It´s America

Intermediate: 4 Wall Line Dance (32 counts + 2 tags*)

Choreographer: Gaye Teather ( UK ) (April 2009)

Music: “It’s America ” by Rodney Atkins (136 bpm. 32 count intro)

CD: It’s America .  Track downloadable from iTunes

Video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRmChkiWfuQ

Dance rotates in CCW direction

Right kick-ball-point. Left kick-ball-point. Touch. Modified half Monterey turn Right

1&2     Kick Right forward. Step Right beside Left. Point Left to Left side

3&4     Kick Left forward. Step Left beside Right. Point Right to Right side

5 – 6    Touch Right beside Left. Point Right to Right side

7 – 8    Half turn Right on ball of Left stepping Right beside Left. Point Left to Left side (Facing 6 o’clock)

Weave Right. Cross rock. Chasse Left

1 – 2    Cross Left over Right. Step Right to Right side

3 - 4    Cross Left behind Right. Step Right to Right side

5 – 6    Cross rock Left over Right. Recover onto Right

7&8     Step Left to Left side. Step Right beside Left. Step Left to Left side

Cross. Quarter turn Right. Back. Point back. Step forward. Half turn Left. Half turn Left shuffle

1 – 2    Cross Right over Left. Quarter turn Right stepping back on Left

3 – 4    Step back on Right. Point Left toe back

5 – 6    Step forward on Left. Half turn Left stepping back on Right

7&8     Half turn Left stepping forward on Left. Step Right beside Left. Step forward on Left (Facing 9 o’clock)

Easy option for steps 5 – 8: Walk forward Left. Right. Left shuffle forward

Forward rock. Shuffle half turn Right x 2. Back rock

1 – 2    Rock forward on Right. Recover onto Left

3&4     Shuffle half turn Right stepping Right. Left. Right

5&6     Shuffle half turn Right stepping Left. Right. Left (Facing 9 o’clock)

Note: Steps 3&4, 5&6 travel towards back wall

7 – 8    Rock back on Right. Recover onto Left

Easy option for steps 3&4, 5&6: Left shuffle back. Right shuffle back

Start again

Tags* At the end of walls 4 and 8 (Facing front wall both times) dance the following 4 steps

Rocking chair

1 – 4    Rock forward on Right. Recover onto Left. Rock back on Right. Recover onto Left  

Choreographer’s note: The music goes out of phrasing a few times towards the end of the track. After much thought I finally decided to dance straight through that last part avoiding further tags, restarts etc.  Just enjoy!