Istanbul (They Might Be Giants)

This is a great song for beginners to do as it incorporates all the introductory moves and is to music with repetitive parts, so easy to remember what to do.

Introduction: basic hip flicks once beat starts (violin)

When tune and singing starts
4 x Basic Egyptian leading with right foot travelling to the left
change
4 x Basic Egyptian leading with left foot travelling to the right

“Even old New York…”
4 x Rib Figure 8
6 x Rib Slides
Shoulder shimmy into…
4 x Basic Egyptian leading with right foot travelling to the left
change (on the word “works” is the tap step of the change)
2 x Basic Egyptian leading with left foot travelling to the right

“Ahhh Ohhhh…”
4 x alternate Snake Arms
Shoulder Shimmy (Istanbul..)
Repeat

“Even old New York…”
4 x Rib Figure 8
6 x Rib Slides
Shoulder shimmy into…
4 x Basic Egyptian leading with right foot travelling to the left
change (on the word “works” is the tap step of the change)
2 x Basic Egyptian leading with left foot travelling to the right
6 more on the same side but in a clockwise circle

“Do do do…”
8 x Hip Flicks
8 x fast Hip Drops
4 x Hip Flicks
4 x Basic Egyptian leading with right foot travelling to the left
change (on the word “works” is the tap step of the change)
2 x Basic Egyptian leading with left foot travelling to the right

Shimmy to finish

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