WALTZIN’ THE HARD WAY

SONG:  I’m Finding Out by Rhett Akins   Album: ‘What Livin’s All About’

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

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

DANCE:  72 counts, 2 walls, 144 bpm, 24 count intro,  Intermediate Level Waltz

Choreographed January 2013    ONE TAG

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STEPS  PATTERN OF DANCE

                      1/2 Waltz Fwd, Back Touch Unwind 1/2, 1/2 Waltz Fwd, 1/4 Side Rock Replace

1,2,3              Step fwd on L, Making 1/2 left step RL together (1/2 waltz)

4,5,6              Step back on R, Touch L toe back, Unwind 1/2 left keeping weight on  R

7,8,9              Step fwd on L, Making 1/2 left step RL together (1/2 waltz)

10,11,12      Step back on R, Making 1/4 left rock/step L to left, Rock/replace weight sideways onto R

 

                      Behind Side Side x2,   Behind 1/4 Rock Replace, 1/4 Slide Touch

13,14,15      Step L behind R, Step R to right, Step L to left

16,17,18      Step R behind L, Step L to left, Step R to right

                      (Move back slightly on the above Serpentine steps)

19,20,21      Step L behind R, Making 1/4 right rock/step fwd on R, Replace weight back on L

22,23,24      Making 1/4 right step R to right, Slide L to R, Touch L beside R

 

                      Step Step Pivot 1/4,   Across Side Behind, Side 1/4 Hold Hold,   1/2 Waltz Back

25,26,27      Step fwd on L, Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

28,39,40      Step R across L, Step L to left, Step R behind L

31,32,33      Big step to left on L keeping R toe in place, Turn 1/4 left and hold the pose for 2 counts

34,35,36      Step back on R, Making 1/2 left step LR together (1/2 waltz)

 

                      Fwd Hold Hold, 1/4 Waltz, Step Slide Hold,  Step Step Pivot 1/4

37,38,39      Big step fwd on L keeping R toe in place,  Hold for 2 counts

40,41,42      Step back R, Making 1/4 left step LR together  (1/4 waltz)

43,44,45      Step fwd on L, Slide R to left taking 2 counts

46,47,48      Step fwd on R, Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/4 right transferring wt to R

 

                      Cross Waltz,  Cross Waltz,  Across 1/4 Together, 1/4 Waltz Back

49,50,51      Step L across R, Step R to right, Step L beside R

52,53,54      Step R across L, Step L to left, Step R beside L

55,56,57      Step L across R, Making 1/4 left step back on R, Step L beside R

58,59,60      Step back on R, Making 1/4 left step L, R together

 

                      1/4 Waltz Fwd,  Waltz Back,  Fwd Touch Hold, Back Sweep 1/2 Touch

61,62,63      Step fwd on L, Making 1/4 left step RL together

64,65,66      Step back on R, Step LR together

67,68,69      Step fwd on L, Touch R beside L, Hold

70,71,72      Step back on R, Making 1/2 left sweep L around, Touch L beside R

 

                      *There is a tag at the end of wall 2  -  You will be facing the front.

                      Cross Waltz, Cross Waltz, Fwd Touch, Back Touch

                      Cross Waltz, Cross Waltz, Fwd Touch, Back 1/2 Sweep Touch

1,2,3              Step L across R, Step R to right, Step L beside R

4,5,6              Step R across L, Step L to left, Step R beside L

7,8,9              Step fwd on L, Touch R beside L, Hold

10,11,12      Step back on R, Touch L beside R, Hold

13-21             Repeat above steps to count 9

22,23,24      Step back on R, Making 1/2 left sweep L around, Touch L beside R

 

Enjoy Waltzin’ The Hard Way.  See you on the floor sometime....  Jan         

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie