Sunflowers
TYPE: 4 Wall Line DanceRATING: Intermediate
COUNT:40STEPS:46
CHOREOGRAPHED BY:Gloria Johnson 
MUSIC: Land of the Living by Pam Tillis (111 bpm)
NOTES: This dance is called Sunflowers simply because at one time Pam Tillis lived in San Francisco, wrote music with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and liked herbs and sunflower seeds. Sometime after Pam moved back to Nashville, her father (Grand Ole Opry member Mel Tillis) had some sunflower seeds laid out to dry in preparation for Spring planting. Those sunflower seeds mysteriously disappeared, and Mel thought Pam had eaten them. She swears she didn't. (And THAT is a true story, right from M-M-Mel!)
STEP DESCRIPTION

TOE-HEEL TOUCHES AND SYNCOPATIONS
1,2       Touch RIGHT toe beside Left instep; Touch RIGHT heel beside Left instep;
3,4       Touch RIGHT toe beside Left instep; Touch RIGHT heel beside Left instep;
&5,6     Step RIGHT in toward Center; Step LEFT in toward Center; Hold;
&7,8     Step RIGHT slightly to right; Step LEFT slightly to left; Hold.

HEEL TAPS, 1/4 TURNING SHUFFLE, 1/2 TURNING SHUFFLE
9-12     Raise and lower both heels four times.
13&14  Turning 1/4 right, step RIGHT forward; Step LEFT together; Step RIGHT forward;
15&16  Shuffle LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT while turning 1/2 right.

FORWARD AND BACKWARD SCUFFS
17,18   Scuff RIGHT forward; Scuff RIGHT across & in front of Left leg;
19,20   Kick RIGHT forward; Step RIGHT beside Left;
21,22   Scuff LEFT forward; Scuff LEFT across & in front of Right leg;
23,24   Kick LEFT forward; Touch LEFT toe beside Right.

1/4 LEFT TURNING SHUFFLE, ROCK-STEP W. 1/4 RIGHT TURN; SHUFFLE, ROCK STEP
25&26  Turning 1/4 left, step LEFT forward; Step RIGHT together; Step LEFT forward;
27,28   Rock-Step RIGHT forward; Rock back onto LEFT turning 1/4 right;
29&30  Step RIGHT forward, Step LEFT together; Step RIGHT forward;
31,32   Rock-Step LEFT forward; Rock back onto RIGHT.

BACKWARD "CHAIN OF EVENTS," ROCK-STEP
33,34   Point LEFT toe to left side; Cross-step LEFT behind Right;
35,36   Point RIGHT toe to right side; Cross-step RIGHT behind Left;
37,38   Point LEFT toe to left side; Cross-step LEFT behind Right;
39,40   Rock-Step RIGHT back; Rock forward onto Left.

BEGIN DANCE AGAIN
ADDED TO THE ARCHIVES:   14 JUN 1997
Dance Copyright remains with choreographer named above. Step description layout Copyright 1994 - 2016 CrackerBilly LLC dba Country Time Dance Lines. Permission is given by Country Time Dance Lines to copy and teach as long as nothing is altered.
CHOREOGRAPHER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Gloria Johnson  (Updated 10 APR 2013)
Phone:(386) 218-4228
Address:Country Time Dance Lines; 2403 Lake Tiny Road, Deltona, FL 32738
Email: gloriaj@country-time.com    OR  gloriaj@cfl.rr.com
Website: http://www.gloriajohnson.us  AND www.country-time.com