ASI ES MARIA

CHOREOGRAPHER: Nathalie Bulsing & Andrea Koot
COUNT: 64
TYPE: 4 Wall Line Dance
LEVEL: Intermediate
MUSIC: Maria by Ricky Martin

(Introduction 32-counts: begins at 'Ooh-eee-ooh')

STEP, DRAG, STEP, DRAG

1	Step Right to Right side
2-4	Drag Left next to Right
5	Step Left to Left side
6-8	Drag Right next to Left

STEP, SHAKE, STEP, SHAKE

9	Step Right to Right side while shaking shoulders
10-12	Drag Left next to Right, still shaking shoulders
13	Step Left to Left side while shaking shoulders
14-16	Drag Right next to Left, still shaking shoulders

TAPS, 1/2 UNWIND, TAPS, 1/2 UNWIND

17-18	Tap Right toe forward, tap Right toe Right side
19&20	Cross Right behind Left, unwind, facing backward
21-22	Tap Left toe forward, tap Left toe Left side
23&24	Cross Left behind Right, unwind facing forward

STEPS, COASTER STEPS, STEPS, COASTER STEPS

25-26	Step Right to Right side, step Left next to Right
27&28	Step Right back, step Left next to Right, step Right forward
29-30	Step Left to Left side, step Right next to Left
31&32	Step Left back, step Right next to Left, step Left forward

Start Dance

LOCK STEPS FORWARD, 1/2 PIVOT TURN, 1/2 PIVOT TURN

1&2	Step Right forward, lock Left behind Right, step Right forward
3&4	Step Left across Right, lock Right behind Left, step Left forward
5-6	Step Right forward, 1/2 pivot turn Left
7-8	Step Right forward, 1/2 pivot turn Left

LOCK STEPS BACKWARD, SAILOR SHUFFLES

1&2	Step Right back, lock Left across Right, step Right back
3&4	Cross Left behind Right, lock Right back, step Left back
5&6	Step Right to Right side, step Left next to Right, step Right across Left
7&8	Step Left to Left side, step Right next to Left, step Left across Right

STEP, TURN, HIP BUMPS

1&2	Step Right forward, 360 turn Left, step Left forward
3&4	Step Right forward while bumping hips twice Right side
5&6	Step Left forward while bumping hips twice Left side
7&8	Step Right back while bumping hips twice Right side

HIP BUMPS, HOPS, JUMP, CROSS, UNWIND, BODY WAVE

1&2	Step Left back while bumping hips twice Left side
3&4	Hop both feet together back three times
5-6	Jump feet apart, jump both feet in center, Right across Left
7-8	1/2 turn Left, facing backward, body wave

KNEE POPS, 1/4 PIVOT TURN, 1/4 PIVOT TURN

1-2	Pop Right knee forward lifting Right heel and moving slightly forward
3-4	Pop Left knee forward lifting Left heel and moving slightly forward
5-6	Step Right forward, 1/4 pivot turn Left
7-8	Step Right forward, 1/4 pivot turn Left

CROSS SHUFFLE, 1/4 PIVOT TURN, SHUFFLE FORWARD, STEP, HOLD

1&2	Step Right across Left facing left, step Left behind Right, step Right across Left
3-4	Step Left to Left side, 1/4 pivot turn Right
5&6	Step Left forward, step Right next to Left, step Left forward
7-8	Step Right to Right side, hold

CROSS, STEP, CROSS, TOUCH, HOLD, TRIPLE STEP WITH WHOLE TURN, COASTER STEPS

1&2	Step Left behind Right, step Right to Right side, step Left forward
3-4	Touch Right to Right side, hold
5&6	Step Right behind Left, 360 turn Right, feet together
7&8	Step Right back, step Left next to Right, step Right forward

SIDE MAMBO STEPS, ROCK STEP, COASTER STEP

1&2	Step Left to Left side lifting Right, recover onto Right, step Left next to Right
3&4	Step Right to Right side lifting Left, recover onto Left, step Right next to Left
5&6	Step Left forward lifting Right, recover onto Right, step Left next to Right
7&8	Step Left back, step Right next to Left, step Left forward

START AGAIN AND ENJOY!

From:	n_bulsing@hotmail.com (Nathalie Bulsing)

Reformatted for display on web site
Dancing Deep In the Heart of Texas
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Step sheet presentation copyright 1997 by Don & Patti Brown. All rights reserved. Copyright for the dance remains with the original choreographer. This step sheet may be copied, however, please retain all copyright credits.