Bright Side Of The Road

        (a.k.a.  Longneck Bottle)

 

Description:                        4 Wall Line Dance,  32 Counts,  Easy Beginner Level

Choreographer:                        Bill Bader    billbader@hotmail.com    604-684-2455   www.billbader.com

Music:

   Signature Song #1                        "Bright Side Of The Road” by Van Morrison   (180 bpm)

                         on his Greatest Hits or the soundtrack of the movie Michael

   Signature Song #2            “Longneck Bottle”  by Garth Brooks   (180 bpm)

   Alternate Songs:   "Da Doo Run Run" by The Crystals - the 60's oldie - (140 bpm)

                        “Travellin’ Music” by Dennis Robbins   (140 bpm)

Choreographer’s Notes:                        Using slow songs, this dance can be taught to first-time line dancers, so please

feel free to change the music to suit your own class level.  But beginners must eventually tackle faster songs.

 

                 FORWARD, SLIDE, FORWARD, BRUSH,

                 FORWARD, SLIDE, FORWARD, TAP TOE BEHIND

1               Step R forward

2               Slide-Step L forward beside R  ( Option:  Lock L behind R )

3               Step R forward

4               Brush L forward

5               Step L forward

6               Slide-Step R forward beside L  ( Option: Lock R behind L )

7               Step L forward

8               Tap R toe immediately behind L heel

 

                 RIGHT BACK, SLIDE 3 COUNTS, LEFT BACK, SLIDE 3 COUNTS

9               Step R back a large step

10             Start to slide L toe back slowly

11                 Continue to slide L toe back

12                 Continue to slide L toe back

13             Step L back a large step

14             Start to slide R toe back slowly

15                 Continue to slide R toe back

16                 Continue to slide R toe back to a touch position beside L

Here are 2 options for Arm Movements during 9-16:   1)  Extend arms forward at #9 and #13, then

during the slides, pull hands back as if pulling a bar;  or  2)  Pull both hands back as if pulling a rope

first on the right side at #9-12, then on the left at #13-16.  Alternating the 2 options is also fun.

 

                 VINE RIGHT, BRUSH, VINE LEFT, BRUSH/TURN LEFT

17-18-19                 Sidestep R, Cross-Step L behind R, Sidestep R

20             Brush L forward

21-22-23                 Sidestep L, Cross-Step R behind L, Sidestep L

24             Brush R forward and left turning 1/4 left (weight on L)                             (9:00)

 

                 VINE RIGHT, BRUSH, STEP FORWARD, ROCK, STEP BACK, HOOK

25-26-27                 Sidestep R, Cross-Step L behind R, Sidestep R

28             Brush L forward

29             Step L forward

30             Rock back onto R

31             Step L back

32             Hook R heel up across L shin

End of pattern.  Begin again...

 

This step description was written June 5, 2001 by the choreographer.  Photocopying for classes and

competitions is permitted.  For updates and more dances see webpage:  http://www.billbader.com