Happy Joe
Choreographed by Noemy Rigon
Description 64 count, beginner/intermediate partner dance
Closed position, Man facing out (OLOD) - Lady facing in (RLOD)
Music Cotton Eye Joe - Ricky Skaggs & The Chieftains [ 128 bpm Polka ]

MAN: LADY
TURN RIGHT-SHUFFLE TWICE- TURN RIGHT-SHUFFLE TWICE
1&2
3&4
5&6
7-8
turn right side, shuffle left - right - left
turn right side, shuffle right - left - right
turn right side, shuffle left - right - left
Turn Rt side, step Rt fwd,step Lt beside Rt
turn right side, shuffle right - left - right
turn right side, shuffle left - right - left
turn right side, shuffle right - left - right
7&8   turn right side, shuffle left - right - left



9-10
11&12
13-14
ROCK RIGHT-COASTER STEP-ROCK LEFT-LADY COASTER STEP-MAN STEP IN PLACE
LADY & MAN TOGETHER:

Man's & lady's right hands palm to palm
Rock right in front of left, recover to left
Step right slightly back, step left beside right, step right slightly forward
Man's & lady's left hands palm to palm
Rock left in front of right, recover to right
15-16 Step left in place, step right beside left 15&16   Step left slightly back, step right
              beside left, step left slightly forward
SHUFFLE SIDE-KICK TWICE-COASTER STEP-KICK TWICE
Join man's left hand, lady's right - join man's right hand, lady's left. Couple facing each other
17&18
19-20
21&22

23-24
Left shuffle to left side left-right-left
Kick right foot forward twice
Step right slightly back, step left beside right,
step right slightly forward
Kick left forward twice
Right shuffle to right side right-left-right
Kick left foot forward twice
Step left slightly back, step right beside left,
step left slightly forward
Kick right forward twice
SHUFFLE SIDE-KICK TWICE-COASTER STEP-KICK TWICE
25&26
27-28
29&30

31-32
Left shuffle to left side left-right-left
Kick right foot forward twice
Step right slightly back, step left beside right,
step right slightly forward
Kick left forward twice
Right shuffle to right side right-left-right
Kick left foot forward twice
Step left slightly back, step right beside left,
step left slightly forward
Kick right forward twice
SHUFFLE FWD- TURN RT-SHUFFLE TWICE- TURN RT- SHUFFLE IN PLACE
Hook right elbows with partner, turn right
33&34
35&36
37&38
39&40
Shuffle forward left-right-left
turn right shuffle right-left-right
turn right shuffle left-right-left
turn right shuffle in place right-left-right
Shuffle forward right-left-right
turn right shuffle left-right-left
turn right shuffle right-left-right
turn right shuffle in place left-right-left
SHUFFLE FORWARD- TURN-SHUFFLE TWICE- TURN LEFT-(LADY)
SHUFFLE IN PLACE-(MAN) STOMP RIGHT STOMP LEFT

Hook left elbows with partner, turn left
41&42
43&44
45&46
47&48
Shuffle forward left-right-left
Turn left shuffle forward right-left-right
Turn left shuffle forward left-right-left
Turn left shuffle right-left-right
Shuffle forward right-left-right
turn left shuffle forward left-right-left
turn left shuffle forward right-left-right
turn left shuffle in place left-right-left
SHUFFLE SIDE, ROCK BACK, SHUFFLE SIDE, ROCK BACK
Join man's left, lady's right, couple facing each other
49&50
51-52
Shuffle left side left-right-left
Rock right back, recover to left
Shuffle right side right-left-right
Rock left back, recover to right
Change hands: join man's right, lady's left couple facing each other
53&54
55-56
Shuffle right side right-left-right
Rock left back, recover to right
Shuffle left side left-right-left
Rock right back, recover to left
VINE SIDE BEHIND, VINE SIDE CROSS, SHUFFLE TWICE
Join man's left hand, lady's right - join man's right hand, lady's left. Couple facing each other
57-58
59-60
61&62
63&64
Step left to left side, step right behind left
Step left to left side, step right cross over left
Shuffle left to left side left-right-left
Shuffle right slightly forward right-left-right
Step right to right side, step left behind right
Step right to right side, step left cross over right
Shuffle right to right side right-left-right
Shuffle left slightly forward left-right-left
Return from closed position, man facing out (OLOD) - lady facing in (RLOD)
REPEAT                                                                                                                                                                                                                        February 2006