P.O. Box 2012

Walla Walla, WA 99362

http://www.steppincountry.com

Chi Balla Mixer
Choreographed by Ira Weisburd
Description:  32 count, 4 wall, low intermediate mixer dance
Music:  Chi Balla by Orchestra Mario Riccardi
Position:Couples stand face to face and join hands in front. Man on inner circle facing out. Lady on outer circle facing in.work described for man. Lady uses opposite footwork
Start dancing on lyrics
TOUCH SIDE, TOUCH TOGETHER, CHASSÉ SIDE, CROSS/ROCK, RECOVER, CHASSÉ SIDE
1-2      Touch left side, touch left together
3&4    Chassé side left-right-left
Release man's left hand and lady's right hand
5-6      Cross/rock right over, recover to left
Man takes lady's right hand with his left hand again
7&8     Chassé side right-left-right
Release man's right hand and lady's left hand
CROSS ROCK, RECOVER, CHASSÉ STEP TURNING ¼ TO LOD, ROCK FORWARD, RECOVER, COASTER STEP
1-2       Cross/rock left over, recover to right
Man takes lady's left hand with his right hand again
3&4     Chassé side left-right-left turning ¼ left
Release man's left hand and lady's right hand
5-6       Rock right forward, recover to left
7&8     Right coaster step
SWAY APART, SWAY TOGETHER, CHANGE PLACES WITH CROSSING CHASSÉ, SWAY APART, SWAY TOGETHER, CHANGE PLACES WITH CROSSING CHASSÉ
1-2       Rock left side (sway left), recover to right (sway right)
Release hands
3&4     Crossing chassé left-right-left (crossing behind lady)
Man takes lady's right hand with his left hand
5-6      Rock right side (sway right), recover to left (sway left)
Release hands
7&8     Crossing chassé right-left-right (crossing behind lady)
Man takes lady's left hand with his right hand
SWAY APART, SWAY TOGETHER, CROSS/ROCK BEHIND PARTNER (TOUCH PALMS), LADY ROLLS RLOD TO NEW PARTNER
1-2      Rock left side (sway left), recover to right (sway right)
3-4      MAN: Turn ¼ right and step left forward, step right together
            LADY: Turn ¼ left and step right forward, step left side
Man briefly takes lady right hand with his left hand at eye level, palm to palm. He then releases hands as she rolls to her next partner
5-6      MAN: Step left side, step right together
           LADY: Turn ½ right and step right side, turn ½ right and step left side
7-8     MAN: Step left side, step right together
           LADY: Step right together, step left together
Now facing new partner. Join both hands
REPEAT