RIO GRANDE

SONG: By The Rio Grande by Tish Hinojosa and Kris Kristofferson

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, 144 bpm, Easy Intermediate,  24 count intro, Choreo April 2011

 2 TAGS   Written by request for Ilse from The Netherlands

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STEPS    PATTERN OF DANCE

                   Side Together, Across Hold, Weave Left

1,2,3,4           Step R to right, Step L beside R, Step R across L, Hold  (scissor step)

5,6,7,8           Step L to left, Step R behind L, Step L to left, Step R across L

 

                        Side Together, Across Hold, Weave Right

9,10,11,12     Step L to left, Step R beside L, Step L across R, Hold  (scissor step)

13,14,15,16  Step R to right, Step L behind R, Step R to right, Step L across R

 

                        Side Rock/Replace, Behind Hold, Side Rock/Replace, Step Back Kick Fwd

17,18,19,20  Rock/step R to right Rock/replace wt sideways onto L, Step R behind L, Hold

21,22,23,24  Rock/step L to left, Rock/replace wt sideways onto R, Step back on L, Kick R fwd

 

                        Rock Back Fwd, Step Scuff, Step Lock, Step Scuff

25,26,27,28  Rock/step back on R, Rock fwd on L, Step fwd on R, Scuff L fwd

29,30,31,32  Step fwd on L, Lock/step R behind L, Step fwd on L, Scuff R fwd

 

                        Across Side, Heel Together, Across Side, Heel Together  (Heel Jacks)

33,34,35,36  Step R across L, Step L to left, Touch R heel fwd, Step R beside L (heel jack)

37,38,39,40  Step L across R, Step R to right, Touch L heel fwd, Step L beside R (heel jack)

 

                        Fwd Back, Step Back Hold, 1/4 Turn Together, Fwd Hold

41,42,43,44  Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R, Hold

45,46,47,48  Making 1/4 left step L to left, Step R beside L, Step fwd on  L, Hold

 

                        Step Pivot 1/4, Fwd Hold, Step Lock, Step Scuff

49,50,51,52  Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L, Step fwd on R, Hold

53,54,55,56  Step fwd on L, Lock/step R behind L, Step fwd on L, Scuff R fwd

 

                        Toe Strut Across, Toe Strut Back, Toe Strut to Side, Stomp Hold

57,58,59,60  Step R toe across L, Drop R heel to ground, Step L toe back, Drop L heel to ground

61,62,63,64  Step R toe to right, Drop R heel to ground, Stomp L beside R, Hold

 

 

                        *There is a 16 count tag at the end of walls 3 and 6

                        Side Together, Back Touch, Side Together, Fwd Touch — REPEAT

1,2,3,4           Step R to right, Step L beside R, Step back on R, Touch L beside R

5,6,7,8           Step L to left, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L, Touch R beside L

9-16                 Repeat above 8 counts

 

I got quite a shock to hear Kris Kristoffersen in this duo… mainly because the last time I heard of him was when he starred with Barbra Streisand in the movie ‘A Star Is Born’ all those years ago.  He played a drug affected rocker in that movie had I have never 

forgotten it. I wonder where he has been all these years….. Or perhaps it is me who has been missing???  That wouldn’t surprise me at all!  (-:

Hope you enjoy the dance and thanks to Ilse for the song.

  See you on the floor sometime....  Jan         

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie