Cotton Eyed Joe Mixer
Formation: Single circle of couples with men facing partner counterclockwise and ladies facing clockwise.
Record: Cotton Eyed Joe by Rednex . Click here to listen to a sample of the music on Amazon.
Intro: Wait 8 beats
1-2 Join left hands, kick left foot to right twice.
3-4 Polka step (L,R,L) sliding across face to face with your partner
5-6 Join right hands, kick foot to the left twice.
7-8 Polka step (R,L,R) sliding across face to face with your partner
9-16 Repeat 1-8
17-24 Four Polka steps once around, with left hands joined palms up. End facing the original direction. (Men CCW, Ladies CW)
25-32 Use 4 Polka steps to pass by the next dancer with a right hand touch and stop facing the next (2nd) dancer with left hands joined.
Editors Note: The polka steps can be replaced by 4 forward two-steps as in the original dance.