Mambo Nami

by  Colin Piper (2002)

Time 4/4.  38bpm. Commence in Closed Facing Position.  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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Count

CROSS BODY LEAD FACING WALL -
CROSS BODY LEAD FACING CENTRE

1 LF fwd to wall, toe turned out Q
Transfer weight back to RF, turning to L Q
LF back to end side by side in PP (Lady RF fwd in PP) S
2 RF back to wall, turning to L (Lady LF fwd to centre) Q
Transfer weight fwd to LF facing centre (Lady RF fwd to end back) Q
RF fwd facing centre S
3 Repeat Bar 1, to end facing against LOD Q Q S
4 RF back to centre (Lady LF fwd to wall) Q
  Transfer weight fwd to LF facing wall (Lady RF fwd to end back) Q
  RF diagonally fwd against LOD adopting Double Hold in Open CPP S
FORWARD CLOSE SIDE CLOSE - PROMENADE CHASSE -
AIDA - SPOT TURN TO RIGHT
5 LF fwd and across in CBMP turning to R Q
  Close RF to LF, face wall and partner Q
  LF to side along LOD in Open PP Q
  Close RF to LF facing DW Q
6 LF to side along LOD in Open PP Q
  Close RF to LF Q
  LF to side along LOD S
7 RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP Q
  Releasing RH, turning to R, LF to side along LOD, face wall and partner Q
  Still turning to R, RF back down LOD, end facing DC against LOD in 'V' shaped position S
8 Releasing hold, LF fwd against LOD, turning strongly to R Q
  RF fwd down LOD, joining man's RH to lady's LH Q
  Close LF to RF ww, face LOD S
EXTEND FWD (HEEL) - POINT BACK AND LIFT -
SOLO TRAVELLING TURN - AIDA - CHASSE
9 Extend LF fwd down LOD ww (Heel) Q
  Point LF back against LOD (Toe) Q
  Bend L knee and raise LF to calf height S
10 Releasing hold, LF fwd down LOD, turning to L Q
  Still turning to L, RF to side along LOD Q
  Still turning to L, LF to side along LOD, joining man's LH to lady's RH S
11 RF fwd and across in CBMP down LOD, turning slightly to L Q
  Turning R, LF to side along LOD to face wall and partner Q
  Still turning to R, RF back down LOD, face DC against LOD in a 'V' shaped position S
12 Turning to L to face partner, LF to side along LOD Q
  Close RF to LF Q
  LF to side along LOD S
4 TO 6 OPEN HIP TWIST - 3 WALKS -
BACK TURNING BASIC - FWD TURNING BASIC
13 RF back to centre, turning to L (Lady LF fwd down LOD) Q
  Replace weight fwd to LF, still turning to L (Lady RF back and slightly to side having turned to L) Q
  RF to side and slightly fwd, turning to L to face LOD (Lady LF back down LOD) S
14 LF fwd down LOD Q
  RF fwd down LOD Q
  LF fwd down LOD S
15 RF back against LOD, turning to L Q
  LF to side against LOD, face centre Q
  Close RF to LF adopting Closed Facing Position S
16 LF fwd against LOD, turning to L Q
  RF to side, still turning to L Q
  Close LF to RF ww, end facing wall S