ON THE OUTSIDE

SONG:Standing Outside The Fire by Garth Brooks

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CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld., Australia

Email:janwyllie@iinet.net.au   Web Site: http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~janwyllie/

DANCE:32 counts, 4 walls, 108 bpm, Int Level, 6 count intro, start on the word ‘cool’. Choreo January 07.

1 RESTART  AND 2 TAGS =====================================================

STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

                           Rock Return, Step Back Hook, Shuffle Fwd, 3/4 Turn

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

5&6                          Shuffle fwd L,R,L

7,8                            Step fwd on R making 1/2 left, Making 1/4 left step fwd on L (3  0’clock)

 

                                 Rock Return, &Heel Fwd Hold, & Heel & Across, Side Rock Return

9,10,11,12              Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R, Touch L heel fwd, Hold

&13&14                 Step back on L, Touch R heel fwd, Step R beside L, Step L across R

15,16                        Rock/step R to right side, Rock/return wt sideways onto L

 

                                 Behind Side Across,  Toe Hold, &1/2 Montery, Cross Rock Return

17&18                    Step R behind L, Step L to left, Step R across L

19,20                        Touch L toe to left side, Hold

&21,22                   Step L beside R, Touch R toe to right side, Making 1/2 right step R beside L (Monterey)

23,24                        Cross/rock L over R, Rock/return wt to R

 

                                 &Cross Rock/Return, &Cross Rock/Return, &Step Pivot 1/2, Full Turn Fwd

24&                          Step L beside R   *restart here on wall 6

25,26                        Cross/rock R over L, Rock/return wt to L

&                              Step R beside L

27,28                        Cross/rock L over R, Rock/return wt to R

&                              Step L beside R

29,30                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/2 left transferring wt to L

31,32                        Step fwd R,L making a full turn left  (or just walk fwd if you can’t turn)

 

                                 *There is a restart on wall 6 after count 24&  (You will be facing the front wall)

 

                                 *There is a 4 count tag at the end of wall 7. (You will be facing the 3 o’clock wall)

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

 

                                 *There is a 10 count tag at the end of wall 8. (You will be facing the back wall)

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

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

7&8                          Making 1/2 left shuffle fwd L,R,L

9,10                          Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/2 left transferring wt to L

 

What a great song this is by Garth Brooks. I haven’t written to it in the past because of the 2 tags and a restart that it needed to make it danceable, but someone told me recently that I only write for ‘geriatrics’ so I thought I’d better start proving them wrong.  Mind you, I am probably classified as a ‘geriatric;’ myself these days and trust me, ‘geriatrics’ make up 3/4 of the line dance population.  I must admit that I write  more easy intermediate level dances than anything else, but that is determined by choice  -  not by ability.

This dance is not hard in spite of it’s ‘intermediate’ tag, but it DOES have 2 tags and a restart that you will need to handle…. Remember, practice makes perfect!

See you on the floor sometime…. Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan Wyllie