SONG: For The Longest Time by Billy Joel.                Also available on CD ‘Tamworth 2006’                                                                                                                  More information available from the website below.

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

DANCE: 32 counts,  2 walls, 108 bpm, Easy Intermediate,  Start on vocals on word ’if’  Choreo . Dec 05

NO TAGS OR RESTARTS =======================================================


                                 Back Lock Step, Coaster Step, Toe Strut R L, Touch Heel Step Together x 2

1&2                          Step back on R, Lock/step L over R, Step back on R

3&4                          Rock/step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L

5&6&                     Toe strut fwd on R, L

7&8&                     Touch R heel fwd, Step R beside L, Touch L heel fwd, Step L beside R


                                 Rock Return Step Back, Back Lock Step, Coaster Step, Scuff Step Scuff Step Scuff

9&10                        Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R

11&12                    Step back on L, Lock/step R over L, Step back on L

13&14                    Rock/step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R (coaster)

&15&16&              Scuff L fwd, Step L fwd, Scuff R fwd, Step R fwd, Scuff L across R


                                 Weave Right, Cross Rock Return, 1/4 Rock Return Step Back, Coaster Cross

17&18&                 Step L over R, Step R to right, Step L behind R, Step R to right

19,20                        Cross/rock L over R, Rock back on R

21&22                    Making 1/4 left rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Step back on L

23&24                    Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step R across L


                                 Side Rock Return, Step Behind Side Fwd, Step Pivot Step, Coaster Step

25,26                        Rock/step L to left, Rock/return wt sideways onto R

27&28                    Step L behind R, Step R to right, Step fwd on L

29&30                    Step fwd on R,  Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L, Step fwd on R

31&32                    Step fwd on L, Step R beside L, Step back on L (coaster)



I never thought I would ever write to Billy Joel, but there you go, you should never say never!

It’s best to keep an open mind on everything these days because the world is changing

so quickly that you just don’t know what will happen next and you just MIGHT have to do

Something that you have always said you would NEVER do.


‘For The Longest Time’ is a great song and I don’t know about you, but it

makes me want to sing as I dance.  I think it’s terrific to sing while you dance

because you can sing your heart out at top note and nobody can really hear you.

 When you can’t sing for nuts  that means a lot!



The dance itself is easy  -  but it’s not a beginner’s dance. 

I decided to dance through the restart which should be after count 16 on wall 3 because it doesn’t really make much difference to the dance, apart from the fact that the beginning of the dance becomes count 17  — and that’s no big deal.  In fact, it makes it more interesting.   If you don’t know what I am talking about then don’t worry about it, just do the dance and enjoy it.


See you on the floor sometime……..Jan










Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie