Rocky Mountain Scramble
Formation: No partners, all start facing the same direction in loose lines.
Music: “Popps Hoedown”, YR 102 or “Wild Man” on Columbia 38-74748
Download RTF file: Rocky Mountain Scramble
29-32 – – Vine Right;
1-4 – – Vine Left;
5-8 – – Forward and Swing (R, L, R);
9-12 – – Back & Touch (L, R, L);
13-16 – – Right Toe (forward, side, back, close);
17-20 (with left) Slow Forward 2;
21-24 – – Left Toe (end with touch);
25-28 Run 3 and Turn (1/4 Left);
29-32 – – Vine Right;
1-4 Step to right with right foot, step behind right foot with left foot, step to right with right foot and touch the toe of the left foot beside the right foot.
5-8 Step to left with left foot, step behind left foot with right foot, step to left with left foot and touch the toe of the right foot beside the left foot.
9-12 Starting with the right foot, take 3 steps forward (Right, Left, Right) and swing the left foot forward.
13-16 Starting with the left foot, take 3 steps backward (Left, Right, Left) and touch the right toe to the floor beside the left foot.
17-20 Lightly touch the right toe to the floor 3 times, moving in a diamond pattern (forward, to the side and on to the back). Finish by bringing the right foot up beside the left and changing weight to the left foot (Point, Point, Point, Close)
21-24 Lightly touch the left toe to the floor 3 times, moving in a diamond pattern (forward, to the side and on to the back). Finish by bringing the left foot up beside the right to touch the left toe to the floor (Point, Point, Point, Touch).
25-28 Starting with the left foot, take 2 slow steps forward (Left, Right) in 4 beats of music.
29-32 Take 3 quick steps (Left, Right, Left) forward and on the 3rd step with the left foot, turn 1/4 left face to end with the weight on the left foot and the right knee lifted slightly, ready for the routine to begin again.
Choreography by: Calvin and Judy Campbell, Castle Rock, Colorado
Source: Printed in CDP Journal, March 1995; also in Dancing For Busy People, page 275
Usage: This dance has more of the country or western feel and dances very nicely to many Country-Western recordings.
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