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BONAPARTE'S RETREAT
Count: 32. Wall: 4. Level: Beginner
Choreographer: Maddison Glover (Australia) June 2019
Music: Bonaparte's Retreat by Glen Campbell (2.49)


INTRO: 8 count. Dance begins on lyric ‘girl’

POINT FWD, POINT SIDE, POINT ACROSS-HITCH-SIDE,
POINT FWD, POINT SIDE, SAILOR 1/4 LEFT, SCUFF

1,2      Point R toe forward, Point R toe to right
3&4     Point R toe slightly across L, Hitch R knee up (option: scoot/hop slightly right), Step R to right
5,6      Point L toe forward, Point L toe to left
7&8&  Step L behind R, Turn ¼ left step R beside L, Step L forward, Scuff R heel [9:00]

STEP-LOCK-STEP-SCUFF, STEP-LOCK-STEP-SCUFF, STEP, PIVOT 1/2 LEFT, V STEP
1&2&  Step R forward, Lock L behind R, Step R forward, Scuff L forward
3&4&  Step L forward, Lock R behind L, Step L forward, Scuff R forward
5,6      Step R forward, Pivot ½ left [3:00]
7&8&  Step R forward 45° right, Step L forward 45° left, Step R back, Step L beside R
Note: Stretch counts 5-6 out and rise on tippy toes on the ½ pivot
Lyrics: “Sweeeetest” / “Pleeeeasee”

WALK, WALK, MAMBO, BACK, BACK, COASTER CROSS
1,2      Step R forward, Step L forward
3&4     Rock R forward, Recover onto L, Step R back
5,6      Step L back, Step R back
7&8     Step L back, Step R beside L, Cross L over R

RHUMBA BOX, BACK-LOCK-BACK, MAMBO BACK
1&2     Step R to right, Step L beside R, Step R forward
3&4     Step L to left, Step R beside L, Step L back
5&6     Step R back, Lock L over R, Step R back
7&8     Rock L back, Recover onto R, Step L forward

32       REPEAT

RESTART: During Wall 4, start the dance facing 9:00. Dance to count 16 and Restart the
dance facing 12:00. Hint: Glen will call for “BAGPIPES”.

ENDING: Begin the dance facing 12:00. Dance to count 6 then complete a coaster back on counts 7&8.