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La Conga!

La Conga danced as a couple
Dance: The Conga | Dancers: Unknown but were with Ruth Scheim and John Englert |
This version is done as a couple, rather than popular Group Line formation.

(Photos Text below).

 

'La Conga'

La Conga comes to us from Cuba, but more and more people are dancing it in New York. So why not you ? For music use "La Conga". The boy begins with his left foot and we've described his part. The Girl starts with her right foot and does the ooposite.

 

Step I (Photos 1-5)

Small steps to left ................................................................ Count 1

Cross right in front of left ..................................................... Count 2

Step to left ........................................................................... Count 3

Kick right across left (half open position .............................. Count 4

Repeat all, starting on right foot.

 

Step II (Photos 6-8)

Step to left ........................................................................... Count 1

Cross right in front of left ..................................................... Count 2

Step to left ........................................................................... Count 3

Kick left across right (half open position .............................. Count 4

Repeat all, starting on left foot.

 

Step III (Photos 9-12)

Step back on left ........................................................... Count 1 - 2

Step back on right ......................................................... Count 3 - 4

Step back on left ................................................................. Count 1

Bring right back to left ........................................................ Count 2

Step forward on left and kick right back ........................ Count 3 - 4

Repeat all, starting on right foot.

 

Step IV (Photos 13-16)

Partners break dance positionand take three steps turning

Girl steps to side on right and boy to left ......................................................... Count 1

(Turning back to back) Girl steps to side left, Boy to side right ......................... Count 2

(Swinging around to face each other ... Girl steps side right, boy side left ....... Count 3

Shake shoulders slightly ................................................................................... Count 4

Repeat the other  direction, starting on left foot

Repeat all four steps twice.

 


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