THE WAIKATO WALTZ       
                              (pronounced Why Cat O)

SONG:    Roll On Waikato by Harry McRae Seales of Morrinsville New Zealand .
                Also available on Jan's no. 10 cd 
CHOREOGRAPHERS:  Jan Wyllie Australia, Anne Bradbury Australia, Josie Janssen N.Z.
CONTACT JAN: 4 Pebble Ct. Torquay, Hervey Bay 4655 Qld  Australia
Tel: 07 4125 5534  Email: janwyllie@bigpond.com Web site http://www.users.bigpond.com/janwyllie/                                                                                                                             
DANCE: 4 walls,  51 counts,  144 bpm  Intermediate Level.
*note: This dance won the C.W.D.I. Choreography Competition in N.Z. on 4th May 2002
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STEPS            PATTERN OF DANCE
1,2,3                Step fwd on L,  Tap/touch R beside L,  Scuff R fwd                                     
4,5,6                Step fwd on R,  Tap/touch L beside R,  Scuff L fwd

7,8,9                Waltz fwd L,R,L                                                                                                       
10,11,12          Waltz straight back R,L,R while making 1/4 turn left

13,14,15          Waltz fwd L,R,L                                                                                         
16,17,18          Waltz straight back R,L,R while making 1/4 turn left 
                                                (same as steps 7-12)
19,20,21          Step fwd on L,  Tap/touch R beside L,  Scuff R fwd                                             
22,23,24          Step fwd on R,  Tap/touch L beside R,  Scuff L fwd                                                                                   
                                                (same as steps 1-6)
25,26,27          Step fwd on L,  Step fwd on R,  Pivot 1/4 turn left transferring wt to L       
28,29,30          Step R across L,  Touch L to left side,  Hold

31,32,33          Making 1/4 turn right step back on L,  Making 1/2 turn right step fwd on R 
                        Step L beside R                                                                                           
34,35,36          Step fwd on R,  Touch/sweep L toe to left side, Hold

37,38,39          Sweep L across R,  Step R to right,  Rock/Step L to left                                         
40,41,42          Step R across L,  Step L to left,  Rock/Step R to right

43,44,45          Step L across R,  Hold,  Tap R toe behind L                                               
46,47,48          Step back on R,  Making 1/4 turn left step fwd on L,  Step R beside L

49,50,51          Step fwd on L,  Slide R to L, Step down on R

* On walls 3, 5 and 7 please leave off the last 3 counts and start the dance again after count 48

I was thrilled to obtain this piece of music  while I was in N.Z. for the Beat
Awards in March 2002.  It is sung by a local  New Zealander from the Waikato area and apparently it is an unknown song . Talk about good old fashioned country music, this song has got the lot..... and I believe that it deserves to be danced to. 
The dance came easy to us, and  it seems to flow well, but we'll let you be the judge of that. Hope you enjoy it anyhow and I bet that you will sing along  to the chorus once you have mastered the dance.... WE do!!
Leaving the last 3 counts off walls 3,5&6 is not hard, so don't let it bother you.
See you on the floor soon....... Jan