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MAMBO JIVE
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Count: 
0
Wall: 
4
Level: 
Intermediate mixed rhythm
Choreographer: 
Music: 
Mambo Italiano by Bette Midler
Sequence:AA, B, AA, A (1-8), B, C, AA,A (1-8). The dance starts on the vocals after the beat kicks in

SECTION A
KICK, CROSS, SHUFFLE SIDE, JAZZ BOX TURNING ¼ RIGHT

1-2Kick right diagonally to right, cross step right behind left
3&4Left shuffle to left side (left, right, left)
5-6-7-8Cross right over left starting to turn right, step left back, step right side, step left forward

KICK, CROSS, SHUFFLE SIDE, JAZZ BOX TURNING ¼ RIGHT
1-2Kick right diagonally to right, cross step right behind left
3&4Left shuffle to left side (left, right, left)
5-6-7-8Cross right over left starting to turn right, step left back, step right side, step left forward

KICK, STEP BACK, CROSS IN FRONT (LOCK), STEP BACK, TURN ½ LEFT, LEFT SHUFFLE FORWARD, ½ TURN LEFT
1-2-3-4Kick right forward, step right back, cross step left over right, step right back & turn ½ left
5&6Left shuffle forward (left, right, left)
7-8Step right forward & turn ½ left, step left in place

ROCK FORWARD & BACK, 2 - ½ TURNS LEFT
1-2-3-4Rock right forward, step left in place, rock right back, step left in place
5-6Step right forward & turn ½ left, step left in place
7-8Step right forward & turn ½ left, step left in place

SECTION B
FORWARD TURNING ¼ RIGHT, SIDE, CROSS BEHIND, POINT SIDE, CROSS BEHIND, SIDE, CROSS, POINT SIDE

1-4Step right forward & turn ¼ right, step left to left side, cross right behind left, point left to left side
5-8Cross left behind right, step right to right side, cross left in front right, point right to right side

CROSS POINT, CROSS POINT, CROSS, SIDE, BEHIND, POINT
1-4Cross step right over left, point left to left side, cross left over right, point right to right side
5-8Cross right over left, step left to left side, cross right behind left, point left to left side

CROSS BEHIND, SIDE, CROSS IN FRONT, KICK DIAGONALLY FORWARD, ROCK BACK, STEP IN PLACE, KICK FORWARD
1-2-3Cross left behind right, step right to right side, cross left over right (stepping diagonally forward)
4-5-6Kick right diagonally forward, rock right back, step left in place
7-8Step right diagonally forward, kick left diagonally forward to the right also

ROCK BACK, CROSS ROCK, TURN 360 TO LEFT STEPPING FORWARD, BACK, LEFT SHUFFLE SIDE
1-2Rock left back, step right in place
3-4Rock left forward, step right in place (recover & start to turn left - about 1/8 to ¼)
5-6Step left forward turning left, step right back turning left
Completing a full rotation - facing same side wall
7&8Left shuffle to left side

SECTION C
KICK, CROSS, SIDE, CROSS, KICK, CROSS, SIDE, CROSS

1-4Kick right diagonally to right, cross right behind left, step left to left side, cross right over left
5-8Kick left diagonally to left, cross left behind right, step right to right side, cross left over right

KICK, CROSS, KICK, CROSS, KICK, CROSS, KICK, CROSS
1-2Kick right diagonal forward, cross right behind left
3-4Kick left diagonal forward, cross left behind right
5-6Kick right diagonal forward, cross right behind left
7-8Kick left forward, cross left behind right

JAZZ JUMP BACK, CLAP, JAZZ JUMP BACK, CLAP, 4 QUICK SWIVELS FORWARD (SKATES)
&1-2Step right back & to the right, step left back & to the left, clap
&3-4Repeat the jazz jump back, clap
5-8Step right forward turning right toe out, step left forward turning left toe out, repeat right, left

RIGHT SIDE SHUFFLE, ROCK BACK, LEFT SIDE SHUFFLE, ROCK BACK
1&2Right shuffle to right side (right, left, right)
3-4Rock left back, step right in place
5&6Left shuffle to left side (left, right, left)
7-8Rock right back, step left in place (recover)

TOE HEEL CROSS, TWIST, TWIST, TOE HEEL CROSS, TWIST, TWIST
1-2-3&4Touch right toe in to left instep, touch right heel to right side, cross right over left, twist both heels left, right
5-6-7&8Touch left toe in to right instep, touch left heel to left side, cross left over right, twist both heels right, left

RIGHT SHUFFLE SIDE, ¾ PIVOT TURN (WALK AROUND TURN) RIGHT, ¾ TRAVELING PIVOT LEFT, LEFT SIDE SHUFFLE
1&2Right side shuffle (right, left, right)
Start to turn right on 3rd step of shuffle - to diagonal
3-4Step left diagonally forward and turn ¾ right, step right in place
5-6Step left forward turning ½ left, step right back turning ¼ left
7&8Left shuffle to left side (left, right, left)
You should still be on a side wall
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