TANGO LA CUMPARSITA

Count:
64
Wall:
4
Level:
beginner/intermediate
Choreographer:
Kirsi-Marja Vinberg (FIN)
Music:
La Cumparsita - Olavi Virta
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CROSS, SIDE, CROSS, RONDE, CROSS, SIDE, CROSS, RONDE
1-3Step left across right, step right to right, step left behind right
4Sweep right toes from front to back in a curve
5-7Step right behind left, step left to side, step right across left
8Sweep left toes from back to front in a curve

CROSS STEP, HOLD; CROSS STEP HOLD; CROSS STEP, HOLD; CROSS STEP, HOLD
1-2Step left across right, hold
3-4Step right across left, hold
5-6Step left across right, hold
7-8Step right across left, hold
Hands: in every cross step, put your hands to side in opposite direction (as crossing foot) in shoulder level

CROSS ROCK STEPS, HABANERA TURN
1-4Step left across right, change weight back to the right foot, repeat
5-8Step left to side, hold and turn ¼ right with left ball (slow), step right foot forward and turn ½ turn to right, hold (slow)
9-10Step left to side, step right together(quick, quick)

CROSS ROCK STEPS, HABANERA TURN
1-4Step left across right, change weight back to the right foot, repeat
5-8Step left back(in extended 5th position), step right forward and a little right, turn ½ turn to right with right foot. Rhythm: slow, slow
9-10Step left to side, step right together(quick, quick)

STEP FORWARD, TURN ½ LEFT WITH TOE TAPS, BASIC FINNISH TANGO STEP
1-4Step left forward, turn ½ left and knock back right toes on the floor 3 times. Thighs are together. Put your left hand to the left waist and lift your right hand up as doing toe taps
5-10Step right forward, hold, step left forward, hold, step right forward, step left together. Rhythm: slow slow quick quick

STEP FORWARD, TURN ½ RIGHT WITH TOE TAPS, SLOW WALKS
1-4Step right forward, turn ½ right with right foot and knock back left toes on the floor 3 times. Thighs are together. Put your right hand to your right waist, lift your left hand up as doing toe taps
5-8Step left forward, hold, step right forward, hold. Rhythm: slow, slow

WEAVE, CROSS STEP WITH TURNS
1-6Step left across right, step right to side, step left behind right, step right to side, step left across right, step right to side
7-10Step left foot behind right(long step) and turn ¼ left, hold, step right forward and turn ¼ right, hold

REPEAT

FINISH
You dance steps 4 times in music. And in the last step turn ¼ more right and hook left knee, extend left leg back with tights together

TAG
If you dance this to Hause´s music of La Cumparsita, there is one tag after 3rd repetition: 4 counts: step left across right and turn full turn to right, weight is in the right foot at the end. Start then again from the beginning.