West Coast Mixer
Choreographed by   Jo Thompson & Tim Szymanski
Description   32 Beat, Intermediate West Coast Mixer
Music  

Dancin' Shoes Ė Ronnie McDowell

Cat Walk Ė Lee Roy Parnell -- 455 Rocket Ė Kathy Mattea
Go On Ė Delbert McClinton -- Luck Me Lucky You Ė Lee Roy Parnell
In circle formation, couples start facing with mans back to centre of circle. Manís Left and Ladyís right hands are joined



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PUSH BREAK [SUGAR PUSH] (6 COUNT)
	MANS FOOTWORK
1-2 	Step back Left, Small Step back right
Note Keep left hand joined and as you take these steps, present your right hand forward at waist level
3&4 	Rock back on ball of Left, Replace weight forward to right, Step forward left
Note She will place her left hand in your right after you present it. On Counts 3& you will compress
By both leaning slightly in to each other keeping the elbows at the sides and the hands at waist level.
On Count 4 release her Left / Your Right keeping your other hands joined.
5&6 	*Anchor step by placing the right behind the left at a 45ļ angle (Right toe out) and step in place R_L-R
	LADYíS FOOTWORK
1-2 	Step forward Right, step forward Left placing your hand in His
3&4 	Turning body slightly right, step ball of right behind left, step slightly back with legs still
	crossed, step right back retuning body to centre
5&6 	*Anchor step by placing thee right behind the left at a 45ļ angle (Right toe out) and step in place R-L-R

CLOSED WHIP
	MANS FOOTWORK
1-2 	Step back Left, step right across in front of Left
Note On counts 1-2 his left hand will draw a small CW circle causing her to turn 1/2 right. By count 2 you will be
Hip to Hip with her and will have placed your right hand on her left shoulder blade keeping your right
elbow lifted, upper body rotated toward her
3 	Facing the side of the slot, Step Left slightly to left side [weight mainly on ball of foot]
& 	Turn Right foot 1/4 turn right stepping onto right
4 	Step left to side so that you are now facing opposite direction from where you started
Note On counts 3& the manís right arm will extend out to his right side with her as she steps back and then compress in
to closed position as you face her on count 4. The joined hands should be near his hip
5 	Turn 1/2 right on ball of left , stepping right forward
6 	Step left to left forward diagonal
Note Slightly before count 5 the man should look over his right shoulder to help create the Momentum for thee turn. 
keeping a strong frame with the right arm rotate your body And her body as one unit. On count 6, her shoulder blade will 
drift out of your right Hand , keeping the other hands joined
7&8 	*Anchor Step [see above]
	LADYíS FOOTWORK
1-2 	Step forward right, place left forward, turn 1/2 turn right shifting weight to left, placing left
	hand on front of manís right shoulder
3&4 	Step back right, step left together, step forward right which will put your right between his feet.
5-6 	Turn 1/2 on ball of right stepping back with left, step back right
7&8 	*Anchor steps [see above]
UNDER ARM TURN (6 COUNT)
	MANS FOOTWORK
1-2 	Step back left, step right across front of left
Note On count 2 bring joined hands toward ladyís forehead rotating manís hand so that his palm is facing her
The manís upper body should also rotate toward the lady on count 2
3 	Facing the side of the Slot, Step slightly to the left side [Weight mainly on ball of foot]
& 	Turn right foot 1/4 right stepping onto right
4 	Step left to left side so that you are now facing opposite direction from where started
Note On counts 3&4 joined hands will smoothly go over her head and back down to waist level with the elbow Bent at the side of the body
5&6 	* Anchor Step [see above]
	LADYíS FOOTWORK
1-2 	Step forward Right, Left
3&4 	Step ball of right to right front diagonall, Turn 1/4 left stepping left across right [bring left heel forward]
	Turning 1/4 left step right to right side
Note After the joined hands go over your head, Relax you right arm so that it goes across your chest and the down to waist level
5&6 *Anchor Step [ See above]
6 COUNT TURNING BASIC
	MANíS FOOTWORK
1-4 	The first 4 counts of a turning Basic are exactly like the first 4 counts of the closed whip that was done earlier
	[Please see Counts 1-4 of the Closed Whip]
5&6 	Turning 1/4 right, step right to right side, step left together, Step right to right side
Note On counts 5&6 her left hip will be at your right hip with the joined hands facing down the slot [out of the circle]
This is Promenade or Swing Closed Position
	LADYíS FOOTWORK
1-4 	The first 4 counts of a turning Basic are exactly like the first 4 counts of the closed whip that was done earlier
	[Please see Counts 1-4 of the Closed Whip
5&6 	Turning 1/4 right, step left to left side, step right together, step left to left side
EAST COAST TUCK / RELEASE & MIX
MANS FOOTWORK
1-2 	Rock back on ball of Left, Replace weight forward on right
3-4 	Touch Left beside right, Step left in place
Note On counts 1-2 release joined hands. On count 3 use your right hand which is at her right shoulder blade
 To make her body turn slightly toward you. On count 4 she will roll out of your right hand toward the man on your right side
5&6 	*Anchor Steps
Note Offer your left hand to the next lady coming to you from your left side, She will take it with her right
LADYíS FOOTWORK
1-2 	Rock back on ball of right, Replace weight forward on left
3-4 	Touch ball of right beside left turning body slightly left, Turning right step right to face the man on your right side
	who will be your new partner.
5&6 	*Anchor step [See above] placing right hand in his left
	START OVER FROM BEGINNING OF DANCE WITH NEW PARTNER
Note Variations of these basic moves are encouraged. If you want to lead inside or outside turns on the Whip or syncopate the 
push break etc. thatís great! A basic knowledge of West Coast Swing will help when learning this dance