepping L back (6) 9:00
7 – 8Turn ¼ R dipping in R knee (7), point L to L side (8) 12:00

A[41 – 48] ¼ L fwd, ¼ L sweep, fwd R, lock, step lock step, step lock step, step R fwd
1 – 2Turn ¼ L stepping onto L (1), turn ¼ L on L sweeping R fwd (2) 6:00
3 – 4Step R fwd (3), lock L behind R (4) 6:00
5&6Step R fwd (6), lock L behind R (&), step R fwd (6) 6:00
&7&8Step L fwd (&), lock R behind L (7), step L fwd (&), step R fwd (8) 6:00

A[49 – 56] Rock L fwd, recover with kick, back slide, out RL ‘lips’, body roll
1 – 2Rock L fwd (1), recover onto R kicking L fwd (2) 6:00
3 – 4Step L a big step backwards (3), drag R next to L (4) 6:00
5 – 6Step R out to R side touching lips with R hand (5), step L out to L side touching lips with L hand (6) 6:00
7 – 8Start rolling body from head and down (7), finish body roll (8) 6:00

A[57 – 64] Body pop RL, recover R with L arm push, L samba step, R cross shuffle
1 – 2Pop R shoulder to R side (1), pop L shoulder to L side (2) 6:00
3 – 4Recover onto R pushing arm to L side (3), hold/lean body slightly R (4) 6:00
5&6Cross L over R (5), rock R to R side (&), recover onto L (6) 6:00
7&8Cross R over L (7), step L to L side (&), cross R over L (8) 6:00

B – 16 counts/1 wall (nightclub section)
B[1 – 9] ¾ L hitch R, run RLR, ¼ R point L, L rolling vine, sways, sweep ‘veins, cross, ¾ L
1Turn ¼ L stepping onto L but continue turning ½ L on L hitching R knee (1) 9:00
2&3&Run fwd R (2), run fwd L (&), run fwd R (3), turn ¼ R on R pointing L to L side (&) 12:00
4&5Turn ¼ L stepping L fwd (4), turn ½ L stepping R back (&), turn ¼ L stepping L to L side into a L sway (5) 12:00
6&7Sway body R (6), sway body L (&), recover onto R sweeping L fwd and slide L hand from R hand and along R the veins of your R arm (7) 12:00
Note: to hit the word ‘veins’ in the lyrics
8&1Cross L over R (8), turn ¼ L stepping back on R (&), turn ½ L stepping L fwd (1) 3:00

B[10 – 16] Step turn into R rock, recover sweep, back RL, heel turn ½ L, R mambo ¼ R, 3 sways
2&3Step R fwd (2), turn ½ L onto L (&), rock R fwd (3) 9:00
4&5&Recover onto L sweeping R to R side (4), step R back (&), step L back (5), turn ½ L on both heels ending with weight on L (&) 3:00
6&7Rock R fwd (6), recover onto L (&), turn ¼ R swaying body R (7) 6:00
8&Sway body L (8), sway body R (&) 6:00


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