WALTZING THE WILD IRISH ROSE

SONG: My Wild Irish Rose by Slim Whitman. Also available on ‘Good Old Line Dance Music CD 20’

                                                                             See web site below for further information

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

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

DANCE: 48 cnts, 2 walls,108 bpm, Easyish Int. Start on vocals, Sept 0NO TAGS OR RESTARTS

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                           Side Rock Return, Behind & Across, Side Rock Return

1,2,3&                 Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt sideways onto L, Step R behind L, Step L to left

4,5,6                      Step R across L, Rock/step L to left, Rock/return wt sideways onto R

 

                                 Step Behind 1/4 Rock Return, 1/2 Turn, 1/2 Turn, 1/4 Turn

7,8,9                      Step L behind R, Making 1/4 right t rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

10                          Step back on R making 1/2 right back over right shoulder (or step straight back—easier)

11                          Step fwd on L making 1/2 right  (or step straight back—easier)

12                        Step back on R making 1/4 right  (now facing back wall)

 

                                 Step Across Rock Return, Step Across Rock Return

13,14,15                 Step L across R, Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt sideways onto L

16,17,18                 Step R across L, Rock/step L to left, Rock/return wt sideways onto R

 

                                 Waltz Fwd, Waltz Back 1/4 Turn

19,20,21                 Waltz fwd L,R,L

22,23,24                 Waltz back R,L,R making 1/4 turn left

 

                                 Step Fwd Rock Return, 1/2 Turn, 1/2 Pivot

25,26,27                 Step fwd on L, Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

28,29,30                 Making 1/2 right step fwd on R, Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R

                                 (or Step back on R, Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R  -  easier)

 

                                 Step Fwd Rock Return, 1/2 Turn, Step Pivot 1/2

31,32,33                 Step fwd on L, Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

34,35  ,36                 Making 1/2 right step fwd on R, Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R

                                 (or Step back on R, Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R  -  easier)                              

 

                                 Waltz Fwd, 1/4 Step Slide Hold, Side Step Slide Hold, & Heel & Touch Hold

37,38,39                 Waltz fwd L,R,L

40,41,42                 Making 1/4 right big step to right on R, Slide L to R, Hold

43,44,45                 Big step to left on L, Slide R to L, Hold

&46&47,48          Step back on R, Touch L heel fwd, Step L beside R, Touch R beside L, Hold

 

                                 *Unfortunately the music slows right at the end. Just do whatever feels ok for you.

                                 If you don’t know what feels right for you then do this…..

                                 Music slows at count 40. He sings ‘wild irish rose’.

1,2,3                         On ‘wild’ you do the 1/4 turn slide (40-42)  slowly and in time to the music

4,5,6                         On ‘irish’ you do the Step Left Slide (43-45) slowly and in time to the music

7,8,9                         On ‘rose’ you step fwd on R, Pivot 1/2 to front, Step fwd on R

10-16                        Then waltz slowly fwd L,R,L and a big step fwd on R and slide L to R

 

Gees this song is old but I’ll bet there are a lot of people out there who relate to it!

For me it brings memories crowding into my mind thick and fast  -  good memories of days gone by.

Hope you find something in the song and the dance…  or at least one of them.

See you on the floor sometime……Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie