SONG: Bandit Of Love/The Cheatin’ Waltz by Carlene Carter. Also available on Good Old Line Dance                                                                                         Music CD 19.  Further information from website below.

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

DANCE: 48 counts,  2 walls168 bpm, Easyish  Int, Start on vocals on the 2nd word. Choreo . Sept 05




                           Heel  Toe Brush, Waltz Fwd, Heel Toe Brush, Waltz Fwd

1,2,3                         Touch R heel fwd, Touch R toe across L foot, Brush R fwd

4,5,6                         Waltz fwd R,L,R

7,8,9                         Touch L heel fwd, Touch L toe across R foot, Brush L fwd

10,11,12                 Waltz fwd L,R,L


                                 Waltz Back 1/2 Turn, Waltz Fwd, Side Step Slide Touch, Side Step Slide Touch

13,14,15                 Waltz back R,L,R making 1/2 turn left

16,17,18                 Waltz fwd L,R,L

19,20,21                 Big step to right on R, Slide L to R, Touch L beside R

22,23,24                 Big step to left on L, Slide R to L, Touch R beside L

                                                                                                   (turn body slightly left in readiness for next step)


                                 Cross Waltz, Cross Waltz, Waltz Fwd, Step Back Side Hold

25,26,27                 Step R across L, Step L to left, Step R to right

28,29,30                 Step L across R, Step R to right, Step L to left

31,32,33                 Waltz fwd R,L,R

34,35,36                 Step back on L, Slide R to L, Hold


                                 & 2 Heel Taps Hold, & 2 Heel Taps Hold, &2 Heel Taps Hold, & Heel Tap Touch

&37,38,39              Step back on R, Tap L heel fwd towards left diagonal twice, Hold

&40,41,42              Step back on L, Tap R heel fwd towards right diagonal twice, Hold

&43,44,45,             Step back on R, Tap L heel fwd towards left diagonal twice, Hold

&46,47,48              Step back on L, Tap R heel fwd towards right diagonal, Touch R beside L, Hold



This song has a definite Scottish feel about it  so I have built a dance

which reflects that. It’s different, easy and a bit on the pacey side.


I love Scottish music, especially the bag pipes and am off to the Edinborough Tattoo

tomorrow night  -  no, not in Scotland, in good old Hervey Bay! But it will still be good!


Hope you enjoy the dance.

Just to humour me you could dance with your hands

 on your hips until you get to the last 12 counts when you should

raise both arms above your head in the manner of Scottish  dance.

Of course, this is not obligatory, so if you feel silly doing it…..   don’t!  (-:


Actually, if you DO feel silly doing the arm movements, you should try

to get over it because to dance really well you need to forget about yourself!

And anyway, who’s looking at you???


See you on the floor sometime….  Jan















Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie