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Today is

Rag Top Down                 Video

Choreographed by Michele Burton
Description:           64 count, 4 wall, intermediate line dance
Music:                    Rag Top Down by D.K. Davis & The Sharks
Intro: 48

LINDY HOP CHARLESTON
1-2  Kick right forward, step right forward
3-5  Kick left forward, hitch left knee, kick left back
6-8  Step left back, rock right back, recover to left

LINDY HOP CHARLESTON
1-2  Kick right forward, step right forward
3-5  Kick left forward, hitch left knee, kick left back
6-8  Step left back, rock right back, recover to left

2 CROSSOVERS
1-4  Cross/kick right over left, cross right over left, rock left to side, recover to right
5-8  Cross/kick left over right, cross left over right, rock right to side, recover to left

SUZIE Q'S, JAZZ BOX ¼ TURN
1-4  Step right heel forward, step left to side and slightly back, step right heel forward, step left to side and slightly back (these travel left)
5-8  Cross right over left, step left back, turn ¼ right and step right to side, step left forward

½ BREAKS (THIS SET BEGINS THE RAG TOP DOWN CHORUS)
1-4  Rock right diagonally forward (actually, you should leap, bending right knee, leaving left leg extended out behind you), recover to left, rock right back, recover to left
5-8  Repeat 1-4
Think of these as 2 fancied up rocking chairs. Arm styling: arms out like baseball umpire "safe" on counts 1 and 5

FOUR KNEE ROLLS MOVING FORWARD
1-4  Roll right hip and knee to the right, step right forward, roll left hip and knee to the left, step left forward
5-8  Repeat 1-4

CROSS SCOOT STEP STEP (GLORIFIED TRAVELING BACK JAZZ BOX) TWICE
1-4  Cross right over left, scoot right back (left knee bent with left back), step left back, step right diagonally back
5-8  Cross left over right, scoot left back (right knee bent with right back), step right back, step left to side

KICK CROSS KICK CROSS, RUBBER LEGS
1-4  Cross/kick right over left, step right to side, kick left forward
Or
1-4  Point left across right, step left to side
5-8  Step in place right, left, right, left with feet apart, knees bent, knock knees together each time you step
Step slightly forward on count 8

REPEAT

TAG
End of 3rd wall, facing 3:00, take 6 slows walks in a big circle right, beginning with right. Wave the right index finger in the air as you make the big circle. Come back to the 3:00 wall (12 counts). After the tag, pick up the dance on count 33 (½ breaks, rag top down chorus)

ENDING
Music fades on 9:00 wall after count 64 (rubber legs). Turn ¼ left and step right forward into lunge. Hands in the baseball umpire "safe" position. Pulse the right heel (and shoulders, optional) to the beat until the song is over
 
 
 

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