IT’S A HEARTACHE

 

Choreographed by: Cathleen Bossaller, & Robin McCracken

© May 4, 2005

 

Description:  2 wall,  32 count beginner/intermediate line dance

 

Music Suggestions:  It’s a Heartache  by Bonnie Tyler
or “It’s a Heartache”  by Trick Pony

 

 

Counts                        Step Descriptions

 

STEP BRUSHES, BACK STEPS, COASTER STEP

1-2      Step forward right, brush left

3-4      Step forward left, brush right

5-6      Step back on right, step back on left

7&8     Step back on right, step left next to right, forward on right

 

 

TOE-HEEL, CROSS SHUFFLE, SIDE SHUFFLE, TURNING SHUFFLE

1-2      Touch left toe to right toe (toe pointed inward), Touch left heel to right toe (toe pointed out) 

3&4     Cross  left over right, step right to side, cross left over right

5&6     Step right to right, close left to right, step right to right

7&8     Step left behind right, step back on right making ¼ left turn, close left next to right (9 o’clock)

 

 

ROCK STEP, SHUFFLE FORWARD,  JAZZ BOX WITH ¼ LEFT TURN

1-2      Rock back on right, forward on left

3&4     Step forward on right, forward on left, step right forward

5-6      Cross left over right, step back on right making ¼ left turn ( 6 o’clock) 

7-8      Step left to left, touch right to left

 

 

FULL ROLLING TURN TO RIGHT,  SHIMMY TO LEFT

1-2      Step right to right beginning a full right turn, step left to continue turn

3-4      Step right to right to complete turn, touch left next to right

5-8      Step left to left side, hold, drag right for 2 counts to meet left in a touch while shimmying shoulders

 

Option: You may substitute a right vine in place of the full rolling right turn if desired.

Option 2:  Slow gentle hip sways (L, R, L) may be used in place of Shimmy if preferred.

 

REPEAT

 

 

Choreographer Note:

 When using the Bonnie Tyler music start on vocals (16 counts in).  When using the Trick Pony remake it’s a bit trickier…….you may want to wait and start the dance on the 2nd verse, starting with “it’s a fool’s game”………Good Luck, and happy dancing!