LET’S BEGIN THE BEGUINE

SONG: Begin The Beguine by The Limeliners.         More info 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:64 counts,  2 walls, 108bpm, Easy Intermediate Level, 16 count intro.  Choreo Feb 07. 1 TAG

Written by request for Helen from Redland Bay. Hope your class enjoys this this easier dance. ===========================================================================================

STEPS                   PATTERN OF DANCE

                           Side Step Slide, Rock Return, Coaster Back, Step Touch

1,2                            Step L to left, Slide R to L

3,4                            Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

5&6                          Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R

7,8                            Step fwd on L, Touch R beside L

 

                                 Side Step Slide, Rock Return, Coaster Back, Step Pivot 1/4

9,10                          Step R to right, Slide L to R

11,12                        Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

13&14                    Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L

15,16                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

 

                                 Across Side, Across Touch, Across Side, Across Touch

17,18,19,20           Step R across L, Step L to left, Step R across L, Touch L toe to left

21,22,23,24           Step L across R, Step R to right, Step L across R, Touch R toe to right

 

                                 Step Behind Sweep, Step Behind Sweep, Step Behind Sweep, 1/4 Rock Together

25,26,27,28           Step R behind L, Sweep L back, Step L behind R, Sweep R back

29,30,31,32           Step R behind L, Sweep L back, Making 1/4 left step back on L, Step R beside L

 

                                 Step Fwd Together, Step Touch, Step Back Together, Step Touch

33,34,35,36           Step fwd on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L, Touch R beside L

37,38,39,40           Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step back on R, Touch L beside R

 

                                 Side Step Together, Side Step Touch, Side Step Together, Side Step Touch

41,42,43,44           Step L to left side, Step R beside L, Step L to left side, Touch R beside L

45,6,47,48              Step R to right side, Step L beside R, Step R to right side, Touch L beside R

 

                                 Step Fwd Hold, Rock Return, Step Back Hold, Rock Return

49,50,51,52           Step fwd on L, Hold, Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

53,54,55,56           Step back on R, Hold, Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R

                                

                                 Step Fwd  L,R, Pivot 1/2 Step Fwd, Step Pivot 1/2, Step Fwd Together

57,58,59,60           Step fwd on L, Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/2 left transferring wt to L, Step fwd on R

61,62,63,64           Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R, Step fwd on L, Step R beside L

                                 *If you have problems turning during the last 8 steps then just do this

1,2,3,4                    Step fwd on L, Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R

5,6,7,8                    Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R, Step fwd on L, Step R beside L

 

                                 *There is an 8 beat tag at the end of wall 3. You will simply repeat counts 41—48

1,2,3,4                    Step L to left side, Step R beside L, Step L to left side, Touch R beside L

5,6,7,8                    Step R to right side, Step L beside R, Step R to right side, Touch L beside R

 

The original dance to this song is a classic in line dancing and I love it.  This dance is for those folk who haven’t been able to manage that dance.  I hope this little dance gives you great pleasure and allows you to join the others on the floor when this beautiful old song is played. 

See you on the floor sometime….Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan Wyllie