Rio Trio

Formation: Lines of three people facing lines of three people in a wagon spoke formation around the hall
Music: “Paloma Blanca” on Hi-Hat 457

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Prompts:
Intro or
57-64   – – – -; – – Ends Star Left;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Star Right;
  9-16   – – – -; Centers Turn Right and Right Opposite Left;
17-24   – – – -; Centers Right and Left Opposite Left;
25-32   – – – -; Centers Right and Left Corner Left;

33-40   – – – -; Centers Right and Right Corner Left;
41-48   – – – -; – – Circle six half way;
49-56   – – – -; – All U-Turn Back;
57-64   – – Bow; – – Ends Star Left;

Description:
    1-8   The ends of each threesome step to the center and form a four person Left Hand Star
  9-16   Same four Star Right. Finish in the original facing lines.
17-24   The Center people in each threesome take right hands and step by to the person in the opposite line diagonally to the right. Left Arm Turn once around.
25-32   Center people Right Arm Turn in the center to the person in the opposite line diagonally to the left. Left Arm Turn once around.

33-40   Center people Right Arm Turn in the Center to the person on the left end of their original line. Left Arm Turn once around.
41-48   Center people Right Arm Turn in the Center to the person on the right end of their original line. Left Arm Turn once around and quickly step back into the center of their original line.
49-56   Circle six half around.
57-64   All U Turn Back and proceed to the next line of three and Bow.

Note: Have the center people identify each of the people in the Arm Turn sequence by pointing to each of them. Notice that the center person does a Left Arm Turn with each of the corner people starting with the opposite left and proceeding counterclockwise. Between each of these Left Arm Turns they Right Arm Turn the opposite center person.

Choreography by: Ken Kernen
Source: Printed in Dancing For Busy People, page 223
Usage: This is a fun dance, but it requires practice and should be walked-through completely.

Rio Change

This version was created by Dottie Welch, October 2004, to change the center dancer after each 64 beats:

Prompts:
Intro or
57-64   – – – -, – – Ends Star Left;
    1-8   – – – – , – – Star Right;
  9-16   – – – -; Centers Turn Right and Right Opposite Left;
17-24   – – – -; Centres Right and Left Opposite Left;
25-32   – – – -; Centers Right and Left Corner Left;

33-40   – – – -; Centers Right and Right Corner Left;
41-48   – – – -; Center Follow Corner Circle Left Halfway;
49-56   – – – -; – All U-Turn Back;
57-64   – – Bow; – – Ends Star Left;

Description:
41-48   End the “Centers turn Right Corner Left” with Center following End into Circle Left. This changes the 1, 2, 3 line to 2, 3, 1.

Triplet Version of Rio Trio

Prompts:
Intro or
57-64   – – – -; – – Ends Star Left;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Star Right;
  9-16   – – – -; Centers Turn Right and Right Opposite Left;
17-24   – – – -; Centres Right and Left Opposite Left;
25-32   – – – -; Centers Right and Left Corner Left;

33-40   – – – -; Centers Right and Right Corner Left;
41-48   – – – -; – – Forward and Back;
49-56   – – – -; Top two Sashay to bottom;
57-64   – – – -; – – Ends Star Left;

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