SWEETHEART SCHOTTISCHE
Count:
 26
Wall:
 0
Level:
 
Choreographer:
 Unknown
Music:
 T-R-O-U-B-L-E by Travis Tritt


Position:Promenade position, Both facing line of dance; lady standing on the gentleman's right side; each will have heels together; his left hand will hold her left hand either in front of his left shoulder, in front of and slightly higher than his waist, or in front of the lady's left shoulder; his right arm will reach behind the lady and hold her right hand in his right hand slightly to the right of her right shoulder

MODIFIED VINE TO THE LEFT
1Left foot step to the left
2Right foot step behind left leg to the left
3Left foot step to the left
4Right foot scuff forward beside left foot

GENTLEMAN'S STEPS FOR BEATS 5-16
MODIFIED VINE TO THE RIGHT

5Right foot step to the right-gentleman's raises left hands higher than the lady's head so she can turn underneath
6Left foot step behind right leg to the right-left hands are passing over her head and ready to be brought down
7Right foot step to the right-left hands are brought down to waist height and the arms will be crossed
8Left foot scuff forward beside right foot-arms are kept at waist height and fully extended

MODIFIED VINE TO THE LEFT
9Left foot step to the left-gentleman's raises left hands higher than the lady's head so she can turn underneath
10Right foot step behind left leg to the left-left and right hands are now raised as the lady has passed under the left hands and is ready to turn under the right hands
11Left foot step to the left-left and right hands are brought down to waist height and the arms will be crossed
12Right foot scuff forward beside left foot-arms are kept at waist height and fully extended
 
13Right foot step forward-drop left hands, right hands are raised over lady's head for her turn
14Left foot step forward
15Right foot step forward
16Left foot scuff forward beside right foot - re-grasp left hands in promenade position

LADY'S STEPS FOR BEATS 5-16
½ TURN TO THE RIGHT

5Right foot step forward in front of left leg to the left-gentleman's raises left hands higher than the lady's head so she can turn underneath
6Left foot step to the left ¼ turn to the right. Left hands are passing over her head and ready to be brought down
7Right foot step to close to left foot ¼ turn to the right. Left hands are brought down to waist height and the arms will be crossed
8Left foot scuff forward beside right foot-arms are kept at waist height and fully extended-lady faces reverse line of dance

FULL TURN TO THE LEFT
9Left foot step left ¼ turn to the left. Gentleman's raises left hands higher than the lady's head so she can turn underneath
10Right foot step ¼ turn to the left. Left and right hands are now raised as the lady has passed under the left hands and is ready to turn under the right hands
11Left foot step ½ to the left. Left and right hands are brought down to waist height and the arms will be crossed
12Right foot scuff forward beside left foot-arms are kept at waist height and fully extended-lady faces reverse line of dance

1 ½ TURN TO THE RIGHT
13Right foot step forward ½ turn to the right. Drop left hands, right hands are raised over lady's head for turning
14Left foot step forward ½ turn to the right
15Right foot step forward ½ turn to the right
16Left foot scuff forward beside right foot. Re-grasp left hands in promenade position

STANDARD STEPS FOR GENTLEMAN AND LADY ARE IDENTICAL.
17Left foot step forward
18Right foot scuff forward beside left foot
19Right foot step forward
20Left foot scuff forward beside right foot
 
21Left foot step backward
22Right foot step backward
23Left foot step backward
24Right foot scuff forward beside left foot
 
25Right foot step right
26Left foot scuff forward beside right foot

REPEAT

OPTION 1
Substitute stomps for scuffs on counts 4, 8, 12, 24, and 26.

OPTION 2
You may substitute these counts anytime you have already made the decision to use the option above.
GENTLEMAN'S STEPS

13Right foot scuff forward beside left foot-drop left hands, right hands are raised over lady's head for turning

14Right foot step forward

15Left foot scuff forward beside right foot
16Left foot step forward - re-grasp left hands in promenade position
 
17Right foot scuff forward beside left foot
18Right foot step forward
19Left foot scuff forward
20Left foot continues into low kick forward

LADY'S STEPS
16Left foot step forward - re-grasp left hands in promenade position
 
17Right foot scuff forward beside left foot
18Right foot step forward
19Left foot scuff forward beside right foot
20Left foot continues into low kick forward

OPTION 3
Modify the position so only the right hands are held throughout the dance. The left thumb is tucked into your front left pocket, looped over your belt, or the left hand is on your left hip.

OPTION 4
GENTLEMAN'S STEPS

21Left foot step backward-drop left hands, using right hands begin lead for the lady's ½ turn to the right

22Right foot step backward
23Left foot step backward
24Right foot scuff forward beside left foot
 
25Right foot step right-lift right arm for lady to do ½ turn to the right
26Left foot scuff forward beside right foot. Re-grasp hands and return to promenade position

LADY'S STEPS
21Left foot step backward
22Right foot step backward ½ turn to the right
23Left foot step forward-reverse line of dance
24Right foot scuff forward beside left foot
 
25Right foot step right ½ turn to the right
26Left foot scuff forward beside right foot

OPTION 5
In slow dances, the dancers will hold their left hands high, elbows down, forearms touching at a midpoint between their bodies on Counts 8 and 12.

OPTION 6
LADY'S ½ TURN TO THE RIGHT

13Right foot step backward

14Pivot on ball of left foot ½ turn to the right. Re-grasp left hands in promenade position
15Right foot step in place beside left foot
16Left foot scuff forward beside right foot
Other Variations:
VARIATIONS FOR MEN
This variation begins after the chug steps, as you step back with the left foot
1Step back with the left foot
2Step back with the right
3Step back with the left foot (men face LOD-women face opposite LOD) (side by side-right hands are joined)
4Kick to left with right foot
5Step down on the right foot
6Kick to the right with the left foot

USING SMALL STEPS, GRAPEVINE APART WITH HANDS STILL JOINED
7Step to the left with the left foot
8Step left with the right behind left
9Step to the left with the left foot
10Kick to the left with the right foot (men grapevine to the right-women go behind men with ½ turn to the right-when this 4 count is finished both facing LOD women on inside-men on outside right hands stay joined & go over men's head)
11Step to the right with the right foot
12Step right with the left behind right
 
13Step to the right with the right foot
14Kick with the left foot (men step back & to the left as the women make a ½ turn to the left & move to the right-right hands remain joined kicks are done with partners facing each other-men face outside & women face inside the floor)
15Step back & to the left with the left foot, raise your right hand over her head
16Step to left with right behind left foot
17Step up next to partner with the right foot
18Kick with the right foot (return to original steps) (men step in place-women spin 1¼ to the right)
19-20In place step right-left-right (chug left-step left-chug right-step right-chug left)

WOMEN'S STEPS
1Step left on left
2Cross right behind left
3Step left on left
4Brush right beside left

MAKING ¾ TURN TO THE RIGHT. LEFT HANDS GO OVER WOMEN'S HEAD
5Step on right turning to the right
6Step on left continuing turn
7Step on right completing turn
8Brush left beside right to partner's left side, facing inside LOD

MAKING 1 FULL TURN TO THE LEFT. LEFT HANDS & THEN RIGHT HANDS GO OVER WOMEN'S HEAD
9Step on left turning to the left
10Step on right continuing turn
11Step on left completing turn
12Brush right beside left to partner's right side, facing inside LOD

MAKING 1 ¼ TURN TO THE RIGHT. RELEASE LEFT HANDS, RAISE RIGHT HANDS ABOVE WOMEN'S HEAD
13Step on right beginning turn to the right
14Step on left continuing turn
15Step on right completing turn
16Brush left beside right (cape position)
17Step forward on left
18Brush right beside left
19Step forward on right
20Brush left beside right
21Step backward on left
22Step backward on right
23Step backward on left
24Brush right beside left
25Step forward on right
26Brush left beside right

REPEAT

VARIATIONS FOR WOMEN
This variation begins after the chug steps as you step back with the left foot

1Step back with the left foot

2Make a ½ turn to the right beginning with the right foot
3Step with the left foot completing the turn (men face LOD-women face opposite LOD side by side-right hands are joined)
4Kick to left with right foot
5Step down on the right foot
6Kick to the right with the left foot

USING SMALL STEPS, GRAPEVINE APART WITH HANDS STILL JOINED
7Step to the left with the left foot
8Step left with the right behind left
9Step to the left with the left foot
10Kick to the left with the right foot
Men grapevine to the right-women go behind men with ½ turn to the right-when this 4 count is finished both facing LOD women on inside-men on outside right hands stay joined & go over men's head.
11Step to the right with the right foot
12Step right with the left making a turn to the right
13Step next to partner with right foot
14Kick with the left foot (men step back & to the left as the women make a ½ turn to the left & move to the right-right hands remain joined kicks are done with partners facing each other-men face outside & women face inside the floor)
15Step with the left foot and begin a ½ turn to the left, while moving toward the right side
16Step with right-continue turn
17Step with left -complete turn
18Kick with the right foot (return to original steps-- men step in place women spin 1¼ to the right)
19-20Spin to right step right-left-right (chug left-step left-chug right-step right-chug left)