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Matoma Power

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Count:
64
Wall:
2
Level:
High Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Gary O'Reilly (IRE) - May 2023
Music:
The Power - Matoma
 
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#32 count intro from start of lyrics
*note: there are sections of the dance where both the lyrics & instrumentals fade away – keep on dancing!

Section 1: STEP, SWIVEL ¼, SWIVEL ¼, HITCH, BUMP, BUMP, BACK, COASTER STEP
1 2Step forward on R (1), ¼ L swiveling on balls of both feet dipping into knees (2) (9:00)
3 4¼ R swiveling on balls of both feet (weight ends on L) (3), hitch R knee up (4) (12:00)
5 6 7Step back on R bumping R hip back & popping L knee (5), bump forward L popping R knee (6), step back on R (7) *Tag/Restart (Wall 2)
8 & 1Step back on L (8), step R next to L (&), step forward on L (1)

Section 2: HOLD, & FWD ROCK, BACK, ¼, CROSS, SIDE ROCK CROSS
2HOLD (2)
& 3 4Step on ball of R next to L (&), rock forward on L as you dip slightly into L knee (3), recover on R (4) **Tag/Restart (Wall 6)
5 6 7Walk back on L (5), ¼ R stepping R to R side (6), cross L over R (7) (3:00)
8 & 1Rock R to R side (8), recover on L (&), cross R over L (1)

Section 3: DIAGONAL ROCK, BEHIND SIDE CROSS, DIAGONAL ROCK, BEHIND SIDE FORWARD
2 3Rock L to L side towards L diagonal (2), recover on R (3)
4 & 5Cross L behind R (4), step R to R side (&), cross L over R (5)
6 7Rock R to R side towards R diagonal (6), recover on L (7)
8 & 1Cross R behind L (8), step L to L side (&), step forward on R dipping into knees (1)

Section 4: HOLD, PIVOT ½, ½, BACK, TOUCH, BACK, TOUCH
2HOLD (2)
3 4Pivot ½ L (weight ends on L) (3), ½ L stepping back on R (4) (3:00)
5 6Step diagonally back on L opening body to L (5), touch R next to L (6)
7 8Step diagonally back on R opening body to R (7), touch L next to R (8)

Section 5: & CROSS, SIDE, CROSS, HITCH, CROSS, SIDE, CROSS, HITCH
& 1 2Step L next to R (&), cross R over L dipping into knees (1), step L to L side (2)
3 4Cross R over L (3), hitch L up & around from back to front (4)
5 6Cross L over R dipping into knees (5), step R to R side (6)
7 8Cross L over R (7), hitch R up & around from back to front (8)

Section 6: CROSS, TOUCH & HEEL, HOLD, & TOUCH, HOLD, & TOUCH, HOLD
1Cross R over L (1)
2 & 3Touch L behind R heel (2), 1/8 R stepping back on L (&), tap R heel fwd (3) (4:30)
4HOLD (4)
& 5 6Step back on R (&), touch L toe fwd (5), HOLD (6)
& 7 8Step back on L (&), touch R toe fwd (7), HOLD (8)

Section 7: & WALK L, WALK R, FWD ROCK, 3/8, ½ BACK LOCK BACK, COASTER STEP
& 1 2Step R next to L (&), walk fwd L (1), walk fwd R (2) (4:30)
3 4 5Rock forward on L (3), recover on R (4), 3/8 L stepping forward on L (5) (12:00)
6 & 7¼ L stepping R to R side (6), cross L over R (&), ¼ L stepping back on R (7) (6:00)
*easier option: shuffle ½ turn L back RLR
8 & 1Step back on L (8), step R next to L (&), step forward on L (1)

Section 8: WALK R, SLOW MAMBO, COASTER STEP, HOLD, &
2Walk forward on R (2)
3 4 5Rock forward on L rolling hip forward anti-clockwise (3), recover on R (4), step back on L (5)
6 & 7Step back on R (6), step L next to R (&), step forward on R (7)
8 &HOLD (8), step on ball of L next to R (&)

*Tag/Restart (Wall 2)
Dance 7 counts of Wall 2 facing (6:00), then add: Walk forward on L, then restart dance from the beginning (6:00)

**Tag/Restart (Wall 6)
Dance 12 counts of Wall 6 facing (12:00), then add:
WALK BACK L, WALK BACK R, L COASTER STEP
1 2Walk back L (1), walk back R (2)
3 & 4Step back on L (3), step R next to L (&), step forward on L (4)
then restart dance from the beginning (12:00)

ENDING: Dance 64 counts of Wall 7, finish the dance facing (12:00) by adding a pivot ½ turn L to finish (12:00) on the (&) count.

Contact: Gary O’Reilly - oreillygaryone@gmail.com - 00353857819808
https://www.facebook.com/gary.reilly.104
www.thelifeoreillydance.com
2023 30 MAY 4

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