It's Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Count:
0
Wall:
4
Level:
Beginner / Intermediate
Choreographer:
Jo Kinser (UK) & John Kinser (UK)
Music:
Istanbul - The Trevor Horn Orchestra
QRCODE

Sequence: AABA, Tag, AAABA, Tag, Finish

SECTION A
STEP TOGETHER, STEP BRUSH, STEP BRUSH, STEP BRUSH

1-2-3Step right forward, step together left, step right forward
4-5Brush left beside right, following through stepping forward left
6-7Brush right beside left, following through stepping forward right
8Brush left beside right
Optional arms: swing arms contra body on counts 4-8

STEP TURN, WEAVE, TURN, BRUSH STEP
1-2Step forward left, make a ¼ turn right weight right
3-4-5Cross left over right, step right to right side, step left behind right
6Make ¼ turn right step on right
7-8Brush left beside right, following through stepping forward left

TAP STEP, HEAL STEP, ROCK REPLACE, TURN TURN
1-2Tap right toe behind left heal, step back in place right
3-4Tap left heal forward, step forward in place on left
5-6Rock right forward, replace weight left
7Make ½ turn right stepping forward on right
8Pivot ¼ turn right stepping side left

BEHIND SIDE, WALK WALK, TOUCH AND ROCK, HOLD
1-2Step right behind left, step left side left
3-4Walk forward right, left
5-6-7Touch right forward, rock back on the right foot, replace weight left
8Hold

SECTION B
STEP HOLD X4 - SNAP

1-2Step forward right, hold (snap right fingers on count 2)
3-4Step forward left, hold (snap right fingers on count 4)
5-6Step forward right, hold (snap right fingers on count 6)
7-8Step forward left, hold (snap right fingers on count 8)

ROCK REPLACE, TURN, TURN, TURN-CROSS, TOUCH, HOLD
1-2Rock right forward, replace weight left
3Make ½ turn right stepping forward on right
4Make ½ turn right stepping back on left
5-6Make ¼ turn right stepping side right, quickly cross left in front of right
7-8Touch right to right side, hold

KICK SAILOR STEP, KICK SAILOR STEP
1Kick right to right diagonal forward
2-3-4Right sailor step (behind-side-in place)
5Kick left to left diagonal forward
6-7-8Left sailor step (behind-side-in place)

STEP HOLD, TURN HOLD, STEP HOLD, TURN HOLD
1-2Step right forward, hold - place both hands out to the side palms down hit the break
3-4Make ½ turn left, hold
5-6Step right forward, hold
7-8Make ¼ turn left, hold

TAG
STEP HEEL, STEP HEEL, STEP HEEL, STEP BRUSH

1-2Step back right in place, touch left diagonal forward left - snap fingers
3-4Step back left in place, touch right diagonal forward right - snap fingers
5-6Step back right in place, touch left diagonal forward left - snap fingers
7-8Step back left in place, brush right forward

FINISH
STEP TOGETHER, STEP BRUSH, STEP BRUSH, STEP BRUSH

1-2-3Step right forward, step together left, step right forward
4-5Brush left beside right, following through stepping forward left
6-7Brush right beside left, following through stepping forward right
8Brush left beside right

STEP TURN STEP, TURN TURN TURN, JAZZ HANDS
1-2-3Step forward left, make a ½ turn right, step forward left
4Make ½ turn left stepping back on right
5Make ½ turn left stepping forward left
6Make ¼ turn left stepping to the side on right
7-10Jazz hands
You should be facing the front 12:00 wall with a big finish