Island in the Sun

Formation: Couples facing counterclockwise in a big circle (lady on the gent’s right side)
Music: “Island In The Sun” on Grenn 12067 or KDF CD M01 Track 2

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Intro or
57-64   – – – -; Walk forward eight steps and face;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Back away four;
  9-16   – – Forward four; – – four Side Touches;
17-24   – – – -; – – Star Right;
25-32   and Gents move forward; – – Walk Eight;

No-Mix Option: Omit “Gents move forward”

    1-8   Gents begin with the left foot and ladies begin with the right foot, all walk six steps forward and turn to face partner on counts 7 and 8.
  9-16   Partners back away four steps then walk forward four steps.
17-24   Again dancers begin using the gent’s right foot and the lady’s left foot. Dancers step to the side and touch beside the leading foot with the trailing foot, then repeat with the other foot leading, and repeat both directions again.
25-32   Partners join right hands above the shoulder to make a Right-Hand Star and turn it once full around. Release hands and the gents move forward to the next lady while the ladies turn around to face counterclockwise beside the new gent.

Choreography by: Stew Shacklette, Kentucky
Source: Presented at BDPLS 2003 by Stew Shacklette
Usage: Because of the required opposite footwork, this is a bit trickier than it appears.

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