Roots

Choreographed by Tina Argyle

Description: 48 count, 4 wall, low intermediate line dance
Music: Roots by Zac Brown Band

Intro: 32

SIDE ROCK CROSS SHUFFLE. 1⁄2 TURN CROSS SHUFFLE
1-2 Rock right side, recover
3&4 Cross right over step left side, cross right over
5-6 Turn 1⁄4 right and step back left, turn 1⁄4 right and step right side (6:00)
7&8 Cross left over, step right side, cross left over

SIDE ROCK CROSS SHUFFLE. SIDE ROCK 1⁄4 TURN. STEP 1⁄4 TURN
1-2 Rock right side, recover
3&4 Cross right over step left side, cross right over
5-6 Rock left side, make 1⁄4 right to right
7-8 Step left forward, turn 1⁄4 right to right (12:00)

SYNCOPATED JAZZ BOX. SIDE STEP. ROCK BACK. HEEL & CROSS
1-2 Cross left over, step right back
&3-4 Step left side, cross right over taking weight, step left side
5-6 Rock right behind left, recover
7&8 Slightly facing right diagonal touch right to diagonal, step down right, cross left over
Restart here during repetition 5 (6:00)

HEEL & CROSS. ROCK 1⁄4 TURN. DOROTHY STEP RIGHT FORWARD THEN LEFT
1&2 Slightly facing right diagonal touch right to diagonal, step down right, cross left over
3-4 Rock right side, turn 1⁄4 left to left
5-6 Step right forward to right diagonal, lock left behind
&7-8 Step right forward to diagonal again, step left side diagonal, lock right behind
& Step left forward square to (9:00)
Restart here during repetition 2 (12:00)

SWITCHING ROCK STEPS FORWARD. SHUFFLE BACK. ROCK BACK
1-2 Rock forward right, recover to left
&3-4 Step right at side of left, rock forward left, recover to right
5&6 Step left back, close right at side of left, step left back
7-8 Rock back right, recover to left

1⁄2 SHUFFLE TURN. ROCK BACK 1⁄2 SHUFFLE TURN. 1⁄2 TURN STEP RIGHT FORWARD, STEP LEFT FORWARD
1&2 Turn 1⁄2 left and step right back, step left at side of right, step right back (3:00)
3-4 Rock back left, recover to right
5&6 Turn 1⁄2 right and step left back, step right at side of left, step left back (9:00)
7-8 Turn 1⁄2 right and step forward right then left (3:00)

REPEAT

RESTART
Restart after count 24 during repetition 5 (6:00)
Restart after count 32& during repetition 2 (12:00)

ENDING
As the track slows down at the end, keep dancing you will finish the dance on count 7 of section 1 (12:00), then he sings the last word "roots"