P.O. Box 2012

Walla Walla, WA 99362

http://www.steppincountry.com

The Lion Sleeps
TYPE:  2 Wall Line Dance RATING:  Beginner
COUNT: 32 STEPS: 37
CHOREOGRAPHER:  Michael John Snr. & Michael John Jnr. (UK)
SOURCE:  Michael John Jnr. (5/10/99)  
Email: michaeljohn@line-dancer.freeserve.co.uk 
Web site:  http://www.line-dancer.freeserve.co.uk  
MUSIC: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Mavericks
"Swinging Safari" by The Mavericks
STEP DESCRIPTION:

STEP SLIDES RIGHT, STEP SLIDES LEFT
1,2      Step RIGHT to right side; Slide LEFT next to Right
3,4      Step RIGHT to right side; Slide LEFT next to Right (weight remains on Right)
5,6      Step LEFT to left side; Slide RIGHT next to Left
7,8      Step LEFT to left; Slide RIGHT next to Left (weight remains on Left)
(optional hand clap on counts 4 and 8)

DIAGONAL STEP TOUCHES x 4
9,10    Step forward RIGHT at 45 degree angle; Touch LEFT next to Right
11,12  Step back LEFT at 45 degree angle; Touch RIGHT next to Left
13,14  Step back RIGHT at 45 degree angle; Touch LEFT next to Right
15,16  Step forward LEFT at 45 degree angle; Touch RIGHT next to Left
(optional finger clicks or claps on touches)

SIDE SHUFFLE & ROCK STEP x 2
17&18 Side shuffle to right on RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
19,20  Rock LEFT behind Right; Rock forward on RIGHT
21&22 Side shuffle left on LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
23,24  Rock RIGHT behind Left; Rock forward on LEFT

SHUFFLES FORWARD, KICK TURN, RIGHT KICK BALL CROSS
25&26 Shuffle forward on RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT (optional hand movements below)
27&28 Shuffle forward on LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT (optional hand movements below)
29,30  Kick RIGHT forward; On LEFT pivot 1/2 turn over Left shoulder while
          kicking RIGHT back
31&32 Kick RIGHT forward; Step RIGHT next to Left; Step LEFT across RIGHT

BEGIN DANCE AGAIN