Sonia's ABC's of Step (Beginner's Routine C)

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 8537)

This is another easy routine for beginning instructors or new students. The combinations are 32 count and self-reversing. Changes you could make after the basics are learned are in parenthesis. I give directions in a "map" formation. "Home" is on the south side facing north. Choreography follows. Email any questions!

                     NW    NORTH    NE
                    ****************** 
              WEST  *                * EAST
                    *                *
                    ******************
                    SW    SOUTH      SE

Combo 1

Repeat with left lead or go to combo 2.

Combo 2

Repeat with left lead or go to combo 3.

Combo 3

Repeat with left lead or go to combo 4

Combo 4

Repeat with left lead or go to combo 5

Combo 5

Choreography Combo 1
Split basic: (1,2) step up right and left, (3,4,5,6) tap right toes to floor and step on top, tap left toes to floor and step on top, (7,8) step to floor right and left.

V-shakes: (1,2) step wide right and left, (3,4,5,6) shake your hips right, left, right, left, (7,8) step to floor right and left.

Choreography Combo 2
Mambo cha cha cha: (1,2,3&4) right foot mambos to the step, then do a cha cha cha (quick 1,2,3 on the balls of your feet) which puts you on the left lead. (5,6,7&8) mambo to the step with left foot and cha cha cha to put you back on right lead.

To travel the mambos: you step with the right foot to the SW corner, do a cha cha cha turning slightly so you can travel to the SE corner, and do the second mambo cha cha cha there with a left lead.

Hamcurls/skate on top: (1) right foot steps up (2,3) left leg hamcurls and steps down on top, (4,5) right leg hamcurls and steps down on top, (6,7) left leg hamcurls and steps to floor, (8) right foot steps to floor. This changes your lead.

Choreography Combo 3
Side split basic: Instead of tapping back as in a split basic, tap out to the short end of the step alternately.

Rocking horse: See turnstep dictionary.

Choreography Combo 4
On the chugs forward on count 4 your foot is lifted. On count 5 step back on top, lift the left leg, step down left and tap down right.

1/4 pivot to step: (1,2) step up right and lift the left knee as you pivot forward on the ball of your right foot, (3,4) step down left and right. This changes your lead.

Choreography Combo 5
Tap n Clap repeater: (1) step up right, (2,3,4,5,6) tap the left toes up and down - clap as you tap up, (7,8) step down left and right. This changes your lead.

HAVE FUN!! I welcome feedback!



Added by Sonia Lee at 3:45 PM on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: sonia726@wildblue.net)
From: Midlothian, Texas (USA)
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