TANGO LA CUMPARSITA aka El ritmo de mi corazón

Choreographer: Kirsi-Marja Vinberg

Music: La Cumparsita by Olavi Virta

Music: Pena By Federico Aubele (cd: Tango Around the World (Putumayo World Music))

Counts: 64

Type: 4 wall beginner/intermediate line dance

 

CROSS, SIDE, CROSS, RONDE, CROSS, SIDE, CROSS, RONDE

1-3 Step left across right, step right to right, step left behind right

4 Sweep right toes from front to back in a curve

5-7 Step right behind left, step left to side, step right across left

8 Sweep left toes from back to front in a curve

 

CROSS STEP, HOLD; CROSS STEP HOLD; CROSS STEP, HOLD; CROSS STEP, HOLD

1-2 Step left across right, hold (arms in opposite direction than your step, Note, in Pena: also with relaxed hands, make a snap in every second count!)

3-4 Step right across left, hold

5-6 Step left across right, hold

7-8 Step right across left, hold

Hands: in every cross step, put your hands to side in opposite direction (as crossing foot) in shoulder level

 

CROSS ROCK STEPS, HABANERA TURN

1-4 Step left across right, change weight back to the right foot, repeat

5-8 Step left to side, hold and turn ¼ right with left ball (slow), step right foot forward and turn ½ turn to right, hold (slow)

9-10 Step left to side, step right together (quick, quick)

 

ROCKIN STEPS BACK WITH KICKS, HABANERA TURN

1-4 step left foot back, kick right foot back across left leg (1-2), step right foot forward, kick left behind right leg (3-4)

5-8 Step left back (in extended 5th position), step right forward and a little right, turn ½ turn to right with right foot. Rhythm: slow, slow

9-10 Step left to side, step right together (quick, quick)

 

STEP TO SIDE, TOUCH, STEP TO SIDE, TOUCH, STEP L FORWARD, TURN ½ LEFT WITH TOE TAPS, BASIC FINNISH TANGO STEP

1-4 step left toside, touch right foot beside left, step right to right side, touch left beside right

5-8 step left forward, turn ½ left and knock back right toes on the floor 3 times. Thighs are together. Put your left hand to the left waist and lift your right hand up as doing toe taps

1-6 Step right forward, hold, step left forward, hold, step right forward, step left together. Rhythm: slow slow quick quick

 

STEP FORWARD, TURN ½ RIGHT WITH TOE TAPS

7-10 Step right forward, turn ½ right with right foot and knock back left toes on the floor 3 times. Thighs are together. Put your right hand to your right waist, lift your left hand up as doing toe taps

 

WEAVE, CROSS STEP WITH TURNS

1-6 Step left across right, step right to side, step left behind right, step right to side, step left across right, step right to side

7-10 Step left foot behind right (long step) and turn ¼ left, hold, step right forward and turn ¼ right, hold

 

Repeat

 

IF DANCING to Pena By Federico Aubele:

The last counts of the 8th section:

7-10 step left foot behind right (long step) and turn 1/4 left , then touch right across left (7-8), step right forward and turn 1/4 right (9), touch left toe to side with knee inward (10)

 

FINISH

You dance steps 4 times in music. And in the last step turn ¼ more right and hook left knee, extend left leg back with tights together

 

FINISH with Pena:

Make it your own ending!!

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