Hippy Dippy Mambo (a.k.a. Hip Swinging Blues)
Sue Ann Ehmann (May 2009)
Gon' Dance by Ron Moody (choreographer's preferred track) bpm: 116
1st Place – Non-Country Beginner Line Dance, JG Marathon 2009
Hip Swinging Blues by Diedra (alt track – no tags) bpm: 115 Intro: 48 counts
Never Live Without You by Adam Brand (alt country track) bpm: 130 Intro: 16 counts
Intro: 16 counts (Vocals)
WALK, WALK, WALK, KICK, BACK, BACK, BACK, TOUCH BACK
1-4 Walk forward right, left, right, kick (or touch) left foot forward
5-8 Walk back left, right, left, touch right back
DIP, POINT 4X
1-2 Step right to side (as you dip), straighten and point left toe to side
3-4 Shift weight to left (as you dip), straighten and point right toe to side
5-6 Shift weight to right (as you dip), straighten and point left toe to side
7-8 Shift weight to left (as you dip), straighten and point right toe to side
Note: styling option – swing hips around and bump as you point for these counts.
VINE RIGHT, TOUCH, VINE LEFT WITH 1/4 TURN, HOLD
1-2 Step right to side, step left behind right
3-4 Step right to side, touch left next to right
5-6 Step left to side, step right behind left
7-8 Turn 1/4 left stepping forward on left, hold (9:00)
RIGHT MAMBO FORWARD, LEFT MAMBO BACK
1-4 Rock right forward, recover left in place, step right next to left, hold
5-8 Rock left back, recover right in place, step left next to right, hold
TAG: Only when dancing to Gon’ Dance by Ron Moody
Repeat last 8-counts (Mambo steps) at the end of walls 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 (facing: back, front, side, side, front)
OPTION: Feel free to leave these tags off if dancing/teaching in a bar or similar social situation. The dance will work fine without them.
Note: Using the tags is a great way to introduce the beginner dancer to the concept of tags in a very easy way – plus it reinforces learning the Mambo step!
Thank you Max Perry for your invaluable input about the tags for the Gon’ Dance track.