Cotton-Eyed Joe Mixer
Formation: Single circle of couples with men facing partner counter-clockwise and ladies facing clockwise.
Music: “Cotton Eyed Joe”, Rednex – 01241
Download RTF file: Cotton-Eyed Joe Mixer
Intro (Wait 8 beats)
31-32 Left kicks;
3-4 Right kicks;
7-8 Left kicks;
11-12 Right kicks;
15-16 Left Polkas around;
17-24 – – – -; Right pass by Partner;
25-32 And another – – ; – – Left kicks;
1-2 Partners join left hands, kick left foot to right twice.
3-4 Polka step (L, R, L) on the spot.
5-6 Partners join right hands, kick right foot to the left twice.
7-8 Polka step (R, L, R).
9-16 Repeat 1-8
17-24 Four Polka steps once around with left hands joined. End facing the original direction (Men CCW, Ladies CW).
25-32 Use four Polka steps to pass by the next dancer with a right hand touch and stop facing the next (2nd) dancer with left hands joined.
Note: The four polka steps can be replaced by four forward two-steps.
Choreography by: Gerry Hardy
Source: Printed in CDP Journal, April 1996
Usage: Be careful in your choice of music because some of the lyrics may be inappropriate.
Also see “Cotton-Eyed Joe Group” and “Cotton-Eyed Joe Line”
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