Throw Away The Key

Choreographed by Alison Biggs & Peter Metelnick

Description: 68 count, 2 wall, intermediate line dance
Music: Wake Me Up by Helene Fischer

Intro: 24

RIGHT SIDE, LEFT BEHIND/SIDE/CROSS, RIGHT SIDE, LEFT TOUCH TOGETHER, 1 ¼ LEFT
1 Step right side
2&3 Behind-side-cross left-right-left
4-5 Step right side, touch left together
6-7-8 Turn ¼ left and step left forward, turn ½ left and step right back, turn ½ left and step left forward
Non-turning option for 6-8: turn ¼ left and step left forward, step right forward, step left forward (9:00)

RIGHT FORWARD SHUFFLE, LEFT FORWARD, ½ RIGHT TURN, LEFT FORWARD SHUFFLE, ¼ LEFT & RIGHT SIDE, LEFT TOUCH TOGETHER
1&2 Chassé forward right-left-right
3-4 Step left forward, turn ½ right (weight to right)
5&6 Chassé forward left-right-left
7-8 Turn ¼ left and step right side, touch left together (12:00)

LEFT SIDE, RIGHT BEHIND/SIDE/CROSS, LEFT SIDE, RIGHT TOGETHER, LEFT SIDE, SYNCOPATED ROCK/RECOVER, RIGHT SIDE STEP
1 Step left side
2&3 Behind-side-cross right-left-right
4-5 Step left side, step right together
6-7&8 Rock left side, recover to right, step left together, step right side

RIGHT WEAVE 2, LEFT COASTER, RIGHT FORWARD, ¼ LEFT TURN, RIGHT FORWARD, ½ LEFT TURN
1-2 Cross left over, step right side
3&4 Left coaster step
5-6 Step right forward, turn ¼ left (weight to left)
7-8 Step right forward, turn ½ left (weight to left) (3:00)

RIGHT FORWARD WIZARD STEP, LEFT TRADITIONAL JAZZ BOX, LEFT & RIGHT HEEL SWITCHES
1-2& Step right diagonally forward, lock left behind, step right forward
3-6 Step left forward, cross right over, step left back, step right side
7&8& Touch left heel forward, step left together, touch right heel forward, step right together

LEFT WIZARD STEP, RIGHT TRADITIONAL JAZZ BOX, RIGHT & LEFT HEEL SWITCHES
1-2& Step left diagonally forward, lock right behind, step left forward
3-6 Step right forward, cross left over, step right back, step left side
7&8& Touch right heel forward, step right together, touch left heel forward, step left together

¼ RIGHT SYNCOPATED MONTEREY, RIGHT & LEFT WALKS FORWARD, RIGHT FORWARD ROCK/RECOVER, ½ RIGHT SHUFFLE
1&2& Touch right side, turn ¼ right and step right together, touch left side, step left together (6:00)
3-6 Step right forward, step left forward, rock right forward, recover to left
7&8 Turn ½ right and step right forward, step left together, step right forward (12:00)

½ RIGHT SHUFFLE, RIGHT ROCK BACK/RECOVER, RIGHT & LEFT SAMBA STEP, RIGHT JAZZ BOX CROSS
1&2 Turn ½ right and chassé back left-right-left (6:00)
3-4 Rock right back, recover to left
5&6 Cross right over, rock left side, recover to right
7&8 Cross left over, rock right side, recover to left
9-12 Cross right over, step left back, step right side, cross left over

REPEAT

RESTART
During walls 3 & 6 (front wall), dance the first 15 counts (up to and including the ¼ left step right side). Change count 16 to step left together (weight on left) and restart the dance again facing front wall
During wall 7 (front wall): dance the first 28 counts (up to and including the coaster step) and restart the dance again facing the front wall

OPTIONAL ENDING
On final wall you will be facing back wall and have danced the first 16 counts. To finish facing front:
&1-2 Step left back, cross right over, unwind ½ left