Formation: No partners. All start facing the same direction in loose lines.
Record: “Ally Cat” by Bent Fabric Click here for music sample on Amazon
“Popcorn” by Hot Butter. Click here for a music sample from Amazon.
1-4 Point right toe to right and then touch right toe to the instep of the left foot. Repeat a second time (Right foot twice).
5-8 Repeat the above using the left foot. (Left foot twice)
9-12 Point right toe back and then touch right toe to the instep of the left foot. Repeat a second time. (Touch back right twice)
13-16 Repeat 9-12 using the left foot (Touch back left twice).
17-20 Raise the right foot and cross the right knee in front of the left knee twice. Finish with your weight on the right foot (Right knee twice).
21-24 Raise the left foot and cross the left knee in front of the right knee twice. Finish with your weight on the left foot (Left knee twice).
25-28 Raise right foot and cross the right t knee in front of the left knee. Finish with weight on the right foot. Raise left foot and cross left knee in front of right knee. Finish with weight on both feet (Right knee then Left knee).
29-32 Clap both hands on the first count and wait one count. Bend knees slightly and jump 1/4 turn to the right. On the last beat of the phrase, shift the weight to the left foot ready to begin the dance over (Turn & Clap).
Editor’s Note — In many areas of the country, this dance is done with a 1/4 turn to the right and not 1/2 turn.
The following dance is published in “Sharing a Treasure of Dances“.