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This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 7881)

This is a class designed as much for cardiovascular training as for step. There are three levels, each harder than the previous one, but all based on the same very simple choreography. It starts out easy, but I promise you it gets hard in a hurry!

Anything appearing with stars (**) has an explanation following.

Step is vertical.

Level 1:

(Arms can be on the hips during this set they will be added later to increase intensity.)

To get to other side:

Level 2:

To get to other side:

Level 3:

To get to other side:

To teach this class, I do level 1 on each side two times, then level 2 two times, then level 3 for the rest of the class. If the class seems tired, I take them back down to level 2 for one set, then back up to level 3. If the class is not full of superfit people (you know the type :) ), then I mix up the levels -- after I teach all 3 levels, I might do level 3 knee, level 1 ham curl, and level 2 side lift. This class is modified from a workshop I took at the 1999 AFPA Beach Jam given by Kevin somebody. I'd love to give him credit, but I can't remember his last name!

Explanations (all start on right foot for arguments sake):

**March: The march is with one foot on the floor, and one foot stomping on the step. Lift both knees high, drive both legs down HARD, and swing your arms like you mean it. The "march" is also called a stomp, chug, pegleg, or flat tire (I call it a "stomp" in some of my other routines). If you know it by one of those names, do 16 of them.

**Stomp and straddle: Starting from feet together, facing side (Count 1) right foot stomps on step (2) left foot steps on floor (3) right straddles on floor on other side of step (4) left steps on floor (5) right stomps on step (6) left steps on floor (7) right rocks back behind left (8) left steps on floor. For all practical purposes, the left foot never moves from its place. If people have trouble understanding that, I exaggerate it and keep the left foot totally still while the right foot stomps and straddles.

**Over/under knee: a single knee lift while clapping over, then under, then over the knee. (Count 1) Step right foot on left corner, clapping hands simultaneously (2) Lift left knee, clapping hands under the lifted knee (3) Left foot down, clapping hands simultaneously (4) Right down. The clap sounds like: clap clap clap **pause**, clap clap clap **pause**. You should be bringing the knee high enough to clap under it, not bending down to get under a low knee.

**Switch side lift repeater, clap under: A repeater side lift, switching legs, and clapping under each lifted leg (whew!). (Count 1) Right foot steps on left corner (2) Lift left leg, clapping underneath the lifted leg (3) Left leg down on floor (4) Lift RIGHT leg, clapping under the lifted leg (5) Right foot down on step (6) Lift left leg, clapping under the lifted leg (7) Left foot down on floor (8) Right down on floor. Again, bring the straight leg high enough to clap under it, instead of bending way down to get under a low lift. Also, I find my class sometimes seems to want to keep alternating the lift, instead of just doing three lifts like a repeater. To break it down and eliminate that, I first do the repeater side lift (like in level 2). Then, I show the switching lift. Finally, I add the clap under.

**Nature walk: Move the march up and down the bench. I do 4 counts up, 4 counts back.

**Stomp and straddle front/back: based on a stomp and straddle, but moving front and back. Starting from feet together, facing side (Count 1) right foot stomps on step (2) left foot steps on floor (3) right step on floor IN FRONT OF step (4) left steps on floor (5) right stomps on step (6) left steps on floor (7) right rocks back BEHIND STEP (8) left steps on floor.

After you teach all the steps, you can usually cue them just by saying, "Level 3 knee," or "Level 2 curl."

Please feel free to email me with questions or comments. Thanks as always to Greg and everyone who shares their great choreography.



Added by Jennifer Padgett at 4:41 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2000 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: ncs93um97@aol.com)
From: Coral Gables, Florida (USA)
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