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Jambalaya Joe

Description: 4 Wall Line Dance, 32 Counts, Upper Beginner/Low Intermediate Level
Choreographer: Bill Bader
Music:
Cajun music is recommended for this Cajun-style dance.
Signature Song: „Jambalaya (On The Bayou)“ by Eddy Raven & Jo-El Sonnier (127 bpm)
on their 1996 cd, „Cookin‘ Cajun“ on K-Tel. (Source: www.cdnow.com)
Start the pattern after 16 counts (early). If you miss it, wait for the words.
or „Jambalaya“ by Jo-El Sonnier (124 bpm) on his 1998 cd, „Here To Stay“.
Caution: Many versions of the song „Jambalaya“ are too slow for this dance.
Slow/Teaching Song: „Down At The Twist & Shout“ by Mary-Chapin Carpenter ( 99 bpm)

2 COTTON-EYED JOES: HOOK, KICK, SHUFFLE BACK; REPEAT OPPOS.
1 1 Raise L knee to Hook L up across front of R leg just below the knee
2 2 Kick L forward (Option: Hoot! and raise arms up and forward)
3&4 3&4 Shuffle back: L-R-L
5 5 Raise R knee to Hook R up across front of L leg just below the knee
6 6 Kick R forward (Option: Hoot! and raise arms up and forward)
7&8 7&8 Shuffle back: R-L-R

LEFT CROSS-ROCK-ROCK, RIGHT CROSS-ROCK-ROCK, CHASSE TO RIGHT
9&10 1&2 Cross Step L over R, Rock back onto R, Rock forward onto L (Option: Cross-Shuffle)
11&12 3&4 Cross Step R over L, Rock back onto L, Rock forward onto R (Option: Cross-Shuffle)
13& 5& Cross Step L over R, Step ball of R slightly to right side
14& 6& Cross Step L over R, Step ball of R slightly to right side
15& 7& Cross Step L over R, Step ball of R slightly to right side
16 8 Cross Step L over R

RIGHT CROSS-ROCK-ROCK, LEFT CROSS-ROCK-ROCK, CHASSE TO LEFT
17&18 1&2 Cross Step R over L, Rock back onto L, Rock forward onto R (Option: Cross-Shuffle)
19&20 3&4 Cross Step L over R, Rock back onto R, Rock forward onto L (Option: Cross-Shuffle)
21& 5& Cross Step R over L, Step ball of L slightly to left side
22& 6& Cross Step R over L, Step ball of L slightly to left side
23& 7& Cross Step R over L, Step ball of L slightly to left side
24 8 Cross Step R over L

LEFT SHUFFLE FORWARD, PADDLE TURN 1/8 TWICE;
RIGHT SHUFFLE FORWARD, PADDLE TURN 1/4 TWICE
25&26 1&2 Shuffle forward on L-R-L
& & Touch R toe forward to right side
27 3 With a push off R toe, Pivot Turn 1/8 left (10:30) ending weighted on L
&28 &4 Repeat &27 turning another 1/8 left ( 9:00)
29&30 5&6 Shuffle forward on R-L-R
& & Touch L toe forward or forward to left side
31 7 With a push off L toe, Pivot Turn 1/4 right (12:00) ending weighted on R
&32 &8 Repeat &31 turning another 1/4 right ( 3:00)

End of pattern. Begin again…

Stepsheet 'Jambalaya Joe' as PDF: Jambalaya Joe.pdf

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