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The Sphinx

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Count:
128
Wall:
2
Level:
Phrased Advanced
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Simon Ward (AUS), Roy Hadisubroto (NL), Fiona Murray (IRE) & Rebecca Lee (MY) - October 2022
Music:
Medellรญn (Offer Nissim Madame X In The Sphinx Mix) (2022 Remaster) - Madonna & Maluma : (Album: Finally Enough Love 50 Number Ones - 2022 Remasters -iTunes & Amazon)
 
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Sequence – A B A B Tag C C B A B B*(24 counts) C ( last 16 counts) C B A A (8 counts)

Part A – Cha Cha
[1-8] Cross/rock R, Recover L, Chasse R ¼ turn R, L fwd, Pivot ½ R, 3 x claps
1-2Cross/rock R over L, Recover weight onto L (12:00)
3&4Step R to R side, Step L beside R, ¼ turn R step R forward (3:00)
5-6Step L forward, Pivot ½ turn R keeping weight on L with R knee popped forward (9:00)
7&8Hold position & clap hands three times at shoulder height (9:00)
Styling: Turn head right towards 12:00 during claps

[9-16] Cross/rock R, Recover L & sweep, R sailor step, Cross/step L, R side, L sailor step ¼ turn L
1-2Cross/rock right over L, Recover weight onto L sweeping R back (9:00)
3&4Step R behind L, Step L to L side, Recover weight onto R (9:00)
5-6Cross/step L over R, Step R to R side (9:00)
7&8Step L behind R, Step R beside L turning ¼ turn left, Step L slightly forward (6:00)

[17-32] Repeat counts 1-16 beginning at 6:00 finishing at 12:00

Part B – Samba
[1-8] Samba full diamond R
1&2&Cross/step R over L, Step L slightly to L turning ⅛ turn R, Step R back, Hitch L knee (1:30)
3&4&Step L behind R, Step R to R turning ¼ turn R, Step L forward, Hitch R knee (4:30)
5&6&Cross/step R over L, Step L slightly to L turning ¼ turn R, Step R back, Hitch L knee (7:30)
7&8Step L behind R, Step R to R turning ¼ turn R, Step L forward (10:30)

[9-16] ⅛ turn R, R botafogo, L botafogo, R volta full turn
1&2⅛ turn R & Cross/step R over L, Rock/step L to L, Recover weight onto R (12:00)
3&4Cross/step L over R, Rock/step R to R, Recover weight onto L (12:00)
5&6&¼ turn R step R forward, Lock/step left behind, ¼ turn R step right forward, Lock/step left behind (6:00)
7&8¼ turn R step R forward, Lock/step left behind, ¼ turn R step right forward (12:00)
(counts 5-8 is right lock/step turning a full turn right, keep circle tight)

[17-24] L samba whisk, R samba whisk, L lock/step turning ¼ L, ¼ L & shuffle L fwd
1a2Step L to L side, Rock/step R behind L, Recover weight onto L (12:00)
3a4Step R to R side, Rock/step L behind R, Recover weight onto R (12:00)
5-6¼ turn L step L forward, Lock/step R behind L (9:00)
7&8Turn a further ¼ turn L and step L forward, Step R beside L, Step L forward (6:00)

[25-32] Rock R fwd, Recover L, R coaster step, L fwd, Pivot ½ turn R, Shuffle R fwd
1-2Rock/step R forward, Recover weight on L (6:00)
3&4Step R back, Step L beside R, Step R forward (6:00)
5-6Step L forward, Pivot ½ turn R taking weight onto R (6:00)
7&8Step L forward, Step R beside L, Step L forward (6:00)

Part C – Bollywood/Funky
[1-8] Cross point, Side point, Cross point, Side point, R botafogo, L cross shuffle
1-4Cross point R over L, Point R to R side, Cross point R over L, Point R to R side (12:00)
5&6Cross/step R over L, Rock/step L to L, Recover on R (12:00)
7&8Cross L over R, Step R to right side, Cross L over R (12:00)
Styling: R arm is up at head level, L arm is down at stomach level with both hands facing away from body (1)
In a clockwise circular motion bring R arm down to stomach level & L arm up to head level (2)
In a counter-clockwise circular motion bring R arm up to head level & L arm down to stomach level (3)
In a clockwise circular motion bring R arm down to stomach level & L arm up to head level (4)

[9-16] Paddle ½ turn, Side step, L rock back recover side, R rock back recover side
1-4Point R to R side, ¼ turn L point R to R side, ¼ turn L point R to R side, Step R to R side (6:00)
5&6Rock/step L back, Recover on R, Step L to L side (6:00)
7&8Rock/step R back, Recover on L, Step R to R side (6:00)
Styling: On the paddle turn, R arm is out to R side, L arm is up above head. Both hands twist as if opening a door knob with R hand and screwing in a light bulb with L (1-4). On the rock backs open the shoulders up as if a matador (5-8)

[17-24] ½ turn Weave, Ball together, Knee pop, Lock step R fwd
1&2⅛ turn L cross L behind R, ⅛ turn L step R to R side, Cross L over R (3:00)
&3&4⅛ turn L step R to R side, Cross L behind R, ⅛ turn L step R to R side, Cross L over R (12:00)
&5&6⅛ turn L step R to R side, Close L next to R, Push both knees forward lifting both heels, both knees straighten again while dropping both heels (10:30)
7&8Step R forward, Lock L behind R, Step R forward (10:30)

[25-32] ⅛ turn R, L scissor step, Reverse full turn L, R toe heel step, L toe heel step
1&2⅛ turn R step L to L side, Close R next to L, Cross L over R (12:00)
3-4¼ turn L step R back, ½ turn L step L forward
5&6Turn a further ¼ turn L and touch R toe next to L, Touch R heel in place, Step R forward (12:00)
7&8Touch L toe next to R, Touch L heel in place, Step L forward (12:00)

[33-40] R botafogo, L botafogo, Point Switch, Walk R fwd walk L fwd with shimmy/shake
1&2Cross/step R over L, Rock/step L to left, Recover on R (12:00)
3&4Cross/step L over R, Rock/step R to R, Recover on L (12:00)
5&6&Point R to R side, Close R next to L, Point L to L side, Close L next to R (12:00)
7-8Walk R forward, Walk L forward (12:00)
Styling: Shimmy shoulders/ shake body on walks forward

[41-48] Syncopated jumps forward & back while making ½ turn L, Out out Hold, Hip Roll
&1&2Step R forward, Step L forward, ¼ turn L step R back, Step L back (9:00)
&3&4Step R forward, Step L forward, ¼ turn L step R back, Step L back (6:00)
&5-6Step R forward into R diagonal, Step L to L side, Hold (6:00)
7-8Roll hips counter-clockwise (6:00)
Styling: Can use pelvis to push hips forward & back while doing the syncopated jumps forward & back.
While doing the Hip roll raise R arm in the air circling it counter-clockwise as if swinging lasso

[49-64] Repeat counts 33-48 beginning at 6:00 finishing at 12:00

Tag - Facing 12 O’clock
1Stomp R next to L while turning body ⅛ turn L towards 10:30 weight stays on L
2-4Begin taking both arms out to each side and continue raising them up above head ending with a wrist
roll inwards

*B - 24 counts restarting into C - 16 counts
After completing 24 counts of B you will finish facing 6:00, you will then continue with the last 16 counts of C (counts 49-64) beginning at 6:00 and finishing facing 12:00 to start into C again

Simon – bellychops@hotmail.com Roy & Fiona – Rf.fusiondance@gmail.com Rebecca – Rebecca_jazz@yahoo.com


2022 29 OCT 1 11 DEC '22 100

6 Comments

Jessica ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช October 24, 2022
LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! / Jessica ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Jessica ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช October 29, 2022
Taught it today! Huge it in my class! / Jessica ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

LDI November 8, 2022
The BEST dance of this year in my opinion!

Loveslinedancing November 15, 2022
This may be my fav dance of ALL TIME. xo

Pismo December 10, 2022
Right up there with Watch The Tempo!

Line Dance with ME March 30, 2023
Wow, absolutely love this dance. It's taken a while to dance in Bath, England but I have taught it to all of my classes and they love it. It's work in progress but worth it. Thank you all for a fab dance and taking us out of our comfort zone xxx

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