MAKE BELIEVE TWO-STEP

 

Dedicated to Bob Johnston's "BOBETTES"

Choreography by Bob and Ruth Johnston.

Copyright 1957 by Dash Records



POSITION: Semi-closed, both facing LOD.

FOOTWORK: Opposite throughout, (directions for M)


INTRO: 2 measures - wait (1) measure (4 counts), then Fwd, touch, back touch (begin M L)


MEASURES:

1-2         FWD STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/-, BKWD. STEP/CLOSE, STEP/-; WALK, 2, 3, 4;

              Quick two-step fwd and backward, then walk 4 quick steps LOD in semi-closed position.

3-4         FWD STEP, -, DRAW, -; SIDE STEP, -, DRAW, -;

Slow step fwd on M L turning in to draw position with both hands extended similar to butterfly position and draw M R and W L foot toward Instep of other foot while facing slightly open to RLOD, another slow step to M's left and draw again.

5-6         SIDE STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -, OPEN UP STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -; WALK, 2, 3, 4;

Releasing M R, W L hand, quick two-step face to face, begin M R foot, then open to semi-open position facing RLOD while doing next fast two-step in place, then 4 quick walking steps In RLOD (semi-open), beginning M R foot.

7-8         FWD STEP, -, DRAW, -; SIDE STEP, -, DRAW, -;

Similar to meas. 3-4 but opp. footwork and end facing partner after last draw step.

9-10       SIDE STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -, BACK STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -; CROSS, 2, 3, 4;

Quick two-step to side beginning M L, W R foot, releasing M R, W L hands, then quick two-step bkwd opening slightly in RLOD holding M L, W R hands, then M and W change sides with 4 quick steps, W crossing under joined hands (ML, W R) and end M facing partner and COH, M L and W R hands joined.

11-12     SIDE STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -, BACK STEP/ CLOSE, STEP/ -; CROSS, 2, 3, 4;

Two-step same as 9-10, but M XIF (LOD) holding M L, W R hand W makes R face turn under M L arm to end in semi-closed position with partner opening in LOD.

13-14     FWD WALK, -, 2, -; TWIRL, 2, 3, -;

Walk fwd 2 slow steps, twirl W (W makes R face turn) under joined hands (M L, W R) to end in banjo position, M back to COH, M and W take 3 quick steps and a hold.

15-16     AROUND WALK, -, 2, -; ROLL OUT, 2, 3, LIFT;

Walk around each other in banjo pos. 2 slow steps, 3 quick steps and lift. On three quick steps, W rolls out toward wall (e.g., spot turn) in 11/2 right face individual turn to end facing LOD open position, inside hands joined, both making lift on 4th count.

17-18     FWD STEP, CLOSE, STEP, LIFT; TURN AWAY STEP, CLOSE, STEP, TOUCH;

One slow fwd two-step, and one slow turn away two-step (individually to M L, W R) to end facing in closed position, M back to COH.

19-20     TURNING STEP, CLOSE, STEP, -; STEP, CLOSE, STEP, -;

Two slow turning two-steps to end in butterfly position, M back to COH.

21-22     (DOUBLE GRAPEVINE) SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, FRONT; SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, FRONT;

Double grapevine, beginning M L, W should take small steps on last grapevine to allow M to end slightly fwd (LOD) at end of 21-22.

23-24     CROSS, -, 2, -; SIDE STEP, CLOSE, STEP, TOUCH;

Releasing leading hands, M XIF (LOD) in two slow steps to face COH and butterfly position with W. W makes L face turn on crossover going under joined hands M R, W L, then both do a slow two-step to side (RLOD).

25-26     (DOUBLE GRAPEVINE) SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, FRONT; SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, FRONT;

Double grapevine (LOD) in butterfly pos. beginning M R foot.

27-28     CROSS, -, 2, -; SIDE STEP, CLOSE, STEP, TOUCH;

Release leading hands, M XIF (LOD) in two slow steps to face wall and do a slow side two-step while lowering M R arm around W waist to end. facing LOD in semi-open pos. W makes R face turn on crossover under joined hands M L, W R and faces M and does two-step raising W L arm on M R shoulder.

29-30     FWD STEP, CLOSE, STEP, LIFT; STEP, CLOSE, STEP, LIFT;

Two slow fwd two-steps with lift on 4th count.

31-32     TURN AWAY STEP, CLOSE, STEP, LIFT; STEP, CLOSE, STEP, TOUCH;

Turn away (individually to M L, W R) in 2 slow two-steps to end semi-closed.


REPEAT DANCE (MEASURES 1 - 32) TWO MORE TIMES

TAG ENDING

1-2         At end of third sequence, come back to partner in semi-open pos. to repeat meas. 29-32 one more time and end in open position, inside hands joined.

3-4         FWD WALK, 2, 3, 4; FACE PARTNER, -, CHUG, -; OH, YEAH -

Walk fwd 4 quick steps, turn and face partner, join both hands and. chug backwards. Dancers may immediately say "Oh, Yeah" at end of dance to join lyrics on record.

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