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IT'S MA!!! COWBOY        
MA = Maggie & Alan

Choreographers: Maggie Gallagher & Alan G Birchall

Level:
Intermediate
Dance: Circle/Contra/Progressive Contra/ Line Dance
Steps/Count: 32
Music: Rhinestone Cowboy - Giddy Up, Giddy Up - Rikki & Daz
CD: Single     BPM: 120
Start: On The Word 'Cowboy' After DJ Intro     Count: 48 or 30 Seconds

STEPS

Optional Intro: Start When Main Beat Kicks In - Count 8 or 8 Seconds
1&2 Clap Hands With Partner Your Right To Their Right - Diagonal
3&4 Clap Hands With Partner, Your Left To Their Left - Diagonal
5&6 Clap Hands On Knees - YOUR OWN!!!!!
Repeat This Section To Main Lyrics - 8 Times

JUMP FORWARD, CLAP, 1/4 SIDE SHUFFLE, SIDE SHUFFLE, 1/4 SIDE SHUFFLE
&1-2 Jump Forward Landing Right, Left, Clap Hands With Partner -Opposite
3&4 Step Left To Left, Right By Left, Left To Left Making 1/4 Turn Left - Advancing Along The Line 9:00
5&6 Step Right To Right, Left By Right, Step Right To Right - Through The Line
7&8 Step Left To Left Making 1/4 Turn Left, Step Right By Left, Step Left To Left - Virtually On The Spot
You Should Now Be On The Opposite Line - Facing a Different Partner 6:00

JUMP FORWARD, CLAP, SIDE, BEHIND, ROCK, RECOVER, BEHIND, SIDE, FORWARD
&9-10 Jump Forward Landing Right, Left, Clap Hands With Partner
11-12 Step Left To Left, Cross Right Behind
13-14 Rock Left To Left, Recover On Right
15& Step Left Behind Right, Step Right To Right
16 Step Forward On Left
Note: You Should Be Facing A Gap Between The People Opposite
Alt: for Steps 13-16: Right & Left Heel Jacks starting on Count &13

STEP IN PLACE, STEP 1/2 PIVOT, STEP 1/2 PIVOT, HEEL SWITCH'S, HEEL HITCH,
17-18 Step Forward on Right, 1/2 Pivot Left
19-20 Step Forward On Right, 1/2 Pivot Left
21& Touch Right Heel Forward, Step Right By Left
22& Touch Left Heel Forward, Step Left By Right
23& Touch Right Heel Forward, Hitch Right Over Left Knee
24 Touch Right Heel Forward (Clap) - OR Clap Hands Twice or BOTH!!!!!!

COASTER STEP, LEFT SHUFFLE FORWARD, 1/2 SHUFFLE TURN, COASTER STEP
25&26 Step Back On Right, Step Left By Right, Step Forward On Right
27&28 Step Forward On Left, Step Right By Left, Step Forward On Left - Link Left Arm With Your Original Partner
29&30 Making 1/2 Shuffle Turn Left Stepping Right, Left, Right
31&32 Step Back On Left, Step Right By Left, Step Forward on Left

You Should Now Be In Your Original Starting Position Facing Your ORIGINAL PARTNER

START AGAIN

Note You Will Finish The Dance On Steps &1-2 (Jump Forward, Clap Hands)

Progressive Contra Line Version:
Replace Steps 27&28, 29&30 With Forward Shuffles, Then 31&32 Slight Diagonal Forward Shuffle Left
The Front & Back rows should replace steps 31&32 with 1/2 Shuffle Turn Right  - Backwards so they travel Back Up the Line!