"Play the Circle Game"

This is a Double Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 7248)

This is multi step pattern. The steps are placed horizontally in the shape of a circle. There is a foot in between so you can use the corners. The challenge is in the differing heights and the traveling from one step to another, or all the way around the inside or outside of the circle. You can set up two circles if you have nore than 12 students. I set up extra steps if I have first timers who haven't taken the class before. It is fairly advanced. Try not to give visual cues, as the people who are directly across from you will be confused.

Warm Up: I do a standard ten minute warm up using the step.

Combo 1.

Do this twice for 32 counts.

Combo 2.

Repeat this sequence coming back to home step for 64 counts.

Combo 3.

Do this twice for 64 counts.

Combo 4.

Combo 5.

Repeat going over left lead for a total of 64 counts.

Combo 6.

Sometimes I do the whole class sequence leading left too.

I also add drills like "Tire Runs" straddling the steps and lifting knees all the way around the circle. I also do basic astride with "Jumps" up onto the step for those who can handle it.

Be creative! You can think of loads of ideas for this circle format.

My class really likes stepping in a circle. It is also a great way to get to know your students, because you are in an intimate circle instead of a spread out, isolated class set up. Let me know how you like it! Email me with any questions! It's hard to describe some of these steps!



Added by Paula Pressler at 4:53 PM on Monday, June 5, 2000 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: prpres@massed.net)
From: Amesbury, Massachusetts (USA)
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