Thunderbolt

 

Description:††††† ††††††††††† 60-Count,4-Wall Line Dance,Low Intermediate Level

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

 

Suggested Music: †††††††† "LOVIN' ALL NIGHT" by Rodney Crowell††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (178 bpm)

†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Hanky Panky" by Madonnal††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (174 bpm)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "All Is Fair In Love And War" by Ronnie Milsap††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (170 bpm)

 

 

†††††††††††††††††††††† 4 PATTERNS OF "SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE, _________"

1-2-3††††††††††††††† Sidestep LEFT, Slide-Step RIGHT beside Left, Sidestep LEFT

4††††††††††††††††††††† Raise RIGHT knee across LEFT turning 1/2 left

5-6-7††††††††††††††† Sidestep RIGHT, Slide-Step LEFT beside Right, Sidestep RIGHT

8††††††††††††††††††††† Touch LEFT beside Right

1-2-3††††††††††††††† Sidestep LEFT, Slide-Step RIGHT beside Left, Sidestep LEFT

4††††††††††††††††††††† Raise RIGHT knee across LEFT turning 1/4 left

5-6-7††††††††††††††† Sidestep RIGHT, Slide-Step LEFT beside Right, Sidestep RIGHT

8††††††††††††††††††††† Move LEFT in beside Right and Brush LEFT forward

††††††††††††††††††††††† Claps are optional on counts 4, 8 ,and 12.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† STEP OUT, BRUSH, STEP OUT, HOLD

1††††††††††††††††††††† Sidestep LEFT - a large step spreading feet apart

2††††††††††††††††††††† Move RIGHT in beside Left and Brush RIGHT heel forward

3††††††††††††††††††††† Sidestep RIGHT - a large step spreading feet even further apart

4††††††††††††††††††††† Hold

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† TOGETHER, CLAP, APART, TOGETHER

5-6†††††††††††††††††† Low Jump bringing feet together, Clap

7-8†††††††††††††††††† Low Jump spreading feet apart, Low Jump bringing feet together

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† RIGHT LEG SWINGS:FWD-BACK-FWD-HOOK-FWD-TOUCH DOWN, HEEL FAN

††††††††††††††††††††††† These leg swings are done with the RIGHT knee bent, not straight-legged...

1-2†††††††††††††††††† Swing RIGHT foot forward, Swing RIGHT foot back

3-4†††††††††††††††††† Swing RIGHT foot forward, Hook RIGHT foot up across Left shin

5-6†††††††††††††††††† Swing RIGHT foot forward, Touch RIGHT toe beside Left
7-8†††††††††††††††††† Fan RIGHT heel out to the right, Return

††††††††††††††††††††††† SIDE TOUCH, RETURN, SIDE TOUCH, RETURN

1-2†††††††††††††††††† Touch RIGHT toe to the right side, Touch RIGHT toe beside Left

3-4†††††††††††††††††† Touch RIGHT toe to the right side, Step RIGHT next to Left

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† LEFT LEG SWINGS:FWD-BACK-FWD-HOOK-FWD-TOUCH DOWN, HEEL FAN

††††††††††††††††††††††† These leg swings are done with the LEFT knee bent, not straight-legged...

1-2†††††††††††††††††† Swing LEFT foot forward, Swing LEFT foot back

3-4†††††††††††††††††† Swing LEFT foot forward, Hook LEFT foot up across Right shin

5-6†††††††††††††††††† Swing LEFT foot forward, Touch LEFT toe beside Right

7-8†††††††††††††††††† Fan LEFT heel out to the left, Return

Note for Australians:The popular version of this dance in Australia adds 2 left side touches here.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ZIG-ZAG STEPS (like a "Thunderbolt") WITH TOUCH/CLAPS

1††††††††††††††††††††† Step LEFT forward and left with toe straight forward

2††††††††††††††††††††† Touch RIGHT beside Left and Clap

3††††††††††††††††††††† Step RIGHT forward and right with toe straight forward

4††††††††††††††††††††† Touch LEFT beside Right and Clap

5-8†††††††††††††††††† Repeat 45-48

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† 3 STEPS BACK, SCOOT BACK, 3 STEPS BACK, STOMP

1-2-3††††††††††††††† Step backward:LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT

4††††††††††††††††††††† Scoot back:Raise RIGHT knee and hop slightly back

5-6-7††††††††††††††† Step backward:RIGHT-LEFT-RIGHT

8††††††††††††††††††††† Stomp up LEFT heel

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© Bill Bader.This step description was written by the choreographer.Photocopying is permitted for classes and competitions.All of Billís dances and videos are found atwww.billbader.com