Dream Walk

 

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

Choreographer:               Bill Bader       Email:  billbader@hotmail.com  Website:  www.billbader.com

Music:                            Intended for slow songs under 110 bpm.  Try it to your own favorite slow song.

   Signature Song:            "ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM" by The Everly Brothers  (106 bpm)

                                                (Caution:  The Everly Bros. did many versions of this song, some too slow.)

                                                CD:  Everly Brothers’ All-Time Greatest Hits, Curb D2-77311.

                                    "ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM" by Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry

                                                CD:  Classic Country Great Duets, order from Time/Life.com

  Co-favourite:                 "SPRINGTIME IN ALBERTA" by Ian Tyson (94 bpm) - difficult to find.

  Alternate Songs:            "Dream Walkin'" by Toby Keith,    "Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline.

 

 

              BACK, ROCK, FORWARD, ROCK, BACK, ROCK, FORWARD SHUFFLE TURNING 1/2

1            Step L back

2            Rock forward onto R

3            Step L forward

4            Rock back onto R

5            Step L back with toe angled out to left

6            Rock forward onto R

7&8        Shuffle forward turning 1/2 right on L-R-L     ( 6:00)

 

              BACK, ROCK, FORWARD, ROCK, BACK, ROCK, FORWARD SHUFFLE TURNING 3/4

              (Similar to 1-8 but leading with R and shuffle turn is 3/4.)

9            Step R back

10          Rock forward onto L

11          Step R forward

12          Rock back onto L

13          Step R back with toe angled out to right

14          Rock forward onto L   Before the upcoming turn, think “Turn to ‘right shoulder wall’.”

15&16     Shuffle forward turning 3/4 left on R-L-R     ( 9:00)

 

              ”DREAM WALK”:  4X STEP FORWARD, BRUSH HEEL

              As the title implies, we want a lilting walk, as if feet are almost weightless.  Scuffing the

              heel heavily will destroy this effect, so brush the heel lightly, almost without sound.

17          Step L forward a little to the left

18          Brush R heel lightly beside Left

19          Step R forward a little to the right

20          Brush L heel lightly beside R

21          Step L forward a little to the left

22          Brush R heel lightly beside L

23          Step R forward a little to the right

24          Brush L heel lightly beside R  (This elevates the L foot.  Keep it raised for the next move.)

 

              4 RONDES:  SWEEP TOE COUNTERCLOCKWISE FRONT TO BACK, STEP BEHIND

25          Lift L foot out to left side then sweep the L toe on the floor counterclockwise back

26          Step L directly behind R

27          Keeping R toe on the floor:  Sweep R toe clockwise out to right side and back

28          Step R directly behind L

29          Keeping L toe on the floor:  Sweep L toe counterclockwise out to left side and back

30          Step L directly behind R

31          Keeping R toe on the floor:  Sweep R toe clockwise out to right side and back

32          Step R directly behind L

End of pattern.  Begin again...

 

ă  Bill Bader 2005.  This step description was updated Nov. 2005.  Photocopying for classes and

competitions is permitted.  All of Bill’s dances and videos are found at  www.billbader.com