Choreographer
Michael Barr

intermediate   48 Count   1 Wall

Music
Give It Up Or Let Me Go by The Dixie Chicks

Line dance stepsheet and videos titled GIVE IT UP.



     





GIVE IT UP Stepsheet


CROSS-BALL-SIDE, CROSS-BALL-SIDE, ROCK, RETURN, SIDE-CROSS-SIDE
1&2Cross-step left behind right, step onto ball of right next to left, step left slightly side left
3&4Cross-step right behind left, step onto ball of left next to right, step right slightly side right
5-6Rock-step onto left crossing behind right (body facing left diagonal), return onto right in place (crossed position)
7&8Step left side left, step right side left crossing over and in front of left, step left side left (facing starting wall)

CROSS-BALL-SIDE, CROSS-BALL-SIDE, ROCK, RETURN, SIDE-CROSS-¼ RIGHT
9&10Cross-step right behind left, step onto ball of left next to right, step right slightly side right
11&12Cross-step behind right, step onto ball of right next to left, step left slightly side left
13-14Rock-step onto right crossing behind left (body facing right diagonal), return onto left in place (crossed position)
15&16Step right side right, step left side right crossing over and in front of right, step right into ¼ turn right

FORWARD, ¾ RIGHT, SIDE-BEHIND-¼ LEFT, FORWARD, ¾ LEFT, SIDE-BEHIND-¼ RIGHT
17-18Step left forward, pivot ¾ turn right on ball of right foot (weight right. You can also pivot ½ and finish turn on count 20)
19&20Step left side left (finish turn if needed -- facing starting wall), step right behind left, step left into a ¼ turn left
21-22Step right forward, pivot ¾ turn left on ball of left foot (weight left. You can also pivot ½ and finish turn on count 23)
23&24Step right side right (finish turn if needed -- facing starting wall), step left behind right, step right into a ¼ turn right
This 8-count pattern is a figure 8 and is somewhat similar to the pattern in the dance "Cruisin".

½ TURN, COASTER STEP, ¼ LEFT, FORWARD, ½ PIVOT, STEP-STEP, STEP-STEP
25Step left forward into a ½ turn right, turning on ball of right foot, stepping back on left (weight stays on left)
26&27Step back onto ball of right, step onto ball of left slightly back of right (ready to push forward), step right forward
28Step left forward into ¼ turn left
29-30Step right forward, ½ pivot left on ball of right stepping slightly forward onto left foot (you are facing your starting wall)
31&32&Step forward onto right foot, step forward onto left foot, step forward onto right foot, step forward onto left foot
After the ½ pivot, stepping forward on count 31 starts 4 quick steps forward

CROSS-BACK-HEEL, BACK-CROSS-BACK-HEEL, BACK-CROSS-BACK-HEEL (TWICE)
33&34Cross-step right over left, step back on the left diagonal, touch right heel forward
&35&36Step back on ball of right, cross-step left over right, step back on the right at right diagonal, touch left heel forward
&37&38Step back on ball of left, cross-step over left, step back on the left at left diagonal, touch right heel forward
&39&40Step back on ball of right, cross-step left over right, step back on the right at right diagonal, touch left heel forward

BALL-FORWARD ¼ LEFT SWAY RIGHT-LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT, ¼ LEFT SWAY RIGHT, LEFT, BEHIND, ½ TURN-SIDE
&41Step onto the ball of the left next to right, step right forward making a ¼ turn left swaying body right (keep left heel off floor)
42-43Sway body to the left (lifting right heel off floor), sway body to the right (lifting left heel off floor)
44Sway body to the left (lifting right heel off floor)
45-46Step right forward into ¼ turn left swaying body right (lifting left heel off floor), sway body left as you step left side left
47&48Step ball of right behind left, start ½ turn left stepping onto left, complete turn & step onto right side right (lift left foot off floor)
On your last sway to the left on count 46 be ready to "Give It Up". Counts 47&48 will continue your movement to the left, into the finishing turn and back to your home wall.

REPEAT