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Thursday, 25 September 2003 00:00

Forward Vine Step

1: Left foot, basic step.
2: Right foot, weighted step.
3: Left foot, back side step. (Body is turned left 90 degrees from slot.)

5: Right foot, Lift and replace. (Remain in the same position, lift the right foot off the ground and step back in the same place.)
6: Left foot, forward step with body twist. (the left foot steps forward, with the body turning to face 90 degrees to the right of the slot.)
7: RIght foot, forward cross step. (In relation to the slot, the body remains facing right while the right foot steps behind the left leg in a side cross-step.)

1: Left foot, basic step. (Turn the body to face forward again and do the basic step.)

Published in Shines/Footwork
Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:00

Forward Grapevine & Kicks

1: Left foot, forward right cross step.
(Left leg steps and crosses right of right leg.)
2: Right foot, forward left cross step.
(Right leg steps and crosses left of left leg.)
3: Left foot, forward right cross step.

5: Right foot, forward left cross step.
6: Open stance hop.
(Hop and put feet at shoulder length while facing forward.
7: Cross Hop, Flared step.
(Hop up, bend left leg at knee to prepare for a right cross step.)

1: Left foot, right cross step.
(From last position, left foot steps down on count 1.)
2: Basic.
3: Basic.

5: Right foot, right side step.
6: Right foot, heel tap for left leg side pop.
(Pull the right heel towards the left heel, so that the left foot pops out sideways in a tap.)
7: Left foot, right cross step, forward.

1: Right foot, left cross step, foward, with body twist to face left.
2: Weighted step.
(From last position, move the weight to the left foot but remain in that same position.)
3: Right foot, shoulder length step.
(Step so that you face forward again. The feet are at shoulder length.)

5: Right foot, back basic step.

Published in Shines/Footwork
Thursday, 06 May 2004 00:00

Slide-Back Flare

Forward basic to Cross-body stance
1: Left foot, forward step.
2: Right foot, weighted step.
3: Left foot, back step to face left.
(Shoulder length step, shoulders and head facing left from slot.)

Left facing, Cross steps (remain facing left)
5: Right foot, rear cross step.
(The right leg steps behind the left leg while facing left from the slot.)
6: Left foot, rear cross step.
(Face the same direction as the previous step.)
7: Right foot, right side step.
(From the last position, the right leg steps right, but forward in the slot.)

Forward step, slide-back flare
1: Left foot, Forward step in slot.
(Turn to face forward in the slot.)
2: Right foot, all weight on the right foot for slide-back.
3: Slide-back w/ flare.
(While turning left to face left from the slot, push off from the right foot and land back with the left foot. Then, slide the right foot towards the other leg while the arms are flared.)

567: Back basic.

Published in Shines/Footwork
Cross Hold, Lead Position Switch w/ Half Outside Turn
Start - Cross hold.

123 - Lead position switch.
(The lead, in a cross position, steps pass the follower on the right side while turning the follower to the right. The lead and follower remain in the slot throughout.)
567 - Back basic.
(From start, the follower is facing 180 degrees from where they were facing, along with the lead. The follower is in the same general position, with the lead in a different position.)
Published in Turns
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 19:22

Crossbody Head-Loop w/ Follower Inside Turn

Crossbody Head-Loop w/ Follower Inside Turn
Start - Reverse cross hold.

123- Crossbody prep.
567 - Crossbody inside turn w/ linked hands.
123 - Head loop, with lead's left hand with crossbody lead prep.
(While in cross hold, lead head loops follower with left hand, hands remain connected until loop. Then, lead's left hand holds follower's left arm/hand. Right hand releases hold. Lead also brings right hand to follower's back.)
567 - Crossbody travelling inside turn.
123 - Basic.
Published in Crossbody Lead
Cross Hold, Crossbody Wrap to Crossbody Inside Turn
Start - Cross hold.

123 - Crossbody prep.
567 - Crossbody inside turn w/ linked hands.
(With the left hand hold kept low, the lead turns the follower left through the crossbody with the right hand.)
123 - Lead right turn to face back in the slot.
( At the end of the turn, the lead turns right under the right arm. Just when the lead goes through the turn, the lead releases the left hand hold.)
Note: The lead must remain in the slot. The lead turns to face the same direction that they looked at before the crossbody lead.

567 - Follower inside turn.
(The lead pulls the follower, back into the slot, into a travelling left turn.)
Published in Crossbody Lead
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 18:18

Reverse Cross Hold Wrap to Free Inside Turn

Reverse Cross Hold Wrap to Free Inside Turn
Start - Reverse cross hold.

123 - Open break to wrap.
(The lead pulls the follower into a half left turn and brings the right elbow up so that they can wrap the follower in an arm wrap. Arms remain connected.)
567 - Travelling inside turn, w/ lead's right hand.
(Lead releases left hand hold and pulls follower into a travelling left turn away from them.)
123 - Basic.
Published in Checks
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 18:05

Broken Arm Check to Lead Right Turn Tunnel

Broken Arm Check to Lead Right Turn Tunnel
Start - Single cross hold.

123 - Open break to broken-arm check w/ reconnect.
(With the right hand, the lead pulls the follower in and turns them left into a broken arm. The lead then holds the follower's left hand.)
567 - Lead right turn tunnel.
(Bringing the left hand hold up, the lead goes through this arm hold and turns right to face the follower. Lead slides right hand hold away from self.)
123 - Basic.
(Holds remain connected)
567 - Outside turn exit.
123 - Basic.
Published in Checks

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