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MAMBO NO. 5

CHOREOGRAPHER: The Mambo Maniacs (see note below**), July 1999
COUNT: 48
TYPE: 4 Wall Line Dance
MUSIC: Mambo No 5 by Lou Bega (32 count intro)

Start 16 counts after "Ladies & Gentleman, this is Mambo No. 5".
The dance will start before he starts singing the lyrics of the song.
This dance was inspired by some of the song's lyrics.

JAZZ JUMPS FORWARD & BACK (WITH OPTIONAL CLAPS), HITCH TURN 3/4 LEFT

&1      Step right foot forward, step left foot beside right
2       Hold (optional clap)
&3      Step right foot back, step left foot beside right
4       Hold (optional clap)
&       Hitch right knee up and turn 1/4 left on ball of left foot
5       Touch right toes to right side
6       Hold
&       Hitch right knee up and turn 1/2 left on ball of left foot
7       Touch right toes to right side
8       Hold

PUNCH HIGH RIGHT THEN LEFT, PUNCH LOW RIGHT THEN LEFT

        Hand placement - make a fist with right hand,
         cup left hand over right
9       Punch hands high towards 2:00 and push hips left
        as you slide right foot beside left
10      Bring hands back to chest level and hips to centre
11      Punch hands high towards 10:00 and push hips to right
12      Bring hands back to chest level and hips to centre
13      Punch hands low towards 4:00 and push hips to left
14      Bring hands back to chest level and hips to centre
15      Punch hands low 8:00 and push hips to right
16      Bring hands back to chest level and push hips to centre
        (end with weight on right foot)

MAMBO LEFT, HOLD, MAMBO RIGHT, HOLD

17      Step left foot to left side
18      Step right foot in place
19      Step left foot beside right
20      Hold
21      Step right foot to right side
22      Step left foot in place
23      Step right foot beside left
24      Hold

MAMBO FRONT, HOLD, 1/2 R MONTEREY TOUCH, HOLD

25      Step left foot forward
26      Step right foot in place
27      Step left foot beside right
28      Hold
29      Touch right toes to right side
30      Pivot 1/2 right on left foot bringing right foot beside left
31      Touch left toes to left side
32      Hold

FORWARD STEP, LOCK STEP, HOLD & CLAP, STEP, CLAP X2, HOLD

33      Step left foot forward
34      Lock step right foot behind left
35      Step left foot forward
36      Hold and clap
37      Step right foot forward turning shoulders 45° left
38-40   Clap, clap, hold (weight remains on right foot)

MAMBO WITH 1/2 TURN R, WALK, HOLD, WALK, HOLD

41      Step left foot forward
42      Step right foot in place
43      Pivot 1/2 turn left on right foot and step left foot forward
44      Hold
45      Step right foot forward
46      Hold
47      Step left foot forward
48      Hold

Begin again!