URBAN LIFESTYLE

SONG: Better Life by Keith Urban.      

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

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

DANCE:  48 counts,  2 walls, 112  bpm, Intermediate Level, Start on vocals,  Choreo June 06

This dance was written to celebrate the marriage of Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman in Sydney on

25th June 2006.  May they have a long and happy life together.           NO TAGS OR RESTARTS

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STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

                           Stomp Up & Step Back, Coaster, Stomp Up & Step Back, Coaster

1&2                          Stomp R beside L, Small hop on L on the spot, Step back on R

3&4                          Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L (coaster)

5&6                          Stomp R beside L, Small hop on L on the spot, Step back on R

7&8                          Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L (coaster)

 

                                 Fwd Lock Step, Walk Fwd L,R, Fwd Mambo, Walk Back R,L

9&10                        Step fwd on R, Lock/step L behind R, Step fwd on R

11,12                        Walk fwd L,R

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

15,16                        Making a full turn right walk back R,L (or just walk back R,L, if you can’t turn)

 

                                 1/2 Turn Shuffle, Lock/Shuffle Fwd, Touch Toe Fwd Step Back, Coaster

17&18                    Making 1/2 turn right back over right shoulder shuffle fwd R,L,R

19&20                    Lock/Shuffle fwd L,R,L

21,22                        Touch R toe fwd, Step back on R

23&24                    Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L (coaster)

 

                                 Step Pivot 1/4, Shuffle Fwd, Fwd Mambo, Walk Back R,L

25,26                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

27&28                    Shuffle fwd R,L,R

29&30                    Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Step back on L (mambo)

31,32                        Making a full turn right walk back R,L (or just walk back R,L if you can’t turn)

 

                                 1/2 Turn Shuffle, Fwd Rock Return, Coaster Cross, Side Rock Return

33&34                    Making 1/2 turn right back over right shoulder shuffle fwd R,L,R

35,36                        Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

37&38                    Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step L across R (coaster cross)

39,40                        Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt sideways onto L

 

                                 R Sailor Step, 1/4 Turn Sailor Step, 1/2 Turn Shuffle, &,Heel Jack &Step Fwd

41&42                    Step R behind L, Step L to left, Step R to right (sailor step)

43&44                    Step L behind R,  Making 1/4 right step fwd on R, Step back on L (1/4 sailor step)

45&46                    Making 1/2 turn right shuffle fwd R,L,R

&47&48                 Step back on L, Touch R heel fwd, Step R Beside L, Step fwd on L

 

I have surprised myself by writing to this music because it is not my usual style, but  the words to the song seemed so right to celebrate the wedding  and future  happiness  of  Keith and Nicole that I couldn’t resist writing a dance for the occasion.  It does get a bit raucous and almost more than I can stand in parts, but I know that’s my age telling on me!

 

The dance is easy once you master the start  and the ending…….You old Rock ‘n rollers will have no problem with it at all!  Hope you enjoy some aspect of the song and dance...and preferably ALL  of it!         See you on the floor sometime…. Jan

                          

 

 

 

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