SONG: Cheryl Moana Marie by John Rowles. Also available on Jan's Easy Dances 4U Vol 2
: Jan Wyllie, 4 Pebble Court, Torquay, Hervey Bay, 4655 Qld., Australia  Web Site:

DANCE: 32 counts, 2 walls, 120 bpm, Easy Intermediate, Starts early on the word 'Cheryl' (April 2003)

                          Vine RL, Shuffle right, Rock L fwd, R back, Shuffle back
1,2,3&4              Step R to right, Step L behind R, Shuffle to the right R,L,R
5,6,7&8              Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Shuffle back L,R,L

                          Rock R back, L Fwd, Shuffle fwd, 1/2 shuffle, Rock R back, L fwd
9&10,11&12      Rock/step back on R, Rock fwd on L, Shuffle fwd R,L,R
13&14                Making 1/2 turn right shuffle backwards L,R,L,
15,16                  Rock/step back on R, Rock fwd on L
                          Touch R, Step L , Touch L, Step R, Rock fwd, back, Step R back, Hook L
17,18                  Touch R to right, Step fwd on R
19,20                  Touch L to left, Step fwd on L
21,22                  Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L
23,24                  Step back on R, Hook L across R

                          Rock fwd L, back R, Coaster cross, Rock R L, Step R beside L, Step L, Touch R
25,26                  Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R
27&28                Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step L across R  (coaster cross)
29,30                  Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt to L
&                        Step R beside L
31,32                  Step L to left, Touch R beside L

                            The dance has an ending - you will be facing the home wall when the music slows.
                            Pause at count 19 (touch L to left) when he sings 'cheryl', hold whle he sings 'moana'
                            and then he sings 'marie'.  On the last half of the word 'marie' (he sings 'ree) do this....

1,2,3&4            Rock fwd on L, Rock back on R, Shuffle back L,R,L
5,6,7&8            Rock back on R, Rock back L Shuffle fwd R,L,R
9,10,11,12        Step fwd on L, Slide R to L, Step fwd on R, Slide L to R

I've loved this song since I was a teenager.... yes, I know that was a long time ago, but the song is still lovely and it still makes me feel warm inside.
I wonder where John Rowles is these days and if he ever was reuinted with his
sister Cheryl Moana Marie - does anyone out there know?? I'd be interested to know if you do.

I wrote this song for inclusion on my Easy Dances 4U Volume 2
It's not for the high flyers, there's enough out there for them!  THIS dance is for those of you who want to 'feel' the music while you dance and maybe sing along to the lyrics... and I hope you enjoy doing that as much as I do.
See you on the floor sometime.......  Jan

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