Shema

Paul Wilbur

Choreographer: Dawnita Carlson


Preamble Shema

8 counts: Face center: Bal. R-L, (hands reach open, waist high)

CW: RF 3ct grapevine L (arms follow feet)

LF 3 pt turn L (R hands raised, L hand on hip)

8 counts: RF bowing cherk L (R hand low, L hand raised)

Face CW: Walk backwards R-L, Face Center RF steps R

LF cherk R, LF steps L

Repeat 1x & Bal RF 2cts & Bal LF 2cts

Part I Prelude

8 counts Face center: RF step together step R & pivot ½ turn R to face out

(R hand raised R, L hand on hip)

LF step together step L & pivot ½ turn L to face center

(L hand raised L, R hand on hip)

Repeat Prelude 3x

Part II Verse

8 counts: Face center: RF step together step R (R hand raised R, L hand on hip)

LF step together step L (L hand raised L, R hand on hip)

8 counts: RF cross mayim L (hands cross in front and raise apart)

Face CW RF step together step forward & pivot ¼ turn R to face center

8 counts Face center LF step together step L (L hand raised L, R hand on hip)

RF step together step R (R hand raised R, L hand on hip)

8 counts LF cross mayim R (hands cross in front & raise apart)

Face CCW LF step together step forward & pivot ¼ turn L to face center

4 counts Filler – RF polka R & LF polka L (hands raised wave R-L)

Repeat Part II minus last RF step together step,

add LF steps forward & pivot to face center, RF stomps 3x

Part III Chorus

8 counts Face center: RF step together step R & pivot ½ turn R to face out

(R hand raised R, L hand on hip)

LF step together step L & pivot ½ turn L to face center

(L hand raised L, R hand on hip)

8 counts: RF yemenite R (H raise R to center), LF yemenite (H raised center lower L)

8 counts Face center: RF step together step R & pivot ½ turn R to face out

(R hand raised R, L hand on hip)

LF step together step L & pivot ½ turn L to face center

(L hand raised L, R hand on hip)

8 counts: RF double ct box F (RH crosses raised L, L crosses raised R, H extend apart)

Repeat Part III minus box, add ½ box

Part IV Bridge same as Prelude 4x

Repeat Preamble Shema 1x

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