Many thanks to our instructors Wanda Kivitt for her choreographies, and Elizabeth Smailes for sharing her version of the cha-cha line dance

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WALTZ Line Dance:  Music: Tonight

Music – hold 4 measures

(Start with left foot)

Sequence:

Forward Change Steps x 2
Backward Change Steps x2

Turn to Left (forward, side, side)
Grapevine to Left (forward & across, side, back)
Side Step (side, side, side – changing weight)

Turn to Right (forward, side, side)
Grapevine to Right (forward & across, side, back)
Right Foot Side Hesitation

Open Reverse Turn (turn to left making ½ turn – forward, side, back)
Back Change Step
Open Reverse Turn (turn to left making ½ turn – forward, side, back)
Back Change Step

Turning Forward Change Steps x 4 (turning ¼ turns)

(Repeat from beginning)

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JIVE Line Dance:   Music: Just a Gigolo

(Start with left foot.)

Sequence:

Triple Chasse to the left; Back Rock Step (1a2, 3,4)
Triple Chasse to the right; Back Rock Step (5a6, 7,8)
Forward Chasse / Lock; Spot Turn to Left (1a2, 3,4)
Forward Chasse / Lock; Spot Turn to Right (5a6, 7,8)
Spot Turn to Right (1,2)
Forward Chasse / Lock (3a4)
Spot Turn to Left (5,6)
Forward Chasse / Lock (7a8)
Step Forward 1,2,3; Kick & Clap 4
Step Back 1,2,3 Tap & Clap 4
(Repeat from beginning.)

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SAMBA Line Dance: Music: Hot Hot Hot

(Start with left foot)

Sequence:
Forward & Back Steps (1-8)

3 steps forward, kick right foot forward & clap hands on 4
3 steps back, point left foot to side on 4

4 Bota fogos (1-8) or

Forward on left foot, point right foot, forward on right foot, point left foot (1-4)
Repeat for 5-8

Travelling Voltas (1-8)

Place left foot in front of right slightly turned out (1), right foot to side on toe (a)

& continue for counts 1a2a3a4
Repeat on the other side with the right foot in front of left and left foot to side on toe

for counts 5a6a7a8

Turn ¼ to the left to face new wall and repeat from the beginning.
(Spins to the left may replace the 3 forward walks as an option.)

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MAMBO Line Dance: Music: Mambo # 5

S = Slow = 2 beats of music Q = Quick = 1 beat of music

(Start with left foot)

Sequence:
Compact Basic

Left foot forward, transfer weight to right foot, feet together QQS
Right foot back, transfer weight to left foot, feet together QQS
Repeat

Side Basic

Left foot side, transfer weight to right foot, feet together QQS
Right foot side, transfer weight to left foot, feet together QQS
Repeat

Diagonal Line

Left foot forward on diagonal, close right foot to left foot in turned out position,
continue to count #7, tap on count 8
Repeat on other side beginning with right foot, counts 1-8

Jazz Box

Cross left foot in front of right (1), step back (2), step side (3), step forward (4)
Repeat counts 1-3, on 4 turn ¼ to left & stomp right foot (clap hands – optional)

* Each count here is a slow which = 2 beats of music.
(Repeat from beginning.)

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Quickstep Line Dance: Music: Dancin’ Fool

Choreography – Ira Weisburd / Music – “Dancin’ Fool”
Start when lyrics begin in music.
Start with Left Foot.

1 -Left foot – Tap underneath body, beside right foot;
2 -Kick to side
3 & 4 – Sailor Shuffle (cross behind, side, replace)
5 – Right foot – Tap underneath body, beside left foot;
6 – Kick to side
7 & 8 – Sailor Shuffle (cross behind, side, replace)

1&2&3&4& – Grapevine/weave – cross left foot in front, side, back, side, cross in
front, side, back, side
5 – 6 Check Step /Rock Step – Cross left ft. in front and flex knees, replace weight
to R foot
7&8 – Chasse / Shuffle – Side, Together, Side, Turning ¼ to left on count 8.

1&2,3&4 – Two Forward Locks
5 –6 Check Step / Forward Rock Step – Cross right ft. in front and flex knees,
replace weight to L ft.
7&8 – Chasse / Shuffle – Side, Together, Side, Turning ¼ to the right on 7&8

1&2,3&4 – Two Forward Locks
5 – 6 – 7 – 8 Four Walks Back, Feet Together on last one.

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MERENGUE Mixer

Dancers form 2 circles, Leads facing out, Follows facing in. Leads start on left foot,
Follows start on right foot. Begin in closed Latin hold.

Sequence:

* Side, together, side, tap (1-4); Repeat on other side (5-8)
* Leads repeat above footwork while turning the Follows to their right on 1-4, and
turning the Follows to their left on 5-8.
(Follows turn to right – forward, side, side, tap; repeat to left)

* Step side facing partner, slow (1-2), step forward & across in promenade position (3-4)
Repeat twice with quick counts (5-8) with swivel action.
* 3 steps back moving away from partner (1-3), tap & clap hands (4)
3 steps forward on a diagonal to the right to meet new partner (5-7) tap (8)
(Repeat from the beginning.)

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HUSTLE Line Dance

(Start with right foot)

Sequence:
Forward & Back Steps (1-8)

3 forward steps (1-3), kick & clap (4)
3 backward steps (5-7), kick & clap (8)
Repeat

Grapevine:

Step right foot side, behind, side, kick left foot across & clap hands (1-4)
Step left foot side, behind, side, kick right foot across & clap hands (5-8)
Repeat

Turns:

Turn to the right (forward, side, side, 1-3) kick & clap 4
Turn to the left (forward, side, side, 5-7) kick & clap 8
Repeat

Points:

Standing on left foot & pointing right foot to side, point right hand down & leftwards
on 1, point up and rightwards on 2, continue for 8 counts.

Arm Circles:

Bring feet together, hands in fists, circle one over the other for 8 counts
(Option – lean body forward & back as you are circling arms)

Heel Clicks & Chicken Arms:

8 counts – on “&” arm/elbows and heels are out; on the numbers they are in/closed

Transition to face new wall:

Tap right heel forward twice (1-2)
Tap right toe back twice (3-4)
Tap right heel forward once (5)
Tap right toe back once (6)
Tap right toe to side (7)
Turn body ¼ turn to left to face new wall bringing right foot up to left knee.
(Repeat from the beginning)

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Foxtrot Line Dance – Song “Daybreak” (Choreographed by Wanda Kivitt)

Start with Left Foot:

Box SQQ SQQ
Forward Change Steps Turning x2 SQQ SQQ (fwd, side, together x2)
Grapevine: 4 Quick Counts, start to right side – fwd, side, back, side.
Check: (SQQ) forward & across on Slow, replace Q, side Q
Grapevine: 4 Quick Counts, to left side – fwd, side, back, side.
Check: (SQQ) forward & across on Slow, replace Q, side Q
Solo Spot Turns SQQ SQQ (1/2 turn on each SQQ) fwd, fwd & turn, fwd.
 
Repeat  (Option to turn the Box 1/4 to left to change walls).

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Macarena

Move hips from side to side to get into the rhythm of the music.
Put right arm up, about shoulder height, palm down;
Put left arm up, about shoulder height, palm down;
Turn right hand over, palm up; Turn left hand over, palm up;
Cross your hands: Right hand to left shoulder, Left hand to right shoulder;
Put your right hand behind your right ear; Left hand behind your left ear;
Cross hands over your hips: Right hand to left hip, Left hand to right hip;
Place right hand on right back side; left hand on left back side.
Circle hips and hop turning 1/ 4 to the left to face new wall and repeat.

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CHA CHA Line Dance 1 Song: Pata Pata (Choreographed by Wanda Kivitt)

(Start with Right foot on Count 4)

Sequence:
4&1, 2,3 Side Chasse, Forward Rock, Step
4&1 2,3 Side Chasse, Back Rock, Step
4&1, 2,3 Side Chasse, Forward Rock, Step
4&1 Back, Back, Together
2,3 Knee/Hip, Knee/Hip
4,1 Swivel, Swivel
2,3 Forward, Back Step
4,1 Together, Kick/Point
2,3 Back Rock (or press line)
4&1 Forward Lock
2,3 Spot Turn (to right)
4&1 Forward Lock
2,3 Spot Turn (to left)
4&1 Turning chasse to left to face new wall & repeat from
beginning.

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CHA CHA Line Dance 2 Music: Chilly Cha Cha  (Choreographed by Elizabeth Smailes)

Start with weight on RF

BASIC
LF side – 1
RF back – 2
Replace weight forward to LF – 3
Chasse right – 4 and 1
LF forward – 2
Replace weight back to RF – 3
Chasse left – 4 and 1
 

NEW YORKER

Turn 1/4 left and RF forward – 2
replace weight back to LF – 3
turn 1/4 right and chasse right – 4 and 1
 

AIDA LINE WITH SYNCOPATION
Turn 1/4 right and LF forward – 2
Turn 1/4 left and RF side – 3
Turn 1/4 left and back lock commencing LF – 4 and 1
Turn 1/4 right and RF side and tap LF to the side without weight – and 2
Keeping LF in place put full weight on it – 3
Turn 1/4 left and RF forward – 4
Replace weight back to LF – 1
Turn 1/4 right and RF side and tap LF to the side without weight – and 2
Keeping LF in place put full weight on it – 3
 

LOCK STEPS
Turn 1/4 left and three forward locks commencing RF – 4 and 1, 2 and 3, 4 and 1
 

SPOT TURN

LF across RF into a Spot Turn to end facing the new wall