the cactus club
Choreographer: Frank Trace
Music: Mamma Maria by Ricchi E Poveri (136 bpm) (Italian) or "Mamma Maria" by The Countdown (136 bpm) (Italian)
Start dance 16 counts in on vocal.
Note: There are many recordings of this song, all will work.
High Lonesome Sound” by Vince Gill (96 bpm) (Country)
Poker Face by Lady Gaga (120 bpm) (Pop)- start dance 32 counts in on heavy beat.
32 count intro start on vocal
WALK FORWARD DIAGONALLY RIGHT, KICK, WALK BACK DIAGONALLY LEFT, TOUCH
1-4 Walk forward right diagonal stepping R, L, R, kick L forward (1:30)
5-8 Walk back left diagonal stepping L, R, L, touch R next to L as you square up with front wall (12:00)
WALK FORWARD DIAGONALLY LEFT, KICK, WALK BACK DIAGONALLY RIGHT, TOUCH
9-12 Walk forward left diagonal stepping R, L, R, kick L forward (10:30)
13-16 Walk back right diagonal stepping L, R, L, touch R next to L as you square up with front wall (12:00)
TWO CHARLESTON STEPS
17-20 Step R forward, kick L forward, step L back, touch R back
21-24 Step R forward, kick L forward, step L back, touch R back
VINE RIGHT, TOUCH, VINE LEFT 1/4 TURN LEFT, TOUCH
25-28 Step R to right side, step L behind R, step R to right side, touch L next to R
29-32 Step L to left side, step R behind L, turning 1/4 left step on L, touch R next to L (9:00)