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Bright Side Of The Road (a.k.a. Longneck Bottle)

Description: 4 Wall Line Dance, 32 Counts, Easy Beginner Level
Choreographer: Bill Bader billbader@hotmail.com 604-684-2455 www.billbader.com
Music:
Signature Song #1 „Bright Side Of The Road“ by Van Morrison (180 bpm)
on his Greatest Hits or the soundtrack of the movie Michael
Signature Song #2 „Longneck Bottle“ by Garth Brooks (180 bpm)
Alternate Songs: „Da Doo Run Run“ by The Crystals – the 60’s oldie – (140 bpm)
„Travellin’ Music“ by Dennis Robbins (140 bpm)

Choreographer’s Notes: Using slow songs, this dance can be taught to first-time line dancers, so please
feel free to change the music to suit your own class level. But beginners must eventually tackle faster songs.

FORWARD, SLIDE, FORWARD, BRUSH,
FORWARD, SLIDE, FORWARD, TAP TOE BEHIND
1 Step R forward
2 Slide-Step L forward beside R ( Option: Lock L behind R )
3 Step R forward
4 Brush L forward
5 Step L forward
6 Slide-Step R forward beside L ( Option: Lock R behind L )
7 Step L forward
8 Tap R toe immediately behind L heel

RIGHT BACK, SLIDE 3 COUNTS, LEFT BACK, SLIDE 3 COUNTS
9 Step R back a large step
10 Start to slide L toe back slowly
11 Continue to slide L toe back
12 Continue to slide L toe back
13 Step L back a large step
14 Start to slide R toe back slowly
15 Continue to slide R toe back
16 Continue to slide R toe back to a touch position beside L
Here are 2 options for Arm Movements during 9-16: 1) Extend arms forward at #9 and #13, then
during the slides, pull hands back as if pulling a bar; or 2) Pull both hands back as if pulling a rope
first on the right side at #9-12, then on the left at #13-16. Alternating the 2 options is also fun.

VINE RIGHT, BRUSH, VINE LEFT, BRUSH/TURN LEFT
17-18-19 Sidestep R, Cross-Step L behind R, Sidestep R
20 Brush L forward
21-22-23 Sidestep L, Cross-Step R behind L, Sidestep L
24 Brush R forward and left turning 1/4 left (weight on L) (9:00)

VINE RIGHT, BRUSH, STEP FORWARD, ROCK, STEP BACK, HOOK
25-26-27 Sidestep R, Cross-Step L behind R, Sidestep R
28 Brush L forward
29 Step L forward
30 Rock back onto R
31 Step L back
32 Hook R heel up across L shin
End of pattern. Begin again…

This step description was written June 5, 2001 by the choreographer. Photocopying for classes and competitions is permitted. For updates and more dances see webpage: www.billbader.com

Bright Side Of The Road (a.k.a. Longneck Bottle)
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