65 ROSES


SONG: 65 Roses by The Wolverines
. Also available on Jan's No. 8 cd  compilation
CHOREOGRAPHER
: Jan Wyllie, 4 Pebble Ct. Torquay, Hervey Bay, Qld Australia
Phone/Fax 0741 255534  Email:janwyllie@bigpond.com  Web Site: http://www.users.bigpond.com/janwyllie/
DANCE: 32 counts,  2  walls,  bpm,  Suitable for all levels
THIS DANCE WAS TAUGHT AT THE MATILDA MARATHON, MELBOURNE IN OCTOBER 2001. THE CYCTIC FIBROSIS SOCIETY WAS THE TOTAL BENEFICIARY OF THIS MARATHON IN 2000 AND MATILDA CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THIS WORTHWHILE FUND.
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STEPS  PATTERN OF DANCE
&  Step L beside R
1,2  Rock/step back on R, Rock forward on L
3&4  Shuffle forward R,L,R
5&6  Making 1/2 turn right shuffle backwards L,R,L
7&8  Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R (coaster step)

9,10  Walk forward L,R 
11&12 Step fwd on L, Step R beside L, Step back on L (fwd coaster step)
13&14 Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R (coaster step)
&15,16 Step L beside R, Step fwd on R, Making 1/4 turn left transfer weight to L

17&18 Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R
19&20 Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R, Step fwd on L
&  Step R beside L
21,22  Rock/step L to left, Rock R to right
&  Step L behind R
23&24 Cross shuffle to the left R,L,R

&  Making 1/4 turn right step back on L
25,26  Rock/step back on R, Rock fwd on L
27&28 While shuffling fwd  R,L,R make a half turn left
29&30 Continue shuffling L,R,L while making a further 1/2 turn left
31&32 Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R

At the end of the 2nd wall there is an 8 beat tag (easy!) which goes like this......

&1,2  Step L beside R, Rock back on R, Rock fwd on L
&3,4  Step R beside L, Rock fwd on L, Rock back on R
&5,6  Step L beside R, Rock back on R, Rock fwd on L
&7,8  Step R beside L, Rock fwd on L, Rock back on R
    Continue dance from the beginning.....

  This is such a sweet and sour song.  I'm sure we can all relate to the way in which kids muck up their words and Cystic Fibrosis certainly does sound like 65 roses phonetically.  Unfortunately it is more akin to the thorns on the rose than the velvety petals or the beautiful smell  - as
anyone who knows anything about Cystic Fibrosis will attest. 
Hope you  enjoy this dance - and spare a thought for all those folk
who are affected by '65 Roses'. 
See you on the floor sometime...  Jan