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Bahama Mama

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Count:
40
Wall:
4
Level:
High Beginner
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Ira Weisburd (1985)
Music:
Bahama Mama; by Boney M
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Introduction: 64 counts. Starts on the vocal approx. 29 sec. into the song.

PART I. POINT R TOE FORWARD, STEP R IN PLACE; POINT L TOE FORWARD, STEP L IN PLACE; POINT R TOE TO R SIDE, STEP R IN PLACE; POINT L TOE TO L SIDE, STEP L IN PLACE.
1-2Point R toe forward, Step-close R beside L
3-4Point L toe forward, Step-close L beside R
5-6Point R toe to R side, Step-close R beside L
7-8Point L toe to L side, Step-close L beside R

PART II. FORWARD LOCK STEP WITH R, FORWARD LOCK STEP WITH L, VINE 2 TO R, MAKE ½ TURN R.
1&2Step R forward, Lock-step with L behind R, Step forward on R
3&4Step L forward, Lock-step with R behind L, Step forward on L
5-6Step R to R, Step back with L
7-8Make ¼ R turn with R, Make another ¼ turn R with L (face 6:00 wall)

PART III. STEP R BEHIND L, STEP L TO L, KICK BALL-CHANGE WITH R (3 times)
1-2Step R behind L, Step L to L
3&4Kick R forward, Step on ball of R beside L, Step in place on L
5&6Kick R forward, Step on ball of R beside L, Step in place on L
7&8Kick R forward, Step on ball of R beside L, Step in place on L

PART IV. MAKE FULL TURN R (R,L,R), CLAP HANDS; MAKE FULL TURN L (L,R,L), CLAP HANDS.
1-4Make a full turn R in 3 steps (R,L,R), Clap hands
5-8Make a full turn L in 3 steps (L,R,L), Clap hands

PART V. BUS STOP FIGURE (POINT R FORWARD, POINT R BACK, MAKE ¼ TURN R ON R, POINT L TO L, STEP L ACROSS R, POINT R TO R, STEP R BACK, STEPCLOSE L TO R.
1-2Point R toe forward, Point R toe back
3-4Make ¼ turn R with R, Point L to L
5-6Step L across R, Point R to R
7-8Step R back, Step-close L beside R

BEGIN DANCE.

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1 Comments

Tom @ CRRC April 22, 2019
The phrases with the toe points are all turn offs. Likewise the 3 consecutive kick ball changes. Put together by the dancers in the demos, it was hard to recognize their performances as a dance. Nothing in this flows.

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