Clouds In My Eyes
Choreographer: John H. Robinson
Suggested Music: Wilson Phillips: Daniel
Type: 36 Counts, 4 Wall
Level: Intermediate Phrased
Intro: 16 counts
Notes: This dance is a nightclub two-step rhythm and should be danced smoothly; let the dance “breathe” to match the pace of the music. Use your arms and head for interpretive styling.
 
RIGHT SIDE BASIC, LEFT SIDE BASIC; SYNCOPATED WALKS FORWARD WITH 1/2 PIVOT RONDE, BEHIND-SIDE-CROSS
1 R step side right (1)
2 & 3 L rock behind R (2), recover to R (&), L step side left (3)
4 & 5 R rock behind L (4), recover to L (&), R step forward (5)
6 & 7 L step forward (6), R step forward (&), pivot 1/2 left (6:00) sweeping L foot out and around counterclockwise (7)
8 & 1 L step behind R (8), R step side right (&), L step across R (1)
 
L step behind R (8), R step side right (&), L step across R (1)
2 & 3 R rock side right (2), recover to L (&), R step across L (3)
&4 &5 Pivot 1/4 right (9:00) stepping L back (&), pivot 1/2 right (3:00) stepping R forward (4), L step forward (&), pivot 1/2 right (9:00) sweeping R out and around clockwise (5)
6 & 7 R step behind L (6), L step side left (&), R step across L (7)
8 & 1 L lunge forward 1/4 turn left (6:00) (8), recover to R (&), drawing left toe back towards R foot (1)
Styling note: Accent this move by bringing right arm up and over head.
 
TRIPLE STEP, STEP-TURN-STEP; SYNCOPATED FULL TURN TRAVELING FORWARD, SYNCOPATED HALF TURN LEFT WITH FOOT SWING
2 & 3 L step forward (2), R step next to L (&), L step forward (3)
4 & 5 R step forward (4), pivot 1/2 left shifting weight to L (&), R step forward toe out to prep for turn (5)
6 & 7 Pivot 1/2 right stepping L back (6), pivot 1/2 right stepping R forward (&), L step forward (7)
&8 &a1 R step forward (&), pivot 1/2 left shifting weight to L (8), R step forward (&), L step forward (a) swinging R forward and upward smoothly as if kicking a ball (1)
 
TOUCH BACK, REVERSE HALF TURN; WALK, WALK, ROCK & QUARTER TURN, CROSS, SYNCOPATED FULL TURN TRAVELING SIDE RIGHT
2 - 3 Swing R back to touch behind (2), pivot 1/2 right keeping weight on L (3)
4 - 5 R step forward (4), L step forward (5)
6& 7& R rock forward (6), recover to L (&), pivot 1/4 right stepping R side right (7), L step across R (&)
8 & 1 Pivot 1/4 left stepping R back (8), pivot 1/2 left stepping L forward (&), pivot 1/4 left stepping R side right (1)
 
RIGHT SIDE BASIC, LEFT SIDE BASIC
2 & 3 L rock behind R (2), recover to R (&), L step side left (3)
4 & 1 R rock behind L (4), recover to L (&), R step side right (1) – this is the first step of the dance
 
RESTARTS: When dancing to “Daniel,” there are two times when you’ll drop the last counts (in effect making the dance 32 counts instead of 36):
1. time you’re facing the 9:00 wall (at the end of the 3rd repetition)
2. time you’re facing the 3:00 wall (at the end of the 5th repetition).