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Choreography transcription: Tranky Doo

February 7, 2010

Choreography to the Tranky Doo (Original choreography: Pepsi Bethel)

I am trying to write this down as we follow the class being led by Jason Platt of the Hartford Underground

Notes:
A. Starts on 8, with right foot

B. Each point below is an eight count

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First Phrase:

1.    8-3:     Fall off the log (right to left)
4-7:     Fall off the log (left to right), step on left foot on 7
2.     8-1:     Shuffle forward
by 3:     Lunge on left with leg
by 5:   Lunge on right with leg
by 7:     Lunge on left with leg, with right foot free by 7
3.     8-3:     Fall off the log (right to left, 8-3)
4-7:     Fall off the log (left to right, 4-7), step on left foot on 7
4.     8-1:     Shuffle forward 8-1
by 3:     Lunge on left with leg
by 5:     Lunge on right with leg
by 7:     Lunge on left with leg, with right foot heel up on 7
5.     8-3:     Shoe shine on left foot
4-7:      Shoe shine on right foot
6.     8-1:      Boogie forward with right leg, use arms
2-3:     Boogie forward with left leg, use arms
4-5:     Boogie forward with right leg, use arms
6-7:     Boogie forward with left leg, use arms
7.     8-3:    Shoe shine on left foot
4-7:      Shoe shine on right foot
8.     8-1:     Boogie forward with right leg, use arms
2-3:     Boogie forward with left leg, use arms
4-5:     Boogie forward with right leg, use arms
6-7:     Boogie forward with left leg, use arms
9.     8-1:     Apple Jacks starting on right
10.   8-1:     Apple Jacks starting on right
11.    8-1:     Rock babies, with right foot back (front-back)
12.    8-1:    Rock babies, moving forward
13.    8-1:    Boogie back, starting on right
14.    8-1:    Shorty George forward, with kick ball change on right
15.    8-1:    Shorty George forward, with kick ball change on right
16.    Break:
8:     step right,
1:     tap left foot behind right
2:     step left
3:     step right behind left
4-5:    bring right foot, wrap in front of left
6-7:    twist around to come around back to front

Second phrase:
1. 8-1: Knee slap on right, foot down on 1
2-3: Shuffle to right
4-5: Knee slap on left, foot down on 5
6-7: Shuffle to left

2. 8-1: Knee slap on right, foot down on 1
2-3: Shuffle to right
4-7: Bend down, low walk half time to right (left foot down on 5, right foot down on 7)

3. 8: Up (contrast), clap hands above head, left foot by side of right knee
1: Hold
2: Right foot down
3-7: Suzy Q towards the left

4. 8-1: Kick forward-back Charleston style with right leg
2: Tap left foot by the side of your right foot
3-7: (Arms stretched out, bring them in for angular momentum help. Also use bent right knee to help turning) Hop/turn to your ledft side, on right foot, face front again

5. 8-3: Fall off the log, front to back, starting with right foot, do a 180 degree turn on your left side
4: Use 4 to get feet together
5: Slide feet out
7: Slide feet back in

6. 8-1: Kick ball change on right foot, step down on left at end
2: Step on right foot
3-4: Eagle slide on right foot forward, left foot down on 4
5-6: Kick ball change on right, such that left leg crosses in front of right
7: Kick with right foot to bring it around the left

7. 8: Use the twist to turn around on the left, face forward again (again, use outstretched arms, bring them in to get help from good ol’ angular momentum!)
1-3: Step right foot out, thrice, once on each beat. Take top part of body with it, use arms
4: Bring left foot to right, face left
5-7: Step left foot out thrice, once on each beat. Take top part of body with it, use arms

8. (Cross Steps):
8-3: Step back with right foot (on right side), get left foot together, cross in front with right foot
4-7: Step back with left foot (on left side), get right foot together, cross in front with right foot

9. 8-3: Step back with right foot (on right side), get left foot together, cross in front with right foot
4-7: Step back with left foot (on left side), get right foot together, cross in front with right foot

10. 8-7: (Paddles) Paddle with right foot, weight on left foot (go right to left anticlockwise)

11. 8-3: Fall off the log, starting with right foot (front to back, face front again by 3)
4-7: Hop on right foot, going backwards
12. 8-1: Staying on right foot, start trucking forward
2-7: Truck forward (left, right, left)

13. 8-7: Truck forward (right, left, right, left)

14. 8-1: Step down in front on left.
2-7: Hop on left foot, going backwards

15. 8-1: Step down on right
2-7: Kick steps, alternating leg, moving forward

(8 8 counts of basically do what you want!)
For class,
8-7: Pimp walks
8-7: Pimp walks (come back facing front by 7)

8-7: Jazz squares
8-7: Jazz squares

8-7: Jazz squares
8-7: Jazz squares

8-7: Jazz squares
8-7: Jazz squares

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