Description: 4 Wall Line Dance, 32 Counts, Intermediate Level
Choreographer: Bill Bader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.billbader.com
Signature Song: “Abriendo Puertas” by Gloriana (116 bpm) on Mucho Mambo compilation CD.
Slow/Teaching song: “Whispering Wind” by Mandy Barnett (106 bpm)
Choreographer’s Note: Latin styling with fluid arm motion is essential to the “feel” of this dance.
Open Up encourages you to loosen up about fixing your toes and body straight toward one wall or another.
Please note that the 34 count intro is the same phrasing as the instrumental wall with the tag.
Intro: 34 counts. Count-in can be cued as “5-6-7-8-9-10”.
STEP IN FRONT, KNEE ACROSS, TOUCH BACK, KNEE ACROSS, ROCK FWD, BACK, BACK-LOCK-BACK
1 Step R in front of L
2 Raise L knee across R keeping L foot behind R calf. R knee bends slightly and R foot swivels.
3 Touch L toe back
4 Raise L knee across R keeping L foot behind R calf. R knee bends slightly and R foot swivels.
5 Rock Step L forward
6 Rock Step R back
7&8 Cross Step L back behind R, Lock Step R back across L, Step L back
TOUCH BACK, SWIVEL & TURN, COASTER STEP, FORWARD-LOCK-FORWARD, TURN 1/2 LEFT
1 Touch R toe slightly back
2&3 Swivel both heels left-right-left turning 1/4 right ending weighted on L ( 3:00)
4&5 Step R back, Step L beside R, Step R forward
6&7 Step L forward, Lock Step R forward crossed behind at left of L heel, Step L forward
8 Turn 1/2 left on ball of L raising R foot behind L ankle ( 9:00)
BACK, TOUCH(Open Up), FORWARD, TOUCH (Close), BACK, TOUCH (Open Up), FWD-LOCK-FWD
1 Step R back
2 Touch L toe just ahead of R with L knee bent while spreading arms as follows:
“Open Up” - extend arms to sides at chest level, elbows bent slightly (as if opening a coat)
3 Step L slightly forward
4 Touch R toe near L heel and cross forearms in front of chest
5 Step R back
6 Touch L toe just ahead of R with L knee bent while spreading arms as above
7&8 Step L forward, Lock Step R forward crossed behind L at left of L heel, Step L forward
TOUCH, CROSS SHUFFLE, BACK, SIDE 1/4 TURN, FORWARD 1/4 TURN, POSE, HOLD
1 Touch R toe to right side
2&3 Cross Shuffle: Cross Step R over L, Step L slightly to left side, Cross Step R over L
4 Step L back
5 Step R to right side turning 1/4 right (12:00)
6 Step L forward turning 1/4 right ( 3:00)
7 “Pose”: Touch R toe crossed behind L and point both hands to left at waist level
End of main pattern. Begin again...
TAG: This is the simplest tag ever (maybe). The phrasing of “Abriendo Puertas” calls for a 2 count tag at the end of
Wall 9, which starts on the front wall. It is not necessary to count walls as this is an INSTRUMENTAL section which
stands out strongly from the rest of the song. It is important to realize that this instrumental section has the same
34-count phrasing as found in the intro, so add 2 counts to the end of the pattern:
9-10 Hold the pose for 2 extra counts
Helpful Hint: A few more walls after the tag when you start on the front wall again, notice that this is another
instrumental section. It is your clue that the end of the dance is coming up at the end of this instrumental pattern.
© Bill Bader 2001. This step description was written by the choreographer. Photocopying is permitted for
classes and competitions. All of Bill’s dances and videos are found at www.billbader.com