(Can’t Smile)



SONG:Can’t Smile Without You by Barry Manilow.   Also available on Good Old Line Dance Music                                                                                                    CD 20.  Further information from web site below.

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

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

DANCE: 36 counts,  2 walls86 bpm, Easy Int, Start on vocals on word “can’t” Choreo . Sept. 05

1 tag




                                 Rock/Return, Rock/Return, Rock/Return, 1/4 Shuffle

1,2,3,4                    Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R

5,6                            Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

7&8                          Making 1/4 left side shuffle to the left stepping L,R,L


                                 L Sailor Step, R Sailor Step, Behind Side Cross, Side Rock Return

9&10                        Step R behind L, Step L to left, Step R to right (sailor step)

11&12                    Step L behind R, Step R to right, Step L to left  (sailor step)

13&14                    Step R behind L, Step L to left,  Step R across L

15,16                        Rock/step L to left, Rock/return wt sideways onto R


                                 Cross Shuffle, 1/2 Turn, Rock Return, 3/4 Triple Step

17&18                    Cross Shuffle to the right stepping L,R,L

19,20                        Making 1/4 left step back on R, Making a further 1/4 left step L to left side

21,22                        Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

23&24                    Making 3/4 turn right triple step R,L,R


                                 Rock/Return, Coaster Step, Step Pivot 1/2, Shuffle Fwd

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

27&28                    Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L (coaster)

29,30                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/2 left transferring wt to L

31&32                    Shuffle fwd R,L,R


                                 * There is an 8 beat tag at the end of wall 2. Just do this:

1,2                            Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

3,4                            Making 1/2 left rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

5,6                            Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R

7,8                            Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R

                                 RESTART DANCE FROM BEGINNING



                                 Although this is a slow song it still has a good compulsive beat which

                                 is nice to dance to.  The dance itself is easy but hopefully still interesting.

                                 I couldn’t find a country singer for this song but Barry Manilow isn’t too

                                 far away and in fact, if you listen to some of those country rock songs you

                                 would nearly have to classify Barry Manilow as traditional country, by                                                comparison.  Things have certainly changed haven’t they.


                                 They say a change is as good as a holiday,  hmmmmm not sure about that!

                                                                  See you on the floor sometime………….Jan







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Jan Wyllie