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MELANCHOLY CHILD

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Music:
"Melancholy Child" by Pam Tillis
Album: "
Original Position: Feet together, Weight on Left
Choreographer: Ian Dunn (Australia)   January, 2000
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate - 32 count - 2 wall dance   

BEATS
         
        STEPS
 
ROCK, STEP, CROSS SHUFFLE, MONTEREY, HEEL & TOUCH
1-2 Rock/step right to right side, return weight to left
3&4 Cross shuffle (right over left) right-left-right
5-6 Touch left toe to left side, dragging left back beside right turn turn left (weight onto left)
&7&8

Step back on right, touch left heel forward, step left in place, touch right toe beside left

 
HEEL, AND TOE, TURN, SCUFF, SHUFFLE FORWARD, ROCK, STEP
&1&2 Step back on right, left heel forward, step back on left, right heel forward
3-4 Turning turn right step right forward, scuff left
5&6 Shuffle forward left-right-left
7-8 Rock forward onto right, return weight back onto left
 
TURN, BEHIND, SIDE, CROSS, ROCK, STEP, LEFT SAILOR
1-2 Turning turn right step right to right side, turning turn step left to left
3&4 Step right behind left, step left to left side, cross right in front of left
5-6 Rock step left to left side, return weight onto right foot
7&8 Step left behind right, step right to right side, step left beside right
 
** Restart for wall 5 (back wall)
 
RIGHT SAILOR FORWARD, PIVOT, SHUFFLE FORWARD, FULL TURN
1&2 Step right behind left, step left to left side, step right forward
  *** Adagio interlude (front wall)
3-4 Step forward on left, pivot turn right
5&6 Shuffle forward left-right-left
7-8 Turning full turn left step right-left
 
TURN, BRUSH
1-2 Step forward on right foot, turning turn left brush left foot to knee
 
STEP, DRAG, HOP BRUSH, SHUFFLE, STEP, DRAG, HOP BRUSH, SHUFFLE
1 Step left forward at 45 degrees left
2 Drag right foot (toe angled at 45 degrees right) to meet left heel (weight transfer onto right)
&3&4 Hop on right foot brushing left foot to right knee, shuffle at 45 degrees left-right-left
  (keeping right foot angled to right 45)
5 Step right forward at 45 degrees right
6 Drag left foot (toe angled at 45 degrees left) to meet right heel (weight transfer onto left)
&7&8 Hop on left foot brushing right foot to left knee, shuffle at 45 degrees right-left-right
  (keeping left foot angled to left 45)
 
STEP, TURN TOUCH
1-2 Step left forward, turning turn right touch right toe beside left foot (weight on left)
 
REPEAT

ADAGIO INTERLUDE
Not a bridge but a connecting slow dance
***Long step forward on left, drag right toe to meet left instep (heel raised)
My own (1-4)Roll full turn right stepping right-left-right, drag left toe to right (heel raised)
I see (1-4)Roll full turn left stepping left-right-left, drag right toe to left (heel raised)
Melancholy (1-4)Long step back on right & drag left heel right foot
Child (1-4)Long step back o left & drag right heel left foot
 

As instrumental begins again start on the down beat (1), allow 2 notes play first
1-8Scuff right, touch right toe at 45 degrees forward, tap right heel for 5 counts, tap & step onto right
1-8Scuff left, touch left toe at 45 degrees forward, tap left heel for 5 counts, tap & step onto left
Begin wall 7
 

THE FORM OF THE DANCE
Wall 1 front, 2 back, 3 front, wall 4 facing the back 24 beats
** Restart for wall 5 facing the back, wall 6 facing the front 26 beats
*** The adagio faces the front. Wall 7 front, wall 8 back
Ends wall 9 after 20 beats. Step left to left side, drag right beside left