P.O. Box 2012

Walla Walla, WA 99362

http://www.steppincountry.com

Slappin' Leather
The original version!
TYPE:  4 Wall Line Dance RATING:  Intermediate
COUNT: 40 STEPS: 40
CHOREOGRAPHER:  Gayle Brandon of San Juan Capistrano, California
SOURCE:  Country Weekly Magazine (4/15/97)
MUSIC: "Redneck Girl" by Brooks & Dunn
"T-R-O-U-B-L-E" by Travis Tritt
NOTE: This is the original version of a line dance which has become so popular that many variations have developed over the years. The dance was originally choreographed in 1978.
STEP DESCRIPTION:

PIGEON TOES
1, 2       With weight on balls of feet, turn heels out; Bring heels back together
3, 4       Turn heels out; Bring heels back together

SIDE STEPS
5, 6       Point RIGHT toe to right; Step RIGHT foot next to Left
7, 8       Point LEFT toe to left; Step LEFT toe next to Right
9, 10     Point RIGHT toe to right; Step RIGHT foot next to Left
11, 12   Point LEFT toe to left; Step LEFT foot next to Right

HEEL TAPS
13, 14   Tap RIGHT heel forward twice
15, 16   Tap LEFT toe behind twice

SLAPPIN' LEATHER
17, 18   Point RIGHT toe forward; Point RIGHT toe to right
19         Cross RIGHT leg behind Left knee and slap boot with left hand
20         Point RIGHT toe to right
21         Cross RIGHT leg behind Left knee and slap boot with left hand;
22         Point RIGHT toe to right
23         Cross RIGHT leg in front of Left knee and slap boot with left hand while making
            1/4 turn to the left on ball of Left foot
24         With RIGHT leg still off the ground... turn RIGHT knee so boot goes to right 
            and slap boot with Right hand

VINE RIGHT, SCUFF, VINE LEFT, SCUFF
25, 26   Step RIGHT foot to right; Step LEFT foot behind Right
27, 28   Step RIGHT foot to right; Scuff LEFT foot next to Right
(Variation: Cross LEFT leg behind Right knee and slap boot with Right hand)
29, 30   Step LEFT foot to left; Step RIGHT foot behind Left
31, 32   Step LEFT foot to left; Scuff RIGHT foot next to Left
(Variation: Cross RIGHT leg behind Left knee and slap boot with Left hand)

WALK BACK, HOP, WALK FORWARD, STOMP
33, 34   Step RIGHT foot back; Step LEFT foot back
35, 36   Step RIGHT foot back; Hop on RIGHT foot in place
37, 38   Step LEFT foot forward; Step RIGHT foot forward
39, 40   Step LEFT foot forward; Stomp RIGHT foot next to Left

BEGIN DANCE AGAIN