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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
See Leader Technique in Traveling Bota Fogos Forward.
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

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.