COWBOY CHARLESTON

 

Choreographer – Unknown (step sheet prepared by Val Myers)

This is a 32 COUNT TWO-STEP beginners line dance but can be danced as a 16 count syncopated dance. Most unusually it can be danced as either.  Various tracks can be used.

 

N.B. BEGINNERS MAY FIND “STEP SHEET ALTERNATIVE TWO BELOW EASIER TO FOLLOW

 

(MUSIC SUGGESTIONS - 32 count two-step - Rompin’ Stompin’ by Scooter Lee 192bpm, Elvis Medley by The Deans 180bpm, Mack The Knife by The Brian Setzer Orchestra 186bpm,

16 count syncopated - Sold by John Michael Montgomery 115bpm)

 

STEP SHEET ALTERNATIVE ONE  - 4 Wall - Beginner line dance

32 COUNT DESCRIPTION (two-step version)

 

CHARLESTON STEPS WITH HOLDS.

1 - 2      touch right toe forward. hold.

3 - 4      step right back.  hold.

5 - 6      touch left toe back. hold.

7 – 8     step left forward. hold.

CHARLESTON STEPS WITH HOLDS.

1 - 2      touch right toe forward. hold.

3 - 4      step right back.  hold.

5 - 6      touch left toe back. hold.

7 – 8     step left forward. hold.

HEEL TAPS AND CROSSING TRIPLES.

1 - 2      tap right heel to right. hold.

3 - 4      tap right heel to right. hold.

5 - 6      cross right behind left. step left to left side.

7 – 8     cross right over left. hold.

HEEL TAPS AND CROSSING TRIPLES WITH ¼ TURN RIGHT.

1 - 2      tap left heel to left. hold.

3 - 4      tap left heel to left. hold.

5 - 6      cross left behind right. step right ¼ turn to right.

7 – 8     step left forward. hold.

Note: As a very old, basic dance there are NO consistent steps. Charleston steps can be touches or kicks & can be with a straight action or swing. The taps can be heels or toes. The crossing triples can be modified sailor steps.

 

STEP SHEET ALTERNATIVE TWO  - 4 Wall - Beginner line dance

16 COUNT DESCRIPTION (syncopated version)

 

SECTION 1 : CHARLESTON STEPS  x 2.

 

1 - 2    touch right toe forward. step right back

3 - 4    touch left toe back. step left forward.

5 - 6    touch right toe forward. step right back

7 – 8   touch left toe back. step left forward.
 

SECTION 2 : HEEL TAPS AND CROSSING TRIPLES.

 

1 - 2    tap right heel to right. tap right heel to right.

3 & 4   cross right behind left. step left to left side. cross right over left.

5 - 6    tap left heel to left. tap left heel to left.

7 & 8   cross left behind right. step right ¼ turn to right. step left forward.

 

OPTION FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS:-  In Section 2 – Steps 3 & 4 could be danced as a simple triple step on the spot and  steps 7 & 8 could be danced as a triple step with ¼ turn right as follows:-

3 & 4)  right,  left,  right. 

7 & 8)  left,  right ¼ turn to right,  left.