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AIKO SHAKO
Count: 64. Wall: 2. Level: Easy Intermediate
Choreographer: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld., Australia (April 2012)
Music: Aiko Aiko by Kurt Darren (108 bpm)


INTRO: 16 count, (looks hard on paper but it’s easy to learn.) A fun dance

CROSS, ROCK LEFT, RECOVER, CROSS, ROCK RIGHT, RECOVER, CROSS & PADDLE X3 (1/2 TURN/OPTIONAL SHIMMY)
1&2      Cross R over L, Rock L to left, Recover onto R
3&4      Cross L over R, Rock R to right, Recover onto L
5           Cross R over L
The next 3 counts are paddle steps taking you in a ½ turn right - optional shimmy while you turn
&6        Step L to left and push/turn right taking weight on R
&7&8   Do this two more times to complete ½ turn

CROSS, ROCK RIGHT, RECOVER, CROSS, ROCK LEFT, RECOVER, CROSS & PADDLE X3 (1/2 TURN/OPTIONAL SHIMMY)
1&2      Cross L over R, Rock R to right, Recover onto L
3&4      Cross R over L, Rock L to left, Recover onto R
5           Cross L over R
The next 3 counts are paddle steps taking you in a ½ turn left - optional shimmy while you turn
&6        Step R to right, Push/Turn left taking taking weight on L
&7&8   Do this two more times to complete ½ turn

MAMBO FORWARD, COASTER BACK, SHUFFLE, WALK, WALK
1&2      Rock R forward, Recover onto L, Step R back
3&4      Step L back, Step R beside L, Step L forward
5&6      Step R forward, Step L beside R, Step R forward
7,8        Step L forward, Step R forward

COASTER, SHUFFLE 1/2, SHUFFLE 1/2, 1/4 RIGHT, STEP
1&2      Step L forward, Step R beside L, Step L back
3&4      Turn ½ right step R forward, Step L beside R, Step R forward
5&6      Turn ½ right step L back, Step R beside L, Step L back
7,8        Turn ¼ right step R to right, Step L forward

SCUFF, &, BACK, COASTER BACK, SCUFF, &, BACK, COASTER BACK
1&2      Scuff R forward, Little hop on L , Step R back
3&4      Step L back, Step R beside L, Step L forward
5&6      Scuff R forward, Little hop on L, Step R back
7&8      Step L back, Step R beside L, Step L forward

HIPS FORWARD-BACK-FORWARD, HIPS FORWARD-BACK-FORWARD, STEP R-L-R-L IN PLACE WITH ATTITUDE
1&2      Step R forward bumping hips forward, back, forward
3&4      Step L forward bumping hips forward, back, forward
5-8        Step R,L,R,L on the spot with attitude (Prissy steps and use your hips)

SCUFF, &, BACK, COASTER BACK, SCUFF, &, BACK, COASTER BACK
1&2      Scuff R forward, Little hop on L, Step R back
3&4      Step L back, Step R beside L, Step L forward
5&6      Scuff R forward, Little hop on L, Step R back
7&8      Step L back, Step R beside L, Step L forward

MAMBO FORWARD, 1/4 LEFT, TOGETHER, FORWARD, STEP, PIVOT 1/4, STEP, ROCK FORWARD, RECOVER, 1/4 LEFT
1&2      Rock R forward, Recover onto L, Step R back
3&4      Turn ¼ left step L to left, Step R beside L, Step L forward
5&6      Step R forward, Pivot ¼ left, Step R forward
7&8      Rock L forward, Recover onto R, Turn ¼ left step L to left

64         REPEAT

TAG: End of Wall 1
Do the first 4 counts of the dance then add a mambo forward and a mambo back

1&2      Cross R over L, Rock L to left, Recover onto R
3&4      Cross L over R, Rock R to right, Recover onto L
5&6      Rock R forward, Recover onto L, Step R back
7&8      Rock L back, Recover onto R, Step L forward

Have some fun with this one. Make sure you put a bit of attitude into the prissy steps on the spot, not to mention the shimmies with the paddle turns. Yeehaaa