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Grown Man    Video    Print Step Sheet

Choreographer: Johanna Barnes (May 2013)
Description: Count: 64 - Wall: 2 - Level: Phrased High Intermediate / Advanced 
Music: Grown Man by New Kids On The Block (ft. Pussycat Dolls & Teddy Riley)
 
 
Sequence: 32 count intro, A, B, B, A, B, B, A, 8-count Tag, B, B 
 
      Part A (start clock notation at 12:00)
 
[1~8]: PUSH SLIDES x2, ROCK-RECOVER, COASTER STEP
1 step-push ball of R foot slightly forward
2 slide ball of L foot back (away), take full weight R by dropping heel
3 step-push ball of L foot slightly forward
4 slide ball of R foot back (away), take full weight L by dropping heel
5 R rock forward
6 recover weight (back) on to L
7 R step back
& L step next to R
8 R step forward
 
[9~16]: OUT, OUT, HOLD, TOGETHER-CROSS, ROCK-BACK RUN, ‘LOCK,’ ½ UNWIND 
1 L step out to left side and slightly forward
2 R step out to right side
3 hold
& L step next to R
4 R step across L (angled slightly to 11:00)
5 L rock forward (toward 11:00)
& roll hips under to take weight back onto R
6 L step back
& R step back
7 L toes step back, reaching behind (across) R
8 unwind ½ turn L, full weight L (facing 6:00)
 
[17~24]: KICK-BALL-BACK, STEP ¼ TURN x2 (R THEN L)
1 R kick forward
& R step next to left
2 L toes touch back
3 L step forward
4 push ¼ turn R, onto R (facing 9:00)
5 L kick forward
& L step next to R
6 R toes touch back
7 R step forward
8 push ¼ turn L, onto L (facing 6:00)
 
[25~32]: JAZZ SQUARE, OUT-OUT, HOLD, DOUBLE KNEE/HEEL PULSE
1 R step across L
2 L step back
3 R step to R side
4 L step across R
& R step out to right side
5 L step out to left side
6 Hold*, apulse both knees upward
7 bring both heels to floor, apulse both knees upward
8 bring both heels to floor, shifting to weight L
*Option for the hold: Do ‘the butterfly’ which is accomplished rolling both knees inward then back out as they bend and straighten (ah 6).
 
8 COUNT TAG: Occurs after the 3rd A
[1~8]: pulse right (1), left (2), right (3), left (4), right (&), then snake roll up to weight L (with music) (5-8)
 
       PART B (start clock notation at 12:00, since this sequence repeats)
[1~8]: STEP ROLLS (R THEN L)
1-4 R step forward, ‘rolling’* through forward and back to weight R on count 4
5-8 L step forward, ‘rolling’* through forward and back to weight L on count 8
* Rolling can occur through hips and/or shoulders, utilizing rib cage isolations
 
[9~16]: ROCK-RECOVER, 1 ½ TURN, STEP, ½ TURN, TRIPLE FORWARD
1 R rock forward
2 recover weight to L
3 ½ turn right, R stepping forward (6:00)
& ½ turn right, L stepping back
4 ½ turn right, R stepping forward (6:00)
5 L step forward (6:00)
6 ½ turn right, taking weight onto R (12:00)
7 L step forward (12:00)
& R step slightly past L*
8 L step forward, and slightly open to left
*7-8 as a triple, can be a little shuffle or a run
 
[17~24]: TOE GRIND x2, BALL ROCK-RECOVER, COASTER STEP
(start with body on slight angle open to 11:00)
1 place R toes forward (no weight, L knee slightly bent)
& swivel R heel outward
2 return heel to center
3 hold
& swivel R heel outward
4 return heel center
& R step next to L
5 with L open, push rock forward
6 recover weight back to R
7 L step back
& R step next to L
8 L step forward (now square to 12:00)
 
[25~32]: STEP, SLOW ½ CHASE TURN, STEP HIP ROLL ¼ x2
1 R step forward
2 L step forward
3 ½ turn R onto R (6:00)
4 L step forward
5 step forward on your R as you roll hips counter-clockwise going back to front, finishing ¼ left
6 take full weight R, lift up on L heel (3:00)
7 step down onto your L as you roll hips clockwise going back to front, finishing ¼ right
8 take full weight L (6:00)
 
(BEGIN AGAIN, and most certainly DWYF!)
 
SEQUENCE: A BB A BB A 8ct-Tag BB
 
Clock notations are indicated from the start of that phrase you are walking through. 
Each phrase can be considered a ‘new’ 12:00 o’clock wall description.
 
This step description is intended to be a guideline. 
Dance demos and visual references may be found on the DanceWhatYouFeel YouTube channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/DanceWhatYouFeel
 
Contact: Johanna@dancewhatyoufeel.com ~ www.dancewhatyoufeel.com ~ 203.464.5322
 
 
 

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