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Traveling Bota Fogos Back

Samba Traveling Bota Fogos Back

The Samba Traveling Bota Fogos Back is Bronze 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.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
1
RF back
No turn
BF

2
a
LF to side w/o weight
1/4 to L over 2 & 3
I/E of T (pressure)

3
2
Take minimal weight to LF and replace to RF

BF

4
1
LF back in CBMP
No turn
BF

5
a
RF to side w/o weight
1/4 to R over 5 and 6
I/E of T(Pressure)

6
2
Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF

BF

7
1
RF back in CBMP
1/8 to L
BF

8
a
LF to side w/o weight
3/8 to L over 8 & 9
I/E of T (pressure)
9
2
Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF

BF

10
1
LF back in CBMP
1/8 to L
BF

11
a
RF back w/o weight. Toe turned out
No turn
I/E of T (pressure) R hand start to turn Lady to PP
12
2
Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF in PP
Slight body turn to L
BF
Turn Lady to PP

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
1
LF fwd
No turn
BF

2
a
RF to side w/o weight
1/4 to L over 2 & 3
I/E of T (pressure)
Nail the RF, no swivel
3
2
Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF

BF
Keep RF position, no swivel on RF.

R hip up high, elongated, squeeze right side. LF flat on floor.

Then, draw RF underneath body next to LF. Track leg. When it's almost together, lift the left heel.

Use IE of feet, keep constant pressure on the floor. 
4
1
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
No turn
BF
Contract and bounce first before moving RF.
Put RF down, RF flat, 
5
a
LF to side w/o weight
1/4 to R over 5 & 6
I/E of T(Pressure)
Apply pressure to IE of LF when stepping LF to side. Then, keep LF position, no swivel
6
2
Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF

BF

7
1
LF fwd in CBMP, OP on L side
1/8 to L
BF

8
a
RF to side w/o weight
3/8 to L over 8 & 9
I/E of T (pressure)
9
2
Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF

BF

10
1
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
1/8 to L
BF

11
a
LF to side w/o weight
1/2 to R over 11 & 12, body turns slightly less
I/E of T (pressure)
12
2
Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF in PP

BF

  • Start in Closed Position. Use bounce action.