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Music:                            "California Dreaming" by Mamas & Papas
Original Position:       Feet together, Weight on Left
Choreographer:           Michael Vera-Lobos (Sydney, NSW, Australia)    May 2000
Difficulty Rating:         Beginner - 64 count - 2 wall dance
                                          Start on vocals after the words - "Leaves are"

BEATS         STEPS

1 - 8

STEP SLIDE, SIDE TAP, SIDE TAP, ROCK BACK, ROCK FWD, SHUFFLE
1 - 2 STEP R TO R, SLIDE L TOWARDS RIGHT (End weight on Right)
& 3 & 4 STEP L TO L TAPPING R BESIDE L, STEP R TO R TAPPING L BESIDE R
5 - 6 - 7 & 8 ROCK BACK ON L, ROCK FWD ON R, SHUFFLE FWD L: L-R-L

9 - 16

CROSS, 1/4, 1/4, TAP, CROSS, 1/4, 1/4, TAP
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 CROSS R OVER L, STEP BACK ON L TURNING 90 DEG R, STEP BACK ON R TURNING
90 DEG R, TAP L BESIDE R
5 - 6 - 7 - 8 CROSS L OVER R, STEP BACK ON R TURNING 90 DEG L, STEP BACK ON L TURNING
90 DEG L, TAP R BESIDE L

17 - 24

SIDE SHUFFLE, HINGE TURN, SIDE SHUFFLE, CROSS BEHIND, 1/4, 1/2, 1/2
1 & 2 & SIDE SHUFFLE R: R-L-R, ON BALL OF R TURN 180 DEG R (End weight on Right (&))
3 & 4 - 5 - 6 SIDE SHUFFLE L: L-R-L, CROSS R BEHIND L, STEP L TO L TURNING 90 DEG L
7 - 8 STEP FWD R TURNING 180 DEG L, STEP BACK ON L TURNING 180 DEG L

25 - 32

STEP FWD, TAP, STEP FWD, TAP, COASTER STEP, STEP FWD 1/2 TURN
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 STEP FWD R, TAP L BESIDE R, STEP FWD L, TAP R BESIDE L
5 & 6 - 7 - 8 R COASTER: STEP BACK R, STEP L BESIDE R, STEP FWD R, STEP FWD L, PIVOT 180 DEG R

33 - 40

TRAVELLING FWD - CROSS SAMBA, CROSS SAMBA, CROSS UNWIND, ROCK BACK/FWD
1 & 2 - 3 & 4 CROSS L OVER R, ROCK R TO R, ROCK WEIGHT CENTRE ON L, CROSS R OVER L,
ROCK L TO L, ROCK, ROCK WEIGHT CENTRE ON R
5 - 6 - 7 - 8 CROSS L OVER R, UNWIND 180 DEG R (End weight left), ROCK BACK ON R, ROCK FWD L

41 - 48

TRAVELLING FWD - CROSS SAMBA, CROSS SAMBA, CROSS UNWIND, COASTER
1 & 2 - 3 & 4 CROSS R OVER L, ROCK L TO L, ROCK, ROCK WEIGHT CENTRE ON R, CROSS L OVER R,
ROCK R TO R, ROCK WEIGHT CENTRE ON L
5 - 6 - 7 & 8 CROSS R OVER L, UNWIND 180 DEG L (End weight right), STEP BACK ON L, STEP R BESIDE
L, STEP FWD ON L

49 - 56

SHUFFLE FWD, FULL TURN, ROCK FWD, ROCK BACK, 1/2 SHUFFLE
1 & 2 - 3 - 4 SHUFFLE FWD R: R-L-R, TRAVELLING FWD TURN 360 DEG R STEPPING L-R
5 - 6 - 7 & 8 ROCK FWD L, ROCK BACK ON R, TURNING 180 DEG L SHUFFLE FWD L: L-R-L

57 -64

ROCK FWD, ROCK BACK, ROCK BACK, ROCK FWD, STEP FWD, 1/2 PIVOT,
STEP FWD, 1/4 PIVOT
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 ROCK FWD R, ROCK BACK ON L, ROCK BACK ON R, ROCK FWD ON L
5 - 6 - 7 - 8 STEP FWD R PIVOT 180 DEG L (End weight Left), STEP FWD R, PIVOT 90 DEG L (End weight L)

START AGAIN

To finish the dance: Dance end facing front wall on counts 17 & 18.   When stepping R-L-R (Side shuffle) end with Stomp R.

Choreographers Note:  I know this is an old song and that the steps are relatively easy.  Some songs shouldn't be forgotten and this is one of them.  I hope you enjoy this.

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