Slapping Leather

Count: 38    Wall: 4    Level: Beginner    Choreographer: Gayl Brendon

Music:T-R-O-U-B-L-E by Travis Tritt


This Step Sheet is an adaptation of the original step sheet from 1978 that can be found on Kickit. It has been changed to reflect the dance as it is currently danced in Sweden.

Sec 1 Heel Touches

1-2 Touch right heel forward, Step right foot next to left
3-4 Touch left heel forward, Step left foot next to right
5-6 Touch right heel forward, Step right foot next to left
7-8 Touch left heel forward, Step left foot next to right

Sec 2 Heel & Toe Touches

9-10 Touch right heel forward twice
11-12 Touch right toe back twice

Sec 3 Slapping Leather

13-14 Point right toe forward, Point right toe to the right side
15 Cross right leg behind left knee and slap your boot with your left hand
16 Point right toe to the right
17 Cross right leg in front of your left knee as you turn ¼ to the left and slap your boot on the inside of the foot with the left hand
18 Flick right foot out to the right and slap your boot on the outside of the foot with the right hand

Sec 4 Right & left Grapevine with Slap

19-21 Step right foot to the right, Cross left foot behind right, Step right foot to the right
22 Cross right leg behind left knee and slap your boot with the left hand 23-25 Step left foot to the left, Cross right foot behind left, Step left foot to the left
26 Cross left leg behind right knee and slap your boot with the right hand

Sec 5 Stroll Back, Hitch, Step, Slide, Step, Stomp

27-29 Walk back right, left, right
30 Hitch left knee
31-33 Step forward on left, Slide right foot up to left, Step forward on left
34 Stomp right foot next to left

Sec 6 Heel Splits

35 Transfer weight to the balls of the feet and fan the heels outwards
36 Return heels to centre
37 Transfer weight to the balls of the feet and fan the heels outwards
38 Return heels to centre

Repeat

This dance is probably the dance that has seen more local variations than any other over the years. If you travel to different places throughout the world, expect to see this dance done in several different ways. 

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