Latin Dance 1

This is a Hi/Lo pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 5561)

Remember, use your hips and your shoulders!

Definitions:

Alternating front mambo: tap right foot front and thrust hips forward pulling arms back, return right foot to start, tap left foot front with hip thrust and arm pull.

1/2 Step hop turn: step right, hop on right foot and turn pulling left knee up, step out with left foot, tap right foot.

Hesitate to side with "headache": step out to side turning head toward shoulder and looking down while putting hand on forehead then returning to center on 2nd count. (2)

Step hop mambo:

Reverse mambo:

Box step: also called jazz square.

Cha-cha triple twist: first try it without the cha-cha-cha: Step to side right, step across front with left, step out to side right, mambo (step) back left foot. Like a grapevine only crossing front with a step behind instead of a tap. Then instead of only stepping the first three times, do a triple step (cha-cha-cha). So the rhythm is 1&2 3&4 5&6 7 8. The hips twist on the second step, hence the name "Triple Twist".

Email me with any questions. Do this to an all Latin tape to feel the rhythm move you. Suggest 132 - 136 bpm because of all the cha-cha-cha's. Use big moves and you'll sweat.

I would like to see more ideas for Latin moves as I am running out of ideas and I teach a Latin class.


Added by Holly Hardyman at 11:35 AM on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: hollyhardyman@mindspring.com)
From: Champaign, Illinois (USA)
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