A round dance by Jerry and Charlie Tuffield, Denver, Colorado.
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Music: "My Dreams are Getting Better all the Time"
Record: LS 239-45
Position: Open, inside hands joined, both facing LOD.
Footwork: Opposite throughout, directions for man.
Introduction: 4 meas of 4/4 time.
1-4 WAIT TWO MEAS; BAL APART, TOUCH; BAL
Wait two meas (8 counts); bal apart with a step, , touch, ;
tog the same.
1-4 WALK, 2, 3, SWING; BACK, 2, 3, TOUCH; FACE-TO-
FACE, BACK-TO-BACK; FACE-TO-FACE, FWD TWO-
In open pos, starting man's L, walk fwd 3 steps and swing
inside foot fwd; starting on inside foot, walk bwd 3 steps,
pivot to face partner and touch L to R; do one two-step in
two counts face-to-face (L, R, L), then man turns to his L
(woman to her R), taking back-to-back pos by stepping to
side in LOD on R, close L to R, step on R, turning 1/4 L-
face to face RLOD; continue turn to face partner, man
stepping to side in LOD on L (face-to-face); close R to L,
step on L pivoting 1/4 L-face to face LOD, take one fwd
two-step starting on man's R (woman's L).
4-8 GRAPEVINE AWAY; GRAPEVINE TOGETHER
(CLAP); TURN AWAY TWO-STEP, TWO-STEP; TWO-
In open pos, man steps to side twd COH on L (woman
opp), behind on R, to side on L, touch R; grapevine back
twd partner by stepping to side on R, behind on L, to side
on R, pivot to face partner on count 4 and clap hands with
partner (man's L and woman's R, man's R and woman's
L); starting man's L, man turning L and woman, R, turn
away from each other in four two-steps (8 counts), ending
facing partner again, man's back to COH, both hands
9-12 SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, FRONT; SLIDE, 2, 3, TOUCH;
STEP, TOUCH, STEP, TOUCH; ROLL, 2, 3, TOUCH
Step to the side on L in LOD, behind on R, to side on L, in
front on R (woman steps to side on R, behind on L, to side
on R, in front on L); still facing partner, man's back to
COH, do 3 slides in LOD with 3 L-foot leads, and touch R
to L; step R in RLOD, touch L beside R, step L in LOD,
touch R beside L; starting man's R, roll twd RLOD, man
rolling to R, woman to L, (R, L, R, touch L), making one
complete turn to end facing partner in loose closed pos.
13-16 SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, SWING; BACK, 2, 3, TOUCH
(FACE); TWO-STEP, TWO-STEP; TWIRL, TWIRL
Step to side in LOD on L, behind on R, to side on L, swing
inside foot fwd in LOD, ending in semi-closed pos, facing
LOD; walk bwd 3 steps, starting on inside foot, on 4th count
pivot to face partner and touch L to R; take closed pos, and,
starting on man's L, do two R-face turning two-steps; twirl
woman twice and open out to open pos.
The routine is danced a total of four times.
ENDING: On the last time through, on meas 16, twirl woman only
once, step away, change hands to man's R and woman's L, and
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