The way it is 

Choreographed by

Ray Hodson (July 2006) Raymond.Hodson@ntlworld.com 
Description  32 count Beginner/Improver partner/circle dance starting in 
side by side position (SBS) facing LOD 
Music  The Way It Is (1997) - Bruce Hornsby or Changes - 2 Pac 
For Bruce 48 count intro from drum beats (50 Seconds). 
For 2 Pac only 8 count intro from drum beats (16 Seconds) 
Start on singing vocals, not talking vocals. 112 Beats per Minute 

	STEP, TOGETHER, STEP TOUCH, STEP, TOGETHER, STEP TOUCH, 
1& 	Step forward right to right diagonal, Step left next to right LOD 
2& 	Step forward right to right diagonal, Touch left next to right, 
3& 	Step forward left to left diagonal, Step right next to right 
4& 	Step forward left to left diagonal, Touch left next to right, 
	LADY FULL TURN, STEP, TOGETHER, STEP TOUCH, 
	Raise right hands drop left hands 
	LADY 
5& 	Turn  left stepping back on right, Turn a half left stepping forward on left, 
6& 	Turn  left stepping forward on right,, Touch left next to right, 
	GENT 
5& 	Step forward right to right diagonal, Step left next to right 
6& 	Step forward right to right diagonal, Touch left next to right, 
	BOTH (In Side by Side Position) 
7& 	Step forward left to left diagonal, Step right next to right 
8& 	Step forward left to left diagonal, Touch left next to right, 
	HEEL & HEEL, ROCK HALF TURN, HEEL & HEEL, ROCK HALF TURN 
1& 	Touch Right Heel forward side, Step right together 
2& 	Touch Left Heel forward, Step left together. (Drop left hands, raise right hands) 
3&4 	Rock forward right, Turn  backwards to right on ball of left, Step forward Right (Hands to SBS) RLOD 
5& 	Touch Left Heel forward side, Step left together 
6& 	Touch Right Heel forward, Step right together. (Drop right hands, raise left hands) 
7&8 	Rock forward left, Turn  backwards to left on ball of right, Step forward Left (Hands to SBS) LOD 

	SIDE ROCK CROSS, SIDE ROCK CROSS, LADY TURN, TURN, STEP, MAMBO  TURN 
1&2 	Rock right to side right, Recover on left, cross right over left. 
3&4 	Rock left to side left, Recover on right, cross left over right. (Drop left hands, raise right hands) 
	LADY 
5&6 	Turn  left stepping back on right, Turn  left stepping forward on left, step forward on right. OLOD 
	GENT 
5&6 	Turn  right stepping right, left, right. (Hands to SBS) 
	BOTH 
7&8 	Step forward left, Turning  to left Step back right, Step left next to right. LOD 

	SIDE RIGHT, TOGETHER STEP BACK, BACK SHUFFLE, BACK MAMBO, FWD SHUFFLE. 
1&2 	Step right to right side, Step left together, Step Back Right 
3&4 	Shuffle Backward left right left. 
5&6 	Back Mambo stepping back right, forward left, together right. 
7&8 	Forward shuffle left, right, left LOD 
	Restart and enjoy.
Every effort has been made to ensure these cue Sheets are accurate, Should you find any errors,
Please let me know via e-mail thank you...... Robert
http://www.arjjazedance.free-online.co.uk August 2006