CAT OF THE MAGIC WINTER

Choreographer: Kirsi-Marja Vinberg

Music: Taikatalvi by Nightwish

Counts: 78

Type: 4 wall intermediate line dance with one tag/ending

DIAMOND:

BASIC R WITH TOE SLIDE AND KICK DIAGONALLY FORWARD, BACK WITH SLIDING HEEL TO BRUSH, TURNING WITH FINNISH WALTZ BASIC ¼ RIGHT, BACK WITH ¼ TURN RIGHT

1-3 step right foot diagonally right, slide left ball beside, kick left forward

4-6 step left diagonally back, slide right beside and kick right back (like little brush)

7-9 step right diagonally forward, left together, right in place turning ¼ right

10-12 step left diagonally back, left together, right in place turning ¼ right

BASIC R WITH TOE SLIDE AND KICK DIAGONALLY FORWARD, BACK WITH SLIDING HEEL TO BRUSH, TURNING WITH FINNISH WALTZ BASIC ¼ RIGHT, BACK WITH ¼ TURN RIGHT

Repeat above 12 counts, now facing 12.00 o´clock

DIAGONAL STEPS FORWARD WITH SLIDES TOGETHER

25-27 step right diagonally right, slide left beside, hold

28-30 step left diagonally forward, slide right together, hold

11/4 TURN RIGHT WITH 3 STEPS, LEFT BASIC FORWARD

31-33 step right ¼ right (3 o´clock), turn ½ turn right with right foot, step left back and turn ½ to right (facing 3 o´clock)

34-36 step left forward, right together, left in place

ROCK BACK WITH HOOK, ROCK FORWARD WITH HOOK SWINGING IN WALTZ STYLE

37-39 step right back, hook left foot in front of right leg

40-42 step left forward, hook right foot behind left leg

COASTER STEP BACK, PIVOT TURN ½ R

43-45 step right back, left together, right forward

46-48 step left forward (47-48), turn ½ right and step right in place (49)

ROCK FORWARD WITH HOOK, ROCK BACK WITH HOOK SWINGING IN WALTZ STYLE

49-51 step left forward, hook right foot behind left leg

52-54 step right back, hook left foot in front of right leg

BASIC MOVING FORWARD

55-57 step left forward, right together, left in place

58-60 step right forward, left together, right in place

STEP FORWARD, KICK R FORWARD WITH SYNCOPATED SWINGS (MODIFIED DEVELOPE), BASIC BACK

61step left forward

62&63& kick right forward swinging forward, back, forward, back

64-66 step right foot back, step left together, step right in place

BASIC MOVING FORWARD

67-69 step left forward, right together, left in place

70-72 step right forward, left together, right in place

STEP FORWARD, KICK R FORWARD WITH SYNCOPATED SWINGS (MODIFIED DEVELOPE), BASIC BACK WITH BRUSH

73 repeat 61

74&75& repeat 62&63&

76-78 step right back, step left together (weight is on the left foot), brush right back

Repeat

Tag or ending:

Note. In the end of the 3rd wall step 76. count back with right foot turning ¼ left (front wall), left together, step right in place and then repeat counts 55 -78 as long as the rhythm stops in the end of the song (last counts 76-78 doing only basic backwards):

76-78 step right back, step left together, step right in place

You will finish 76-78 counts two times.

You finish the dance facing the front wall.

For the interpretation: imagine being a cat on the ice of the lake in the magic wintertime.

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