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Cool Cats Big Dance Party
Sample
Subject Dance
Unit Social Dance
Topic The Nutbush
from the Cool Cats Big Dance Party (Book & CD).

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Background:

Originally known as The Madison as far back as the Fifties, this dance enjoyed a disco revival with Tina Turner's Nutbush City Limits.

Activity:

The Dance Formation:
Lines of dancers (as for a line dance).
1 Bushfire Press Dance Education Nutbush

Point right foot to the side and bring back (side, together)
- repeat. (4 beats)
2 Bushfire Press Dance Education Nutbush

Point left foot side, together
- repeat. (4 beats)
3 Bushfire Press Dance Education Nutbush

Point right foot behind and bring back
(back, together)
- repeat. (4 beats)
4

Point left foot back, together
- repeat.(4 beats)
5

Lift right knee across in front of body and back down
- repeat.
(4 beats)
6

Lift left knee across in front of body and back down
- repeat. (4 beats)
7 Kick right leg, kick left leg.
(4 beats)
8 Jump once, landing with feet apart,
(1 beat)

jump once, crossing legs, (right over left)
(1 beat)

jump once, turning 90 right and landing with feet apart,
(1 beat)

jump once bringing feet together.
(1 beat)

All lines are now facing a new direction (90 to the left of the starting position), ready to start again

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