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Staging Suggestions

ON DVD "Step By Step" #27431

STEP BY STEP

by Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse

Positioning:

Mixed Voices: S/T vs. A/B, Men center or Men vs. Women.

 

2-Part: Part I vs. Part II.

 

Assign Group 1 vs. Group 2 - can be stage R vs. L or top rows vs. bottom rows.

   

INTRO

Group 2 boogie low and look at Group 1.

 

Group 1 bring R fist into L shoulder, L fist into R shoulder, then explode up, open and drop (use piano rhythm).

 

Group 2 repeat fist move while Group 1 boogie low.

 

M3: all repeat fist move together.

 

M4: step t to R, swinging R arm front (Vol. 1, 91), repeat L.

 

M5: Group 1 repeat as before while Group 2 repeat step t.

 

M6: Group 2 repeat as before while Group 1 boogies low.

VERSE 1

 

MEAS. 7

IF RESTING: step t facing R to R, L, R, L.

 

IF SINGING: step t R and L 2X facing front while lifting R palm up, fist it and pull back in.

 

M9: repeat as above, switching parts.

 

M11: all pan R (palm up) w/double step t to R, repeat L w/L.

 

M13: flip L hand over to hold neighbor's R palm, look front on special.

 

M14: on piano rhythm, rock step back on R, up on L, out on R while crunching L side in, then out on L - on last 2 moves, cross and open arms in front. (opt.: if no room for footwork, hit thighs R, L, clap front then arms open front.)

CHORUS

 

MEAS. 16

Facing R, tap R toe out then crunch in 2X (use opp. arm front), repeat to L.

 

M17: pan R w/palm up (Vol. 1, 79) from L to R.

 

M18: snap 4X up, across to L, down, out to R (like a clock).

 

M19: repeat toes out and in R 2X, then L 2X.

 

M20: push R jazz up over head (Vol. 1, 47), then add L jazz up over head (Vol. 1, 27).

 

M22: fist R above, then fist L above (Vol. 2, 121 - groups 3 & 4), drop down to shoulders on way, rock to R and L (eighth note beat).

 

M23: Group 2 rock R and L using quarter note beat. Otherwise repeat as Intro (Group 1, Group 2, all step t, then M14.)

VERSE 2

 

MEAS. 27

Repeat as before, but walk forward slightly and lift both hands, fist both and circle back in towards chest.

 

M33: as before, but lift hands up on stronger.

 

M34: rock step or thigh hits as before.

   

CHORUS

 

MEAS. 35

Repeat as before thru M42.

 

M43 - move into small clusters.

MEAS. 45

Freeze in small groups. Reach out, fist and pull in.

 

M48: look at others, move head using piano accents 2X, look front on Through, use index finger to sew a common thread.

 

M51: hold onto friends on you.

 

M52: using piano rhythms, move back to original spot.

CHORUS

 

MEAS. 54

Repeat as before, but add handclaps at hip level on M54-55 and M58-59.

 

M61: Boogie low till singing, then do Intro move.

 

M63: all do Intro move (note rhythm). M64: add open stance.

 

M65: using piano rhythm, rock R back, L out w/R side crunching in, R out. End with hands out at different levels, depending on place on stage (front rows hands lower, top rows hands up high.)

 

SATB, Level 4....18700

SAB, Level 3....18701

2-Part, Level 2....18702

SoundTrax CD....18703, SoundPax...18704

Copyright 1999 Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.