UPS AND DOWNS

SONG: Life's Little Ups and Downs by Rooster Quantrell - Also available on Jan's No. 10 cd
CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, 4 Pebble Ct. Torquay, Hervey Bay 4655, Qld Australia

Phone/Fax 0741 255534 Email:janwyllie@bigpond.com
Web Site: http://www.users.bigpond.com/janwyllie/
DANCE: 64 counts, 4 walls, 128 bpm,  Easy Intermediate level, Choreographed  May 2002
                                                  NO TAGS OR RESTARTS
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STEPS  PATTERN OF DANCE
1,2,3&4      Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Making 1/4 turn right triple step R,L,R
5,6,7,8        Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R

9,10,11&12  Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Making 1/4 turn left triple step L,R,L
13,14,15,16  Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Rock/step back on R, Rock fwd on L

17,18            Stomp fwd on R, Making 1/2 turn left on ball of R kick L fwd
19,20            Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R
21,22            Step fwd on L, Lock R behind L (lock step)
23&24          Shuffle fwd L,R,L

25,26,27,28  Rock/step R to right, Rock wt to L, Step R behind L, Step L to left
29,30 ,31,32 Step R across L, Rock/step L to left, Rock wt to R, Step L behind R

33,34            Making 1/4 turn right step R toe fwd, Drop R heel (toe strut)
35,36            Making 1/4 turn right step L toe to left side, Drop L heel (toe strut)
37,38            Rock/step R behind L, Rock wt to L
39&40          Shuffle to the right R,L,R

41,42            Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R
43,44            Making a full turn  right while moving fwd step L,R  (or just walk fwd )
45,46            Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 turn right transferring wt to R
47&48          Shuffle fwd L,R,L

49,50,51,52  Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R, Touch L beside R
53,54,55,56  Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Step back on L, Touch R beside L

57,58,59,60  Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R, Step L across R
61,62            Making 1/4 turn left step back  on R toe, Step down on R heel (toe strut)
63&64          Making 1/2 turn left back over L shoulder shuffle fwd L,R,L


I like this simple  little dance. The song is good, the words are relevant to life
and best of all, the music is phrased so we didn't need any tags or restarts!!!
We all have to go through ups and downs in this life.... what makes the
difference is how we cope with it all . The 'ups' are easily handled, but- the 'downs' can be a problem. When it all gets on top of me I just switch off and listen to some good old fashioned country music - and it works for me every  time. 
If you haven't worked out your own formula yet then try mine , you  never know, it might work for you too. Oh, and I hope you like the dance as well.                    See you on the floor sometime..... Jan