X-tremely fun!

This is a Hi/Lo pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 11499)

Hello hi-lo world! I did this one today and the class loved it...we pretty much did lo but you can kick it up as you like. Finished class format and then explanations follow-

OK, so the X-step is a V-step with a big movement, stepping forward out-out, then back to the center in-in, then a V-step to the back (still facing forward) out-out and then back to center on the in-in. I taught them in marches first (march in center 4, march wide up 4, march center 4, march wide back 4) and then reduced it to a single count in marches, then V's. New students seem to understand marching better than the V.

Walk to right diagonal, assuming right leads first- kick on 4, then walk back & kick, self-explanatory. Repeat on left lead...Walk left diagonally...

Rocking horse...Right leg steps down first, left leg curls, right leg knee, left leg curl, right knee lifts and goes right lead into...

Grapevine right and left... we all know that one...

Curl single, single, double...The only hang up here is that some of your students will be doing power grapevines already curling, make sure they complete the 8-count grapevine (with a curl?) before starting the single, single, double so they don't end up on the wrong leg...you are now leading with the other leg at the start of the next step...

V-steps with V arms, easy enough to do...
Add power walk (I call power pump) arms...

Lead leg steps up and other leg becomes a knee, tap lead leg, lift other knee, repeat for the 8 count...

1/4 turn to side and straight leg kick facing east wall (if right lead originally)...

On those last kicks to the side, the first count will actually counts 7 & 8 of the last move...If you are stepping with the left foot and lifting your right knee, when you do your 1/4 turn the left leg kicks straight out (now facing east). So count 7, right foot is on the floor and count 8, left leg is lifting, left foot down is next "1" count. If you don't want to do those last marches (I did to make sure we were all on the same lead) I also experimented with a few moves. Nothing just struck me, so if anyone comes up with something they like and works, PLEASE let me know!! Email with ??? and as always, HAPPY TEACHING! : ) Corrie



Added by Corrie Marvin at 6:07 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2002 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: corrie_marvin@yahoo.com)
From: Thompsons Station, Tennessee (USA)
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