Line Dance Steps for the Casanova Cowboy

by Michael Monet

The Casanova Cowboy is a line dance choreographer Michael W. Diven created for the song "Cowboy Casanova" by Carrie Underwood. This dance has 32 total counts and is considered an intermediate level line dance. By memorizing the steps to this song, you'll be prepared to participate in a line dance when this song comes on in a country western club.

First 8 Count

In the Casanova Cowboy, perform a move on whole counts and half counts. Whole counts are represented by a number and half counts by the "&" sign, the same way you would count it out loud. This dance begins after the first four counts of the song pass, on the fifth count. On counts 1-2, kick right foot forward, then right foot to right side. On 3&4, step right foot behind left, step left foot to left side and cross-step right foot over left. On 5-6, rock left foot to left side, recover on your right foot and simultaneously make a quarter turn to the right. On 7&8, step left foot together with right, step right foot forward and step left foot together with right.

Second 8 Count

On 1-2, step forward on right foot, then make a half turn to the left -- pivot with your weight on the left foot. On 3-4, step forward on your right foot and hold. On 5&6, step forward with your left, step forward with your right, then step onto your left and make a full turn to the right. On 7-8, touch your right toe to the right side with a slight bend in your knees, then kick right foot to ride side while rising up slightly on the left leg.

Third 8 Count

On 1&2, step right foot behind left, pivot a quarter turn left while stepping the left foot forward, then bring your right foot to meet your left. On 3&4, step left foot behind right, pivot a quarter turn stepping back on your right foot and bring your left foot together with your right. On 5&6, step right foot behind left, make a quarter turn stepping your left foot forward, bring right to meet left. On 7&8, step left foot behind right, step right foot back, step left foot forward.

Fourth 8 Count

On 1-2, cross your right foot over your left, step back on left foot. On 3-4, make a quarter turn right while stepping the right foot forward, then the left foot to meet. On 5-6, touch your right toe to the right side, pivot a half turn on the ball of your left foot while switching the weight to your right. On 7-8, touch left toe to the left side, step your left foot next to the right and keep weight on the left foot. Repeat at the first 8-count until the song is over.

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