Mambo Magic

by  Don Millington and June MacReady (1997)

Time 4/4.  40bpm. Commence in Closed Facing Position with loose Ballroom Hold.  Man facing, lady backing wall.  Man's steps described, lady natural opposite unless otherwise stated.  Footwork Ball Flat throughout unless otherwise stated.

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MAMBO FORWARD BASIC - MAMBO BACK BASIC ENDING IN CPP -
CHECK CPP - MAMBO RUNS IN PP

1 LF fwd to wall (Lady RF back to wall) Q
Replace weight onto RF Q
Close LF to RF S
2 RF back towards centre Q
Replace weight fwd onto LF Q
RF to side, turning to R, release hold with RH, now in CPP S
3 LF fwd, turning to R against LOD Q
Replace weight back onto RF, turning to L Q
  LF to side facing wall, take Double Hold S
4 Slightly turning to L, RF fwd in PP Q
  LF fwd in PP Q
  RF fwd in PP S
MERENGUE CHASSE - STEP CLOSE SIDE -
SIDE CLOSE SIDE TAP - CHASSE END IN PP
5 LF to side in PP Q
  Close RF to LF in PP Q
  LF to side in PP S
6 Taking loose Ballroom Hold, RF fwd and across in PP down LOD, slight turn to L Q
  LF close to RF with weight, slightly turn to R to face wall and partner Q
  RF to side against LOD S
7 LF to side along LOD Q
  RF closes to LF with weight Q
  LF to side along LOD Q
  RF taps strongly, (ball of foot), to LF ww, still in loose Ballroom Hold Q
8 RF to side against LOD still facing wall Q
  LF closes to RF Q
  RF to side against LOD, slightly turn to L ending in PP S
STEP FLICK POINT LIFT - CHASSE AGAINST LOD AND FLICK -
OUTWARD TURN - INWARD TURN
9 Still in loose Ballroom Hold, LF fwd in PP down LOD Q
  Flick RF fwd down LOD ww, still in PP, low aerial Q
  Point RF back against LOD ww Q
  Lift RF to rear of L calf, toe pointing down Q
10 RF to side against LOD, body facing DW down LOD in PP Q
  LF close to RF Q
  RF to side against LOD still in PP S
  Flick LF fwd down LOD ww in PP, low aerial &
11 LF fwd down LOD, com to turn to L  (Lady turns to R) release Ballroom Hold, take lady's LH in man's RH, and lower arms S
  RF to side along LOD, still turning to L Q
  Close LF to RF, slight turn to L, man facing DC, lady facing DW, 'V' shaped position, joined arms still down by side Q
12 RF fwd down LOD, turning to L (Lady turns to L) S
  LF to side along LOD, still turning to R Q
  Close RF to LF in PP, take Double Hold at shoulder height Q
WALKS IN PP - SLOW SPOT TURN - SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
13 LF to side along LOD in PP S
  Releasing hold, RF fwd down LOD, turning to L (Lady to R) S
14 Turning strongly to L, LF fwd against LOD S
  Still turning to L, RF to side and slightly fwd against LOD, now facing wall in preparation for 'Hands on Shoulder Movement'.  No hold on this step S
15 Both man and lady place LH on partner's L shoulder and place back of other hand on rear of hip.  Turning to R, LF fwd OP (Lady RF back) Q
  Replace weight back on RF with slight turn to L Q
  LF to side along LOD, slight turn to L facing partner, release shoulder hold S
16 Both man and lady place RH on partner's R shoulder and place back of other hand to rear of hip.  Turning to L, RF fwd OP (Lady LF back) Q
  Replace weight back on LF with slight turn to R Q
  RF to side against LOD, slight turn to R to face wall and parner, take loose Ballroom Hold to recommence sequence S