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Chi Balla Mixer (Dancers' Mixer) (P)
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Level: 
Beginner Couple Mixer
Choreographer: 
Ira Weisburd (USA) Aug 2012
Music: 
Chi Balla by Orchestra Mario RIccardi (Italy)
Pronounced: KEE BAH LAH

The steps are nearly identical to the steps of the Line Dance version of the same dance by Ira Weisburd.
This is a mixer, change partner dance or “icebreaker”. Fun to do at Parties or Socials.

Dance starts approximately 17 seconds into song.

(COUPLES STAND FACE TO FACE AND JOIN HANDS IN FRONT;
Men on inner circle facing out of center, Women on outer circle facing center); Men—L foot; Women– R foot.
Footwork described for Men; Women use opposite footwork)

PART I. (TOUCH L HEEL TO L, TOUCH L TOE BESIDE R, TRIPLE STEP TO L; STEP R ACROSS L, RECOVER
BACK ON L, TRIPLE STEP TO R)
1-2(Face to Face and join hands) Touch L heel to L, Touch L toe beside R
3&4Step L to L, Step-close R to L, Step L to L (Release leading arms ie. Men’s L; Women’s R)
5-6Step R across L, Recover back on L
7&8(Join leading arms again and Men release R, Women release L) Step R to R, Step-close L to R, Step R to R

PART II. (L CROSS ROCK, RECOVER; TRIPLE STEP TO L MAKING 1/4 TURN L TO FACE CCW; STEP R
FORWARD, RECOVER BACK ON L, R COASTER STEP)
1-2Step L across R, Recover back on R (Change hands ie. Men’s R, Women’s L joined) -
3&4Step L to L, Step-close R to L, Step L to L (making 1/4 turn L) Face CCW (Counterclockwise)
5-6Step R forward, Recover back on L
7&8Step R back, Step-close L to R, Step R forward

PART III. (SWAY L TO L, SWAY R TO R, STEP L ACROSS R, STEP R TO R, STEP L ACROSS R (Changing places and hands with partner by crossing behind her);
SWAY R TO R, SWAY L TO L, STEP R ACROSS L, STEP L TO L, STEP R ACROSS L (Changing hands again and back to original places by crossing behind partner).
1-2Step L to L, Step R to R
3&4Step L across R, Step R to R, Step L across R (Changing hands and place; crossing behind woman)
5-6Step R to R, Step L to L
7&8Step R across L, Step L to L, Step R across L (Changing hands and going back to original places by crossing behind partner)

PART IV. (SWAY L TO L, SWAY R TO R, STEP L ACROSS R & SLAP L PALM TO PARTNER’S R PALM, RECOVER BACK ON R,
TURN WOMAN IN 4 STEPS OVER HER R SHOULDER TO THE NEXT MAN BEHIND HER ON THE CIRCLE)
1-2Step L to L, Step R to R
3-4Step L across R & Slap L palm to partner’s R palm, Recover back on R
5-6Step in place L, R (While assisting woman to roll back on the circle over her right shoulder in 2 Steps)
7-8Turn 1/4 to R to face out of circle in 2 steps (L,R) and join both hands with your new partner.

BEGIN DANCE.

Contact - Email: dancewithira@comcast.net

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