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Merengue In The Sun
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Count: 
32
Wall: 
4
Level: 
Low Intermediate
Choreographer: 
Jenifer Wolf & Karen Tripp (British Columbia, Canada) Dec. 2015
Music: 
Merenque by The Saragossa Band, CD: The Best of The Saragossa Band – 124 bpm
Intro: 32 counts, start with vocals - CW rotation

Alternative Song: A La Playa by SBS (no tag, no restart).

(S1) MERENGUE RIGHT, DRAG, TOUCH
1-2Step right foot to right side, Step left foot beside right foot
3-4Step right foot to right side, Step left foot beside right foot
5-6Step right foot to right side, Step left foot beside right foot
&7-8Take wide step on right foot to right side, Touch left toe to left side and drag, Touch left toe beside right foot
Styling – as you step right to right side, bend knees and swivel right toe out, then straighten both legs together, repeat every time you step to the side.

(S2) MERENGUE LEFT, DRAG, TOUCH
1-2Step left foot to left side, Step right foot beside left foot
3-4Step left foot to left side, Step right foot beside left foot
5-6Step left foot to left side, Step right foot beside left foot
&7-8Take wide step to left side on left foot, Touch right toe to right side and drag, Touch right toe beside left foot
Styling – as you step left to left side, bend knees and swivel left toe out, then straighten both legs together, repeat every time you step to the side.

(S3) MODIFIED BACK RUMBA BOX, BACK MAMBO, HOLD
1-2Step right to right side, step left together
3&4Shuffle back stepping right, left, right
5-6Step back on left foot, Step right foot forward in place
7-8Step left foot forward, Hold

(S4) CROSS, SIDE, CROSSING SHUFFLE, BACK, TURN 1/4R, CROSSING SHUFFLE
1-2Cross right over left, step side left
3&4Cross right over left, step left in place, cross right over left
5-6Step left back, turn ¼ right and step side on right
7&8Cross left over right, step right in place, cross left over right

TAG: One easy Tag: At the end of Wall 1, facing 3:00, dance Section 3 of the dance TWICE (Modified Rumba Box and Back Mambo). Restart from the beginning of the dance.

Special Ending: Dance ends facing 3:00 after 24 counts.
To end facing the 12:00 o’clock wall starting the back mambo, step left foot back. Step right foot forward in place. Turn ¼ left onto left foot, Hold,
Weight ends on left foot, you will be facing 12:00.

Contact e-mail: dancewithwolfs@telus.net / karen@trippcentral.ca

Last Update - 21st April 2017
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