Liquid Silver

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 7914)

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

Explanations (all start on right foot for argument's sake):

**L-step: My choreography does not usually distinguish between 1 L-step (finishing on the short end of the bench) and 2 L-steps (returning to home). I call them both "L-step" and distinguish between them by the counts -- 1 L-step = 4 counts, 2 L-steps = 8 counts.

**Repeater 3 quarter turn: 3 knee lifts, just like a repeater, moving in a quarter turn. You start from the short end of the step, facing front (where you ended up after the across the top), and lift the knee three times, moving around the corner a little bit each time, until after the third lift you are standing at the corner of the long end, facing side. If you can think of a shorter name for this, feel free to share it.

**2 kick straddle: There are 4 kicks altogether here, taking 16 counts, since there is a kick before AND a kick after the 2 kick straddle. To do all 4 kicks: (Counts 1-4) Step kick, tap down (5) step right foot on left corner (6) kick left leg (7) left foot down (8) right foot straddles (on away side of bench) (9) step left foot on left corner (10) kick right leg (11) right foot straddles (12) left foot down (on home side of bench) (13) step right foot on left corner (14) kick left leg (15) left foot down (on home side of bench) (16) right foot down on home side of bench.

**2 Knees around the corner: 2 step knee, moving in a quarter turn around the bench. You previously moved the same way using a repeater knee here you are doing it with 2 step knees. (Count 1) Starting from left side short end of bench, facing front, step right foot on left end (2) lift left knee (3) left foot down at corner of bench (it started from the side you are moving around the corner here) (4) right foot down at corner of bench (5) step right foot on BACK left corner of bench (6) lift left knee (7) left foot down on AWAY side of bench (it was at the corner before you are moving around the corner) (8) right foot down on away side. If you want more intensity, you can "rock the knees": on counts 4 and 8, you lift the right knee instead of tapping down.

**Repeater 4 side/front, Repeater 2: A 4 knee repeater on one corner, then traveling to other corner for a 2 knee repeater. If you like, on the 4-knee repeater, you can tap down to the side, the back, the side, and then travel. It really helps if you count down OUT LOUD on the 4 knees, because it's weird to be doing 4 of something during a repeater. This is pretty obvious without the count breakdown but I'll provide it anyway: (Count 1) step right foot on left corner (2) lift left knee (3) left foot down on floor at SIDE of step) (4) lift left knee (5) left foot down on floor on home side of step (6) lift left knee (7) left foot down on floor at SIDE of step (8) lift left knee (9) left foot down on floor on home side (10) right foot down on home side (you are actually traveling to other corner on 9 and 10) (11) step left foot on right corner (12) lift right knee (13) right foot on floor (14) lift right knee (15) right foot down on floor (16) left foot down.

**Turn straddle turn, over the top: This is NOT the move that some people call an O-step, where you turn, straddle, turn, straddle. Here, you tap down between the turn straddle turn and the over the top.

Please email with questions or comments. As always, many thanks to Greg and everyone who takes their time to submit to this site.



Added by Jennifer Padgett at 11:46 PM on Saturday, October 7, 2000 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
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From: Coral Gables, Florida (USA)
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