Appalachian Trail Mixer
Formation: Couples facing counter-clockwise around hall, lady on gents right
Music: Your choice of well-phrased 64-count music
Download RTF file: Appalachian Trail Mixer
57-64 – – – -; Walk forward eight steps;
1-8 – – – -; Both turn left, Lady chase man in;
9-16 Gent chase lady out; – to reverse walk eight;
17-24 – – – -; Both turn left, Gent chase lady out;
25-32 Lady chase gent in; same couple Dosado;
33-40 – – – -; – – Right-hand Star;
41-48 – – – -; – – Left-hand Star;
49-56 – – – -; Face partner and back away four;
57-64 Diagonally right to new partner in four; – – (Walk forward eight);
1-8 All couples walk forward eight steps counter-clockwise around the hall.
9-16 Dancers individually turn one-quarter left to face the center of the hall with the lady behind the gent. In single file walk four steps towards the center. Both turn around and walk single file towards the wall.
17-24 All dancers turn left and the couples walk eight steps clockwise around the hall.
25-32 Dancers individually turn one-quarter left to face away from the center with the gent behind the lady. In single file walk four steps towards the wall. Both turn around and walk single-file towards the center.
33-40 The gents turn around and those two dancers Dosado.
41-48 Same two make Right-hand Star and turn it for eight counts.
49-56 Dancers turn alone and reconnect with the other hand in a Left-hand Star and turn it for eight counts. End with the gent in the center facing the lady on the outside.
57-64 Dancers back away four steps then move diagonally right to a new partner in four steps.
Choreography by: Decko Deck, Washington, D. C.
Usage: Beware of the many quick changes after four counts. Good focus and a quick reaction time are needed to dance this successfully.
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