“OZ”

(The Land Down Under)

SONG: Land Down Under by Men At Work Also availabe on Jan’s cd Easy Dances 4 U Volume 4

                                                                                        See web site below for further information

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, 4 Pebble Court, Torquay, Hervey Bay, 4655 Qld., Australia

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

DANCE: 32 counts,  4 walls120 bpm, Easy Int.  Level , Start on vocals Choreo . April 05

NO TAGS OR RESTARTS                  Written for the U3A Group in Maryborough Qld.

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STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

                           Rock Return, Coaster Step, & Walk Walk, Rock Fwd & Back

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

3&4                          Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L

&                              Step R beside L

5,6                            Walk fwd L,R

7&8                          Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Step back on L

        

                                 1/4 Rock Return, R Sailor, L Sailor, Touch Unwind 1/2

9,10                          Making 1/4 right rock/step R to right, Rock wt sideways onto L

11&12                    Step R behind L, Step L to left, Step R to right (sailor step)

13&14                    Step L behind R, Step R to right, Step L to left (sailor step)

15,16                        Touch R behind L, Unwind 1/2 right transferring wt to R

 

                                 Cross Rock Return, Side Shuffle, Cross Rock Return, Side Shuffle

17,18                        Cross/rock L over R, Rock back on R

19&20                    Shuffle to the left L,R,L

21,22                        Cross/rock R over L

23&24                    Shuffle to the right R,L,R

 

                                 Rock Return, 1/2 Shuffle, Step Pivot 1/2, Shuffle Fwd

25,26                        Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

27&28                    Making 1/2 left shuffle fwd L,R,L

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

31&32                    Shuffle fwd R,L,R

 

Gee this song brings back memories of the year Oz won the America Cup.

I was doing night duty in a hospital at the time and every chance we

got we  had our eyes glued to  the tv screen. Typically though, it was

a very busy time  and we saw little of the actual race, but still

the memory is  there and  every time I hear this song that memory

jumps right in front of my eyes with such clarity  that I can almost

smell the salt spray as the boats cleave their way through the ocean.

It was an exciting race and one that many of us will never forget.

 

It’s an easy little dance that I have written to this song, but you’ll still

have to keep your mind on the job.  Hope you enjoy it and that the

music means something to you too.

 

See you on the floor sometime………… Jan