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SLOW BOAT
Count: 64. Wall: 4. Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Choreographer: Regina Turnbull
Music: Slow Boat To China by Bette Midler [140 bpm / Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook]


Start dancing on lyrics

VINE RIGHT, TOUCH, VINE LEFT, TOUCH
1-4      Step R to right, Step L behind R, Step R to right, Touch L beside R
5-8      Step L to left, Step R behind L, Step L to left, Touch R beside L

FORWARD 45°, TOUCH, BACK 45°, TOUCH, BACK 45°, TOUCH, FORWARD 45°, TOUCH
1,2      Step R diagonally forward, Touch L beside R & clap
3,4      Step L back to center, Touch R beside L & clap
5,6      Step R diagonally back, Touch L beside R & clap
7,8      Step L forward to center, Touch R besde L & clap
RESTART: Wall 3

BACK, BACK, BACK, HITCH, FORWARD, FORWARD, FORWARD, TOUCH
1-4      Step R back, Step L back, Step R back, Hitch L knee
5-8      Step L forward, Step R forward, Step L forward, Touch R beside L

HEEL FORWARD, TOGETHER, HEEL FORWARD, TOGETHER
HEEL SPLIT, TOGETHER, HEEL SPLIT, TOGETHER

1,2      Touch R heel forward 45°, Step R beside L
3,4      Touch L heel forward 45°, Step L beside R
5,6      Split heels apart, Bring heels together
7,8      Split heels apart, Bring heels together

VINE RIGHT, TOUCH, VINE LEFT 1/4, TOUCH
1-4      Step R to right, Step L behind R, Step R to right, Touch L beside R
5-8      Step L to left, Step R behind L, Turn ¼ left step L forward, Touch R beside L

HIP, HIP, HIP, HIP, VINE RIGHT, TOUCH
1-4      Step R to right push hips Right, Left, Right, Left
5-8      Step R to right, Step L behind R, Step R to right, Touch L beside R

VINE LEFT 1/4, TOUCH, HIP, HIP, HIP, HIP
1-4      Step L to left, Step R behind L, Turn ¼ left step L forward, Touch R beside L
5-8      Step R to right push hips Right, Left, Right, Left

"V" STEP, "V" STEP
1,2      Step R diagonally forward, Step L to left
3,4      Step R back, Step L beside R
5,6      Step R diagonally forward, Step L to left
7,8      Step R back, Step L beside R

64       REPEAT

RESTART: During wall 3, dance to count 16, then restart facing the front.