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DANCE


Wild Wild West

Choreographer: Unknown, This Is A Traditional Dance
Description: A Progressive Circle Partner Dance
Alternative Titles: Barn dance, Canadian Barn Dance
Music Suggestions: “Wild Wild West” by The Escape Club; “Fallin’ Never Felt So Good” by Shawn Camp;
“It’s A Done Deal” by Foster & Lloyd; “Heart Of Texas” by Shaver; “Right Back Where
We Started From” by Maxine Nightingale; “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top; “Yippy Ti Yi
Yo” by Ronnie McDowell (Fast)

COUNT / STEP DESCRIPTION
The Dance Begins With Couples Facing Each Other In Ballroom Hold.
The Steps Below Are For The Lead. Followers Steps Are A Mirror Image Of These (For Left Read Right, Right Read Left), Except Where Noted.

1-4 Step Left Foot To Left. Step Right Foot Beside Left. Step Left Foot To Left. Touch Right Foot Beside Left.
5-8 Step Right Foot To Right. Step Left Foot Beside Right. Step Right Foot To Right. Touch Left Foot Beside Right.

9-12 LEAD
Release Right Hand, Raise Left Arm, And Repeat Steps 1-4.
FOLLOWER
Release Left Hand, And, Moving In A Line To Your Right, Turn One Full Turn Under Leader’s Arm, Stepping Right, Left, Right. Touch Left Foot Beside Right.
13-16 LEAD
Repeat Steps 5-8.
FOLLOWER
Moving In A Line To Your Left, Turn One Full Turn, Stepping Left, Right, Left. Touch Right Foot Beside Left.

17-20 Release Partners Hand, Pass Right Hand Behind Partners Back, And Turning 1⁄4 To Left, Step Forward On Left (Outside) Foot. Raise Right Knee To Touch Partners. Step Forward On Right (Inside) Foot. Point Left Toe Forward To Touch Partners.
21-24 Step Forward On Left Foot. Raise Right Knee To Touch Partners. Step Forward On Right Foot. Point Left Toe Behind To Touch Partners.

25-28 Release Partner, And Step Left Foot To Left Side. Step Right Foot Beside Left. Step Left Foot To Left Side. Touch Right Foot Beside Left, And Clap. (This sequence and the following one may be grapevines or rolling turns)

29-32 Turn Slightly Right To Aim For Partner Behind, And Step Right Foot To Right. Step Left Foot Beside Right. Step Right Foot To Right. Turn 1⁄4 To Right, Touching Left Foot Beside Right, And Take Up Ballroom Hold With New Partner.

Begin Again.
NOTE: In some locations you may find that leaders move forward and followers move back on steps 25-32.