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Many who know me today, do not realize that I was once a Professional Western Dance Instructor and Competition Judge.

I became involved in Country-Western Dancing in 1982 and began teaching in 1983.  At present I am the longest lasting instructor in the Middle Georgia area, having never been out of teaching for more than one month.  Currently I am only teaching at the Warner Robins Moose Lodge #1688, where we have weekly lessons, every Thursday since October of 1996.  Prior to this, my longest engagement was at the "Stardust Club" where I taught, twice weekly, lessons from '83 till the club closed in 1991.

During this time I also taught at many other Clubs, throughout the mid-state area including Frosty's Pub, Long Branch Saloon, High Country (at the Ramada Inn), Rooster's, Chevy's, Radisson Inn, Eagle Springs Community Center, and several more.

In 1992 a partner and I opened "The Crossing - Western Dance Studio", hosting nightly lessons in Line, Partners and Couples dancing.  A year later I left my regular job to devote myself full time to the Dance Studio and also bought out my partner's share of the business.  From there I moved to a larger facility in downtown Warner Robins, GA. where I opened "The Crossing - Dance Depot".  This successful endeavor culminated in the Country-Western Nightclub, "Confederate Cowboy's".  Though fun and entertaining for the Dancers, this venture was doomed to failure due to the opening of a newer larger nightclub in nearby Macon GA.  "Confederate Cowboy's" closed its doors in September 1996.

By 1993 I felt I had enough experience to test my skills in National competitions where my wife/partner Connie and I accrued three Third Place and one Fourth Place trophies in Couples Competition.

In this same year I began Judging Line Dance Competitions for the Country Western Line dance Association (CWLDA).  While with the CWLDA I judged competitions across the nation: from San Jose`, California to Portland, Maine, including five International Grand Championships.  Within a year my language skills were recognized as well as my attention to detail and I was given the duties of Proofreader for the CWLDA Competition Step Descriptions.  In 1995 I was appointed to the CWLDA Advisory Committee.

Ever the teacher, I taught workshops whenever my Judging duties permitted.  These workshops were usually filled with capacity crowds learning my original choreography.  Sometimes even attended by other top ranking choreographers and instructors.

By 1994 I had been acknowledged as one of the top Judges in the CWLDA.  Competitors recognized my eye for detail and my fairness in judging.  With this in mind I hosted my first event, "Great Southern Line Dance Festival and Competition", in Warner Robins, Georgia; my home town.  This competition  returned for three consecutive years, until the Line Dance fad begin to die down.

The 2nd Great Southern was an even bigger success, mainly due to the fact I had moved into "The Crossing - Dance Depot" in a much larger building with my own 1700 square foot dance floor.  Having my own Alcohol-Free nightclub eliminated the need to rent a large hall and the success of the 1st Great Southern aroused the interest of many more competitors.

In September of 1998 the CWLDA hosted its last competition, in Denver Colorado.  Naturally I was there, teaching and judging, but this time assuming the duties of "Judge Coordinator", overseeing the competition and presiding over Judges Conferences.

Since this final competition I have taught at the local Moose Lodge (Warner Robins Lodge #1688), giving weekly lessons and serving as Coach/Team leader for the "Moosen' Around Country Dancers".

With a quarter-century experience of teaching C/W Dancing and choreographing dances, my enthusiasm still hasn't waned.  I still enjoy it nearly as much as I did when I first started, back in 1982.

After 28 years of continuous teaching, I have finally retired, as of January, 2012.
Health problems including Heart trouble, back pain, knee pain and several other aliments have made dancing more of an endurance contest, than Fun.
 
I am still involved, helping my replacement teachers to improve their methods and technique and will assist with Team Choreography.

Thank you, to all who have shown their support and assistance over the course of my dance career.

 

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 Below are some of the many Dances I have Choreographed

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LIVE TO RIDE

 

CHOREOGRAPHER:                         Bud Cranford GA. April, 2007.
DESCRIPTION:                                  A Four-Wall line dance facing a new wall to the left (Counterclockwise) each time you begin.
COUNTS/STEPS:                              32 Counts, 40 steps/Movements
MUSIC SUGGESTION:                     “Live to Ride" by Danny Shirley            114 B.P.M.             3:04 Min
                                                               www.confederaterailroad.net “The Pyramid Collection”
COMPETITION APPROVED:          Not Approved
PREPARED BY:                                   Bud Cranford, Tele/Fax 478-988-4418 e-mail:  cnfdcwby@yahoo.com

I                     Stomp Left, Right, Heels Up, Down
         1.          Stomp LEFT foot out slightly, to the left side.
         2.
          Stomp RIGHT foot out slightly, to the right side.  (Feet about shoulder width apart)
         
3.
          Rise up on the balls of BOTH feet, lifting the heels.  Knees slightly bent.
         
4.
          Lower BOTH heels.  Weight primarily to the right foot.

II                   Left Fwd Shuffle, Right Fwd Shuffle
         5.          Step LEFT foot forward.  (1/2 beat)
      
  &.         Step RIGHT foot beside the left.  (1/2 beat)
        
6.          Step LEFT foot forward.
         7.
          Step
RIGHT foot forward.  (1/2 beat)
         &.         Step LEFT foot beside the right.  (1/2 beat)
        
8.          Step RIGHT foot forward

 III                Step 1/4 Turn Left, - 1/4 Turn Left, - 1/4 Turn Left, - 1/4 Turn Left, - Stomp (4 beats)
         9.         Step LEFT foot to the left side, stepping into a ¼ turn left, facing 9:00.  (1/2 beat)
        
&.        Raise the LEFT heel as you pivot 1/4 to the left, facing 6:00.  The right knee is lifted slightly.  (1/2 beat)
       
10.
        Bring the LEFT heel down.  (1/2 beat)
        
&.        Raise the LEFT heel as you pivot 1/4 to the left, facing 3:00.  (1/2 beat)
       
11.        Bring the LEFT heel down.  (1/2 beat)
        
&.        Raise the LEFT heel as you pivot 1/4 to the left, facing 12:00.  (1/2 beat)
       
12.        Stomp RIGHT foot beside the left. Weight changes to the right foot.

IV                 Side, Together, Stomp Out, Stomp Out
       
13.         Step LEFT to the left side.
       
14.
         Step RIGHT foot beside the left. 
       
15.
         Stomp LEFT foot out slightly, to the left side.
    
  16.         Stomp RIGHT foot out slightly, to the right side.  (Feet about shoulder width apart). 

V                   Cross-Ball-Change, Cross-Ball-Change (Sailors Shuffle)
       
17.          Step LEFT foot back crossing behind the right.  (1/2 beat)
        &.           Step RIGHT foot to the right side.  (1/2 beat) 
        18.
          Step LEFT foot in place. 
       
19.          Step RIGHT foot back crossing behind the left.  (1/2 beat)
       
&.           Step LEFT foot to the left side.  (1/2 beat)
        20.
          Step RIGHT foot in place. 

VI                   Pivot ¼ Right, Pivot ½ Left, Kick-Ball-Change
       
21.          Pivot ¼ turn Right on the balls of BOTH feet, facing 3:00.
       
22.          Pivot ½ turn Left on the balls of BOTH feet, facing 9:00.
       
23.          Kick RIGHT foot forward.  (1/2 beat)
       
&.           Step RIGHT ball of foot beside the left.  (1/2 beat)
       
24.          Step LEFT foot in place, beside the Right. 

VII                 Step Back, Shimmy, Step Back, Shimmy 
       
25.
          Step RIGHT foot back.   (Begin shoulder Shimmy)
       
26.
          HOLD.  (Continue Shimmy)
       
27.
          Step LEFT foot back. (Continue Shimmy)
       
28.          HOLD.  (End Shimmy)

VIII                Feet Together, Hip Roll
       
29.          Step RIGHT foot back, beside the left..
       
30.          Roll HIPS back and to the right, in a circular (Clockwise) motion.
       
31.          Roll HIPS forward and to the left, in a circular (Clockwise) motion.
       
32.          Roll HIPS back and to the right, in a circular (Clockwise) motion.  Weight goes to right foot

 

 

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CONFEDERATE HUSTLE
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CHOREOGRAPHER:                        Bud and Connie Cranford. Ga. 1993
DESCRIPTION:                                A Four-Wall Line dance facing a new wall to the left (Counterclockwise) each time you begin.
COUNTS/STEPS:                             32 Counts, 42 Steps/Movements
SUGGESTED MUSIC:                     She Never Cried (When old Yeller died) by Confederate Railroad            124 BPM.
                                                 Rock my World (Little Country Girl) by Brooks & Dunn                          124 BPM.
COMPETITION APPROVED:        By CWLDA. October 1994. Competition window may be faster or slower.
PREPARED BY:                                 Bud Cranford, Revised February 1995,  Tele/Fax 478-988-4418       e-mail cnfdcwby@yahoo.com

 

I                               Walk, Walk, Walk, Stomp
            
1.             Step forward with the RIGHT foot.
                 2.             Step forward with the LEFT foot.
                 3.             Step forward with the RIGHT foot.
                 4.                    Stomp (up) with the LEFT foot beside the right. No weight change.

II                             Left foot- Kick, Ball-Change (Twice)
                5.             Kick forward with the LEFT foot (About 4 to 6 inches off the floor). (1/2 beat)
                &.            Step to the ball of the LEFT foot, beside the right. (1/2 beat)
                6.             RIGHT foot steps in place.
                7.             Kick forward with the LEFT foot (About 4 to 6 Inches off the floor). (1/2 beat)
                &.            Step to the ball of the LEFT foot beside the right, with the feet apart 4 to 6 inches. (1/2 beat)
                8.                RIGHT foot steps 2 to3 inches to the right side.

III                            Backwards Sailor Shuffle  
                9.             LEFT foot steps back and to the right, toward 4:0O, crossing behind the right.  (1/2 beat)
                &.            Step to the right side to the ball of the RIGHT foot. The left foot lifts slightly. Feet should be parallel but 12 - 14 inches apart. 
                                (1/ 2 Beat)
                10.           LEFT foot steps slightly (About 2 to 3 inches) to the left.
                11.           RIGHT foot steps back and to the left, toward 8:00, crossing behind the left. (1/2 beat)
                &.            Step to the left side to the ball of the LEFT foot. The right foot lifts slightly. Feet should be parallel but 12 - 14 inches apart. 
                                (1/2 beat)
                12.           RIGHT foot steps slightly (About 2 to 3 Inches) to the right. 

13.           LEFT foot steps back and to the right, toward 4:00, crossing behind the right. (1/2 beat)
                &.            Step to the right side to the ball of the RIGHT foot. The left foot lifts slightly.  Feet should be parallel but I2-14 inches apart. 
                                (1/2 beat)
                14.           LEFT foot steps slightly (About 2 to 3 inches) to the left.
                15.           RIGHT foot steps back and to the left, toward 8:00, crossing behind the left. (1/2 beat)
                &.            Step to the left side to the ball of the LEFT foot. The right foot lifts slightly. Feet should be parallel but 12 - 14 inches apart. 
                                (1/2 beat)
                16.           RIGHT foot steps slightly (About 2 to 3 inches) to the right.

NOTE:    Movement during steps 9 - 16 is traveling back. The distance is about equal to the forward movement in step 1 - 4.

IV                            Step, Drag, Step, Drag, Step, Touch    
                17.           The LEFT foot steps to the left side. (1/2 beat)
                &.            Slide the RIGHT foot to beside the left. Change weight to right foot. (1/2 beat)
                18.           The LEFT foot step to the left side. (1/2 beat)
                &.            Slide the RIGHT foot to beside the left. Change weight to right foot. (1/2 beat)
                19.           The LEFT foot steps to the left side.
                20.           Touch the RIGHT toe/ball beside the left foot. No weight change.

VI                            Conga Turn, Right (AKA Turning Vine)                
                21.           Step to the right side with the RIGHT foot, turning 1/4 to the right (facing 3:00). The left foot is extended back with the toe/ball
                                still touching the floor.
                22.           Turn 1/2 to the right (facing 9:00) on the right toe/ball, bringing the left leg around as you turn. As you complete the turn, the
                                LEFT foot steps back, toward 3:00.
                23.           Turn 1/4 to the right (facing 12:00) on the left toe/ball, bringing the right leg around as you turn. As you complete the 1/4 turn,
                                the RIGHT foot steps to right side.
                24.           Stomp (up) with the LEFT foot beside the right. No weight change, but the left heel remains on the floor.

VII                          Left Toe fans                
               
25.           With the left heel in place, swing the LEFT TOE to the left, so the toe is pointing to about 10:00 position.
                26.           Swivel the LEFT TOE to the right bringing it back beside the right foot. No weight change.
                27.           With the heel in place, swivel the LEFT TOE to the left, so the toe is pointing to about 10:00 Position.
                28.           Swivel the LEFT TOE to the right bringing it back beside the right foot. Change weight to the left foot.

VII                          Jazz Box, 1/4 Turn Left                
                29.                 Step forward with the RIGHT foot.
                30.           LEFT foot steps to the right side, crossing in front of the right foot.
                31.           Uncross your legs as you step straight back (toward 6:00) with the RIGHT foot.
                32.           Step to the left side with the LEFT foot, as you turn 1/4 to the left off the right foot. Feet end in Fourth Position (Left foot
                                forward, right leg extended back with toe/ball still touching floor).

 

 

 

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DAMIFINO
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                CHOREOGRAPHER:                          Bud Cranford, Ga.  1994

DESCRIPTION:                                   A Four Wall Line Dance that faces a new wall to the right (Clockwise) each time you begin.

COUNTS/STEPS:                                32 Counts, 38 steps/Movements

MUSIC SUGGESTION:                     Steam by Ty Herndon  (102 BPM)
Take It Back by Reba McEntire (106 BPM)
Notorious by Confederate Railroad  (128 BPM)
Any slow to medium West Coast Swing rhythm

COMPETITION APPROVED:           By CWLDA October 1994.  Competition window may be faster or slower.

STYLING NOTE:                                 Styling for DAMIFINO should be similar to West Coast Swing styling; Slinky and Sleazy.

PREPARED BY:                                    Bud Cranford, Revised May 1995.    Tele/Fax 478-988-4418     e-mail:  cnfdcwby@yahoo.com  
 

     I                              Out, Out, Pause, In, In, Pause
                     &.            Step LEFT foot to left side, stepping to ball of foot.  (1/2 beat)
                     1.              Step RIGHT foot to right side, stepping to ball of foot.
                     2.              PAUSE for one beat.
                     &.             Step LEFT foot toward the right (approx. half the distance between the feet).  (1/2 beat)
                     3.              Step RIGHT foot to the left side, crossing in front of the left.  Weight should be on the balls of both feet.

     4.              PAUSE for one beat.

     II                             Turn, Stomp, Kick-Ball-Cross

     5.             Turn ½ to the left (facing 6:00) on the balls of both feet, ending with the weight on the right foot.

     6.             Stomp (up) LEFT foot beside the right.  No weight change.

     7.             Kick LEFT foot forward (about four to six inches off the floor).  (1/2 beat)

     &.            Step LEFT foot down parallel to the right foot, but with the left toe approx. even with the right heel.  (1/2 beat)

     8.             Slide/Step RIGHT foot to the left side, crossing in front of the left.  This is a side movement with little or no forward movement.

     III                            Touch Left, Step Across, Touch Right, Cross Behind

     9.             Point/Touch LEFT toe to the left side.  The feet should be parallel but apart.

     10.           Step LEFT foot across front of right foot.  Left heel is parallel to and just to the right of right toe.

     11.           Point/Touch RIGHT toe to the right side.  The feet should be parallel but apart.

     12.           Step RIGHT foot back, crossing behind the left.  As you place weight on the right ball of foot, the left foot lifts slightly (knee bent),
     and crosses in front of the right shin (hook).

 

     IV                            Locked Shuffles

     13.           Step LEFT foot forward.  (1/2 beat)

     &.            Step RIGHT ball of foot forward crossing behind the left, locking the ankles.  (1/2 beat)

     14.           Step LEFT foot forward.

     15.           Step RIGHT foot forward, uncrossing the legs.  (1/2 beat)

     &.            Step LEFT ball of foot forward crossing behind the right, locking the ankles.  (1/2 beat)

     16.           Step RIGHT foot forward.

 

     V                             Hop Left, Drag, Drag cont., Shift Weight
                     &.            Hop/Scoot to the left on the RIGHT foot, traveling to the left side. This is a directional change from forward to the left
                                     side.  As you hop/scoot, bring the left knee up with the left knee bent so the upper leg is somewhat parallel to the floor,
                                     left toe pointed down.  (1/2 beat)

                     17.           Step LEFT foot wide to the left side.  The right leg is extended to the right side with the toe/ball touching the floor. 
                                     The left knee is bent slightly.

     18.           Begin dragging RIGHT foot toward the left as you begin to straighten the left leg.

     19.           Continue dragging the RIGHT foot to beside the left, straightening the left leg.  End with the right foot beside the left, right heel
     raised with the toe/ball touching the floor.

     20.           Drop/Stomp RIGHT heel beside the left.  Weight goes to the right foot.  At the same time bend the left knee slightly as the left
     heel lifts.  Hips move to the right.

 

     VI                            Step, ½ Pivot, Step, ¼ Pivot

     21.           Step forward to LEFT ball of foot.

     22.           Pivot ½ to the RIGHT (facing 12:00).  Weight ends on the right foot.  The left leg should be extended back with the toe/ball
     touching the floor.

     23.           Step forward to LEFT ball of foot.

     24.           Pivot ¼ to the RIGHT (facing 3:00).  Weight ends on the right foot.  The left leg should be extended to the left side with the
     toe/ball touching the floor.

     VII                          Cross, Point, Turn, Point (Modified Monterey Turn)    
            
       25.           Step LEFT foot across, in front of the right foot, stepping over the right instep with little or no forward motion.
                    26.           Point/Touch RIGHT toe to right side.  No weight.
                    27.           Turn ½ to the RIGHT (facing 9:00) on the right ball of foot (Monterey turn).  Start the turn by turning the head/shoulders. 
                                    Do not push off with the right foot.  The right foot comes together with the left as the turn is completed, ending with the
                                    feet together, weight on right foot.  This is not a sweeping motion.
                    28.           Point/Touch LEFT toe to left side.

     VIII                         Cross, Point, Turn, Stomp  (Modified Monterey Turn)
                     29.           Step LEFT foot across, in front of the right foot, stepping over the right instep with little or no forward motion.
                     30.           Point/Touch RIGHT toe to right side.  No weight.

                     31.           Turn ½ to the RIGHT (facing 9:00) on the right ball of foot (Monterey turn).  Start the turn by turning the head/shoulders. 
                                     Do not push off with the right foot.  The right foot comes together with the left as the turn is completed, ending with the
                                     feet together, weight on right foot.  This is not a sweeping motion.

                     32.           Stomp (up) LEFT foot beside right.  No weight change.

 

 

 

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OUTLAW CHA-CHA 
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                CHOREOGRAPHER:                          Bud Cranford, Ga. June1994
            DESCRIPTION:                                   A Four Wall Line Dance that faces a new wall to the left (Counter-Clockwise) each time
                                                                                you begin.

            COUNTS/STEPS:                                64 Counts, 87 steps/Movements
            MUSIC SUGGESTION:                      Easy Come, Easy Go, by George Strait                 116 BPM                                3:02L
                                                                            Island, by Eddie Raven                                             96 BPM                                3:56L
                                                                            Any steady American rhythm Cha-Cha
            COMPETITION APPROVED:           By CWLDA October 1996.  Competition window may be faster or slower.
            PREPARED BY:                                    Bud Cranford, Revised Nov. 1998.    Tele/Fax 478-988-4418  e-mail   cnfdcwby@yahoo.com

I                               Side, Behind, (360Deg), Side-Behind-Side
            1.                    LEFT foot steps to left side. The toe should turn inward slightly, pointing to about 1:00.
            2.                    RIGHT foot steps to the left side, stepping to the right toe/ball, crossing behind the left foot. The right toe should point to
                        about 3:00, backing into a 1/4 turn to the right.  This movement continues into the next step.
            &.            Continue to pivot an additional 3/4 to the right on the RIGHT toe/ball, (facing 12:00).   (1/2 beat):
             3.            LEFT foot steps to the left side (toward 9:00).  (1/2 beat)
            &.            RIGHT foot steps to the left side, crossing behind the left.   (1/2 beat)
            4.                LEFT foot steps to left side.

II                             Side, Behind, (360Deg), Side-Behind-Side
            5.                RIGHT foot steps to the right side. The right toe should turn inward slightly, pointing to about 11:00.
            6.                LEFT foot steps to the right side, stepping to the left toe/ball, crossing behind the right foot. The left toe should point                    
                        to about 9:00, backing into a ¼ turn to the left.  This movement continues into the next step.
            &.            Continue to pivot an additional 3/4 to the left on the LEFT toe/ball, (facing 12:00).   (1/2 beat)
            7.             RIGHT foot steps to the right side (toward 3:00).  (1/2 beat)
            &.            LEFT foot steps to the right side, crossing behind the right.   (1/2 beat)
            8.             RIGHT foot steps to right side.

III                            Cross Rock-Step to Right, Side-Together-Side
            9.                    Step LEFT foot across, in front of the right, turning to the right to face approx. 1:30 to 2:00. The right toe/ball is still touching
                        the floor.
            10.           Step/Rock back, to the RIGHT toe/ball. The left foot is still extended forward with the toe/ball touching the floor.
            11.           LEFT foot steps to the left side as the body turns to face 12:00. (1/2 beat)
            &.            Step RIGHT foot beside the left.     (1/2 beat)
            12.           LEFT foot steps to left side. The toe should turn outward slightly, pointing to about 11:00.

IV                            Cross Rock-Step to Left, Side-Together-Side
            13.                 Step RIGHT foot across, in front of the left, turning to the left to face approx. 10:00 to 10:30). The left toe/ball is still touching
                        the floor.
            14.                 Step/Rock back, to the LEFT toe/ball. The right foot is still extended forward with the toe/ball touching the floor.
            15.                 RIGHT foot steps to the right side as the body turns to face 11:00.   (1/2 Beat)
            &.            Step LEFT foot beside the right. (1/2 beat)
            16.           RIGHT foot steps to right side.
 
V                             Step, 1/2 Pivot, (1/2 turn) Back-Together-Back
            17.           LEFT foot takes a small step forward, stepping to the left toe/ball.
            18.                 Pivot 1/2 to the right (facing 6:00) on both feet.  Weight ends on the RIGHT foot.  Allow the right toe to point outward, to the
                        right, so the toe is pointing to about 7:30 (extended 5th position), preparing for a 180Deg. Pivot turn.  Movement continues into
                        next step.
            &.            Continue pivoting on the right toe/ball, an additional 1/2 turn to the right to face 12:00.   (1/2 beat)
            19.                 Step LEFT foot back, toward 6:00. (1/2 beat.)
            &.            RIGHT foot steps back so the heel of the right foot is about even with the left instep.  (1/2 beat)
            20.           Step back LEFT.

VI                            Rock, Step, Forward-Together-Forward
            21.             Step/Rock back to the toe/ball of the RIGHT foot. The left heel should lift slightly with the toe/ball still touching the floor.
            22.             Rock/Step forward to the LEFT foot.  The  right toe/ball is still touching the floor with the heel raised slightly.
            23.             RIGHT footsteps forward. (1/2 beat)
            &.            LEFT foot steps forward so the left toe is about even with the right instep. (1/2 beat)
            24.           RIGHT foot steps forward.

VII                          Side, Behind, 1/4 –Step - 1/2 Pivot
                25.           LEFT foot steps to the left side.
            26.           RIGHT foot steps to the left side, crossing behind the left.
            27.           LEFT foot steps into a 1/4 turn to the left (facing, 3:00). (1/2 beat)
            &.            RIGHT foot takes a small step forward (to 9:00) stepping to the right toe/ball. (1/2 beat.)
            28.                 Pivot 1/2, to the left (facing 3:00) on both feet. Weight ending on the LEFT foot.

VIII                         (1/4 turn) Side, Behind, 1/4-Step-1/2 Pivot
            &.            Pivot 1/4 to the left on the LEFT toe/ball, (facing 12:00).
            29.           Step RIGHT foot to the right side.
            30.           LEFT foot steps to the right side, crossing behind the right.
            31.           RIGHT foot steps into a 1/4 turn to the right (facing 3:00). (1/2 beat)
            &.            LEFT foot takes a small step forward (to 3:00), stepping to the left toe/ball. (1/2 beat)
            32.                 Pivot 1/ 2 to the right (facing 9:00) on both feet. Weight ends on the RIGHT foot. 

IX                            Rock, Step, Back-Together-Back
            33.           Step/Rock forward to the LEFT toe/ball. The right toe is still touching the floor, with the heel raised.
            34.           Step/Rock back to the RIGHT foot. The left toe is still touching the floor with the heel raised.
            35.           LEFT foot steps back. (1/2 beat.)
            &.            RIGHT foot steps back, beside the left (about heel to instep) (1/2 beat)
            36.                 LEFT foot steps back.

X                             Chasse' Left
            37.           RIGHT foot steps across, in front of the left, stepping to the right toe/ball. (1/2 beat)
            &.            LEFT foot steps slightly to the left side, without uncrossing the feet. (1/2 beat)
            38.           RIGHT foot steps to left side, stepping to the right toe/ball.  (1/2 beat)
            &.            LEFT foot steps slightly to the left side, without uncrossing the feet. (1/2 beat)
            39.           RIGHT foot steps to the left side, stepping to the right toe/ball. (1/2 beat)
            &.            LEFT foot steps slightly to the left side, without uncrossing the feet. (1/ 2 Beat)
            40.           RIGHT foot steps to the left side, stepping to the right toe/ ball.  (1/2 beat)

            NOTE:   Steps 37 - 40 travel sideways, to the left; not diagonal or slightly forward.

XI                            Point Left, 360Deg. Monterey, Side-Together-Side
            41.           Point/Touch the LEFT toe out to the left side toward 6:00.
            42.           Draw the left foot to beside the right as you pivot 1/2 to the left (facing 3:00) off the right toe/ball.  (Monterey Turn)  Weight
                        goes to the LEFT foot. Over-rotate slightly so the left toe is pointing outward, to the left, to about 1:30.
            &.            Continue turning by shifting the weight to the LEFT foot (beside the right) and turning an additional 1/2 to the left (facing 9:00)
            43.           RIGHT foot steps to the right side. (1/2 beat)
            &.            LEFT foot steps beside the right. (1/2 beat)
            44.           RIGHT foot steps to the right side.

XII                          Rock, Step, Back-Together-Back
            45.           Step/Rock forward to the LEFT toe/ball. The right toe is still touching the floor with the heel raised.
            46.           Step/Rock back to the RIGHT foot. The left toe is still touching the floor with the heel raised.
            47.           LEFT foot steps back. (1/2 beat)
             &.           RIGHT foot steps back, beside the left (about heel to instep)   (1/2 beat)
            48.             LEFT foot steps back.

  XIII                        Rock, Step, Point, Cross
            49.           Step/Rock back to the toe/ball of the RIGHT foot. The left toe/ball still touching the floor, with the Left heel raised.
            50.           Rock/Step forward shifting your weight to the LEFT foot. The right toe/ball still touching the floor, with the heel raised.
            51.           Point/Touch the RIGHT toe out to the right side.
            52.           RIGHT foot steps across, in front of the left foot.

XIV                         Point, Kick, Cross-Back-Cross
            53.           Point/Touch the LEFT toe out to the left side.
            54.           Kick forward with the LEFT foot, about I0 to 12 inches above the floor
            55.           LEFT foot steps back, crossing in front of, the right foot. Toes and body turn to the right facing about 10:30. (1/2 beat)
            &             RIGHT foot steps straight back (toward 3:00).  Body still facing 10:30.  (1/2 beat)
            56.           Step back with the LEFT foot, crossing in front of the right.

            NOTE:  On steps 55 & 56 Travel is straight back, toward 3:00, but the body is angled slightly to the right.

XV                          Point Right, 360Deg. Monterey, Back-Together-Back
            57.           Point/ Touch the RIGHT toe out to the right side (toward 12:00).
            58.           Draw the right foot to beside the left as you pivot 1/2 to the right (facing 3:00) off the left toe/ball, (Monterey Turn).  Weight
                        goes to the RIGHT foot.
            &.            As the weight goes to the RIGHT foot, continue turning an additional 1/2 to the Right (facing 9:00).
            59.           LEFT steps back (stepping toward 3:00).    (1/2 beat)
            &.            RIGHT foot steps beside the left. Right heel about even with the left instep. (1/2 beat)
            60.                 LEFT foot steps back.

XVI                         Rock, Step, Forward-Together-Forward
            61.           Rock/Step back, to the toe/ball of' the RIGHT foot. The left foot should be extended forward with the toe/ball touching the
                        floor and the heel raised slightly.
            62.           Rock/Step forward to the LEFT foot.  The right toe/ball should still  be touching the floor, but the heel is raised slightly.
            63.           RIGHT foot steps forward. (1/2 beat)
            &.            LEFT foot steps forward so the toe is about even with the left instep (1/2 beat)
            64.           RIGHT foot steps forward.

 

 

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Dance Name

Choreographer

Counts

Level

Achy Breaky Heart Melanie Greenwood 32
Intermediate
All Wrapped Up Rob McKean 48
Intermediate
Badonkadonk “Hot” Pepper Siquieros 32
Intermediate
Bear Walk Lydia Stephenson 128
Advanced
Big Doggin' Around Brian Merritt 48
Intermediate
Boot Scootin' Boogie Tom Mattox & Skippy Blair 32
Beginner
Buffalo Bill Eddie Harper 40
Intermediate
Bump n Grind Jo Thompson 48
Intermediate
Chocolate City Hustle Unknown 36
Beginner
Confederate Hustle Bud & Connie Cranford 32
Beginner
Cowboy Charleston Unknown 16
Beginner
Crossing Crossover Bud & Connie Cranford 48
Intermediate
Damifino Bud & Connie Cranford 32
Intermediate
Dancing Cowboys Rob Gent 48
Intermediate
Dancing in the Dark Jo Thompson 32
Intermediate
D.H.S.S. (Delicious, Hot Strong and Sweet) Gaye Teather 32
Beginner
Electric Slide Unknown 18
Beginner
Fifty-Fifty Bop Eddie Harper 40
Intermediate
God Blessed Texas Shirley Batson 32
Intermediate
I Love this Bar Ellie & Floyd Meerman 32
Intermediate
Johnny O (aka: Boot Scootin' Boogie) Ruth Elias 36
Intermediate
Live To Ride      NEW Bud & Connie Cranford 32
Intermediate
MJ DACS  (Michael Jackson Does A Country Strut) Richard Tymko 128
Advanced
Midnight Waltz Jo Thompson 48
Intermediate
Moosen' Around Connie Cranford 32
Beginner
Outlaw Cha-Cha Bud & Connie Cranford 64
Advanced
Rebel Soldier Jim Ferrazzano 48
Advanced
Rodeo Rock Joe Rosenberger 48
Advanced
Sidewinder Jim Ferrazzano 48
Beginner
Slapping Leather Gayle Brandon 48
Beginner
Stray Cat Strut Unknown 32
Beginner
Traveling Four-Corners Unknown 20
Beginner
Tush Push Jim Ferrazzano 40
Intermediate
Waltz Across Texas
Partners
Couples
Jim Ferrazzano 48
Beginner
Watermelon Crawl Sue Lipscomb 40
Intermediate
Wellston Crossing Boogie Bud & Connie Cranford 48
Beginner
X-Rated Rob Loudermilk, Stephanie Mans, Susan Certain, and Matthew Krabbe 64
Advanced
Zydeco Lady Chris Hookie 40
Intermediate

 

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