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D.M. Shuffle
Choreographed by Nigel & June Besant
Description:72 count, intermediate partner dance
Music:Farewell Party by Alan Jackson [78 bpm]
 It Must Be Love by Alan Jackson [112 bpm]
 Missing You by Brooks & Dunn
 I'm Pretending by George Ducas [110 bpm]
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Position:Right side by side (Sweetheart) facing LOD. Steps are the same for both Man and Lady, except where stated
 Start dancing on lyrics
TOUCH & CROSSES (RIGHT & LEFT)
1-2Touch right side aide. Cross step right over left
3-4Touch left side, cross left over
5-6Touch right side, cross right over
7-8Touch left side, cross left over
ROCK & RECOVER/COASTER STEP/ROCK & RECOVER/COASTER STEP
1-2Rock right forward, recover to left
3&4Right coaster step
5-6Rock forward on left. Recover weigh onto right
7&8Left coaster step
MAN'S STEPS
1&2Chassé forward right-left-right
3&4Chassé forward left-right-left
Raise hands: man's right & lady's, right, as lady turns under arm. Arm will come down into open double cross hold. Lady's right hand in man's right, lady's left hand in man's left. Right hands should be crossed on top, with left hands underneath
5&6Chassé forward right-left-right
7-8Rock left forward, recover to right
While shuffling RLOD, raise hands: man's right, lady's right with left hands still underneath, making a window position, pulling lady inwards
 
1&2Chassé back left-right-left
3&4Chassé back right-left-right
5&6Chassé back left-right-left
Raise hands: man's right & lady's right, as lady turns back under arm. Man will bring lady back into side by side position (Sweetheart)
7-8Rock right back, recover to left
LADY -SHUFFLE AROUND MAN (AROUND THE WORLD), MAN - TRIPLE STEP IN PLACE
Raise hands: man's right, lady's right, as lady goes around man
1-8Triple step on the spot (starting on right) moving slightly forward (while lady travels around back), moving slightly back (as lady returns to man's side) with weight ending on left
Hands will remain together throughout turn, ending with arms being crossed in Skaters Position
SKATERS STEPS (TRAVELING FORWARD)
1-2Step forward diagonally onto right at 45 degrees. Slide left up to right
3-4Step forward diagonally onto left at 45 degrees, slide right up to left
5-6Step forward diagonally onto right at 45 degrees. Slide left up to right
7-8Step forward diagonally onto left at 45 degrees, slide right up to left
For the above steps use skaters styling
 
1&2Triple in place right-left-right
Raise hands: man's right & lady's right, as lady turns back under arm, arms will come down into open double cross hold, lady's right in man's right left in man's left. Right hands should be crossed on top
3-4Rock left forward, recover to right
5&6Triple in place left-right-left
Raise hands - man's right & lady's right as lady turns back under arm. Man will bring lady back into side by side (sweetheart)
7-8Rock right back, recover to left
SHUFFLE FORWARD (RIGHT & LEFT) JAZZ BOX WITH ¼ TURN
1&2Chassé forward right-left-right
3&4Chassé forward left-right-left
5-6Cross right over, step left back turning ¼ turn right (outwards)
7-8Step right side, touch left together
 
1-2Step left side, cross right behind
3-4Step left side, touch right together
Option if lady's do not wish to turn, do ordinary vines steps same as the man
5-6Step right side, cross left behind
7-8Rock right back, recover to left
REPEAT
LADY'S STEPS
1&2Chassé forward right-left-right
3&4Chassé forward with ½ turn (inwards) left-right-left
Raise hands: man's right & lady's, right, as lady turns under arm. Arm will come down into open double cross hold. Lady's right hand in man's right, lady's left hand in man's left. Right hands should be crossed on top, with left hands underneath
5&6Chassé back right-left-right
7-8Rock left back. Recover weight onto right
While shuffling RLOD, raise hands: man's right, lady's right
WITH LEFT HANDS STILL UNDERNEATH, MAKING A WINDOW POSITION, PULLING LADY INWARDS
1&2Chassé forward left-right-left
3&4Chassé forward right-left-right
5&6Chassé forward with ½ turn right (inwards) - left-right-left
Raise hands: man's right & lady's right, as lady turns back under arms. Man will bring lady back into side by side position (Sweetheart)
7-8Rock right back. Recover weight onto left
LADY -SHUFFLE AROUND MAN (AROUND THE WORLD), MAN - TRIPLE STEP IN PLACE
Raise hands: man's right, lady's right, as lady goes around man
1-8Starting on right, turning left, shuffling around back of man, completing full circle around man to end facing LOD (weight ending on left & with right touching back)
Hands will remain together throughout turn, ending with arms being crossed in skaters position
SKATERS STEPS (TRAVELING FORWARD)
1-2Step forward diagonally onto right at 45 degrees. Slide left up to right
3-4Step forward diagonally onto left at 45 degrees, slide right up to left
5-6Step forward diagonally onto right at 45 degrees. Slide left up to right
7-8Step forward diagonally onto left at 45 degrees, slide right up to left
For the above steps use skaters styling
 
1&2Chassé forward with ½ turn left (inward) right-left-right
Raise hands: man's right & lady's right, as lady turns back under arm, arms will come down into open double cross hold, lady's right in man's right left in man's left. Right hands should be crossed on top
3-4Rock left back, recover to right
5&6Chassé forward with ½ turn right (inward) left-right-left
Raise hands - man's right & lady's right as lady turns back under arm. Man will bring lady back into side by side (Sweetheart)
7-8Rock right back, recover to left
SHUFFLE FORWARD (RIGHT & LEFT) JAZZ BOX WITH ¼ TURN
1&2Chassé forward right-left-right
3&4Chassé forward left-right-left
5-6Cross right over, step left back turning ¼ turn right (outwards)
7-8Step right side, touch left together
 
1-2Starting on left, turn ¾ turn to left
3-4Step left back touch right forward
Option if lady's do not wish to turn, do ordinary vines steps same as the man
5-6Step right forward making ½ turn right
7-8Rock right back, recover to left
REPEAT
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