A Mind Of Its Own

     

    Description: 4-Wall Line Dance, 32 Counts, Level: Upper Beginner

    Choreographer: Bill Bader January 2005 billbader@hotmail.com www.billbader.com

     

    Music: "My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own" by Connie Francis.

    Dance Tempo: 114 bpm. Intro: 16 counts.

    This song is one of Connie Francis' biggest hits and is found on many of her CD's as well as

    many compilations of 60's greatest hits. Be sure to get her original 1960's version such as on

    the CD "The Very Best of Connie Francis" or "20th Century Masters--The Millennium Collection:

    The Best of Connie Francis [Original Recording Remastered]".

    "Everybody's Talkin' " by Harry Nillson. (theme from Midnight Cowboy)

     

    1-8 CROSS, RONDE, CROSS, SIDE, CROSS, RONDE, CROSS, SIDE

    1 Cross Step R over L

    2 Sweep L from back to front

    3 Cross Step L over R moving diagonally forward

    4 Small Step R to right side

    5 Cross Step L over R moving diagonally forward

    6 Sweep R from back to front

    7 Cross Step R over L moving diagonally forward

    8 Small Step L to left side

    9-16 WEAVE CROSS, SIDE, BEHIND, HOLD, SIDE, ROCK, CROSS, HOLD

    1-2-3 Cross Step R over L, Step L to left side, Cross Step R behind L

    4 Hold

    5-6-7 Step L to left side, Recover weight onto R, Cross Step L over R

    8 Hold

     

    17-24 1/2 BOX: CHASSE RIGHT, 1/4 TURN LEFT, CHASSE LEFT, HOLD

    1-2-3 Step R to right side, Step L beside R, Step R to right side

    4 Slide L toe beside R while turning 1/4 left

    5-6-7 Step L to left side, Step R beside L, Step L to left side

    8 Hold

     

    25-32 ROCKING CHAIR WITH TAPS AND BRUSHES

    1-2 Step R forward, Tap L toe behind R

    3-4 Step L back, Brush R toe back

    5-6 Step R back, Tap L toe crossed over R

    7-8 Step L forward, Brush R toe forward toward left corner

    End of pattern. Begin again...

     

    Bill Bader 2005. This step description was updated 6 June 2005 with a new music suggestion.

     

    For updates and more dances visit the choreographer's website at http://www.billbader.com

    If you like Connie Francis and other golden oldies singers, check this website to find the line dance

    "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" and the web page "Line Dancing To The Oldies".