High On The Mountain


Choreographed by: Judith Campbell "Hooked On Country"NZ
Song: "Mountain Of Love" by Johnny Rivers (faster version) (bpm 132)
Song: "Mountain Of Love" by Marie Haslemore, Album: Got To Have A Heart To Climb The Mountain
Song: "Mountain Of Love" by Charley Pride  Teach (bpm 128)
48 Count Dance - two easy repeated tags
4 Walls - Easy  Intermediate Level - Jan 2004

Intro: 16 counts
Beats:  Steps:
(1 - 8)    TWO WALKS FWD - TWO DOROTHYS - TWO WALKS FWD:
1 2  Walk walk fwd on (RL)
3 4&  Step fwd R, lock L up behind R, step R next to L (&)
5 6&  Step fwd L, lock R up behind L, step L next to R (&)
7 8  Walk walk fwd on (RL) (12:00)
  (easy option:counts 3 - 6  the dorothys can be replaced with 2 shuffles fwd)

(9 - 16)  TOUCH & TOUCH & HEEL HOOK STOMP - 3 HEEL TAPS - ¼ SWIVEL L (toe lift):
1&2&  Touch R ft out to R, bring R ft in next to L (&), touch L out to L side, bring L next to R (&)
3&4  Heel dig fwd on R ft, hook R ft under L shin (&), stomp R ft fwd.
5 6 7 8  Tap R heel 3 times in place, swivel ¼ to L lifting L toes up (heel remains on floor). (9:00)

(17 - 24) SIDE SHUFFLE L - ROCK RECOVER - SHUFFLE FWD ½  TURN - SHUFFLE ½ TURN:
1&2 3 4 Shuffle to L side (LRL), rock/step back on R, recover fwd on L
5&6 7&8 Shuffle fwd on R ft turning ½ to L, shuffle back on L ft turning ½ to L (full turn fwd) (9:00)
  (easy option for counts 5 - 8  do:  two shuffles fwd without turning)

(25 - 32) CROSS TAP - CROSS TAP - ROCK RECOVER - ½ TURN R - SHUFFLE FWD:
1 2 3 4  Step/cross R over L, touch L to L side, cross L over R, touch R to R side
5 6  Rock/step fwd on R, recover back onto L,
7&8  Turning ½ to R shuffle fwd (RLR) (3:00)

(33 - 40) CROSS TAP - CROSS TAP - ROCK RECOVER - ½ TURN L - SHUFFLE FWD:
1 2 3 4  Step/cross L over R, touch R to R side, cross R over L, touch L to L side
5 6  Rock/step fwd on L, recover back onto R,
7&8  Turning ½ to L shuffle fwd (LRL) (9:00)

(41 - 48) STEP TO SIDE - SHOULDER SHIMMIES - CLOSE - CLAP - 4 ELVIS KNESS:
1 2 3 4  Step R to R side shimmy shoulders (3 counts), close L next to R and clap
5 6  Lift Left heel up turning L knee in, lower L heel at the same time lift R heel and turn in knee
7 8  Lower R heel at the same time lift L heel and turn in knee, lower L heel at the same time lift R    Heel and turn in knee.(9:00)

  Start dance in new direction -
*  Dance walls 1,2 - 
then add the tag - then carry on wall 3 still facing the back (6:00)
  Wall 4 at 3:00,
- then add the tag -   then carry on wall 5 still facing the front (12:00)

TAG:  EASY TAG: This happens twice at the end of wall 2 facing the back and the end of wall 4      facing the front
              WORDS to refrain
- Mountain of love, mountain of love. etc
1 - 4              Vine R  (side, behind , side, tap) on the tap do a clap (optional)
5 - 8  Roll to the L -
(turn, turn, turn, scuff)  - you can vine L (optional)         
9 - 16              4 step scuffs moving in a circle on the spot turning to R
. (clicking fingers optional)
1 - 16              REPEAT The above 16 counts