Party Hearty Step

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 12566)

All combinations are 32 counts and (very unusual for me!) self-reversing. A couple of taps, but not many.

All combinations can be either weaved together or repeated right/left. Any directional cues are there to clarify the direction you should have traveled for that step. Anything with a ** has an explanation following.

Explanations:

Chasse over the top: Just like a chasse on the floor, but moving over the top. It's a very quick step-together-step over the top, followed by a rock back on the floor. Facing the right side of the room, (counts 1-2) step left-right-left over the top of the step (3) step right foot on floor behind left (4) step left foot in place on floor. I offer it as an option to an over the top. After they get it, I cue, "Over or chasse."

Repeater side leg extension: Can be done while switching legs, instead of just lifting the outside leg 3 times. (count 1) step right foot on step (2) lift left leg into a side extension (3) left foot down on floor (4) lift right leg into a side extension (5) right foot down on step (6) lift left leg into a side extension (7) left foot down on floor (8) right foot down on floor.

3 Stomps, up up: The move I call a "stomp" is also known as (AKA) a chug, peg leg, flat tire, rock, gutter walk, or curb step. To do one stomp (2 counts), you stomp one foot on the step, and step the other foot in place on the floor. So, facing right side, (count 1) step left foot on step (2) step right foot in place on floor (3) step left foot on step (4) step right foot in place on floor (5) step left foot on step (6) step right foot in place on floor (7) step left foot on step (8) right foot steps up on step next to left foot. I cue, "Repeater side leg, switch legs if you want to."

Mambo, walk or shuffle around the corner: when you exit from the lunges, travel to the other corner of the step for the mambo. That is, if you are facing the right side of the room, you will lunge left-right-left, exit, and then mambo to the LEFT corner with the RIGHT foot on the step.

Rocking horse, flip to back: A ham curl-knee lift-ham curl rocking horse, but the knee lift faces the back of the room. (count 1) Right foot on left corner of step (2) ham curl with left leg; as the left leg comes up in the curl, hop 180 degrees to face the back of the room (3) left foot down on floor, facing back of the room (4) right knee lifts, facing the back of the room (5) right foot down on step (6) ham curl with left leg; hop 180 degrees to face the front of the room (7) left foot down on floor (8) right foot down on floor. I offer the flip to the back as an option to a regular rocking horse. I cue, "Rocking horse, flip it back."

Mambo to the back of the room, step kick on the step: You can just mambo on one corner, step kick on the other. The turn to the back is completely optional. I cue, "Mambo back, kick."

Double turn: AKA "6-point turn." The base move for this variation is 2 turnsteps, and they can just do 2 turnsteps if they want. You turnstep, leave the following foot up on the step, turnstep back, and stomp 1 time. (count 1) right foot up on step (2) left foot steps up wide, as in a turnstep (3) right foot down on floor, as in a turn step (4) step left foot in place on step (5) right foot steps up wide, as in a turnstep (6) left foot down on floor (7) step right foot in place on step (8) step left foot in place on floor.

Please feel free to email me with questions, comments, queries, criticisms, or complaints. Any feedback is welcome.

Many thanks to Rob Glick, Giulio Evangelista, and all of the Turnstep posters from whom I got ideas for parts of this routine.



Added by Jennifer Padgett at 6:32 PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
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From: Chevy Chase Maryland (USA)
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