Takin' My Time
Choreographed by  Elke Kunze
Description 64 count, advanced partner/circle dance, Skater (lady in front of man,
both left hands held at shoulder level, lady's right hand on hip, mans
hand on top of lady's right hand), man standing on inside, both facing
OLOD, Start dance after 32 counts
Music This Time I'm Takin' My Time by Neal McCoy 111 BPM
R'n'r Time Capsule by Freddy Weller123 BPM
Livin' In Black & White by Tracy Lawrence 115 BPM
To Lazy To Work, To Nervous To Steal by BR5-49 131 BPM




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MAN & LADY: KICK, HOOK &  TURN RIGHT, SHUFFLE, ROCK, RECOVER,  TURN LEFT,  TURN LEFT
1-2	Kick right over left, Hook right in front of left and  turn to right
	After  turn to right man is on the right side of the lady, his left hand on her left hip, 
	both right arms extended to OLOD (kind of Reverse Skater)
3&4	Shuffle forward (right, left, right) RLOD
5-6	Rock forward on left, Recover weight onto right
7&8	 turn left while step on left, right next to left,  turn left while step forward left
	Right hands closed, drop left hands Man and lady are facing LOD
MAN: WALK, WALK, SHUFFLE, WALK, WALK, SHUFFLE
9-10	step forward Right, Left 
11&12	Shuffle forward (right, left, right)
13-14	Step forward Left, Right
15&16	Shuffle forward (left, right, left)
	Man drops right hand, left hands closed and extended to ILOD (skater), 
	both right hands on lady's right hip
LADY: FULL TURN LEFT, SHUFFLE, FULL TURN RIGHT, SHUFFLE
9-10	Start full turn to left with right, Finish the full turn with left
	Right hands are raised and lady turns under them
11&12	Shuffle forward (right, left, right)
13-14	Start full turn to right with left, Finish full turn with right
	Right hands are still raised and lady turns under them
15&16	Shuffle forward (left, right, left)
	Man and lady are facing LOD, man drops right hand, left hands closed and 
	extended to ILOD (skater)
MAN: CROSS, POINT LEFT, CROSS, STEP RIGHT, CROSS SHUFFLE, ROCK, RECOVER
17-18	Cross right over left, Point left toes to left side
19-20	Cross left over right, Small step right towards diagonally right
	Beginning of "mirror section", lady's steps are mirror image of man's steps, drop hands, 
	man crosses to right behind lady
21&22	Cross shuffle diagonally to right (left, right, left)
23-24	Side rock to right, rejoin lady's right hand, Recover weight onto left
LADY: CROSS, POINT LEFT, CROSS, POINT RIGHT, CROSS SHUFFLE, ROCK, RECOVER
17-18	Cross right over left, Point left toes to left side
19-20	Cross left over right, Point right toes to right side
	Beginning of "mirror section", lady's steps are mirror image of man's steps, drop hands, 
	man crosses to right behind lady
21&22	Cross shuffle diagonally to left (right, left, right)
23-24	Side rock to left, rejoin man's left hand, Recover weight onto right
	Drop hands, man crosses to left behind lady
MAN: CROSS SHUFFLE, ROCK, RECOVER, TRIPLE STEP, ROCK, RECOVER
25&26	Cross shuffle diagonally to left (right, left, right)
27-28	Side rock to left, rejoin lady's left hand, Recover weight onto right
29&30	Triple step in place (left, right, left)
31-32	Rock step right back, right shoulder back, Recover weight onto left
LADY: CROSS SHUFFLE, ROCK, RECOVER, FULL TRIPLE TURN, ROCK, RECOVER
25&26	Cross shuffle diagonally to right (left, right, left)
27-28	Side rock to right, rejoin man's right hand, Recover weight onto left
29&30	Full triple turn to left (right, left, right)
31-2	Rock step left back, left shoulder back, Recover weight onto right
	On counts 31, 32 dancers are in "closed promenade position", man's left and lady's right arms 
	extended with hands closed point to LOD, feet directed to LOD, both faces directed to LOD
MAN: BACK PRESS, RONDE LEFT, STEP, HEEL SWIVELS, LOCK SHUFFLE
33-34	Step right behind left and press while bending right knee, Ronde left behind right, straighten up right leg
35-36	Step left behind right, Step right next to left
37&38	Heel swivels left, right, center
39&40	Lock shuffle forward (left, right, left)
Man drops right hand, lady drops left hand
LADY: BACK PRESS, RONDE RIGHT, STEP, HEEL SWIVELS, LOCK SHUFFLE
33-34	Step left behind right and press while bending left knee, Ronde right behind left, straighten up left leg
35-36	Step right behind left, Step left next to right
37&38	Heel swivels right, left, center
39&40	Lock shuffle forward (right, left, right)
	Man drops right hand, lady drops left hand
MAN: STEP, STEP, LOCK SHUFFLE FORWARD, ROCK, RECOVER, TRIPLE IN PLACE
41-42	Small step right forward, Small step left forward
	Man raises with his left hand lady's right hand and lady turns under it
43&44	Lock shuffle forward (right, left, right)
45-46	Rock left forward, Recover weight onto right
47&48	Triple step in place (left, right, left)
LADY: WALK,  TURN RIGHT, LOCK SHUFFLE BACKWARD, ROCK, RECOVER, TRIPLE TURN RIGHT
41-42	Step left forward,  turn to right and step right back
	Man raises with his left hand lady's right hand and lady turns under it
43&44	Lock shuffle back (left, right, left)
45-46	Rock back right, Recover weight onto left
47&48	Triple turn  to right (right, left, right)
	After the lady's  triple turn on counts 47&48 lady stands in front of man, both facing LOD, 
	man's left and lady's right hand are closed on shoulder level in front of lady, man puts 
	right hand on his right hip
MAN: SIDE ROCK, RECOVER, STEP, HOLD, SIDE ROCK, RECOVER, TOUCH, HOLD
49	Side rock to right, the closed hands are led over lady's head in a wide bow to right
50	Recover weight onto left, the closed hands go back in a wide bow to left
51-52	Step right next to left, Hold (recover weight onto right)
53	Take lady's left hand, side rock to left, lady's right arm extended and man's right hand is on his right hip
54	Recover weight onto right
55-56	Touch left next to right, Hold (recover weight onto right)
	End of "mirror section", position: skater LOD
LADY: SIDE ROCK, RECOVER, STEP, HOLD, SIDE ROCK, RECOVER, STEP, HOLD
49	Side rock to left, the closed hands are led over lady's head in a wide bow to right
	Lady may extend left arm to left or put left hand on her left hip
50	Recover weight onto right, the closed hands go back in a wide bow to left
51-52	Step left next to right, Hold (recover weight onto left)
53	Take with left hand man's left hand, side rock to right
	Lady may extend right arm to right or put right hand on her right hip
54	Recover weight onto left
55-56	Step right next to left, Hold (recover weight onto right)
	End of "mirror section", position: skater LOD
MAN& LADY: WALK, WALK, SHUFFLE FORWARD, ROCK, RECOVER,  TURN, RIGHT, LEFT
57-58	Step forward left, right
59&60	Lock shuffle forward (left, right, left)
61-62	Rock forward right, Recover weight onto left
63-64	 turn to right and step right, Step left next to right (recover weight onto left)
REPEAT