This is one of the dances from Leonard Bernstein’s 1957 musical, West Side Story, which is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in New York, with rival Puerto Rican and white gangs. The mambo originated in Cuba in the 1940s. This is possibly the most fun that you could ever have in an orchestra!
Here is a video showing the choreography for the Mambo, from the 2009 Broadway production of West Side Story:
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