AMERICAN GYPSY

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jay Steelman; St. Petersburg, FL; Tel: (727)343-9304
		e-mail: jaypeggy@gte.net
COUNT: 64
TYPE: 2 Wall Line Dance
LEVEL: Advanced Intermediate
MUSIC: Gypsy (Lord Of The Dance CD)

SYNCOPATED RIGHT VINE, SAILOR SHUFFLE, CROSS-ROCK-ROCK (ANKLE BREAKER)

1-2	Step RIGHT to right side, cross-step LEFT behind Right,
3&4	Step RIGHT to right side, cross-step LEFT over Right, step RIGHT to right side
5&6	Cross-step LEFT behind Right, step RIGHT to right side, step LEFT together,
7&8	Cross-step RIGHT over Left (against outside of Left) rocking weight onto RIGHT,
	rock weight onto LEFT, rock weight onto RIGHT

SYNCOPATED LEFT VINE, SAILOR SHUFFLE, CROSS-ROCK-ROCK (ANKLE BREAKER)

9-10	Step LEFT to left side, cross-step RIGHT behind Left,
11&12	Step LEFT to left side, cross-step RIGHT over Left, step LEFT to left side,
13&14	Step RIGHT behind Left, step LEFT to left side, step RIGHT together,
15&16	Cross RIGHT over Left (against outside of Right) rocking weight onto LEFT,
	rock weight onto RIGHT, rock weight onto LEFT

STEP, 1/2 TURN, 1/2 TURN, SIDE STEP, SIDE ROCK, ANKLE BREAKER

17-18	Step RIGHT to right side, turning 1/2 left step on LEFT
19	Turning 1/2 left step on RIGHT
20-21	Step LEFT behind Right, step RIGHT to right side
22	Step LEFT to left side
23&24	Cross-step RIGHT over Left (against outside of Left) rocking weight onto LEFT,
	rock weight onto RIGHT, rock weight onto LEFT

STEP, 1/2 TURN, 1/2 TURN, SIDE STEP, SIDE ROCK, ANKLE BREAKER

25-26	Step LEFT to left side, turning 1/2 right step on RIGHT
27	Turning 1/2 right step on LEFT
28-29	Step RIGHT behind Left, step LEFT to left side
30	Step RIGHT to right side
31&32	Cross-step LEFT over Right (against outside of RIGHT) rocking weight onto LEFT,
	rock weight onto RIGHT, rock weight onto LEFT
	Styling suggestion: Do the first 32 counts with arms down straight at sides.
	When doing ankle breakers, keep feet close together.

TURNING SHUFFLE, SHUFFLE IN PLACE, KICK-BEND-KICK, COASTER

33&34	Turning 1/2 left shuffle RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
35&36	Shuffle in place LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
37&38	Kick RIGHT leg straight forward, bend RIGHT back across Left,
	kick RIGHT leg straight forward
39&40	Step RIGHT back, step LEFT beside Right, step RIGHT forward

SHUFFLES IN PLACE, KICK-BEND-KICK, COASTER

41&42	Shuffle in place LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
43&44	Shuffle in place RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
45&46	Kick LEFT leg straight forward, bend LEFT back across Right,
	kick LEFT leg straight forward
47&48	Step LEFT back, step RIGHT beside Left, step LEFT forward

RIGHT SIDE SHUFFLE, 1/2 TURN LEFT, SIDE SHUFFLE, 1/2 TURN RIGHT, SIDE SHUFFLE, STEP, STEP

49&50	Step RIGHT to right side, step LEFT together, step RIGHT to right side
&	Turn 1/2 left on ball of RIGHT foot
51&52	Step LEFT to left side, step RIGHT together, step LEFT to left side
&	Turn 1/2 left on ball of LEFT foot
53&54	Step RIGHT to right side, step LEFT together, step RIGHT to right side
55-56	Step LEFT behind Right, step RIGHT to right side

LEFT SIDE SHUFFLE, 1/2 TURN RIGHT, SIDE SHUFFLE, 1/2 TURN RIGHT, SIDE SHUFFLE, STEP, STEP

57&58	Step LEFT to left side, step RIGHT together, step LEFT to left side
&	Turn 1/2 right on ball of LEFT foot
59&60	Step RIGHT to right side, step LEFT together, step RIGHT to right side
&	Turn 1/2 right on ball of RIGHT foot
61&62	Step LEFT to left side, step RIGHT together, step LEFT to left side
63-64	Step RIGHT behind Left, step LEFT to left side

BEGIN DANCE AGAIN

Styling note: Put hands on hips for counts 33-64. When doing the shuffle turn,
beginning on count 49, do these with a snap turn so you get a side shuffle,
quick turn, side shuffle effect.

Choreographer's note: The dance was choreographer for "Gypsy." You will
complete the 64 counts twice and end on count 16 of the third repetition.
Your feet will be crossed after completing the ankle breaker. Either bring
both arms down and bow forward or put your hands up on the last count.

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