Cielito Lindo Mixer
Formation:A single circle of couples facing the center of the hall, hands joined with adjacent dancers.
Music: “Cielito Lindo” on E-Z 724
Download RTF file: Cielito Lindo
57-64 – – – -; Everybody Forward and Back;
1-8 – – – -; With your partner DoSaDo;
9-16 – – – -; All join hands and Circle Left;
17-24 – – – -; – – Corner Swing;
25-32 – – – -; Face center, go Forward and Back;
1-8 All dancers join adjacent hands and go forward three steps and touch then back up three steps and touch.
9-16 Dancers turn to face their partner (for normal couples gents turn right and ladies turn left) and all partner pairs do a Dosado (pass right shoulder, slide back-to-back, then back up passing left shoulders to face again).
17-24 Dancers turn to face the center of the circle. All join hands and Circle to the Left for eight steps.
25-32 Dancers turn to face the dancer on their other side (not their current partner) and those pairs Swing. At the end the swing dancers open out with the lady on the right side of the gent and then both dancers face the center of the circle.
Choreography by: Jerry Helt, Cincinnati, Ohio
Source: Printed in Dancing For Busy People, page 250 and in CDP Handbook
Usage: This simple mixer is a good way to give dancers an opportunity to practice swinging. It can be used with many tunes.
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