Believe in Happy! Annotated Choreo
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Track Time8' countsMusic CueSection NameGroup MoveIndividual MoveTutorial? Vocal Cue?
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HAPPY MAMBO
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:00-:06n/aApplausePlacementPlaces! Large V formation: Tier 1 in front, Tier 4 in backWiggles, giggles
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:07-:284 x 8'sIntroIntroTier 1 for all 4 8's/ Tier 2 for all but 1st 8/ Tier 8 for last 2 8's/ Tier 4, final 8Flapper Hand/ Hoop Twiddle, static 4, pivot 4
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:29-:504 x 8'sVerse(?)Rainbow Punch into 2 LinesRainbow and Punches: All Tiers for all 4 8's (some travel, some static) Move hoop in rainbow arc **TOWARD CENTER/ Punch back out in four points away from center yes
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Move to 2 Lines: Tier 1: first 8/ Tier 2: 2nd 8/ Tier 3 AND 4:thrid 8 /ALL: 4th 8Tier 1 shapes 2 lines then remains in place repeating rainbow punches/ Tier 2-4 remains in place performing rainbow punches until their turn to travel and join 2 lines
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:51-1:124 x 8'sChorusCore Hooping ChorusMove to 4 lines: turning is ok, "fake hooping" to get to place is okFree Core Hooping! into 2 lines: Row 1: stay in line, Row 2: (2 directly behind them) move up and outward forming 1st and 4th column. Row 3: stay; Row 4 move up and outward etc.
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*Lift off and transfer to 'front frame' on 5,6,7,8 of the 4th count of 8yes
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1:13-1:354 x 8'sHornsCharlestonRemain in 4 Lines: Lines move forward and back, then right and left2 8's Front and Back: step forward on RIGHT foot, tap left ft forward, reverse step left foot back, tap rt foot back
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Hoop: one full circle to the right, keep going stop it at 1 o'clock, reverse: full circle left, keep going stop at 7 o'clock
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2 8's Side to Side: step right on RIGHT foot, step left foot back, step right, tap back/ REVERSE LEFT, REV Right, then punches in any direction on 5 and 7
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1:36-1:401 x 8VerseBox Turn Set UpRemain in 4 Lines: Turn back to back with neighborHoops in front frame either UP or DOWN (pair negotiates on the spot who goes up, who goes down) NEW: Bubble Isolations!before you turn back to back agree who starts up and who starts down
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1:41-1:573 x 8'ssame verseBox TurnsTurns within 4 lines: see individ moveRight heel kicks forward turning you 90 deg left/ Left heel kicks back turning 90 deg. left. Right heel kicks forward turning 90 deg L/ Left heel kicks back turning 90 deg. L//// REVERSE: Left heel kicks forward turning 90 deg R/ Right heel kicks backward turning 90 deg. R// etc. Yes"REVERSE" 2x
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Reorganize 4 lines and place hoops on body on 7,8 of last 8
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1:58-2:184 x 8'sChorusCore Hooping ChorusBack to 4 lines: turning is ok, ensure the lift off to front frame includes reorganizing 4 linesFree Core Hooping!
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*Lift off and transfer to 'front frame' on 5,6,7,8 of the 4th count of 8yes
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2:19-2:292 x 8'sShort HornsAbbreviated CharlestonRemain in 4 Lines: Lines move forward and back, then right and left1 x 8 Front and Back: step forward on RIGHT foot, tap left ft forward, reverse step left foot back, tap rt foot back
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Hoop: one full circle to the right, keep going stop it at 1 o'clock, reverse: full circle left, keep going stop at 7 o'clock
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1 x 8 Side to Side: step right on RIGHT foot, step left foot back, step right, tap back/ REVERSE LEFT
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2:30-2:324 counts!
Bridge: "Can't nothin' bring me down"
In's and Outs Prep4 LinesBring hoops up overhead perpendicular to ground, reaching for the sky (balls of the feet, looking/reaching up up UP!)
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2:33-2:484 counts + 3 x 8'sBridge: "Can't nothin' bring me down"In's and Outs move from 4 lines into a center clump as tight as possible, starburst back out as big as possible, come back in, move back out, come back in and 2 punches in any direction. Think circular rather than lines nowONLY 4 counts to travel as tightly toward center as possible, hoops move in toward center and down to the ground/ ONLY 4 counts to starburst back out as big as possible, hoops move up toward sky and away from center. Repeat one more full in / out and on last in, STAY and punch in any direction on 5, 7. SLOW hoop movement; quick feet!
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2:49-3:002 x 8'stransitiontransition back to 4 linesMove out of center clump back into four lines"pony steps" or little sassy steps in time with the beat, off body free style untill 7,8 of 2nd count of 8: place hoop on body for core hooping
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3:01-3:214 x 8'sChorusCore Hooping ChorusRemain in 4 lines: turning is ok, ensure the lift off to front frame includes reorganizing 4 linesFree Core Hooping! / on 5,6,7,8 of 4th 8 lift off and prep for Charleston
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3:22-3:434 x 8'sHornsCharlestonRemain in 4 Lines: Lines move forward and back, then right and left2 8's Front and Back: step forward on RIGHT foot, tap left ft forward, reverse step left foot back, tap rt foot back
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Hoop: one full circle to the right, keep going stop it at 1 o'clock, reverse: full circle left, keep going stop at 7 o'clock
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2 8's Side to Side: step right on RIGHT foot, step left foot back, step right, tap back/ REVERSE LEFT, REV Right, then punches in any direction on 5 and 7
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DON'T STOP DANCIN'WAIT A BEAT after 2nd punch!
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3:44-3:521 count of 8!!"Red Wine"Track ChangeMOVE! Travel from 4 lines to ONE GIANT CIRCLE right at audience line facing out (facing audience) GET THERE!! This is fast!! Hoop is in a "schmear" pattern as you skip, run, gallop etc. to place
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3:53-4:234 x 8'sGaga VerseGaga Choreoin giant circle facing OUT, perform choreo with as much eye contact as possible! 1,2,3: Cradle breaks or open arm sweep across and open body / 4: jump thru/ 5: transfer to opposite hand/ 6: place on body/ 7,8: break at waist or shoulders /// 1,2,3,4: Vortex up, down off/ 5,6: overhead / 7,8: stir the pot//// 1,2,3,4: Vertical hinges grabbing 6 o'clock pulling up to 12, alternating hands / 5,6,7,8: 1 or 2 hand vert. isolation/// Repeat in the reverse for 8yes
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**optional: on 5,6, 7,8 of last 8: barrel roll and j toss
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4:24-4:392 x 8'sGaga ChorusGaga Core Hoopingstill in giant circle facing OUT, as much eye contact as possiblelots of break/reversals on the 2nd set of 8; bring hoop to 'spaceship' postition for concentric circles
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4:40-5:094 x 8'sJourney 1Concentric Circles2 Leaders on opposite sides of big circle break out to form two concentric circles, moving in opposite directions. Hoopers follow the leader in 'conga' like line. Circles keep circling until 4:55 (3rd count of 8) when both circles reverse directions holding hoops around body at waist level, hands at 3 o'clock and 9, dancing inside 'spaceship'/ Raise hoops overhead and turn on: 7,8 of 1st 8 (lonely world)/ 7,8 on 3rd 8 (south detroit) "REVERSE" at 4:55 or 3rd count of 8
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4:55 reverse directions
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5:10-5:404 x 8's Gaga Verse 2Gaga Choreoin 2 concentric circles facing audience, perform choreo with as much eye contact as possible! 1,2,3: Cradle breaks or open arm sweep across and open body / 4: jump thru/ 5: transfer to opposite hand/ 6: place on body/ 7,8: break at waist or shoulders /// 1,2,3,4: Vortex up, down off/ 5,6: overhead / 7,8: stir the pot//// 1,2,3,4: Vertical hinges grabbing 6 o'clock pulling up to 12, alternating hands / 5,6,7,8: 1 or 2 hand vert. isolation/// Repeat in the reverse for 8
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**ALL: on 7,8 of last 8: raise hoop overhead parallel to the ground with hands at 3 and 9
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5:41-6:114 x 8's Journey 2Flocking 1Same 2 leaders + 2 additional leaders (Bex, Jessie, Allisun, Ter'i) break out of circle into 4 "flocking" groups: North, South, East and West. All hoopers follow closest leader in twisty turvey path around dance fieldholding hoops around body at waist level, hands at 3 o'clock and 9, dancing inside 'spaceship'/ Raise hoops overhead and turn on: 7,8 of 1st 8 (walkin' down the boulevard)/ 7,8 on 3rd 8 (find emotion) and 5,6,7,8 of the 4th 8 (in the niiiiiight...)
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6:12-6:424 x 8'sJourney BridgeAudience WranglingHoopers rope in audience and bring them into four groups in North, South, East and West corners of dance field. Putting them in 'jail' hoopers dance around them in an outer circle. Turn into audience and find a willing participant. Tell them 'it's time to dance!" and lead them into one of four circles. Audience dances in the middle of each circle while hoopers dance outside them. Tell them, "When you hear Journey, COME WITH ME!!" Hoops are in all variations of spaceship position, off body barrel rolls, schmears etc.
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6:43-6:582 x 8'sJourney ChorusAudience FlockingHoopers lead audience members into two final rotating concentric circles: Bex's flocking group in center circle and remaining 3 flocking groups make up outer circleholding hoops around body at waist level, hands at 3 o'clock and 9, dancing inside 'spaceship'/ Raise hoops overhead and turn on: 5,6,7,8 of 2nd 8)
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6:59-7:324x 8'sDon't Stop Believin'Chorus dance / with audienceHoopers still prancing with audience in concentric circles. Keep this moving, as audience will be moving with us! Move hoops up and down (alternating, holding for 2 counts ea) from spaceship position and then schmear/ turn for 4 counts. Repeat 4 sets of 8
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ENDLast echo of "dance" Finale!remain in concentric circles, facing inTurn to face inward and coin flip hoop up in the air (horizontal toss from holding at 4 and 7 on hoop). You can either catch or allow hoop to drop. Grab hand of neighbor for bow. Hold hands overhead for count of 5, bow for 5, come back up for 5. Release
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