Walkin' Backwards
Choreographed by Rick & Deborah Bates
Description 32 count, intermediate partner dance, Closed Position. Man facing
LOD and Lady facing RLOD. Partners on opposite footwork
Music Walking Backwards - Brandon Sandefur - 104 bpm - CD: Walking Backwards 





1-2
3&4
MAN
WALK, WALK, FORWARD SHUFFLE,
FORWARD STEP, TURNING STEP,
TURNING TRIPLE STEP
Step forward on right foot; step forward on left 
Shuffle forward (right, left, right)
LADY
WALK, WALK, SHUFFLE, BACK STEP,
TURNING STEP, TURNING TRIPLE STEP

Step back on left foot; step back on right foot
Shuffle back (left, right, left)
Raise man's left hand and lady's right. Lady turns under upraised joined hands
5-6

7&8
Step forward on left; step forward on right
making a turn to the right
Triple step in place (left, right, left) making
a turn to the right with these steps
Step back on right; step back on left
foot making a turn to the left
Triple step in place (right, left, right) making
a turn to the left with these steps
Partners switched places now in the reverse closed position. Man facing RLOD and lady LOD


9-10
11&12
WALK, WALK, SHUFFLE, WALK,
TURNING STEP, TURNING TRIPLE STEP
Step back on right; step back on left 
Shuffle back (right, left, right)
WALK, WALK, FORWARD SHUFFLE,
WALK, WALK, FORWARD SHUFFLE
Step forward on left; step forward on right 
Shuffle forward (left, right, left)
Raise man's left hand and lady's right. Lady walks under upraised joined hands
13-14 Step back on left, right 
making a turn to the right
Step forward on right,  left 
Man takes up lady's left hand in his right as she walks past him
15&16 Triple step in place (left, right, left) making
a turn to the right with these steps
Shuffle forward (right, left, right) making
a turn to the right with these steps
Partners now in the left side-by-side position facing LOD
SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE SHUFFLE, CROSS
ROCK STEP, TURNING TRIPLE STEP
FULL TURN TO THE LEFT, SIDE SHUFFLE,
CROSS ROCK STEP TURNING TRIPLE STEP
Release man's right hand and lady's left. Lady turns under upraised joined hands
17-18 Step to the right on right;
step left next to right
Step to the left on left and begin a full turn to
the left traveling to the left; step on right and
complete full turn to the left
Partners now facing LOD in the left open promenade position, holding inside hands
(man's left and lady's right)
19&20
21-22

23&24
Side shuffle to the right (right, left, right)
Cross left foot over right and step;
rock back onto right in place
Triple step to the left (left, right, left) making
a turn to the left on these steps
Side shuffle to the left (left, right, left)
Cross right foot over left and step;
rock back onto left in place
Triple step to the right (right, left, right) making
a turn to the right on these steps
Man takes up lady's left hand in his right. Partners now in the double hand hold position.
Man facing OLOD and lady facing ILOD




25-26
FULL TO THE RIGHT ROLLING TURN,
TURNING SHUFFLE, STATIONARY STEPS,
FORWARD SHUFFLE
Release hands
Step to the right on right and begin a full rolling
turn to the right traveling toward LOD; step on left
foot and complete full rolling turn to the right
FULL ROLLING TURN TO THE LEFT,
TURNING SHUFFLE, ROLLING
TURN TO THE LEFT, SHUFFLE

Step to the left on left and begin a full rolling
turn to the left traveling toward LOD; step on right
foot and complete full rolling turn to the left
Rejoin man's left hand and lady's right. Man facing OLOD and lady facing ILOD
27&28 Side shuffle to the right (right, left, right)
making turn to the right on these steps
Side shuffle to the left (left, right, left)
making a turn to the left on these steps
Partners now facing LOD in the left open promenade position, holding inside hands (man's left 
and lady's right). Raise man's left hand and lady's right. Lady turns under upraised joined hands
29-30 Step in place on left; step in place on right  Step forward on right and begin a rolling turn to
the left traveling toward LOD; step on left and
complete rolling turn to the left
Partners return to the closed position. Man facing LOD and lady facing RLOD
31&32 Shuffle forward (left, right, left)
REPEAT
Shuffle back (right, left, right)
http://www.arjjazedance.free-online.co.uk October 2006