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Hippy Dippy Mambo (a.k.a. Hip Swinging Blues)

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Count:
32
Wall:
4
Level:
Easy Beginner
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Sue Ann Ehmann (USA) - May 2009
Music:
Ron Moody - Gon' Dance [Choreographer's Preferred Track]
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1st Place – Non-Country Beginner Line Dance, JG Marathon 2009

Alt. Music:
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

Begin again

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.

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