Jambalaya Joe

 

Description:††††††††††††††††† 4 Wall Line Dance,32 Counts, Upper Beginner/Low Intermediate Level

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† Dedicated to Joe MacManamon of Tamworth, NSW, Australia.

Choreographer:†††††††††††† Bill Bader††† Email: billbader@hotmail.comWebsite: www.billbader.com

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" by other singers 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 onL

&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...

 

This step description was written June 6, 2001 by the choreographer, Bill Bader.Photocopying for

classes and competitions is permitted. All of Billís dances and videos are at www.billbader.com