Formation: Circle of dancers all facing towards the center
Music: “Stay Young” on MCA 52310
Footwork: All begin with the left foot.
Download RTF file: Stay Young
29-32 – – – -; – Circle Left four steps;
1-4 Face the center of the hall and Side Close twice;
5-8 – – Circle Left;
9-12 – Side Close twice;
13-16 Walk diagonally left 3 and clap;
17-20 Back out on the same path;
21-24 Walk diagonally right 3 and clap;
25-28 Back out on the same path;
29-32 – – Circle Left;
1-4 Beginning with the left foot, all Circle to the Left four walking steps.
5-8 Face the center and step to the side on the left foot, step on the right foot beside the left, step to the side on the left foot, step on the right foot beside the left.
9-16 Repeat beats 1-4.
13-16 Repeat beats 5-8.
17-20 Walk diagonally left toward the center of the hall three steps and clap your hands together on the fourth count.
21-24 Back out following the same path four steps.
25-28 Walk diagonally right toward the center of the hall three steps and clap your hands together on the fourth count.
29-32 Back out following the same path four steps.
Notes: Counts 17-32 should be danced in a V-shaped pattern.
Choreography by: Jerry Helt, Cincinnati, Ohio
Source: Printed in CDP Journal, January 1996, “used by Bob Howell at a beginner party in Fort Worth recently”.
Usage: A good beginner party dance that does not require partners.
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