TOREADOR

SONG: Maria by Ricky Martin -  *the original hit single, not the remix which is much faster

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld., Australia

Email:janwyllie@iinet.net.au   Web Site: http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~janwyllie/   1 RESTART

DANCE: 64 counts,  4 walls,  120bpm, Intermediate Level, Start on first beat,  Choreo  1995  Revised 2008

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STEPS                   PATTERN OF DANCE

The first 32 counts are done once only.  It signifies the Toreador’s entry to the arena

1,2                            Step fwd on L turning head back, Slide R to L and ‘drag’ cape towards you in R hand

3&4                          Triple step R,L,R

5—16                     Repeat first 4 counts x 3 more times

 

17,18,19,20           Marching on the spot L,R,L,R turn 1/2 turn left

21,22,23,24           Step fwd on L turning head back, Slide R to L and ‘drag’ cape towards you in R hand

25—32                   Repeat counts 17—24

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                           The Toreador dances in front of the bull as the bull paws the ground

1,2,3,   4                    Touch L heel across R, Touch L heel to left, Touch L heel across R, Touch L heel to left

&5&6                       Step L beside R, Touch R heel to right 45, Step back on R, Step L across R

7,8                            Touch R heel to right 45, Step R behind L

 

                                 The Toreador lifts his cape to the bull

9&10                         Touch L heel to left 45, Step back on L, Step R across L

11,12                         Touch L heel to left 45, Step L behind R

13&14&                  Touch R heel to right 45, Step R beside L, Touch L heel to  left 45, Step R beside L

15,16                         Touch R heel straight fwd, Flick both arms to left as if holding a cape to the bull

                                           

                                 Holding the cape the Toreador dances towards the bull encouraging him to charge

&17&18                  Step R foot slightly fwd, Step L foot at right angles behind R, Stamp R twice

&19&20                  Step R foot slightly fwd, Step L foot at right angles behind R, Stamp R twice

&21&22                  Step R foot slightly fwd, Step L foot at right angles behind R, Stamp R twice

&23&24                  Step R foot slightly fwd, Step L foot at right angles behind R, Stamp R twice

 

                                 The bull charges past the Toreador who swings the cape back and dances away

25,26                         Step back on R starting 1/2 turn left, Completing the turn touch L heel to left 45

&27&28                  Step L beside R, Touch R heel to right 45, Step back on R, Step L across R   

29,30,31,32              Step R to right, Step L across R, Making 1/4 left step back on R, Making 1/4 left step L left

 

          The Toreador turns and dances forward again thrilling the crowd by turning his back on the bull

33,34                         Stomp R across L with downward hand movement, Rock back on L

35,36                         Making 1/4 right step fwd on R, Step fwd on L

&37&38                  Scuff R fwd, Lift L heel up and down, Step R fwd, Step L beside R

&39&40                  Scuff R fwd, Lift L heel up and down, Step R fwd, Step L beside R

 

&41&42                  Scuff R fwd, Lift L heel up and down, Step R fwd, Step L beside R

&43&44                  Scuff R fwd, Lift L heel up and down, Step R fwd, Step L beside R

45,46,47,48              Flicking R back as you pivot 1/4 left on ball of L, Stomp R beside L  -  repeat

 

                                 The Toreador turns and faces the bull then turns away again

49&50                     Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Step back on L,

51,52                         Making 1/2 right rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

53&54,55,56          Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R, Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right

 

                                 Finally the Toreador appeases the roaring crowd and turns to challenge the bull again..

57,58,59&60          Walk fwd L,R,L,  Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt to L

61,62                         Step back on R starting 1/2 turn left, Completing the turn step fwd on L

63&64                     Step fwd on R, Rock/step L to left, Rock/return wt to R

           To finish the story, the bull is killed by the Toreador at the end of the dance (count 16)

                                 *There is a restart on wall 3 after count 48

 

This is basically a competition dance, but if you like it, have a go at it…. It’s fun!

See you on the floor sometime….Jan