P.O. Box 2012

Walla Walla, WA 99362

http://www.steppincountry.com

DRIFTER - Couples Circle Dance

 

CHOREOGRAPHER: Sue Denny Inman

TYPE: Couples Circle Dance

COUNTS: 42, 46 Steps

DIFFICULTY: Beginner - Intermediate

MUSIC: Black Velvet, A.Myles/P.Benatar/R.Lee

The Wanderer, Eddie Rabbit

POSITION: Dance is done in Western Open Position, and one step of dance equals one beat of music, except for shuffles which are three steps to two beats of music.

 

COUNTS / STEP DESCRIPTIONS

 

HEEL, TOGETHER, HEEL, TOGETHER:

1 Touch right heel forward

2 Touch right heel next to left

3 Touch right heel forward

4 Touch right heel next to left

 

STEP, TOUCH, CROSS, TOUCH:

5 Step forward on right and pivot 90 degrees C.W.

6 Touch left toe to the left side

(Note: Man is behind lady with their hands over the lady's shoulders.)

7 Left steps across right foot

8 Touch right to the right side

 

CROSS, BACK, SIDE, TOGETHER:

(this is a reverse box step)

9 Right steps across left foot

10 Left step back

11 Right step to side

12 Left touch together

 

SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, TOGETHER:

(left grapevine for the man, left turning grapevine for the lady)

13 Left step to left side

14 Right step behind left

15 Left step to left side

16 Right step together

 

RIGHT, CENTER, LEFT, CENTER:

(rise up on balls of feet)

17 Heels touch right

18 Heels touch center

19 Heels touch left

20 Heels touch center

 

BACK, TWO,THREE, SCOOT:

("Drifts" back to Western Open Position facing Line-Of-Dance)

21 Right step back

22 Left step back

23 Right step back

24 Raise left knee and scoot on right foot

 

BOOGIE FRONT, BOOGIE BACK:

25 Left step forward and push left hip towards LOD

26 Push left hip towards LOD again

27 Push right hip to rear LOD

28 Push right hip to rear LOD again

 

FRONT, BACK, FRONT, BACK, STEP, SCOOT:

29 Push left hip towards LOD

30 Push right hip to rear LOD

31 Push left hip towards LOD

32 Push right hip to rear LOD

33 Left step forward

34 Raise right knee and scoot on left foot

 

SHUFFLE RIGHT, SHUFFLE LEFT:

35& Right step forward, left step next to right

36 Right step forward

37& Left step forward, right step next to left

38 Left step forward

 

SHUFFLE RIGHT, SHUFFLE LEFT:

39& Right step forward, left step next to right

40 Right step forward

41& Left step forward, right step next to left

42 Left step forward

 

START OVER