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					TOO MANY RIVERS TO CROSS (PARTNER)                                                (18 Sep 2004)
Choreographed by          Toshio Suzuki
Description               Phrased (AA, BB, CC) , Couples Dance
Position                  Begin by facing each other in butterfly position, Man facing OLOD
                          Lady’s steps are the mirror image of Man’s
                          Dance is performed counterclockwise around the dance floor
Music                     Too Many Rivers To Cross by Brenda Lee

             Intro Wait 8 counts, Man remain in place facing OLOD, Lady turn (rolling vine)
1 2 3&4      Lady: Rolling vine to right on R, ending R, L, R
             (couple starts with double hand hold (butterfly), moving to open single hand hold as
              Lady does the turn)
5 6 7&8      Lady: Rolling vine left on L, ending L, R, L (couple ends in butterfly position again)


Man’s Steps (unless otherwise stated) :

Set A
             Vine & Turn
1 2 3&4      Step L to left, step R behind L, step L to left, step R beside L, ½ turn left on L
             (start with double hand hold (butterfly, changing to open single hand hold as they turn)
5 6 7&8      Step R to right, step L behind R, step R to right, step L beside R, ½ turn right on R
             (couple end facing each other in butterfly position)

             Basketball Turn, Forward Shuffles
9 10 11 12   Slight lunge to the left on L, recover on R ¼ turning right, step forward on L (slightly
             tilting body forward), recover on R1/2 turning right
13&14        Forward shuffle L, R, L
15&16        Forward shuffle R, L, R
             (couple is in semi closed position while shuffling/traveling down the LOD)

17 – 32      Repeat 1 to 16 of Set A


Set B
             Rock Apart, Shuffle
             (right promenade to left promenade)
1 2 3&4      Man : Rock apart on L, recover on R, cross shuffle L, R, L
             (moving behind Lady and towards the right to end on her right)
             Lady: Rock apart on R, recover on L, cross shuffle R, L, R
             (moving in front of Man and towards the left to end on his left)

             (left promenade, traveling down LOD)
5 6 7&8      Man : Rock apart on R, recover on L, shuffle forward R, L, R
             Lady: Rock apart on L, recover on R, shuffle forward L, R, L

              Rock Forward, ½ Turn, Walk
              (reverse promenade right, travelling down RLOD)
9 10          Rock forward on L, recover on R ½ turning left
11 – 16       Walk forward L, R, L, R, L, R
             (alternative for Lady is turning walks forward)




Too Many Rivers To Cross (Partner)
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17 – 26      Repeat 1 to 10 of Set B
             (couple is facing RLOD)

             (right promenade, traveling down LOD)
27 – 32      Walk forward L, R, L, R, step forward on L ¼ turning right, step R beside L
             (couple now facing each other with Man facing OLOD)



Set C
             Toe, Heel, Cross Shuffle
             (couple is facing each other in open double hand hold (butterfly))
1 2 3&4      Touch L toe (slightly angled inward) beside R, touch L heel (slightly angled
             outward) beside R, cross shuffle L, R, L
5 6 7&8      Touch R toe (slightly angled inward) beside L, touch R heel (slightly angled
             outward) beside L, cross shuffle R, L, R

            Rock, Recover, Cross, Hold
9 10 11&12 Rock L to left side, recover on R, cross L over R, hold
13 14 15&16 Rock R to right side, recover on L, cross R over L, hold

             Slow Box Turns
             (couple now in closed western position for the box turns)
17 – 32      Step/ drag forward on L, hold, step R beside L ¼ turning left, step L beside R
             Step/drag back on R, hold, step L beside R ¼ turning left, step R beside L
             Step/drag forward on L, hold, step R beside L ¼ turning left, step L beside R
             Step/drag back on R, hold, step L beside R ¼ turning left, step R beside L

33 – 64      Repeat 1 to 32 of Set C


After completing Set C a second time, repeat the dance all over again i.e AA, BB, CC.
Dance ends nicely together with the music




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