OLD BRIDGES

SONG: Old Bridges Burn Slow by Billy Joe Royal

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, 120 bpm, Int. level,  Start on first word of  vocals ‘here’,   Choreo Sept 08

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STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

                           Side Together, 1/4 Shuffle, Step Fwd Tap, Step Back 1/2 Turn

                                 Step Fwd Tap, Step Back 1/2 Turn, Step Pivot 1/2, Shuffle Fwd

1,2,3&4                  Big step to right on R, Step L beside R, Making 1/4 right shuffle fwd R,L,R

5,6,7,8                    Step fwd on L, Tap R behind L, Step back on R, Making 1/2  left step fwd on L

9,10,11,12              Step fwd on R, Tap L behind R, Step back on L, Making 1/2 right step fwd on R

13,14,15&16         Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R, Shuffle fwd L,R,L

 

                                 Step Fwd  Hold, Shuffle Back, Step Back Hold, Shuffle Fwd

                                 Side Behind, Side Shuffle, Cross Rock/Return, Side Shuffle

17,18,19&20         Step fwd on R keeping L toe in place, Hold, Shuffle back L,R,L

21,22,23&24         Step back on R keeping L toe in place, Hold, Shuffle fwd L,R,L

25,26,27&28         Step R to right, Step L behind R, Shuffle right stepping R,L,R

29,30,31&32         Cross/rock L over R, Rock/return wt to R, Shuffle left stepping L,R,L

 

                                 Cross Shuffle, Back 1/4  Fwd 1/2, Step Pivot 1/2, Step Fwd Touch

                                 1/4 Rock Return, Behind Side Fwd, Step Fwd Touch, Back 1/4 Fwd 1/2

33&34                    Cross/shuffle left stepping R,L,R

35,36                        Making 1/4 right step back on L, Making 1/2 right step fwd on R

37,38                        Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R

39,40                        Step fwd on L, Touch R beside L * Restart here on wall 3 

41,42                        Making 1/4 right rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt sideways onto L

43&44                    Step R behind L, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R

45,46                        Step fwd on L, Touch R beside L

47,48                        Making 1/4 left step back on R, Making 1/2 left step fwd on L *Restart here on wall 4

 

                                 Stomp Kick, Behind Side Across, Stomp Kick  1/4 Coaster

                                 Stet Pivot 1/4, Shuffle Fwd, Rock Fwd Back, 1/2 Turn Left Touch,

49,50                        Stomp R to right, Kick L to left diagonal

51&52                    Step L behind R, Step R to right, Step L across R

53,54                        Stomp R beside L, Kick L to left diagonal

55&56                    Making 1/4 left step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L (1/4 Coaster)

57,58                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

59&60                    Shuffle fwd R,L,R

61,62,63,64           Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Making 1/2 left step fwd on L, Touch R beside L

 

                                 * There is a restart on wall 3 after count 40

                                 * There is a restart on wall 4 after count 48

 

FINISH:    This dance finishes on count 64. You will be facing the front at count 62. 

                      Instead of doing the 1/2 turn at count 63, simply step back on L and touch R beside L.

 

I had never heard this song before and found it  by accident  while looking for

 something else.  It appealed to me immediately and I hope you like it too.

  Although the dance is intermediate level,  I don’t think it is too hard for

         the average line dancer, so have a go and see what you think.

                                                                  See you on the floor sometime…. Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie