Description: 2-Wall Line Dance, 24 Counts, Intermediate Level
Choreographers: Group effort co-ordinated by Bill Bader. Co-choreographers were Bernadette, Blair
Flood, Stewart Hoskins, Grant Gadbois, John Schutz, Kevin Arens, Paul Freisen,
and Tony Cheong. March 1993
Signature Song: "Some Kind Of Trouble" - Tanya Tucker (120 BPM)
Slow/Teaching Song: "Put Yourself In My Shoes" - Clint Black (110 BPM)
Choreographer's Notes: The name of this dance is derived from the section where dancers look like
they are spinning like tops. DON'T LOOK DOWN - that's the easiest way to get dizzy! Only songs
with a very strong beat are recommended. Suggested tempo is no faster than 120 bpm!
f you like the “Tops Turn”, I also used it in the dance “Long Live Love”. - Bill Bader
Starting: Because of the long linear pattern, we start facing sideways to the longest length of our floor.
RIGHT VINE WITH 1/4 TURN, POINT LEFT, CHARLESTON (FWD, KICK, BACK, TOUCH)
1 Step R to right side
2 Cross Step L behind R
3 Step R to right side turning 1/4 right
4 Touch L toe to left side
5 Step L forward
6 Kick R forward
7 Step R back
8 Touch L toe back
FORWARD 1/2-PIVOT, 2 SHUFFLES FORWARD
9 Step L forward
10 Pivot Turn 1/2 right shifting weight forward onto R
11&12 Shuffle forward L-R-L
13&14 Shuffle forward R-L-R. As you take the last step bend the R knee.
TOPS TURN (2 modified Monterey 1/2 turns:
POINT LEFT, SWEEP IN FRONT 1/2 TURN, POINT RIGHT, SWEEP BEHIND 1/2 TURN)
15 Touch L toe to left side keeping R knee bent
16 Sweep L toe clockwise in a half-circle in front turning 1/2 to the right
ending with weight on L beside R
17 Touch R toe to right side bending L knee
18 Sweep R toe clockwise in a half-circle behind turning 1/2 to the right,
ending with weight on R beside L
Note: The action of the Tops Turn should be smooth, creating a continuous turning action.
POINT LEFT & RIGHT, CROSS, 1/4 RIGHT, 1/2 RIGHT, CROSS
19 Touch L toe to left side
& Quick Step L beside R
20 Touch R toe to right side
21 Cross Step R over L (You are facing a SIDE wall.)
22 Step L to left side turning 1/4 right
23 Turn on L heel 1/2 right to Step R forward (Make sure you are NOT facing a side wall.)
24 Cross Step L over R.
End of pattern. Begin again...
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