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Ready Set Mambo
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Count: 
80
Wall: 
2
Level: 
Phrased Intermediate
Choreographer: 
Simon Ward & Maddison Glover, Australia, (June 2014)
Music: 
Mambo (Greek Version) by Helena Paparizou. Album: Iparhi Logos, (iTunes)
Notes: Dance starts on Vocals. Sequence A, B, A, Restart, A, B, A, A, Restart, B, B, A
Treat section A as the verse and section B as the chorus

Section A - 48 counts
[1-8] R fwd popping R knee out, in, out, in, out with right finger snaps, Step back L, R, L turning toes out, R coaster step
1&2&Step ball of right foot forward turning right knee slightly out & snap right fingers, turn right knee in slightly, turn right knee slightly out & snap right fingers, turn right knee in slightly 12.00
3-4Turn right knee slightly out snapping right fingers, Step left back foot placing right heel forward turning right toe out
5-6Step right back placing left heel forward turning left toe out, Step left back placing right heel forward turning right toe out
7&8Step right back, step left beside right, Step right forward (coaster step) 12.00

[9-16] Shuffle L fwd, R fwd, Pivot ¼ L, Cross/step R, ¼ R, ½ R, L fwd
1&2Step left forward, Step right beside left, Step left forward (shuffle fwd) 12.00
3-4Step right forward, Pivot ¼ turn left taking weight onto left 3.00
**RESTART #2, (PIVOT ½ L IN PLACE OF ¼ L)**
5-6Cross/step right over left, Turn ¼ turn right & step left back 12.00
7-8Turn a further ½ turn right & step right forward, Step left forward 6.00

[17-24] R toe fwd, R toe side, R sailor ¼ turn R, Cross/step L, ¼ turn L, ¼ turn L & chasse L
1-2Point right toe forward, Point right toe to right side 6.00
3&4Step right behind left, Step onto left starting to make ¼ turn right, Step onto right completing ¼ turn right (sailor step) 3.00
5-6Cross/step left over right, Turn ¼ turn left & step right back 6.00
7&8Make a further ¼ turn left & step left to left side, Step right beside left, Step left to left side (Chasse left) 9.00

[25-32] Cross/rock R, Recover L, Chasse R ¼ R, Rock L fwd, Recover R, L coaster step cross
1-2Cross/rock right over left, Recover weight onto left 9.00
3&4Step right to right side, Step left beside right turning ¼ turn right, Step right slightly forward 6.00
5-6Rock/step left forward, Recover weight onto right 6.00
7&8Step left back, Step right beside left, Cross/step left over right (Coaster cross) 6.00
**RESTART #1 (STEP L FWD ON 8)**

[33-40] R side, Drag L, Step L, Cross chasse R, L side, Drag R, Step R, Cross chasse L
1-2Large step right to right, Drag left towards right 6.00
&3&4Step left beside right, Cross/step right over left, Step left slightly to left side, Cross/step right over left 6.00
5-6Large step left to left, Drag right towards left 6.00
&7&8Step right beside left, Cross/step left over right, Step right slightly to right side, Cross/step left over right 6.00

[41-48] ¼ turn L, ¼ turn L, R samba step. Cross/step L, R back, L coaster step
1-2Turn ¼ turn left & step right back, 9.00 Turn a further ¼ turn left & step left to left side 12.00
3&4Cross/step right over left, Rock left to left side, Recover weight onto right (Samba step) 12.00
5-6Cross/step left over right, Step right slightly back 12.00
7&8Step left back, Step right beside left, Step left forward (Coaster step) 12.00

Section B - 32 counts
[1-8] Kick R, Step back ¼ L, Step L, Hold & drag, R samba ¼ R, L fwd, Shuffle R fwd
1&2Kick right forward, Step right back turning ¼ turn left 3.00, Large step left to left side (hit the sharp beats of music)
3Hold & drag right towards left 3.00
4&5Cross/step right over left, Rock left to left side, Recover weight onto right turning ¼ turn right 12.00
6Step left forward 12.00
7&8Step right forward, step left beside right, Step right forward (Shuffle forward) 12.00

[9-16] L mambo step fwd, R mambo step back, L fwd, Pivot ½ R, Shuffle L fwd
1&2Rock/step left forward, Recover weight onto right, Step left back (Mambo step) 12.00
3&4Rock/step right back, Recover weight onto left, Step right forward (Mambo step) 12.00
5-6Step left forward, Pivot ½ turn right taking weight onto right 6.00
7&8Step left forward, Step right beside left, step left forward 6.00

[17-32] Repeat count 1-16 of section B
1-16Repeat the above 16 counts of section B 12.00

RESTART

Don’t be afraid by the phrasing. The Restarts make the dance 2 walls. Use your hips for styling.

Contacts - Simon – bellychops@hotmail.com - Maddison – madpuggy@hotmail.com

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