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Sunday, 12 November 2006 12:27

Wrap Check to Crossbody Inside Turn

Wrap Check to Crossbody Inside Turn
Start - Cross hold.

123 - Open break to inside turn wrap w/ linked hands.
(lead puts follower into left turn so that the follower's left arm is accross their body and they are facing away from the lead.)
567 - Pull back for outside turn to left broken-arm w/ lead right turn w/ hold switch. Reconnect left hand to follower's right hand.
123 - Forward basic for crossbody prep in hold.
567 - Crossbody inside turn on lead's left-hand hold.
123 - Basic.
Published in Wraps
Sunday, 12 November 2006 12:33

Tornado Walk-Around

Tornado Walk-Around
Start - Reverse cross hold.

123 - Crossbody prep.
567 - Crossbody, half outside turn, with linked hands to right broken-arm position.
(With the right hand low and the left hand hold high, lead brings follower into a right turn.)
123 - Prep for crossbody inside turn w/ linked hands.
567 - Crossbody, half inside turn w/ linked hands to check.
(While the follower remains in a right broken-arm through the turn, the lead turns the follower in a half left turn. The follower and lead will end with the right arm accross the follower's stomach and the left arm holding the follower's left arm out to their left side. The follower continues to be in a right broken arm.)
123 - Lead walk-around while bringing follower's left arm into a broken-arm.
(In the last step, the lead was behind and slightly to the right of the follower. For this step, the lead steps over in front of the follower and ends on their left side. At the same time the lead brings the follower's left arm behind so that both of the follower's arms are in a broken-arm position. Lead's right arm is in front of the follower.)
567 - Inside turn check, with links hands from last hold.
(Without letting go, the lead checks the follower with the right forearm going accross the follower's upper chest. The leader does not release the holds on the follower's hands.)
123 - Pull-back from check with hold switch.
(The leader pulls the follower into a right turn with the right hand and releases the left hand hold. Once the follower is done turning and facing the lead, the leader holds the follower's left wrist with the left hand while the right hand releases the hold. From here, prep the follower into a travelling outside turn.)
567 - Travelling outside turn.
(The leader pulls the follower into a right turn, accross from them.)
123 - Reconnect for basic step.
Published in Walk-Around
Broken-Arm Position to Unlock w/ Lead left turn to Free Inside Turn
Start - Cross hold.

123 - Crossbody prep.
567 - Crossbody outside turn (on lead's left hand) to left broken arm.
(Lead releases right hand hold and turns follower with left hand.)
123 - Crossbody prep.
567 - Crossbody inside turn, for unlock, with lead left hook turn w/ left hand connected. Lead continues to turn to next count.
123 - Lead left turn to connect right hand to follower's left wrist. prep for free turn.
567 - Travelling inside turn.
123 - Reconnect for basic.
Published in Turns
Sunday, 12 November 2006 13:03

Elbow Lock

Elbow Lock
Start - Cross hold.

123 - Basic.
567 - Outside turn w/ linked hands to right hand hold release. Reconnect with follower's hand by wrapping right arm over and under follower's left arm.
123 - Basic.
567 - Cross-body lead with follower double inside turn.*
(Pull follower into turn with right hand hold, bring arms up and assist follower in turns.)
123 - Basic.
(In cross hold.)

*Note: Instead of double outside turn, can do single inside turn by releasing left hand hold.
Published in Turns
Sunday, 12 November 2006 12:52

Outside Turn Series w/ Lead Shadow

Outside Turn Series w/ Lead Shadow
Start - Cross hold.

123 - Basic.
567 - Outside turn with lead shadow.
(The follower is turned right. At 7, the lead turns left for a shadow by keeping the right hand hold low and the left hand hold at shoulder level.)
123 - Travelling outside turn for follower, to face lead.
(While remaining in the same spot, the lead pulls the follower into a travelling right turn, passing the left side of the lead, with the left hand until the follower is in front of the lead. Bring the left hand low after the turn.)
567 - Open Hold, Lead Right Turn for Back-Hand Pass Wrap
(During this count, the lead steps right for a right turn while switching the left hand hold, holding the follower's left hand, to the right hand. The lead ends with a right open hold and facing the follower.)
123 - Free Turn to Challenge Position
(With the left hand catching the follower's right hand, the lead makes a sharp right, 90 degree turn, into a butterfly position. The lead pulls the follower's back for a free outside turn while doing a left turn. End by facing each other.)
567 - Walk-Around in Challenge Position
(Follower: Starting with the left foot, the follower does a left grape-vine step. Lead: Start with the right foot, the lead does a left grape-vine step. The lead and follower reconnect at 7.)
123 - Basic.
Published in Turns
Outside Turn w/ Linked Hands to Crossbody Inside Turn
Start - Open hold.

123 - Basic.
567 - Outside turn w/ linked hands with lead left turn for shadow in arm position.
(Lead's right hand hold is to the right side shoulder, left hand hold is to the left ready for release.)
123 - Release left hand hold with lead turn to face follower.
(Lead's free left hand's palm is against follower's left upper arm to lead follower into crossbody. Prep for crossbody.)
567 - Reconnect for inside turn.
(From this position, follower connects with lead's hand which is against their forearm for an inside turn.)
123 - Basic.
Published in Turns
Reverse Cross Hold, Crossbody Inside Turn w/ Check to Right Hook Turn
Start - Single reverse cross hold. (Right hand holding follower's right)

123 - Crossbody prep.
567 - Crossbody inside turn w/ check on left shoulder.
(after the follower does one turn, the lead places the left hand on the follower right shoulder which stops the follower from turning. Also, the follower ends to the left of the lead.)
123 - Follower steps back on 1 while being pulled back by lead with the right hand. Lead brings follower's right arm behind them as they step forward during this count.
567 - Lead right hook turn.
(After follower steps back, lead turns right and steps for a right hook turn w/ hand release.)
123 - Reconnect for basic.
Published in Turns
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 20:03

Drop & Hop

Drop & Hop
Start - Open hold.

123 - Break to reverse cross-body inside turn (left hand) to reconnect.
(Release right hand hold before 1, then grab follower's left after inside turn.)
567 - In/out box to outside turn.
(From open hold. On 5, bring follower's left arm behind neck. On 6, step and face left in slot. Follower is behind as shadow. On 7, bring follower's arms off of shoulders to left and turn follower in outside turn.)
123 - Drop & hop.
(After turn, bring follower's arms down in fan motion while at the same time drop to squat. On 2, hop back up and back.)
567 - Half basic.
(When landing from hop, right foot should be stepped back for count 5.)
123 - Basic.
Published in Tricks
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 20:02

Lead Leg Drop

Lead Leg Drop
Start - Open hold.

123 - Break to reverse cross-body inside turn (left hand) to reconnect.
(Release right hand hold before 1, then grab follower's left after inside turn.)
567 - Side basic recover.
123 - In/out box.
(From open hold. On 1, bring follower's left arm behind neck. On 2, step and face left in slot. Follower is behind as shadow. On 3, bring follower's arms off of shoulders to left, ready for outside turn.)
567 - Outside turn.
123 - Lead leg drop.
(On 1, lead bends right knee while keeping foot on ground, left leg extended out to side of follower. Immediately come back up.)
567 - Back basic.
123 - Basic.
Published in Tricks
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 19:46

Broken-Arm Position, Dual Turn

Broken-Arm Position, Dual Turn
Start - Reverse cross hold.

123 - Basic w/ lead doing a right-handed hairbrush over follower. No release.
(The lead brings the left-hand hold up high on their arm so that they can bring their left-hand hold behind the follower's head and at the base of their neck.)
567 - Reverse crossbody.
(Follower goes through reverse crossbody and turns right to face lead. Lead turns right to face follower while bringing left hand hold behind their own neck, ready to release and reconnect. Hands do not disconnect throughout move.)
123 - Reconnect hold for left-broken-arm.
(Lead brings left arm down and behind self for a left broken-arm and reconnects with follower's left hand.)
567 - Dual turn, lead ends in right broken-arm position. At end of turn, lead brings right-hand hold over head and releases.
(Lead pulls follower into right turn, while lead does left turn at the same time. Right hand hold is kept high so that follower ends in left-broken arm hold. Hands still connected.)
567 - Travelling reverse-crossbody inside turn.
(From the left broken-arm, lead pulls follower's arm so that they go into a travelling left turn.
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Published in Other
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