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Contra Bota Fogos

Samba Contra Bota Fogos

The Samba Contra Bota Fogos is a Gold Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, and movement, technique; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

This figures starts in R Contra Position. Use Bounce Action.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
1
RF fwd towards Lady's R side in R Contra Position No turn BF Slight pressure with R hand to lead Lady fwd
2
a
LF back and slightly to side without weight. Toe turned out. 1/4 to R over steps 2, 3 I/E of T (Pressure) Slightly extend hold over steps 2 and 3.
3
2
Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF in L Contra Position, having moved it slightly back No turn BF
4 1 LF fwd towards Lady's L side in L Contra Position
Slight pressure with R hand to lead Lady fwd, returning arms to normal position
5 a RF back and slightly to side without weight. Toe turned out   1/4 to L over steps 5, 6 Slightly extend hold over steps 5 and 6
6 2 Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF in R Contra Position, having moved it slightly back.  
 Figure may be repeated.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
1
RF fwd towards Man's R side in R Contra Position No turn BF
2
a
LF back and slightly to side without weight. Toe turned out 1/4 to R over steps 2 and 3 I/E of T (Pressure)
3
2
Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF in L Contra Position, having moved it slightly back
BF
4 1 LF fwd towards Man's L side in L Contra Position No turn BF
5 a RF back and slightly to side without weight. Toe turned out. 1/4 to L over steps 5 and 6  I/E of T (Pressure)
6 2 Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF in R Contra Position, having moved it slightly back   BF  

Notes:
  • Contra Bota Fogos may be danced with hand changes as: (when danced as this, the figure is usually repeated, regain normal hold on last step.)
    • Start with R to R hand hold (achieved at end of previous figure)
    • Change to L to L hand hold on step 3
    • Change to R to R hand hold on step 6.