Samba In The Sun
Count: 
32
Wall: 
4
Level: 
Intermediate
Choreographer: 
John Robinson & Junior Willis (Oct 2012)
Music: 
Brighter Than The Sun by Colbie Callait (CD: All Of You)

SEQUENCE: Begin on vocals, after 16 count intro.
After 2nd and 4th repetitions, do easy 8-count tag (facing 6:00 first time, facing 12:00 second time).
* On 8th repetition, do first 28 counts, then Start over (you’ll be facing 6:00 when this happens).**

CROSS SAMBAS, CROSS-BACK-QUARTER, WEAVE RIGHT
1@2   [Cross-rock-step] Step R forward across L (1), Rock L to left side (a), Recover R (2)
3@4  [Cross-rock-step] Step L forward across R (3), Rock R to right side (a), Recover L (4)
5@6  [Cross-back-turn] Step R across L (5), Step L back turning 1/4 right (3:00) (a), Step R to right side (6)
7@8@ [Behind & cross &] Step L behind R (7), Step R to right side (a), Step L across R (8), Step R to right side (a)

FINISH WEAVE, PIVOT 1/2 LEFT, R ROCK FORWARD-RECOVER-STEP BACK, HIP BUMPS UP TWICE
1@2  [Behind & cross] Step L behind R (1), Step R to right side (a), Step L across R (2)
3,4  [Forward, pivot] Step R forward (3), Turn 1/2 left (9:00) shifting weight forward L (4)
5@6  [“Mambo” step] Rock R forward (5), Recover L (a), Step R back (6)
7@8@  [Bump & bump &] Bump hips up left twice keeping weight back on R (7a8a)

CROSS SAMBA TURNING 1/4 LEFT, SAILOR CROSS TURNING 1/2 RIGHT, & CROSS, SIDE POINT, BEHIND-TURN 1/4 RIGHT-STEP FORWARD
1a2  [Turn-rock-step] Turn 1/4 left (6:00) stepping L across R (1), Rock R to right side (a), Recover L (2)
3@4@  [Sailor half &] Step R behind L turning 1/2 right (12:00) (3), Step L to left side (a), Step R across L (4), Step L to left side (a)
5,6    [Cross, point] Step R across L (5), Point L toe to left side (6)
7@8    [Behind-turn-step] Step L behind R (7), Turn 1/4 right (3:00) stepping R forward (a), Step L forward (8)

& WALK FORWARD L-R-L, SIDE POINT, PADDLE/HIP ROLL/C BUMPS TURNING 1/2 LEFT
@1,2   [& Walk, walk] Step R forward (a), Step L forward (1), Step R forward (2)
3,4    [Walk, point] Step L forward (3), Point R toe to right side (4)
**[Restart here on 8th repetition.]
5@6@   [Hip & hip &] Turn 1/8 left (1:30) pointing R to right side (5), Hitch R knee slightly (a), Turn 1/8 left (12:00) pointing R to right side (6), Hitch R knee slightly (a)
7@8    [Hip & point] Turn 1/8 left (11:30) pointing R to right side (7), Hitch R knee slightly (a), Turn 1/8 left (9:00) pointing R to right side (8)
Options for counts 5-8: Execute “C” bumps (up and down and up and down), or roll hips counterclockwise while turning left.
*[Insert Tag here after 2nd and 4th repetitions.]

START AGAIN & ENJOY!

*EASY TAG: SUNBURST WALKAROUND
Raise arms overheard with palms out/fingers spread (starting with hands crossed) and gradually move them out and down toward hips in a “sunburst” motion while walking 360 degrees counterclockwise (full circle left) for 8 counts.

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