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MAMBO #5
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Count: 
0
Wall: 
1
Level: 
intermediate/advanced
Choreographer: 
Anthony Lee & Pedro Machado
Music: 
Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega
Sequence:XXX, YXX, ZXX-ish

PART X
HITCH CROSS, HITCH CROSS, HITCH TOUCH FORWARD, HITCH BACK

&1-2Hitch left knee, cross left over right, hold
&3-4Hitch right knee, cross right over left, hold
&5-6Hitch left knee, touch left over right, hold
&7-8Hitch left knee, tuck left toe behind right foot, hold

HITCH TOUCH BACK, HITCH TOUCH FORWARD, SWEEP LOCK, UNWIND
&9-10Hitch right knee, touch right toe back, hold
&11-12Hitch right knee, cross right over left, hold
13-14Sweep right from front to back, crossing right behind left (weight on right)
15-16Unwind full turn, hold (feet together)

MAMBO LEFT, MAMBO RIGHT WITH ¼ TURN LEFT, FORWARD MAMBO, ¾ TURN TO LEFT
17&18Rock left to left side, replace weight onto right, step left next to right
19&20Rock right to right side, replace weigh onto left making ¼ turn left, step right foot forward
21&22Rock forward onto left, replace weight onto right, step left next to right
23&Step back on right making ¼ turn left, step to side with left making ¼ turn left
24Step forward on right making ¼ turn left (end with weight on right)

CROSS SIDE BACK, BACK ¼ TURN, FORWARD, CROSS, SIDE, BACK, BACK ¼ TURN FORWARD
25&26Cross left over right, step to side on right, step back on left
27&28Step back on right, step on left making ¼ left, step forward on right
29&30Cross left over right, step to right side on right, step back on left
31&32Step back on right, step forward on left making ¼ turn left, step forward on right

STEP FORWARD ½ PIVOT RIGHT, ½ PIVOT, TOUCH & TOUCH & PUSH
33-34Step forward on left, pivot ½ turn right (weight on right)
35-36Make another ½ turn on ball of right (transferring weight to left), hold
37&38Touch right toe slightly forward of left, step right next to left, touch left toe slightly forward of right
&39-40Step left next to right, press ball of right foot slightly forward of left, hold

STEP, HOLD, LOCK, HOLD, ANKLE BREAKERS MAKING ½ TURN RIGHT
41-42Step left slightly forward of right, hold
43-44Cross right behind left (weight on right), hold
45With weight on balls of feet, rock to the right on sides of both feet making 1/8 of a turn
46With weight on balls of feet, rock to the left on sides of both feet making 1/8 of a turn
47With weight on balls of feet, rock to the right on sides of both feet making 1/8 of a turn
48With weight on balls of feet, rock to the left on sides of both feet making 1/8 of a turn (ending weight on right)
Variation: counts 5-8, unwind slowly on balls of both feet ending with weight on right foot

PART Y
The first 16 counts of Part Y are the same as the first 16 counts of Part X
HITCH CROSS, HITCH CROSS, HITCH TOUCH FORWARD, HITCH BACK

&1-2Hitch left knee, cross left over right, hold
&3-4Hitch right knee, cross right over left, hold
&5-6Hitch left knee, touch left over right, hold
&7-8Hitch left knee, tuck left toe behind right foot, hold

HITCH TOUCH BACK, HITCH TOUCH FORWARD, SWEEP LOCK, UNWIND
&9-10Hitch right knee, touch right toe back, hold
&11-12Hitch right knee, cross right over left, hold
13-14Sweep right from front to back, crossing right behind left (weight on right)
15-16Unwind full turn, hold (feet together)

MAMBO LEFT, MAMBO RIGHT, CROSS, UNWIND ½ TURN, HOLD, ½ TURN, HOLD
17&18Rock left to left side, replace weight onto right, step left next to right
19&20Rock right to right side, replace weigh onto left, cross right over left
21-22Unwind ½ turn left (place hands on hips looking over left shoulder), hold
23Pivoting on ball of left foot, make ½ turn left stepping to right side on right foot (open arms out, palms facing front with arms at waist height)
24Hold

ROLLING VINE LEFT, CROSS, ANKLE BREAKERS, SIDE STEP LEFT
25-26Make ¼ turn to left step forward on left, make ¼ turn left step to the side on right
27&28Make ½ turn to left stepping to side on left, cross right foot over left, hold
29With weight on balls of feet, rock to the right on sides of both feet
30With weight on balls of feet, rock to the left on sides of both feet
31With weight on balls of feet, rock to the right on sides of both feet
&Rock weight on ball of right foot
32Step left to left

ARMS MOVEMENTS
33&With arms out to sides, move right up and left down, move right down and left up
34&Move right arm up and left down, move right down and left up
35&Move right arm up and left down, move right down and left up
36Bring arms down and step left next to right
Variation: During the four counts of arm movements, doing anything you like (e.g. Roll arms in front of chest while moving your body side to side)

MAMBO LEFT, MAMBO RIGHT, MAMBO BACK, HITCH STEP SLIDE
37&38Rock left to left side, replace weight onto right, step left next to right
39&40Rock right to right side, replace weigh onto left, step right foot forward
41&42Rock back left, replace weight onto right, step forward left
&43-44Hitch right, large step to right on right, slide left and touch next to right
 
45Step left to left (pretend you're clapping above your head, but miss and grab your elbows)
46Hold
47Pivoting on ball of left foot, make ½ turn left stepping to right side on right foot
48Start shaking from your feet working upwards (continue the shaking motion up to count 7)
49-50Slap backside with both hands, slap backside with both hands
51-52Pivoting on ball of right foot, make ½ turn right stepping to left side on left foot, hold

PART Z
The first 8 counts of Part Z are the same as the first 8 counts of Part X
HITCH CROSS, HITCH CROSS, HITCH TOUCH FORWARD, HITCH BACK

&1-2Hitch left knee, cross left over right, hold
&3-4Hitch right knee, cross right over left, hold
&5-6Hitch left knee, touch left over right, hold
&7-8Hitch left knee, tuck left toe behind right foot, hold

HITCH TOUCH BACK, HITCH TOUCH FORWARD, SWEEP LOCK, UNWIND
&9-10Hitch right knee, touch right toe back, hold
&11-12Hitch right knee, cross right over left, hold
13-14Sweep right from front to back, crossing right behind left (weight on right)
15-16Unwind full turn, hold (feet together)

SIDE STEP, HOLD, STEP TOGETHER, HOLD
17-18Step left to left (place hands on hips), hold
19Step left next to right (open arms out, palms facing front with arms at waist height)
20Hold

PART ISH!
The first 16 counts of Part ISH are the same as the first 16 counts of Part X
HITCH CROSS, HITCH CROSS, HITCH TOUCH FORWARD, HITCH BACK

&1-2Hitch left knee, cross left over right, hold
&3-4Hitch right knee, cross right over left, hold
&5-6Hitch left knee, touch left over right, hold
&7-8Hitch left knee, tuck left toe behind right foot, hold

HITCH TOUCH BACK, HITCH TOUCH FORWARD, SWEEP LOCK, UNWIND
&9-10Hitch right knee, touch right toe back, hold
&11-12Hitch right knee, cross right over left, hold
13-14Sweep right from front to back, crossing right behind left (weight on right)
15-16Unwind full turn, hold (feet together)

MAMBO LEFT, MAMBO RIGHT, CROSS, UNWIND ½ TURN, HOLD, ½ TURN, HOLD
17&18Rock left to left side, replace weight onto right, step left next to right
19&20Rock right to right side, replace weigh onto left, cross right over left
21-22Unwind ½ turn left (place hands on hips looking over left shoulder), hold
23Pivoting on ball of left foot, make ½ turn left stepping to right side on right foot (open arms out, palms facing front with arms reaching upwards)
24Hold
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