Hot Tamales
Choreographed by Neil Hale
Description: 64 count, 2 wall line dance
Music: Country Down To My Soul by Lee Roy Parnell
  Big Heart by Gibson Miller Band
  T-R-O-U-B-L-E by Travis Tritt


RIGHT K-B-C, RIGHT TOE, STRUT, LEFT TOE, STRUT
1&2 Right kick-ball-change
3-4 Touch right toe forward, step down on right
5-6 Touch left toe forward, step down on left

MONTEREY TURNS
7 Touch right toe to side
8 Pivot turn right and step together right
9-10 Touch left toe to side, step together left
11-14 Repeat counts 7-10

HEEL/TOE SWIVEL
15 With weight on ball of left and heel of right face right and "hitch" right thumb over right shoulder
16 Return to center and shift weight to right

VINE LEFT, STEP TOGETHER RIGHT
17-18 Side step left, step right behind left
19-20 Side step left, step together right

SLAP LEFT, SIDE LEFT, SLAP RIGHT FRONT, PIVOT LEFT AND SLAP RIGHT TO SIDE
21 Lift left boot behind right leg and slap with right hand
22 Side step left
23 Lift right boot across left leg and slap with left hand
24 Pivot turn left and swing right foot to side and slap with right hand

"HOT TAMALE" SHOULDER PUSHES/TURN LEFT
25 Side step right (feet apart and knees bent) push right shoulder forward as you begin a slow turn left
26-32 With feet apart and weight on balls of both feet, continue shoulder pushes to complete turn 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 which will bring you around to back wall.

BACK TOE STRUTS WITH SNAPS
33-34 Touch right toe back, step back right/snap fingers
35-36 Touch left toe back, step back on left/snap fingers
37-38 Touch right toe back, step back right/snap fingers
39-40 Touch left toe back, hold and snap fingers

VINE LEFT, HOP
41-42 Side step left, step right behind left
43 Face turn left and step left
44 Bring feet together and hop into turn left

SWIVEL WALK
45-46 Swivel heels right, swivel toes right
47-48 Swivel heels right, swivel toes center

STEP LEFT, TURN RIGHT, STEP LEFT, SCOOT LEFT, STOMP LEFT, CLAP-CLAP
49-50 Step forward left, turn right
51-51 Step forward left, hitch right and scoot forward left
53-54 Step forward right, stomp together left
55 Clap with right palm up and left down
56 Clap with left palm up and right down

2-COUNT KNEE ROLLS
57 Push left knee to center in front of right
58 Roll left knee to starting position
59 Push right knee to center in front of left
60 Roll right knee to starting position

KNEE POPS
61 Pop left knee to center in front of right
& Return left to starting position
62 Pop right knee to center in front of left
& Return right to starting position
63 Pop left knee to center in front of right
& Return left to starting position
64 Pop right knee to center in front of left

REPEAT