MAKE BELIEVE TWO-STEP
Dedicated to Bob Johnston's "BOBETTES"
Choreography by Bob and Ruth Johnston.
Copyright 1957 by Dash Records
POSITION: Semi-closed, both facing LOD.
FOOTWORK: Opposite throughout, (directions for M)
INTRO: 2 measures - wait (1) measure (4 counts), then Fwd, touch, back touch (begin M L)
1-2 FWD STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/-, BKWD. STEP/CLOSE, STEP/-; WALK, 2, 3, 4;
Quick two-step fwd and backward, then walk 4 quick steps LOD in semi-closed position.
3-4 FWD STEP, -, DRAW, -; SIDE STEP, -, DRAW, -;
Slow step fwd on M L turning in to draw position with both hands extended similar to butterfly position and draw M R and W L foot toward Instep of other foot while facing slightly open to RLOD, another slow step to M's left and draw again.
5-6 SIDE STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -, OPEN UP STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -; WALK, 2, 3, 4;
Releasing M R, W L hand, quick two-step face to face, begin M R foot, then open to semi-open position facing RLOD while doing next fast two-step in place, then 4 quick walking steps In RLOD (semi-open), beginning M R foot.
7-8 FWD STEP, -, DRAW, -; SIDE STEP, -, DRAW, -;
Similar to meas. 3-4 but opp. footwork and end facing partner after last draw step.
9-10 SIDE STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -, BACK STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -; CROSS, 2, 3, 4;
Quick two-step to side beginning M L, W R foot, releasing M R, W L hands, then quick two-step bkwd opening slightly in RLOD holding M L, W R hands, then M and W change sides with 4 quick steps, W crossing under joined hands (ML, W R) and end M facing partner and COH, M L and W R hands joined.
11-12 SIDE STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -, BACK STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -; CROSS, 2, 3, 4;
Two-step same as 9-10, but M XIF (LOD) holding M L, W R hand W makes R face turn under M L arm to end in semi-closed position with partner opening in LOD.
13-14 FWD WALK, -, 2, -; TWIRL, 2, 3, -;
Walk fwd 2 slow steps, twirl W (W makes R face turn) under joined hands (M L, W R) to end in banjo position, M back to COH, M and W take 3 quick steps and a hold.
15-16 AROUND WALK, -, 2, -; ROLL OUT, 2, 3, LIFT;
Walk around each other in banjo pos. 2 slow steps, 3 quick steps and lift. On three quick steps, W rolls out toward wall (e.g., spot turn) in 11/2 right face individual turn to end facing LOD open position, inside hands joined, both making lift on 4th count.
17-18 FWD STEP, CLOSE, STEP, LIFT; TURN AWAY STEP, CLOSE, STEP, TOUCH;
One slow fwd two-step, and one slow turn away two-step (individually to M L, W R) to end facing in closed position, M back to COH.
19-20 TURNING STEP, CLOSE, STEP, -; STEP, CLOSE, STEP, -;
Two slow turning two-steps to end in butterfly position, M back to COH.
21-22 (DOUBLE GRAPEVINE) SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, FRONT; SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, FRONT;
Double grapevine, beginning M L, W should take small steps on last grapevine to allow M to end slightly fwd (LOD) at end of 21-22.
23-24 CROSS, -, 2, -; SIDE STEP, CLOSE, STEP, TOUCH;
Releasing leading hands, M XIF (LOD) in two slow steps to face COH and butterfly position with W. W makes L face turn on crossover going under joined hands M R, W L, then both do a slow two-step to side (RLOD).
25-26 (DOUBLE GRAPEVINE) SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, FRONT; SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, FRONT;
Double grapevine (LOD) in butterfly pos. beginning M R foot.
27-28 CROSS, -, 2, -; SIDE STEP, CLOSE, STEP, TOUCH;
Release leading hands, M XIF (LOD) in two slow steps to face wall and do a slow side two-step while lowering M R arm around W waist to end. facing LOD in semi-open pos. W makes R face turn on crossover under joined hands M L, W R and faces M and does two-step raising W L arm on M R shoulder.
29-30 FWD STEP, CLOSE, STEP, LIFT; STEP, CLOSE, STEP, LIFT;
Two slow fwd two-steps with lift on 4th count.
31-32 TURN AWAY STEP, CLOSE, STEP, LIFT; STEP, CLOSE, STEP, TOUCH;
Turn away (individually to M L, W R) in 2 slow two-steps to end semi-closed.
REPEAT DANCE (MEASURES 1 - 32) TWO MORE TIMES
1-2 At end of third sequence, come back to partner in semi-open pos. to repeat meas. 29-32 one more time and end in open position, inside hands joined.
3-4 FWD WALK, 2, 3, 4; FACE PARTNER, -, CHUG, -; OH, YEAH -
Walk fwd 4 quick steps, turn and face partner, join both hands and. chug backwards. Dancers may immediately say "Oh, Yeah" at end of dance to join lyrics on record.Children | Community | Contra | Dash | Folk | Shilling | Round | Square | Alphabetical