dance tutorial

Peppermint Twist
Level: High Beginner 48 counts, 4 walls
Choreography by: Roy Verdonk (NL) & Jo Thompson Szymanski (USA)
Music: Peppermint Twist – Sha Na Na (40th Anniversary Collectors Edition)

32 Count Intro

[01 – 08]: Side Strut, Cross Strut, Kick, Weave
1-2 Touch right toe to right, drop right heel
3-4 Touch left toe over right, drop left heel
5-6 Kick right to right diagonal, step right behind left
7-8 Step left to left, cross right over left

[09 – 16]: Side Strut, Cross Strut, Kick, Weave
1-2 Touch left toe to left, drop left heel
3-4 Touch right toe over left, drop right heel
5-6 Kick left to left diagonal, step left behind right
7-8 Step right to right, step left forward

[17 – 24]: Charleston
1-2 Touch right toe forward, hold
3-4 Step right back, hold
5-6 Touch left toe back, hold
7-8 Step left forward, hold

[25 – 32]: ⅛ Pivot Turn, ⅛ Pivot Turn
1-2 Step right forward, hold
3-4 Pivot ⅛ left transferring weight onto left, hold (10:30)
5-6 Step right forward, Hold
7-8 Pivot ⅛ left transferring weight onto left, hold (9:00)

[33 – 40]: Slow Jazzbox
1-2 Cross right over left, hold
3-4 Step left back, hold
5-6 Step right to right, hold
7-8 Cross left over right, hold

[41 – 48]: Twists Heels Toe Heels, Hold, Twist Heels Toe Heels, Hold
1-2 Step right beside left twisting both heels right, twist both toes right
3-4 Twist both heels right, hold
Option Count 4 – Kick left to left diagonal
5-6 Twist both heels left, twist both toes left
7-8 Twist both heels left, hold
Option Count 8 – Jump both feet slightly back