Something Unusual & Tapless

This is a Step pattern from (pattern 10815)

Final version is 64 counts, self-reversing and tapless. Teaching breakdown is given after explanation of final combination.

Note: people with high blood pressure, pregnant or beginners should substitute a basic move for the push-up sequence. Emphasize options!

Horizontal platform, assume right foot lead.

Push-up sequence: Drop to grab sides of board (2); jump legs out to push-up position (2); push-up 2 times (8); legs in (2); stand or jump up (2) ~~~ This is from Gin Miller's Extreme Step ~~~

Repeat leading left.

Teaching breakdown:

Initially, teach 1st 16 & last 16 counts in warm-up; middle 32 counts after stretches.

NOTE: INSERT the shuffle, X, push-up sequence between 1st and 2nd 16 counts of warm-up combination.

Assume right lead. Platform horizontal.

Repeat leading left


Repeat leading left.

** Travel V = begin as usual V-step on platform. When exiting, travel to the west if leading right; east if leading left... ending just beyond the corner of the platform. "Exit" is "down, down" with no tap.

INSERT your warm-up stretches.

Now begin teaching the shuffle, X, push-up insert:


ADD 2 more basics to equal 3 on each end after the shuffle.

LAYER an X-step, or X with jump back in place of basics 2,3.

DEMO push-up sequence while they hold a basic.

ADD the push-ups to the shuffle, X.

EXIT HOME -- do a "knee, exit, corner to corner, basics in center facing front. Let them know you're going to put it all together.

FINALLY: Do final combination from the top!

Email me with questions. My classes have loved this one. It's different, can be very intense, but doesn't have to be.

Added by Jacque Melear at 5:45 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2002 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Fort Collins, Colorado (USA)
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