Choreographer: Gary O’Reilly
Description: 64 count, 4 wall, intermediate
Music: Amen by Matthew West
Intro: 16 counts from the first heavy beat Note: Dance starts facing the right diagonal (1.30) & it’s not as tricky as it looks.
Just LISTEN to the music!

OUT, OUT, BACK, COASTER STEP, CROSS, ¼, ¼, 3/8
&1                 Step forward and out on right to right side (&), step left out to left side (1) [1:30]
2                   Step back on right (2)
3&4               Step back on left (3), step right next to left (&), step forward on (4)
5-6                Cross right over left (5), ¼ turn right stepping back on left (6) [4:30]
7-8                ¼ turn right stepping forward on right [7:30] (7), 3/8 turn right stepping left to left side (8) [12:00]

BALL, SIDE ROCK, CROSSING SAMBA ¼ L, PADDLE ¼ X 2, R CROSS & HEEL &
&1-2             Step on ball of right next to left (1), rock left to left side (2), recover on right (&)
3&4              Cross left over right (3), rock right to right side (&), recover on left making ¼ turn left with weight ending 
                    on left (4) [9:00]
5-6               ¼ turn left touching right to right side (5), ¼ turn left touching right to right side  (6) [3:00]
7&8&           Cross right over left (7), step left to left side (&), tap right heel diagonally  forward (8), step right next to left 
                

CROSS, SIDE, SAILOR ¼ L, ROCK STEP, ½, ½
1-2                Cross left over right (1), step right to right side (2)
3&4               ¼ turn left crossing left behind right (3), step right next to left (&), step forward on left (4) [12:00]
**Restart during Wall 4 (make 1/8 turn R to restart)
5-6                Rock forward on right (5), recover on left (6)
7-8                ½ turn right stepping forward on right (7), sharp ½ turn right on ball of right stepping left next to right (8)

STOMP, HOLD, KICK & POINT, ¼, PIVOT 3/8
1-2                Stomp right out to right side (1), Hold (2)
3&4               Kick left forward (3), step left next to right (&), point right to right side (4)
&5-6             Step right next to left (&), point left to left side (5), ¼ turn left stepping forward on left (6) [9:00]
7-8                Step forward on right (7), pivot 3/8 turn left (8) [4:30]

TAG: End wall 2, dance all 20 counts...this tag starts and end at 7.30.

RESTART: Wall 4 after 20 counts

TAG: End wall 5, dance the first 16 counts of the tag (omit walk around). Starts 1.30 / end 7.30.

***FUN Tag: End wall 8 facing 4.30. There are 8 counts and just for fun.

TAG:

WALK, SWEEP, CROSS, SIDE, BEHIND, SWEEP, BEHIND, SIDE
1-2                Walk forward on right (1), sweep left around from back to front (2) [7:30]
3-4-5-6          Cross left over right (3), step right to right side (4), cross left behind right (5), sweep right around from front
                     to back (6)
7-8                Cross right behind left (7), step left to left side (8)

 
WALK, HOLD, PIVOT ½, WALK, HOLD, ½, ½
1-2                Walk forward on right (1), hold (2)
3-4                Step forward on left (3), pivot ½ turn right (4) [1:30]
5-6                Walk forward on left (5), hold (6)
7-8                ½ turn left stepping back on right (7), ½ turn left stepping forward on left (8) [1:30]

½ Semi-Circle R-L-R-L
1-2-3-4 ½ turn over left from 1.30 to 7.30 walking in semi-circle R-L-R-L

FUN TAG:

STOMP, BOUNCE X 7
1&2&3&4    Stomp right slightly to right side (1), raise right heel up (&), down (2), up (&), down (3), up (&), down (4)&5&6&7&8 Up (&), down (5), up (&) down (6), up (&), down (7), up (&), down (8)
*During the first 4 counts gradually raise both arms up / out from the side with palms open   and looking up.
*During the last 4 counts gradually bring arms down to crossed and folded and looking straight ahead.

Ending: the dance ends facing 12.00 during wall 11 on count 1 of section 3 after `Cross & Heel & CROSS.
End by cross stomping left over right with both arms out to side with palms open and facing forward while looking up.