Due to the phrasing of the song, the phrasing of the dance Johnny’s Girl may seem kinda difficult when you do it for the first few times. So here’re a few tips on how you can remember the phrasing better.
The full sequence is: 64, Tag, 64, 36 (Restart), 64, Tag, 36 (Restart), 64, Finale
- TAG – The tag is done when you come to both the side walls for the first time (9:00 and 3:00 walls).
- Restart – The restart is done on the 6:00 and 3:00 walls, specifically when Johnny sings:
I’m praying, I’ll stay in her heart forever more, But she’s the girl I dream of, that I’ve been waiting for.
The music here is different from the other verses. Be prepared to do the restart during your 8 count twists/swivels, then do the next 4 counts (Left Side Rock Cross Hold) and RESTART.
- Last 8 counts (Count 57 -64) – Many first time dancers to this song, find it hard to connect the last 8 counts. These 8 counts are actually smooth and doing a half turn left. Practise more on this 8 counts and you’ll get it.
- Finale – Don’t forget to do the finale when your face the front wall again for the first time!
Hope you enjoy dancing to Johnny’s Girl 🙂