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Portland Cha

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Count:
64
Wall:
2
Level:
Low Advanced Cha Cha
Choreo:
Choreographer:
Amy Glass (USA), Dustin Betts (USA), Jean-Pierre Madge (CH), José Miguel Belloque Vane (NL), Simon Ward (AUS) & Niels Poulsen (DK) - April 2022
Music:
Mercy - Valntn : (iTunes etc.)
 
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Intro: 32 counts from first strong beat in music. App. 17 secs. into track. Start with weight on L
Extra info: REMEMBER TO START FACING 10:30. Also… NO TAGS – NO RESTARTS!!!

[1 – 9] R back rock, recover flick, walk R, L step lock step, step turn 3/8 L, fwd R & lock touch
1 – 3Rock back on R (1), recover on L flicking R back (2), walk fwd on R (3) …
Styling: when rocking back on R kick L fwd with a straight leg 10:30
4&5Step L fwd (4), lock R behind L (&), step L fwd (5) 10:30
6 – 7Step R fwd (6), turn 3/8 L stepping L fwd (7) 6:00
8&1Step R fwd (8), step L fwd (&), touch R behind L (1) 6:00

[10 – 17] HOLD, unwind ½ R, HOLD, back R with L touch fwd, HOLD, back L, R coaster step
2 – 3HOLD (2), unwind sharply ½ R keeping weight on L popping R knee forward (3) 12:00
4&5HOLD (4), step back on R (&), touch L slightly fwd popping L knee fwd (5) 12:00
6 – 7HOLD (6), step back on L (7) 12:00
8&1Step back on R (8), step L next to R (&), step R fwd (1) 12:00

[18 – 25] Walk LR, L step lock step, rock R fwd, recover L with R sweep, R sailor ¼ R side
2 – 3Walk L fwd (2), walk R fwd (3) 12:00
4&5Step L fwd (4), lock R behind L (&), step L fwd (5) 12:00
6 – 7Rock R fwd (6), recover back on L sweeping R out to R side (7) 12:00
8&1Cross R behind L (8), turn ¼ R stepping L a small step to L side (&), step R to R side (1) 3:00

[26 – 32] HOLD, ball ¼ R, step ¼ R, L samba 1/8 L, press R fwd
2&3HOLD (2), step L next to R (&), turn ¼ R stepping R fwd (3) 6:00
4 – 5Step L fwd (4), turn ¼ R stepping R to R side (5) 9:00
6&7Cross L over R (6), rock R to R side (&), turn 1/8 L when recovering to L (7) 7:30
8Press R fwd bending slightly in R knee (8) 7:30

[33 – 40] Back LRL with sweeps, behind side cross ¼ R, HOLD, ball cross behind 1/8 R, HOLD
1 – 3Step L back sweeping R out to R side (1), step R back sweeping L out to L side (2), step L back sweeping R out to R side (3) …
Styling: make your 3 steps back energetic and bouncy 7:30
4&5Cross R behind L (4), turn 1/8 R stepping L to L side (&), turn 1/8 R crossing R over L (5) 10:30
6&7 – 8HOLD (6), step L to L side (&), turn 1/8 R crossing R behind L (7), HOLD (8) 12:00

[41 - 48] Syncopated weave, Hold, heel bounces 4 times with 5/8 L
&1&2Step L to L side (&), cross R over L (1), step L to L side (&), cross R behind L (2) 12:00
&3 – 4Step L to L side (&), cross R over L (3), HOLD (4) 12:00
5 – 8Turn 1/8 bouncing both heels into floor (5), do this 3 times more but the last time you turn ¼ L (6-7-8) 4:30

[49 – 56] Fwd R, turn ¼ L, fwd R, turn ¼ L, fwd R, turn ¼ L, fwd R, turn ¼ L
1 – 2Step R fwd (1), turn ¼ L onto L (2) …
Styling: each time you step fwd on R you push your hips L and back (1), when turning ¼ L you roll hips to the R and fwd (2) 1:30
3 – 4Step R fwd (3), turn ¼ L onto L (4) …
Styling: repeat styling from counts 1-2 10:30
5 – 6Step R fwd (5), turn ¼ L onto L (6) …
Styling: repeat styling from counts 1-2 7:30
7 – 8Step R fwd (7), turn ¼ L onto L (8) …
Styling: repeat styling from counts 1-2 4:30

[57 – 64] R jazz box 1/8 R, cross, 1/8 L jump both feet together, HOLD, heel bounces X 2
1 – 4Cross R over L (1), step back on L turning 1/8 R (2), step R to R side (3), cross L over R (4) 6:00
&5 – 6Jump R to R side (&), step L next to R turning 1/8 L (5), HOLD (6) 4:30
&7&8Lift heels off the floor (&), step heels down (7), lift heels off the floor (&), step heels down (8) 4:30

START AGAIN

Ending Finish wall 5 (now facing 4:30). Ending: Rock back on R popping L knee fwd (1), recover on L popping R knee fwd (2), step R fwd (3), turn 3/8 L stepping L fwd (&), step R fwd (4) …12:00

5 Comments

dl May 1, 2022
The music avatar is as ugly as the city...yuck, and no.

dancer33 May 2, 2022
Love this great song great beat great dance on my teach list xx

Heather Jayne May 5, 2022
Love love love this! Can’t wait to learn and dance it! Just awesome 🥰

Tinka May 14, 2022
Brilliant fun dance.. I just love it!

Kato May 17, 2022
Refreshing choreography to a modernised track. Will be teaching this one; it looks like fun!

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