Waka Waka by Shakira

Waka Waka by Shakira

Introduction:

Mascara: with both hands open cover your face (1) and open (2)

and repeat (3 and 4)

 

Arms up in the air: right arm up in the air -left arm down- (5)

and then left arm up in the air -right arm down- (6)

and repeat (7 and 8 )

 

Repeat Mascara and Arms up in the air for the next 8 counts.

 

“Hincha” (soccer fan): right hand up in the air and jump (1, 2, 3 and 4)

“Palmas”: clap your hands on top of your head 4 times (5, 6, 7 and 8 )

Repeat “hincha” and “palmas”

 

Songs starts:

 

Triángulos: jazz triangles, 4 times starting with the right food.

Abierto: open right foot back and close, open left foot back and close, 4 times.

Talones: left heel hits the floor (1), right heel hits the floor (2),

left heel hits the floor twice (3, 4).

Talones: right heel hits the floor (1), left heel hits the floor (2),

right heel hits the floor twice (3, 4)

 

Repeat talones for the next 8 counts.

 

grapevine to the right with arms forming a circle.

grapevine to the left with arms forming a circle.

grapevine to the right with arms forming a circle.

grapevine to the left with arms forming a circle.

 

Chorus:

Hands together in front of the chest

Step forward with left foot, move hands as you step

Step forward with right foot, move hands as you step

Step back with left foot, move hands as you step

Step back with right foot, move hands as you step

Circle circle with hands still together

Arriba arriba with hands out

 

Right foot adelante atras, 3 veces

La cuarta vez, giro, giro

 

Left foot adelante atras, 3 veces

La cuarta vez, giro, giro

 

Triángulos: jazz triangles, 4 times starting with the right food.

Abierto: open right foot back and close, open left foot back and close, 4 times.

Talones: left heel hits the floor (1), right heel hits the floor (2),

left heel hits the floor twice (3, 4).

Talones: right heel hits the floor (1), left heel hits the floor (2),

right heel hits the floor twice (3, 4)

Grapevine

 

Chorus: as above

 

Two options

Giro de la derecha hacia la izquierda– paso de samba – con el tacón – version rápida

o

Giro de la derecha hacia la izquierda – paso de merengue – version más lenta

 

Después

Giro de la izquierda hacia la derecha – paso de samba

o

Giro de la izquierda hacia la derecha – paso de merengue

 

Baile libre

 

Waka waka

 

 

Talones: left heel hits the floor (1), right heel hits the floor (2),

left heel hits the floor twice (3, 4).

Talones: right heel hits the floor (1), left heel hits the floor (2),

right heel hits the floor twice (3, 4)

Abierto

 

ENDING

 

Brazos arriba “shake what your mama gave you”

Namaste  (5x)

 

 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

susan November 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

Hey – I really enjoyed the dance session at the minneapolis conference.

Could you please write out the dance steps for us. ..and post them here? I want to teach this to my students but I can’t remember everything.

thanks – sue alice

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Anne December 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Hi,
I also enjoyed the dance session at the MN teachers’ conference. I used to teach in Iowa so am familiar with you all and have your original DVD. My students in WI love Waka Waka and I, too, would appreciate your putting the steps on your website. Hopefully, it will also be on your new DVD.
Thanks a lot.
Anne White

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sue alice September 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Paulino – thank you for posting the steps. I am terrible at dancing but determined to try to teach this to my 8th grade students. It also helped me to see your video on youtube ( tip to others: Search for paulino+waka waka) . My middle school kids are very excited about dancing. Gracias – Sue Alice

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