THE COUNTRY COTTAGE

SONG: Cottage In The Country by Isla Grant. Also available on Good Old Line Dance Music CD 20

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CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, 4655 Qld., Australia

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

DANCE:64 cnts, 2 walls,160 bpm, Easy Int, Start on vocals on word ’old’ Choreo. Sept. 05 1 RESTART

STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

                                 Heel Struts Fwd

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8       Heel Strut fwd R,L,R,L

 

                                 Vine Right, Scuff Fwd, Stomp Fwd Hold, Step Pivot 1/2

9,10,11,12              Step R to right, Step L behind R, Step R to right, Scuff L fwd

13,14                        Stomp L fwd, Hold

15,16                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/2 left transferring wt to L       

 

                                 Heel Struts Fwd

17-24                        Heel Strut fwd R,L,R,L

 

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

25,26,27,28           Step fwd on R, Lock/step L behind R, Step fwd on R, Scuff L fwd

29,30                        Stomp L fwd, Hold

31,32                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

 

                                 Cross/Rock Return, Step Hold, Cross/Rock Return, 1/4 Turn Hold

33,34,35,36           Cross/rock R over L, Rock/return wt to L, Step R to right, Hold   

37,38,39,40           Cross/rock L over R, Rock/return wt to R, Making 1/4 left step fwd on L, Hold

 

                                 1/4 Toe Strut, 1/2 Toe Strut,  Rock Return, Step Back Kick Fwd

41,42                        Making 1/4 left toe strut back on R

43,44                        Making 1/2 left (over L shoulder) toe strut fwd on L  (now facing 3 o’clock)

45,46,47,48           Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R, Kick L fwd

 

                                 Step Back Lock Back Kick, Step Back Lock Back Kick

49,50,51,52           Step back on L, Lock/step R across L, Step back on L, Kick R fwd

53,54,55,56           Step back on R, Lock/step L across R, Step back on R, Kick L fwd

 

                                 Rock Return, Step Fwd Hop 1/4, Step Back Hop 1/2, Step Fwd Hop

57,58,59,60           Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R

59,60                        Step fwd on L, Hop on L while making 1/4 left (clap optional)

61,62                        Step back on R, Hop on R while making 1/2 left (clap optional)

63,64                        Step fwd on L, Hop on L

 

                                 *There is a restart on wall 7 after count 16

 

Thanks to Lyn Mathers from Brisbane for giving me this music.  I’m a bit late writing the dance for her, but I hope it was worth the wait.  The dance is pretty quick at 160 bpm, but  really, that’s just a matter of  getting the legs going a bit faster….. easier said than done these days I reckon!

 

           Isla Grant has a lovely voice and the story line of this song takes me  way back  to my

     childhood days when country cottages with kettles boiling on the fire  and welcome mats

                        in the  hall  were the norm in the little country town  that I grew up in.

                                Hello to all you line dancers in my hometown, Casino NSW

See you on the floor sometime…. Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie