FIRST DEGREE

song:                          Murder on the Dance Floor

artist:                       Sophie Ellis Bextor

counts:                      64 Count, 2 Wall Intermediate Line Dance

choreographer:      Bill Larson Sunshine Coast,  Australia April 2003

       

BEATS         STEPS

( 1 - 8 )              STEP-LOCK-STEP, SAMBA STEP, STEP-LOCK-STEP SAMBA STEP

1 & 2                Step R fwd at 45°R, Lock L up behind R, Step R fwd at 45° R

3 & 4                Step L to side, Replace weight onto R, Step L across in front of R

5 & 6                Step R fwd at 45°R, Lock L up behind R, Step R fwd at 45° R

7 & 8                Step L to side, Replace weight onto R, Step L across in front of R

( 9 - 16 )            STEP PIVOT 1/2 TURN, TRIPLE STEP 1/2 TURN,  BACK ROCK, STEP PADDLE 1/4 TURN

1 - 2                  Step fwd on R, Pivot turn 1/2 L

3 & 4                Triple step 1/2 turn L:  R, L, R

5 - 6                  Step back on L, Rock fwd onto R

7 - 8                  Step fwd on L, Pivot turn 1/4 R  (weight onto R)

( 17 - 24 )          EXTENDED CROSS SHUFFLE, SLIDE TOUCH

1&2&               Step L across in front of R, Step R to side, Step L across in front of R, Step R to side

3&4&                Step L across in front of R, Step R to side, Step L across in front of R, Step R to side

5&6                  Step L across in front of R, Step R to side, Step L across in front of R

7 - 8                  Step R to side (long step) Slide L up to touch beside R (weight on R)

( 25 - 32)           BALL- CROSS, UNWIND 3/4 , TRIPLE STEP 1/2 TURN, COASTER STEP,  FWD TURN TURN 

&1-2                Step L slightly to side, Step R across in front of L, Unwind a 3/4 turn L (weight on L)

3 & 4                Triple step 1/2 turn L:  R, L, R

5 - 6                  Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L

7 - 8                  Step fwd on R, L completing a full turn L

( 33 - 40)           WALK WALK WALK WALK, FWD COASTER, BACK COASTER

1 - 4                  Walk fwd R, L, R, L

5 & 6                Step fwd on R, Step L beside R, Step back on R

7 & 8                Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L

( 41 - 48)           SIDE ROCK BEHIND-BALL-CROSS, SIDE ROCK BEHIND-BALL-CROSS

1 - 2                  Step R fwd at 45°R, Replace weight onto L

5 - 6                  Step R behind L, Step L to side, Step R across in front of L

3 - 4                  Step L fwd at 45°L, Replace weight onto R

7 & 8                Step L behind R, Step R to side, Step L across in front of R

 

 

 

( 49 - 56)           FWD, ROCK TRIPLE STEP 1/2 TURN, STEP PIVOT SHUFFLE

1 - 2                  Step fwd on R, Rock back onto L

3 & 4                Triple step 1/2 turn R: R, L, R

5 - 6                  Step L fwd, Pivot turn 1/2 R

7 & 8                Shuffle fwd: L, R, L   

( 57 - 64)           SIDE & SIDE & HEEL & TOE & HEEL & TURN & HEEL & TURN &

1&2&                Touch R to side, Step R beside L, Touch L to side, Step L beside R

3&4&                Tap R heel fwd, Step R beside L, Tap L toe back, Step L beside R

5&6&                Tap R heel fwd, Step R beside L with 1/4 turn L, Tap L heel fwd, Step L beside R

7&8&                Tap R heel fwd, Step R beside L with 1/4 turn L, Tap L heel fwd, Step L beside R

 

START AGAIN

 

INTRO:            20 Counts. Dance 41 – 60& then start dance

Start 16 counts in on the words “Murder on the dance floor…”

 

PART A:           64 Counts

PART B:           First 36 Counts

PART C:           First 32 Counts

SEQUENCE:      20 (Intro) ABA CBA CCC  

 

Yeah I know, it’s not technically a sequencial dance, but it was a lot easier to explain to my class than 6 restarts. But for those out there who would prefer to call as such then be my guest. Enjoy the dance guys, it’s much easier than it looks on paper once the sequence is locked into the brain.