ABBA (LAURA LAFFS)
(This is a 100% mirrored fun dance)

CHOREOGRAPHER: William Sevone (WM '71), Fremantle, Australia (October 11th 1998)
		email: williamsevone@telstra.com
COUNT: 96
TYPE: 48/48 Split Count One Wall Contra 'Partner' Dance
LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced
MUSIC: Waterloo by ABBA
	Super Trouper by ABBA (teaching)

Specially commissioned to celebrate the 10th birthday of Laura Hull of Manchester, UK.
Dance starts with both lines facing same direction and side by side

	Line A						Line B
WALK FORWARD, HOLD WITH HEAD TURN, WALK BACKWARD, TOUCH TOGETHER

1-4	Walk forward: Right, Left, Right, Left		Walk forward: Left, Right, Left, Right
5	Hold (turn head to the Right)			Hold (turn head to the Left)
6-8	Walk backward: Left, Right, Left		Walk backward: Right, Left, Right
9	Touch Right next to Left			Touch Left next to Right

1/4 SIDE STEP, STEP, FUNKY CHICKEN, 1/4 STEP BACK

10	Turning 1/4 Right step Right to side		Turning 1/4 Left step Left to side
11	Step Left next to Right				Step Right next to Left
12	Split heels and bend elbows forward		Split heels and bend elbows forward
	(hands at tummy level)				(hands at tummy level)
13	Split heels and bend elbows forward		Split heels and bend elbows forward
	(hands at tummy level)				(hands at tummy level)
14	Turning 1/4 Left step back onto Left		Turning 1/4 step back onto Right

3X HITCH 'N' SCOOTS

15	Hitch Right knee and scoot forward on Left	Hitch Left knee and scoot forward on Right
16	Hitch Left knee and scoot forward on Right	Hitch Right knee and scoot forward on Left
17	Hitch Right knee and scoot forward on Left	Hitch Left knee and scoot forward on Right
	Style Note: On the above 3 counts both hands are joined behind back

4X 1/8 TURNING FORWARD SHUFFLES

18&19	Turning 1/8 Left shuffle forward		Turning 1/8 Right shuffle forward
	Right, Left, Right				Left, Right, Left
20&21	Turning 1/8 Left shuffle forward		Turning 1/8 Right shuffle forward
	Left, Right, Left				Right, Left, Right
22&23	Turning 1/8 Left shuffle forward		Turning 1/8 Right shuffle forward
	Right, Left, Right				Left, Right, Left
24&25	Turning 1/8 Left shuffle forward		Turning 1/8 Right shuffle forward
	Left, Right, Left				Right, Left, Right

WALK FORWARD, CROSS STEP, 1/4 TURN, STEP TOGETHER

26-27	Walk forward: Right, Left			Walk forward: Left, Right
28	Cross step Right over Left turning 1/4 Left	Cross step Left over Right turning 1/4 Right
29	Step Left next to Right				Step Right next Left

WASHING WINDOWS, PAT-A-CAKE

30-31	Raise hands to head height, Move hands		Raise hands to head height, Move hands
	forward, (palms now touching 'partners')	forward, (palms now touching 'partners')
32	Move Left arm to 9:00 position			Move Right arm to 3:00 position
33	Return to place					Return to place
34	Move Right arm to 3:00 position			Move Left arm to 9:00 position
35	Return to place					Return to place
36	Slap Left hand against 'partners' Right		Slap Right hand against 'partners' Left
37	Slap Right hand against 'partners' Left		Slap Left hand against 'partners' Right

1/4 TURN BUNNY HOP, BUMPS, 1/2 TURN BUNNY HOP, BUMPS, 1/4 TURN BUNNY HOP

38	Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Right		Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Left
39	Push hips to Left - 'bump' your 'partner'	Push hips to Right- 'bump' your 'partner'
40	Push hips to Left - 'bump' your 'partner'	Push hips to Right- 'bump' your 'partner'
41	Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Left		Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Right
42	Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Left		Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Right
43	Push hips to Right - 'bump' your 'partner'	Push hips to Left - 'bump' your 'partner'
44	Push hips to Right - 'bump' your 'partner'	Push hips to Left - 'bump' your 'partner'
45	Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Right		Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Left

HANDS UP-TOGETHER-AWAY, STEP BACK, 1/4 TURN

46-47	Raise hands to head height, Push hands		Raise hands to head height, Push hands
	forward, (palms now touching 'partners')	forward, (palms now touching 'partners')
48	Push hands away stepping back onto Right	Push hands away stepping back onto Left
	turning 1/4 Right				turning 1/4 Left

YOU SHOULD NOW BE FACING THE OPPOSITE WALL
IMPORTANT
LINE 'A' HAS NOW BECOME LINE 'B' AND LINE 'B' HAS NOW BECOME LINE 'A'
HENCE THE TITLE "ABBA"
TO CONTINUE THE DANCE TO THE FULL 96 COUNTS, PLEASE REFER TO FOLLOWING:

The second part of this dance is a line reversal of the first part -
Line A has now become B and Line B has now become A

	Line B (a)					Line A (b)
WALK FORWARD, HOLD WITH HEAD TURN, WALK BACKWARD, TOUCH TOGETHER

49-52	Walk forward: Left, Right, Left, Right		Walk forward: Right, Left, Right,Left
53	Hold (turn head to the Left)			Hold (turn head to the Right)
54-56	Walk backward: Right, Left, Right		Walk backward: Left, Right, Left
57	Touch Left next to Right			Touch Right next to Left

1/4 SIDE STEP, STEP, FUNKY CHICKEN, 1/4 STEP BACK

58	Turning 1/4 Left step Left to side		Turning 1/4 Right step Right to side
59	Step Right next to Left				Step Left next to Right
60	Split heels and bend elbows forward		Split heels & bend elbows forward
	(hands at tummy level)				(hands at tummy level)
61	Split heels and bend elbows forward		Split heels & bend elbows forward
	(hands at tummy level)				(hands at tummy level)
62	Turning 1/4 Right step back onto Right		Turning 1/4 Left step back onto Left

3X HITCH 'N' SCOOTS

63	Hitch Left knee and scoot forward on Right	Hitch Right knee and scoot forward on Left
64	Hitch Right knee and scoot forward on Left	Hitch Left knee and scoot forward on Right
65	Hitch Left knee and scoot forward on Right	Hitch Right knee and scoot forward on Left

4X 1/8 TURNING FORWARD SHUFFLES

66&67	Turning 1/8 Right shuffle forward		Turning 1/8 Left shuffle forward
	Left, Right, Left				Right, Left, Right
68&69	Turning 1/8 Right shuffle forward		Turning 1/8 Left shuffle forward
	Right, Left, Right				Left, Right, Left
70&71	Turning 1/8 Right shuffle forward		Turning 1/8 Left shuffle forward
	Left, Right, Left				Right, Left, Right
72&73	Turning 1/8 Right shuffle forward		Turning 1/8 Left shuffle forward
	Right, Left, Right				Left, Right, Left

WALK FORWARD, CROSS STEP, 1/4 TURN, STEP TOGETHER

74-75	Walk forward: Left, Right			Walk forward: Right, Left
76	Cross step Left over Right turning 1/4 Right	Cross Right over Left turning 1/4 Left
77	Step Right next to Left				Step Left next to Right

WASHING WINDOWS, PAT-A-CAKE

78-79	Raise hands to head height, Move hands		Raise hands to head height, Move hands
	forward, (palms now touching 'partners')	forward, (palms now touching 'partners')
80	Move Right arm to 3:00 position			Move Left arm to 9:00 position
81	Return to place					Return to place
82	Move Left arm to 9:00 position			Move Right arm to 3:00 position
83	Return to place					Return to place
84	Slap Right hand against 'partners' Left		Slap Left hand against 'partners' Right
85	Slap Left hand against 'partners' Right		Slap Right hand against 'partners' Left

1/4 TURN BUNNY HOP, BUMPS, 1/2 TURN BUNNY HOP, BUMPS, 1/4 TURN BUNNY HOP

86	Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Left		Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Right
87	Push hips to Right - 'bump your 'partner'	Push hips to Left- 'bump' your 'partner'
88	Push hips to Right - 'bump your 'partner'	Push hips to Left- 'bump' your 'partner'
89	Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Right		Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Left
90	Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Right		Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Left
91	Push hips to Left - 'bump' your 'partner'	Push hips to Right - 'bump' your 'partner'
92	Push hips to Left - 'bump' your 'partner'	Push hips to Right - 'bump' your 'partner'
93	Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Left		Bunny Hop both feet 1/4 turn Right

HANDS UP-TOGETHER-AWAY, STEP BACK, 1/4 TURN

94-95	Raise hands to head height, Push hands		Raise hands to head height, Push hands
	forward, (palms now touching 'partners')	forward, (palms now touching 'partners')
96	Push hands away stepping back onto Left		Push hands away stepping back onto Right
	turning 1/4 Left				turning 1/4 Right

YOU SHOULD NOW BE FACING THE ORIGINAL WALL

Important Dance Note: The turning shuffles within counts 18 to 25 and 66 to 73 are very tight,
you need to end up around an arms length away from your contra 'partner'.

Choreographer's note: Please do not be put off this dance because of the 96 count length.
All the steps are basic. Concern yourself only with getting into position to meet up with
your 'partner' for the hand movements.
As for the music....with a dance title like "Abba" you couldn't really dance to anything else
now could you !!. ...and REMEMBER, THAT THIS IS A FUN DANCE - DO NOT TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY..WM '71

From: williamsevone@yahoo.com.au (william sevone)

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