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Jai Ho

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Count:
64
Wall:
4
Level:
Beginner / Intermediate
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Ginger Kozlowski - January 2012
Music:
Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) (feat. Nicole Scherzinger) - A. R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls : (CD: Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack)
 
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Inspired by choreography from the end of the movie "Slumdog Millionaire"

Start 32 counts from beginning on "Jai ho!"

OPTIONAL INTRODUCTION TAG, WHICH CAN BE SKIPPED:
Lean right for first eight counts, slap hands down on "Jai Ho" to the right Lean left for second eight counts, slap hands down on "Jai Ho" to the left Lean right for third eight counts, slap hands down on "Jai Ho" to the right Lean left for fourth eight counts, slap hands down on "Jai Ho" to the left
JUST THE STEPS (FEET APART)
HOLD
1-8Hold

TURNING JAZZ BOX
1-4Hold
5-8Cross right over left, step left back, turn ΒΌ right and step right to side, step left together

WEIGHT SHIFTS AND HIP BUMPS
1-4Shift weight right, left, right, left
5-8Bump hips left, left, right, left

CROSS POINTS
1-2-3-4Cross right over left, touch left to side, cross left over right, touch right to side
5-6-7-8Repeat

HULA
1-2-3Hold
&4Step or little jump right, touch left together
5-6-7Hold
&8Step or little jump left, touch right together

BOW AND ARROW
1-6Hold
7Jump feet apart
8Recover to left

CHICKEN DANCE
1Step right slightly back
2-3-4Hold
5Step left to side
6-7-8Hold

LASSO
1-8Hold

REPEAT

NOW THE HANDS:
ROLL FISTS UP, DOWN, UP; CLAP; SLAP THIGHS
1-2Roll fists while standing up
3-4Roll fists while bending down
5-6Roll fists while straightening up
7-8Clap, slap thighs

RAISE RIGHT HAND HIGH IN A FIST, PULL TOWARD HEAD 4 COUNTS
1-2-3-4Raise right hand high in a fist, pull toward head four counts (can do hip bumps with this)
5-6-7-8(Can add high fist pumps to this jazz box if you want)

HIP SHAKES AND ELBOW PUMPS; POINTS UP, UP, ACROSS, DOWN
1-2-3-4Put elbows out in front, holding fists up toward your face and pump them opposite of your hips
5-6-7-8Point right hand up, up, down and across to the left, straight down

PUSHING HANDS DOWN
1-8Hold hand outs and push down with each step, like pushing down on a table top

HULA TO THE RIGHT, HULA TO THE LEFT
1-2-3Holding hands in front, bounce hands across from left to right three times
&4Clap
5-6-7Holding hands in front, bounce hands across from right to left three times
&8Clap

BOW AND ARROW MOVE UP, DOWN, UP; JUMP APART, SLAP THIGHS
1-2Looking left and up, hold left arm out high on an angle, right arm with hand spread wide over heart, pull right arm toward elbow twice
3-4Looking left and down, hold left arm out low on an angle, right arm with hand spread wide over heart, pull right arm toward elbow twice
5-6Looking left and up, hold left arm out high on an angle, right arm with hand spread wide over heart, pull right arm toward elbow twice
7-8Hands up high and apart, slap thighs

"CHICKEN DANCE" HANDS RIGHT AND LEFT
1-2-3-4Bring right hand from face level out to the side while making fingers go from a closed position (thumb and fingers all touching) to an open position (hand wide open) four times on the beat. Look right, following hand
5-6-7-8Hands: bring left hand from face level out to the side while making fingers go from a closed position (thumb and fingers all touching) to an open position (hand wide open) four times on the beat. Look left, following hand
Not really the chicken dance move, but what else do you call it?

LASSO MOVE AND CLAP FOUR TIMES
1-2Hold right hand up like you're holding a lasso and circle it around once and clap (have left hand up high ready for the clap)
3-4Circle, clap
5-6Circle, clap
7-8Circle, clap

REPEAT

Just do the first half of the dance for an easy beginner version of the dance -- Mini Jai Ho!

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