The Temptation Walk
Choregraphie par : William SEVONE
Description : 32 temps, 4 murs, Débutant, Juillet 2017
Musique : « (Loneliness Made Me Realise) It’s You That I Need » – The Temptations
Choreographers note:- In honour, to what is still THE greatest era for music and dance – the 1960’s.
‘Let’s go back ..wayyyy back … back into time
When the only thing that existed was THE sound..
THE MOTOWN SOUND.. MOTOWN MAGIC
Music and dance… ‘
Always remember – ‘The beat may reach your feet – but the rhythm should electrify your soul’.
Dance starts with the vocals
Style note: All Taps are performed with in a bouncy, laid back and relaxed way…
Let your body ‘feel’ the music – it’s the ONLY way to do this dance Add your own styling –make it yours.
4x Tap-Together (12:00)
1 – 4 Tap left in front of right. Step left back next to right. Tap right in front of left. Step right back next to left.
5 – 8 Tap left in front of right. Step left back next to right. Tap right in front of left. Step right back next to left.
Grapevine. Side. 2x Tap-Together (12:00)
9 – 12 Cross left over right. Step right to right side. Step left behind right. Step right to right side.
13 – 16 Tap left in front of right. Step left back next to right. Tap right in front of left. Step right back next to left.
2x Tap-Together. 4x 1/4 Rock/Step (12:00)
17 – 20 Tap left in front of right. Step left back next to right. Tap right in front of left. Step right back next to left.
21 – 24 Turn 1/4 right (3) & rock left to left side. Turn 1/4 right (6) & rock onto right. Turn 1/4 right (9) & rock left to left side. Turn 1/4 right (12) & step down onto right.
Side. Grapevine. 2x Back Diagonal Touch-Together (with 1/8 turn) (9:00)
25 – 28 Step left to left side. Cross right over left. Step left to left side. Step right behind left.
29 – 32 Touch left diagonally back left. Turn 1/8 left & step left next to right. Touch right diagonally back right. Turn 1/8 left & step right next to left.
For a ‘Classic’ 1 Wall option – simply remove the 1/8th turns in counts 30 and 32.
A list of alternate music would be never ending.. here is just a very small example (all tried and tested with beats per minute shown)
As for the phrasing.. phrasing?.. who cares about that when the beat n rhythm takes over you.
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Aint Nothing Like The Real Thing.93
Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted 98
Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her 101
The Four Tops – Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever 102
The Elgins – Stay In My Lonely Arms 104
Jimmy Ruffin – Farewell Is A Lonely Sound 108
The Elgins – Put Yourself In My Place 117
The Temptations – Aint Too Proud To Beg 121
The Velvelettes – These Things Will Keep Me Loving You 123
Jnr Walker & The All Stars – Road Runner 126
The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself 127
Martha & The Vandellas – Third Finger Left Hand 127
Martha & The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run 128
Barbara Randolph – I Got A Feeling 130
Edwin Starr – I Want My Baby Back 130
Martha & The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack 131
The Four Tops – Something About You 131
Isley Brothers – This Old Heart Of Mine 132
The Temptations – Get Ready 138
The Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack 153
… The list goes on and on and on… and not just Tamla Motown.. also Stax and Atlantic recording artists of the day.