Stronger
Count: 
64
Wall: 
2
Level: 
Intermediate
Choreographer: 
Peter & Alison, TheDanceFactoryUK, (Oct 2011)
Music: 
What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) by Kelly Clarkson

Start after 16 counts on vocals – [3:44 – 116BPM]
Note: 1st 3 walls of the dance will be front, front, back because of the tag

[1-8] R fwd, R full spiral turn, R fwd shuffle, L fwd rock/recover, L shuffle back
1-2  Step R forward, step L forward into full R spiral turn ( EZ option – step L fwd)
3&4  Step R forward, step L together, step R forward
5-6  Rock L forward, recover weight on R
7&8  Step L back, step R together, step L back (Harder option – L full turn shuffle back)

[9-16] R & L apart, R knee pop in, R ball cross side, ¼ L & L side, R knee pop in, R ball cross side
&1-2  Step R back, step L apart, pop R knee in (weight on L)
&3-4  Step R back, cross step L over R, step R side
5-6  Turning ¼ left step L side, pop R knee in (weight on L) (9 o’clock)
&7-8  Step R back, cross step L over R, step R side

[17-24] L diagonal back rock/recover, ½ R shuffle, ½ R shuffle, ½ R & walk back 2
1-2  Turning to left diagonal rock L back, recover weight on R (7 o’clock)
3&4  Turning ½ right step L back, step R together, step L back (towards diagonal)
5&6  Turning ½ right step R forward, step L together, step R forward (towards diagonal)
7-8  Turning ½ right step L back, step R back (1 o’clock)
EZ option: L diagonal back rock/recover, turning ½ right L shuffle back, R shuffle back, step back L, step back R

[25-32] L coaster step, R cross point, L & R fwd samba steps
1&2  Still on R fwd diagonal: step L back, step R together, step L forward (1 o’clock)
3-4  Cross step R over L, point L side
5&6  Cross step L over R, rock R side, step L forward
7&8  Cross step R over L, rock L side, step R forward

[33-40] L jazz ball cross squaring to front, R behind-side-cross, L side rock/recover
1-2  Cross L over R, step R back
&3-4  Step L side squaring to front wall, cross step R over L, step L side (12 o’clock)
5&6  Cross step R behind L, step L side, cross step R over L
7-8  Rock L side, recover weight on R

[41-48] ¼ L toaster, R fwd, ¼ L pivot turn, ½ L shuffle, ½ L shuffle
1&2  Turning ¼ left step L back, step R together, step L forward (9 o’clock)
3-4  Step R fwd, pivot ¼ left (6 o’clock)
5&6  Turning ½ left step R back, step L together, step R back
7&8  Turning ½ left step L forward, step R together, step L forward (6 o’clock)
EZ option – 5&6, 7&8: R fwd shuffle, L fwd shuffle
RESTART HERE on walls 3 & 5 facing front wall. FINAL WALL dance will end here too.
NOTE: You will NEVER do the next 16 counts when the dance starts facing the back wall.

[49-56] R jazz ball cross, step R side R, ¼ L side rock/recover, L sailor
1-2  Cross step R over L, step L back
&3-4  Step R side, cross step L over R, step R side
5-6  Turning ¼ left rock L side, recover weight on R (3 o’clock)
7&8  Cross step L behind R, step R side, step L side

[57-64] R jazz ball cross, step R side R, ¼ L toaster, R fwd, ½ L pivot turn
1-2  Cross step R over L, step L back
&3-4  Step R side, cross step L over R, step R side
5&6  Turning ¼ left step L back, step R together, step L forward (12 o’clock)
7-8  Step R forward, pivot ½ left (6 o’clock)

TAG: END OF WALL 1: Add following 4 count tag:
1-2   Step R forward, pivot ½ left (12 o’clock)
&3-4  Step R forward and out, step L apart (weight ends on L), hold