Hey Mambo

by Philip and Helen Blackburn (1997)

Time 4/4. Tempo 40bpm. Commence in Loose Ballroom Hold, feet apart, weight on RF, man facing, lady backing wall.  Man's steps described, lady dances counterpart unless otherwise stated.

FWD BASIC - BACK BASIC - BREAKAWAY LEFT FOOT -
MAN BREAKAWAY RIGHT FOOT, LADY UNDERARM TURN

1 LF fwd to wall Q
  Replace weight back onto RF Q
  Close LF to RF S
2 RF back to centre Q
  Replace weight fwd onto RF Q
  Close RF to LF S
3 LF back to centre (Lady RF back to wall) Q
  Replace weight fwd onto RF Q
  Close LF to RF S
4 RF back to centre, raising L arm, releasing hold with R arm Q
  Replace weight fwd onto LF, leading lady to turn to R Q
  RF to side ww, turning 1/4 to L to facing LOD, now in Double Hold (Lady under arm turn to R to end backing LOD, weight on RF) S
THREE QUICK RUNS FACING LOD - THREE QUICK RUNS BACKING LOD - RIGHT FOOT CHECK, PARTNER OUTSIDE ON LEFT SIDE - LEFT FOOT CHECK, PARTNER OUTSIDE ON RIGHT SIDE
5 RF fwd down LOD, partner staying on man's R side, lowering joined hands to waist level Q
  LF fwd down LOD Q
  RF fwd down LOD, turning 1/2 to R, end with lady on man's L side S
6 LF back down LOD (Lady RF fwd down LOD, keeping on man's L side) Q
  RF back down LOD Q
  LF back down LOD S
7 Check RF back DC, lady outside on man's L side Q
  Replace weight fwd onto LF OP, com to turn to L Q
  RF to side against LOD, end facing wall and partner S
8 Check LF back DC against LOD PO on man's R side Q
  Replace weight fwd onto RF OP (Lady com to turn to R) Q
  LF to side along LOD, end facing DW (Lady facing DC) S
3 OF ZIG ZAG - SIDE, CLOSE, SIDE, CUBAN BREAK, ALL IN DOUBLE HOLD
9 RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, down LOD, com to turn to R Q
  LF to side along LOD, end facing wall (Lady facing centre) Q
  RF back in CBMP DC (Lady LF back DW) S
10 LF to side along LOD, facing wall and partner Q
  Close RF to LF, facing wall Q
  LF to side along LOD, pointing DW S
11 RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, small step, facing DW (Lady LF facing DC) Q
  Replace weight back onto LF DC against LOD Q
  RF to side, small step, against LOD Q
  Replace weight fwd onto RF Q
12 RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, small step, facing DW Q
  Replace weight back onto LF DC against LOD Q
  RF to side to end facing wall and partner S
LEFT FOOT BREAKAWAY INTO SHADOW HOLD - THREE CURVING WALKS -
1 TO 3 CUCUARACHAS - SPOT TURN TO LEFT
13 LF back to centre (Lady RF back to wall) Q
  Replace weight fwd onto RF, com to turn to R (Lady LF, com to turn to L) releasing hold Q
  LF to side, end facing against LOD, now in Shadow Hold, LH to LH, man's RH on lady's waist (Lady RF to side, end backing LOD) S
14 RF fwd, curving to R (Lady LF back, curving) Q
  LF fwd, curving to R (Lady RF back, curving) Q
  RF fwd, curving to R (Lady LF back, curving) end facing LOD S
15 LF to side to centre (Lady RF to wall) releasing hold with RH Q
  Replace weight onto RF Q
  LF almost closes to RF, end facing LOD S
16 RF fwd down LOD, com to turn to L, releasing LH hold Q
  LF fwd against LOD, cont to turn to R Q
  RF to side to end facing wall, now in Loose Ballroom Hold S