SONG: California Dreaming by The Beach Boys or  Mamas And The Papas

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld., Australia   Web Site:

DANCE:32 counts,  2 walls, 112bpm, Easy Intermediate Level, 16 count intro      Choreo Jan 08




                           Side Shuffle, Rock Return, Side Shuffle 1/2, Rock Return

1&2                          Side shuffle to the right stepping R,L,R

3,4                            Rock/step L behind R, Rock/return wt to R

5&6                          Side shuffle to the left stepping L,R,L while making 1/2 turn right

7,8                            Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt sideways onto L


                                 Rock/Return, Heel & Across, Side Touch, &Touch, &Touch

9,10                          Rock/step R behind L, Rock/return wt to R

11&12                    Touch R heel to right diagonal, Step R beside L, Step L across R

13,14                        Step R to right, Touch L beside R

&15                          Step L to left, Touch R beside L

&16                          Step R to right, Touch L beside R


                                 Rock Return, Shuffle Fwd, Step Pivot 1/4, Shuffle Fwd

17,18                        Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R

19&20                    Shuffle fwd L,R,L

21,22                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

23&24                    Shuffle fwd R,L,R


                                 Rock Return, Coaster Step, Step Pivot 1/2, Step Pivot 1/4

25,26                        Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

27&28                    Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L

29,30                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/2 left transferring wt to L

31,32                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L



When I was in Disneyland last year we discovered a ride called ‘Soaring Over California’ and It was just fantastic…. I think we rode it about 20 times!  I have been thinking about it ever Since and look forward to the day I can return for another bash at it! 

The name of this song/dance reminds me of the ride…. And that all just goes

to prove that you are never too old to enjoy A ride a Disneyland!  


The dance is easy and I hope you find something in it that you like.

                                                      See you on the floor sometime...Jan          

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Jan Wyllie