GHOST OF GERONIMO

SONG: Native American by The Bellamy Brothers CHOREO:: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld. Australia

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

DANCE:64 counts,  Single wall, 128bpm,  Intermediate Level, After the flute there’s a 16 count intro.

*Originally choreographed in ‘97 as a 4 wall competition dance. Rewritten for general dancing in Sept. 06,

it is now a single wall dance with all the ‘impossible’ steps removed. ...easy stuff now!       2 RESTARTS =====================================================

STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

                           Side Step Together, 1/4 Shuffle, Step Pivot 1/2, Walk Fwd L R

1,2,3,4                    Step R to right, Step L beside R, Making 1/4 right shuffle fwd R,L,R

Alternative:           1&1/4 turn right stepping R,L, and shuffle R,L,R

5,6,78                     Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R, Walk fwd L, R

                                 Heel Strut, 1/4 Rock Return, R Sailor, L Sailor

9,10                          Touch L heel fwd, Lower L foot to floor taking wt on it

11,12                        Rock back on R, Making 1/4 right rock wt sideways onto L

13&14                    Step R behind L, step L to left, Step R to right (sailor)

15&16                    Step L behind R, Step R to left, Step L to left (sailor)

                                 1/2 Sailor, Diagonal Heel  Together, Heel & Step Fwd, Walk Fwd R L

17&18                    Step R behind L, Making 1/2 right step L to left, Step R beside L

19,20                        Touch L heel to left diagonal, Step L beside R

21&22                    Touch R heel fwd, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L

23,24                        Walk fwd R,L

                                 Diagonal Heel Together, Heel & Step Fwd, Step Pivot 1/2, Shuffle Fwd

25,26                        Touch R heel to right diagonal, Step R beside L

27&28                    Touch L heel fwd, Step L beside R. Step fwd on R

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

31&32                    Shuffle fwd L,R,L   * RESTART HERE ON WALL 2

 

                                 Stomp &Step Behind, Stomp &Step Behind, &Step Behind x 4

                                 *The following steps move backward and are meant to be ’wardance’ type steps (33-40)

33&34                    Stomp up R beside L (wt L), Raise L heel up/down and hitch R, Step R behind L

35&36                    Stomp up L beside R (wt R), Raise R heel up/down and hitch L, Step L behind R

&37                          Raise L heel up/down and hitch R, Step R behind L

&38                          Raise R heel up/down and hitch L, Step L behind R

&39                          Raise L heel up/down and hitch R, Step R behind L

&40                          Raise R heel up/down and hitch L, Step L behind R

                                 Coaster Back, Shuffle Fwd, Stomp Fwd Hold, Stomp Fwd Hold

41&42,43&44      Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R,   Shuffle fwd L,R,L

45,46                        Stomp fwd on R, Hold

47,48                        Stomp fwd on L,  R, Hold *RESTART HERE ON WALL 4

 

                                 Step Touch, 1/4 Paddle 1/4 Paddle, Step Touch, 1/4 Paddle 1/4 Paddle

49,50&51&52      Step fwd on R, Touch L to left, &Paddle 1/4 turn right, &Paddle 1/4 turn right

53,54&55&56      Step fwd on L, Touch R to right, Paddle 1/4 turn left, Paddle 1/4 turn left

                                 Step Across Touch, Step Across Touch, Rock R,L,R,L

57,58,59,60           Step R across L, Touch L toe to left, Step L across R, Touch R toe to right

61,62,63,64           Rock wt onto R, Rock wt onto L, Rock wt onto R, Rock wt onto L

 

                                 *There is a restart on wall 2 after count 32 and on wall 4 after count 48

I love this song and after 9 years I think it is time the dance was finally released for general

dancing. It’s basically easy but the timing of the steps which imitate the Indian war dance  may be a

bit harder until you get the hang of it.   It’s worth doing though and if you can keep your mind off

the words to the song, you will soon get the dance!  Dance the ’wardance steps’ with Indian styling

and add your own flair to the rest.  Hope you enjoy it.    See you on the floor sometime……. Jan

 


 

 

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie