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Today is

Smooth Operator

Choreographed by Michael Barr, Ruben Luna & Scott Schrank                                                              You Tube Video 
Description:  32 count, 4 wall, intermediate line dance
Music:  Smooth Operator by Sade
Start:   48 count intro
 Keep the movement going throughout the holds

STEP, HOLD, BALL-STEP, STEP, BACK, HOLD, BACK-LOCK, BACK
1-2     Step right forward, hold
&3-4  Step left together, step right forward, step left forward
5-6     Step right back, hold
&7-8  Step left back, cross and lock right over left, step left back

¼ TURN, HOLD, SWAY-SWAY, SWAY, SWAY, HOLD, BALL-CROSS, ¼ TURN
1-2     Turn ¼ right and step right to side, hold (3:00)
&3-4  Sway hips left, sway hips right, sway hip left
5-6     Sway hips right, hold
&7-8  Step left toe behind right, cross right over left, turn ¼ left and step left forward (12:00)
Both restarts happen here

¼ TURN, HOLD, BALL-STEP, STEP, STEP, HOLD, STEP-½ TURN, STEP FORWARD
1-2     Turn ¼ left and step right side right, hold (9:00)
&3-4  Step left toe behind right, step right side right (small step), step left forward
5-6     Step right forward, hold
&7-8  Step left forward, pivot turn ½ right on balls of both feet, step left forward (prep) (3:00)

½ TURN, HOLD, SWEEP BEHIND-STEP (¼), STEP, CROSS, HOLD, ¾ TURN RIGHT
1-2     Turn ½ left and step right back, hold (9:00)
&3-4  Sweep and cross left behind right, turn ¼ left and step right together, step left forward (6:00)
5-6     Step right forward crossing in front of left, hold (prep for right turn)
&7-8  Turn ¼ right and step left back, turn ½ right and step right forward, step left forward (3:00)

Option for count 2: start your sweep on the hold step continuing into the step behind left

REPEAT

RESTART
After the first 16 counts of rotation 4 (facing 9:00) and rotation 10 (facing 3:00).
The restart brings you back to the starting direction for that wall, so when counting the rotations;
just add the 16 count restart to that rotation
 
 
 

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