DANCIN’ COWBOYS

SONG: Dancing Cowboys by The Bellamy Brothers    

               More information about Jan’s dances is available from the website below.

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

Email:janwyllie@iinet.net.au   Web Site: http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~janwyllie/

DANCE:32 counts,  2 walls, 120bpm, Easy Int. Start after 16 counts on word “saddles” .

NO TAGS OR RESTARTS

 *Helen Richards of Gisborne in New Zealand sent me the music for this dance.

Thanks Helen, hope the dance is what you were looking for.

I first taught it at the Cowboy and Indian workshop/ball at Hervey Bay in September 06.

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STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

The dance commences with 4 shuffles fwd each with a 1/2 turn left. Can’t turn? Just shuffle fwd.

*Like attitude?  Then be a ‘dancing cowboy’ and  swing your lasso above your head  as you shuffle

 

                           4 Turning Shuffles Fwd

1&2,3&4                Shuffle fwd R,L,R  L,R,L each with a half turn left

5&6,7&8                Shuffle fwd R,L,R  L,R,L each with a half turn left

 

                                 Fwd Rock Return, Coaster Step, Step Pivot 1/2, Stomp Stomp

9,10                          Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

11&12                    Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R

13,14                        Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R

15,16                        Stomp L beside R, Stomp R beside L keeping wt on L

 

                                 Side Shuffle, Step Behind Side, Cross/Shuffle, 1/4 Rock Return

17&18                    Shuffle to the right side stepping R,L,R

19,20                        Step L behind R, Step R to right

21&22                    Cross/shuffle to the right stepping L,R,L

23,24                        Making 1/4 turn right rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

 

                                 Coaster Step, Step Pivot 1/2, Shuffle Fwd, 3/4 Turn

25&26                    Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R

27,28                        Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R

29&30                    Shuffle fwd L,R,L

31                             Step fwd on R making 1/2 turn left (becomes a step back)

32                             Making 1/4 turn left step fwd on L

 

 

This is a bright little song by the Bellamy Brothers and I know that something

was written to it in the dim dark past, but I’m not sure what that dance was……

doesn’t matter really because there are so many dances around these days

 

I know that I could have used a restart in this dance, but it feels alright

without it So I decided to just dance through it.  Most people won’t notice anyhow.

 

Put a bit of attitude into the shuffles and enjoy the dance!

 

See you on the floor sometime….. Jan

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie