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HIGH COTTON
Count: 32. Wall: 4. Level: Improver
Choreographer: Niels Poulsen (Dk) Oct 2013
Music: High Cotton by Alabama. [3.03 mins. iTunes, etc.]


Note: A big THANK YOU to Jo Thompson for her input to this dance.

INTRO: 26 count from first beat in music (app. 18 secs. into track). Weight on L foot

WALK, WALK, ROCKING CHAIR, STEP, PIVOT 1/4 LEFT,
EXTENDED CROSS HEEL SHUFFLE

1,2     Step R forward, Step L forward
3&4&  Rock R forward, Recover onto L, Rock R back, Recover onto L
5&      Step R forward, Pivot ¼ left
6&      Cross R heel over L, Small step L to left
7&8    Cross R heel over L, Small step L to left, Cross R over L [9:00]

SCISSOR, 1/2 RUMBA BOX, TOGETHER, WALK, WALK, RUN, RUN, RUN
1&2    Step L to left, Step R slightly behind L, Cross L over R
3&4&  Step R to right, Step L beside R, Step R forward, Step L beside R
RESTART: Wall 4
5,6     Step R forward, Step L forward
7&8    Step R forward, Step L forward, Step R forward

MAMBO, BACK FULL TURN RIGHT WITH CLAPS, COASTER CROSS, CHASSE LEFT
1&2    Rock L forward, Recover onto R, Step L back
3&4&  Turn ½ right step R forward, Clap, Turn ½ right step L back, Clap
NO-TURN OPTION: Walk back R and L with claps in between
5&6    Step R back, Step L beside R, Cross R over L
7&8    Step L to left, Step R beside L, Step L to left

HEEL, &, HEEL, &, HEEL, HOOK, HEEL,
VINE RIGHT, CROSS, BIG SIDE STEP, TOGETHER/POP KNEE

1&2&  Touch R heel forward, Step R beside L, Touch L heel forward, Step L beside R
3&4    Touch R heel forward, Hook R in front of L shin, Touch R heel forward
5&6&  Step R to right, Step L behind R, Step R to right, Cross L over R
7,8     Big Step R to right, Slide/Step L beside R popping R knee forward [9:00]

32      REPEAT

RESTART: On 4th wall (starts facing 3:00), after 12 counts, now facing 12:00.

Fun option! On wall 7, which starts facing 6:00, the beats are particularly strong on counts 5-8 in the 2nd section (facing 3:00).
Rather than doing your 2 walks and 3 runs you now run forward on counts 5&6&7&8 hitting the strong beats in the music. ? [3:00]

ENDING: To hit the last beat in the music do the following: Finish your 8th wall (now facing 12:00). There are only a few beats left in the music.
The music slows down but follow the original speed of the music doing the first 4 counts of the dance, then Walk(5), Walk(6), Shuffle finishing with a Stomp R forward on count 8 (7&8)