DREAMERS' TWO-STEP

 

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
     TOGETHER TOUCH.
     Wait two meas (8 counts); bal apart with a step,  , touch,  ;
     tog the same.

Measures
     1-4  WALK, 2, 3, SWING; BACK, 2, 3, TOUCH; FACE-TO-
     FACE, BACK-TO-BACK; FACE-TO-FACE, FWD TWO-
     STEP
     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-
     STEP, TWO-STEP
     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
     joined.
     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
bow.

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