SONG: Goodnight Dallas by Carlene Carter      Choreographed April 2008

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

DANCE: 52 counts,   2 walls, 96 bpm,    Intermediate Level, 16 count intro (starts on first word of vocals)  

 There are 6 full walls in this dance.  Leave the last 4 counts off walls 1 and 3         =======================================================


                           Side Toe Strut, Rock Return, Side Toe Strut, Rock /Return, Toe Strut Weave

1&2&                     Touch R toe right, Drop R heel, Rock/step L behind R, Rock/return wt to R

3&4&                     Touch L toe to left, Drop L heel, Rock/step R behind L, Rock/return wt to L

5&6&                     Toe strut R to right, Toe strut L behind R

7&8&                     Toe strut R to right, Toe strut L across in front of R


                                 1/4 Rocking Chair (4 counts), Step Hold Step Pivot 3/4, Toe Strut Weave

9&10&                   Making 1/4 right Rock/step fwd on R, Back on L, Rock/step back on R, Fwd on L

11&12&                 Step fwd on R, Hold, Step fwd on L, Pivot 3/4 right transferring wt to R

13&14&                 Toe strut L to left, Toe strut R behind L

15&16&                 Toe strut L to left, Toe strut R across in front of L


                                 1/4 Touch/Clap, Side Touch/Clap, 1/4 Touch/Clap, 1/4 Touch/Clap

17&                          Making 1/4 right step back on L, Touch R beside L and clap

18&                          Step R to right, Touch L beside R and clap

19&                          Making 1/4 right step L to left side , Touch R beside L and clap

20&                          Making 1/4 right step R to right side, Touch L beside R and clap  (now facing 9 o’clock)

                                 4 count Rocking Chair, Step Hold Step Pivot 1/4

21&22&                 Rock/step fwd on L, Back on R, Rock/step back on L, Fwd on R

23&24&                 Step fwd on L, Hold, Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L


                                 Scuff Heel Bump, Toe Strut Back , Rock/Return, Step fwd  -  Repeat

25&26&                 Scuff R fwd, Bump L heel , Step R toe back, Step R heel down

27&28                    Rock/step back L, Rock fwd on R, Step fwd on L

29 - 32                    Repeat last 4 counts


                                 Side Rock/Return, Step Across, Side Rock/Return, Step Across

                                 Step R Fwd Bumping Hips Fwd Back Fwd, Step L Fwd  Bumping Hips  Fwd Back Fwd

33&34                    Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt sideways onto L, Step R across L

35&36                    Rock/step L to left, Rock/return wt sideways onto R, Step L across R

37&38                    Step fwd on R bumping hips fwd back fwd

39&40                    Step fwd on L bumping hips fwd back fwd


                                 Charleston Fwd, Coaster Back  -  Repeat

41&42,43&44      Touch R toe fwd, Hold, Step back on R, Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L

45&46,47&48      Touch R toe fwd, Hold, Step back on R,   Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L

                                 Toe Heel Step Across, Toe Heel Step Across

49&50                    Touch R toe beside L (toe in), Touch R heel beside L (toe out) , Step R across L

51&52                    Touch L toe beside R (toe in), Touch L heel beside R (toe out), Step L across R


                                 *Please leave the last 4 counts (toe heel across sequence) off walls 1 and 3


                      See dance on you tube     

I love Carlene Carter….. If you like country you can’t help but like her!

I thought I knew all her songs but this was new to me….

See you are never too old to learn!! (-:

          Hope you enjoy doin’ “The Dallas”           See you on the floor sometime...Jan            

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie