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Mambo Variation #1 (6:21)
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Mambo Combination (1:55)
All 4 Mambo variations shown together.

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STYLE:
Mambo or Salsa

LEVEL:
Beginning to Intermediate

DESCRIPTION:
Cross-Body Lead to Crossover Break & Turn, ending apart. Shine: Cross Basic with Ronde, Knee Lift, Foot Points and Spot Turn ending.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed facing position.
 
12Left foot forward. 
23Replace weight to right foot.Begin to turn to left. 
34 (1)Left foot side in cross-body position.1/4 turn to left between 2-3. Lower left hand to waist level and extend ams away from body (slighty rightward). 
 
42Right foot back (small step).Begin to turn to left. Retract arms to normal position (left hand still at waist level). 
53Left foot forward in CBMP.Continue turning to left. 
64 (1)Right foot side.1/4 turn to left over 4-6. Release right hand from lady's back to end in open facing position. 
 
72Left foot forward in CBMP, side-by-side (open counter-promenade) position.1/4 turn to right between 6-7. 
83Replace weight to right foot.Begin to turn to left. 
94 (1)Left foot side.1/4 turn to left between 8-9 to end in open facing position. 
 
102Right foot forward in side-by-side (open promenade) position.1/4 turn to left between 9-10. Release LH-RH hold. 
113Left foot forward in side-by-side (open counter-promenade) position.1/2 turn to left between 10-11. 
124 (1)Right foot side.1/4 turn to left between 11-12 to end in apart facing position. 
 
132Left foot forward. 
143Replace weight to right foot. 
154 (1)Left foot back. 
 
162Right foot back. 
173Replace weight to left foot. 
184Right foot forward & across in CBMP. 
19-1No step. Ronde left foot clockwise (back to front).1/8 turn to right. 
 
202Cross right foot in front of left foot. 
213Left foot side. 
224Right foot back in CBMP. 
23-1No step. Lift right foot and place against inside of left knee, pointed down towards floor (pasé position). 
 
242Right foot back in CBMP. 
253Left foot side. 
26&Close right foot to left foot. 
274 (1)Point left foot to side. 
 
282Close left foot to right foot, without weight. 
293Point left foot to side. 
304Left foot forward & across in CBMP. 
31-1No step. Position held. 
 
322Right foot forward & across in CBMP.1/4 turn to left between 31-32. 
333Left foot forward.1/2 turn to left between 32-33. 
344 (1)Close right foot to left foot.3/8 turn to left between 33-34. End facing lady. 
 
352Left foot forward. 
363Replace weight to right foot. 
374 (1)Close left foot to right foot. 
 
382Right foot back. 
393Replace weight to left foot. 
404 (1)Right foot forward.Resume normal closed position hold over 38-40. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed facing position.
 
12Right foot back. 
23Replace weight to left foot. 
34 (1)Right foot forward & slightly to side in cross-body position. 
 
42Left foot forward.Begin to turn to left. 
53Right foot back.1/2 turn to left between 4-5. 
64 (1)Left foot side & slightly back. 
 
72Right foot forward in CBMP, side-by-side (open counter-promenade) position.1/4 turn to left between 6-7. 
83Replace weight to left foot.Begin to turn to right. 
94 (1)Right foot side.1/4 turn to right between 8-9 to end in open facing position. 
 
102Left foot forward in side-by-side (open promenade) position.1/4 turn to right between 9-10. 
113Right foot forward in side-by-side (open counter-promenade) position.1/2 turn to right between 10-11. 
124 (1)Left foot side.1/4 turn to right between 11-12 to end in apart facing position. 
 
132Right foot back. 
143Replace weight to left foot. 
154 (1)Right foot forward. 
 
162Left foot forward. 
173Replace weight to right foot. 
184 (1)Left foot back. 
19-1No step. Position held. 
 
202Right foot back. 
213Replace weight to left foot. 
224Right foot forward & across in CBMP. 
23-1No step. Ronde left foot clockwise (back to front).1/8 turn to right. 
 
242Cross right foot in front of left foot. 
253Left foot side. 
264Right foot back in CBMP. 
27-1No step. Lift right foot and place against inside of left knee, pointed down towards floor (pasé position). 
 
282Right foot back in CBMP. 
293Left foot side. 
30&Close right foot to left foot. 
314 (1)Point left foot to side. 
 
322Close left foot to right foot, without weight. 
333Point left foot to side. 
344 (1)Left foot forward & across in CBMP. 
 
352Right foot forward & across in CBMP.1/4 turn to left between 34-35. 
363Left foot forward.1/2 turn to left between 35-36. 
374 (1)Close right foot to left foot.3/8 turn to left between 36-37. End facing man. 
 
382Left foot forward. 
393Replace weight to right foot. 
404 (1)Close left foot to right foot. 
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