NIGHT RIDERS WALTZ

SONG: Night Rider’s Lament by Nanci Griffith

               More information about Jan’s dances is 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:48 counts, 2 walls, 140 bpm, Easy Intermediate Level, 12 count intro  Choreo Jan 07

1X 9 BET TAG WHICH HAPPENS IN THE SAME PLACE 5 TIMES DURING THE DANCE =======================================================

STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

                            Step Back Slide Touch Across, 1/2 Waltz, Waltz Back, Waltz Fwd

1,2,3                         Big step back on R, Slide L to touch across R, Hold

4,5,6                         Waltz fwd L,R,L while making 1/2 turn left

7,8,9                         Waltz back R,L,R

10,11,12                 Waltz fwd L,R,L  

 

                                  Step Back Slide Touch Across, 1/2 Waltz, Waltz Back, Waltz Fwd

13,14,15                 Big step back on R, Slide L to touch across R, Hold

16,17,18                 Waltz fwd L,R,L while making 1/2 turn left 

19,20,21                 Waltz back R,L,R

22,23,24                   Waltz fwd L,R,L 

 

                                  Behind Touch Hold, Behind Rock Return, 1/4 Waltz, Waltz Fwd

25,26,27                 Step R behind L, Touch L to left, Hold

28,29,30                 Step L behind R, Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt sideways onto L

31,32,33                 Step R behind L, Making 1/4 right step L beside R, Step fwd on R

34,35,36                 Waltz fwd L,R,L 

 

                                 Waltz Back 1/4, Waltz Fwd 1/4, Waltz Fwd 1/4, Waltz Fwd

37,38,39                 Waltz back R,L,R while making 1/4 turn left

40,41,42                 Waltz fwd L,R,L while making 1/4 left

43,44,45                 Waltz back R,L,R while making 1/4 left

46,47,48                 Waltz fwd L,R,L

 

 

 

                                 *TAG  AS BELOW AT THE END OF WALLS 2,4,5,8,9

 

                                 Waltz Back, Step Scuff Scuff, Step Back Toe Strut

1,2,3                         Waltz back R,L,R

4,5,6                         Step fwd on L, Scuff R fwd, Scuff R back

7,8,9                         Step back on R, Step back on L toe, Drop L heel to ground

 

When you get used to the music it is easy to hear where the tags occur.

 It’s a great song which I first heard in New Zealand being sung by an up

and coming  young country singer called Cameron Luxton.   He is still

very young but is already a golden guitar winner and has been

 taken under the wings of  The Topp Twins. He will be appearing

in Tamworth in 2007.  Look out for him, he’s awesome!

 

Hope you enjoy this waltz, there’s a  few turns, but the steps are easy.

See you on the floor sometime…. Jan

                          

 

 

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie