(aka Mary’s Dance)


SONG: Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters.   More info from the website below.

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

DANCE:32 counts,  2 walls, 88 bpm, Easy Intermediate Level,  Starts on word ‘young’ after a 4 count intro.


Choreo April 2007 by request from Pam Davies who hails from Perth W.A. 

Her loving friend Mary, who has been until recently, an avid line dancer, is sadly suffering from cancer and Pam has requested this dance in Mary’s honour.  On behalf of linedancers everywhere I send loving thoughts Mary’s way and hope that she gets some pleasure out of watching her friends dance this dance for her.




                           Side Rock/Return, &Step Across Step Right, &Cross/Shuffle, 1/2 Turn

1,2                            Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt sideways onto L

&3,4                         Step R beside L, Step L across R, Step R to right

&5&6                     Step L beside R, Cross/shuffle left stepping R,L,R

7,8                            Making 1/4 right step back on L, Making 1/4 right step R to right side


                                 Cross Samba x 2, Rock Return, Coaster Step

9&10                        Rock/step L across R, Rock back on R, Step L to left

11&12                    Rock/step R across L, Rock back on L, Step R to right

13,14                        Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

15&16                    Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L


                                 Shuffle Fwd, Rock Return, Back Lock Step, 1/2 Rock Return

17&18                    Shuffle fwd R,L,R

19,20                        Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

21&22                    Step back on L, Lock/step R in front of L, Step back on L

23,24                        Making 1/2 left rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L


                                 Back Lock Step, 1/2 Rock Return, Step Back Touch, Side Touch Side Touch

25&26                    Step back on R,  Lock/step L in front of R, Step back on R

27,28                        Making 1/2 left rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

29,30                        Step back on L, Touch R beside L

&31                          Step R to right, Touch L beside R

&32                          Step L to left, Touch R beside L


                                 *There is an 8 beat tag at the end of wall 4. please do this….

1,2,3&4                  Rock/step back on R, Rock fwd on L, Shuffle fwd R,L,R making 1/2 turn left

5,6,7&8                  Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R, Shuffle fwd L,R,L making 1/2 turn right


This is a lovely song by Karen Carpenter that Pam chose for Mary’s dance.

I guess we shouldn’t forget that none of us are here forever.  Like everything else,

when there is an abundance of it we don’t value it as much as we should and immediately there is a shortage of it, it becomes much sought after.  We should keep that in mind and

place great importance on each minute we have on the earth while we still have time

to do that….. It’s rather too late when we find out that our time is limited…..

as I’m sure Karen Carpenter would attest if she were able to…….


         See you on the floor sometime….. Jan











Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie