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HOT TAMALES
Count: 64. Wall: 2. Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Choreographer: Neil Hale, Music: Country Down To My Soul by Lee Roy Parnell


KICK, BALL, CHANGE, TOE STRUT, TOE STRUT
1&2     Kick R forward, Step R beside L, Step L beside R
3-6      Touch R toe forward, Drop R heel, Touch L toe forward, Drop L heel

MONTEREY 1/2, MONTERAY 1/2, HEEL/TOE SWIVEL
7-10    Touch R toe to right, Turn ½ right step R together, Touch L toe to left, Step L beside R
11-14  Touch R toe to right, Turn ½ right step R together, Touch L toe to left, Step L beside R
15       Swivel L heel to left and swivel R toe to right, "Hitch" right thumb over right shoulder
16       Swivel L heel and R toe to center (weight to R)

VINE LEFT TOGETHER
17-20  Step L to left, Step R behind L, Step L to left, Step R beside L

FLICK/SLAP, SIDE, HITCH/SLAP, PIVOT 1/4 LEFT- HITCH/SLAP
21       Flick L back, Slap L foot with right hand
22       Step L to left
23       Hitch R knee, Slap R foot with left hand
24       Turn ¼ left, Keep knee hitched and slap R foot with right hand

"HOT TAMALE" SHOULDER PUSHES/TURN ΒΌ LEFT
25       Step R to right
With feet apart and knees bent, push right shoulder forward as you begin a slow turn ¼ left
26-32  Turn ¼ left (weight to L)
With feet apart and weight on balls of both feet, continue shoulder pushes to complete turn ¼ left ending with weight on left
Now these 8 counts are where the Hot Tamale shoulder pushes (shimmies) are done. It is a very gradual movement on balls of feet to make one more ¼ which will bring you around to back wall

BACK TOE STRUTS WITH SNAPS
33-36  Touch R toe back, Drop R heel (snap fingers), Touch L toe back, Drop L heel (snap fingers)
37-40  Touch R toe back, Drop R heel (snap fingers), Touch L toe back (snap fingers)

VINE LEFT 1/4, HOP 1/4
41,42  Step L to left, Step R behind L
43,44  Turn ¼ left step L forward, Turn ¼ left and hop both feet to right

SWIVEL WALK RIGHT
45-48  Swivel heels right, Swivel toes right, Swivel heels right, Swivel toes center

STEP, PIVOT 1/2, STEP, SCOOT LEFT, STOMP LEFT, CLAP-CLAP
49,50  Step L forward, Turn ½ right (weight to R)
51,52  Step L forward, Hitch R knee and hop L forward
53,54  Step R forward, Stomp L beside R
55,56  Clap with right palm up and left down, Clap with left palm up and right down

KNEE ROLLS AND KNEE POPS
Do these as smooth rolls of the knees
57,58  Swivel L knee to right, Swivel L knee to center
59,60  Swivel R knee to left, Swivel R knee to center
Do these as sharp pops of the knees
61&     Swivel L knee to right, Swivel L knee to center
62&     Swivel R knee to left, Swivel R knee to center
63&     Swivel L knee to right, Swivel L knee to center
64        Swivel R knee to left

REPEAT