For Michele - Advanced

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 13874)

I put this together for Michele's Sunday Advanced Step class. As a memory aid, Michele always has the first moves of each of her 7 combos in this order: Turnstep, basic, charleston, L-step, knee lift, V-step, repeater. Some of these combos are too dense in advanced moves, so she will probably pick and choose various moves, or substitute simpler moves, as should you. In some cases, simpler alternatives are suggested.

Moves with an * are described in detail at the end.

Horizontal bench, 7 tapless, self-reversing 32 count combos. Right and left at the beginning of a line indicate lead foot.

Turnstep

Repeat left lead

Basic (cross phrased)

Repeat left lead

Charleston

Repeat left lead

L-step

Repeat left lead

Knee lift

Repeat left lead

V-step (no advanced moves)

Repeater (heavily cross-phrased)

Repeat left lead

Move explanations:

Side lunge x2 into reverse turn, exit. Begin facing left.
1, 2 - up right, left.
3, 4 - right foot lunge to front/north and return to bench.
5 - left foot lunge to floor at home/south.
6 - left foot to right/east corner, beginning a reverse turnstep. You should now be in a V position on the bench, facing the back of the room (south)
7, 8 - exit right left at home, turning to face forward.
Note: to simplify, use: up, lunge right, lunge-knee left, exit at home.

Stomp the bug:
Face forward throughout.
1- right foot to left/west corner.
2 - left foot to floor off left/west end.
3 - left foot to floor behind right foot (still on the bench).
4 - right foot to floor at home.

Chasse' across, rock back:
You are at the right/east end of the bench facing the back of the room throughout. This is a syncopated move with counts 1 & 2, 3, 4.
1 - right foot to the bench, beginning push across.
1& - left foot to the bench, near the left/west end.
2 - right foot to the floor off the left/west end.
3 - left foot to the floor behind right foot, in a reverse mambo or rock back, right foot lifts.
4 - right foot back to the floor.

U-turn, mambo, stomp back home:
You are at the left (west) end of the bench, facing the back of the room/south, left lead.
1 - 3 - begin left lead U-turn on the end of the bench to face front/north.
4, 5 - mambo on the floor, crossing right foot in front of left.
6 - right foot to the bench, facing forward/north.
7 - left foot to the floor at home.
8 - right foot to the floor at home.

Flamingo with weave exit (assuming right lead):
Begin at home (south). Face left/west throughout.
1 - 4 - right step up, left knee, straddle left, right.
5 - left foot to the bench.
6 - while hopping on left foot, swing right leg behind left leg.
7, 8 - exit left, right at home.
Note: on count 2 (left knee up), lift right hand over head, with wrist flexed and fingers together, to make the head of the flamingo. To exaggerate the flamingo image, hop onto the bench on count 1 with left knee raised, and hold that position for count 2.

Ballet repeater: At left/west corner.
1 - Right foot on step
2 - Left knee up
3, 4 - Staying on top of step, extend the left leg back (into an arabesque position, arms gracefully curved overhead).
5, 6 - Staying on top of step, bring the left knee back up
7, 8 - Exit left, right at home.
Focus on balance and lengthening the body with the ballet repeater.

5-count mambo rock (assuming right lead):
1 - at home/south facing left/west, right foot to left/west corner.
2 - left foot to the bench behind right foot, rocking back onto left foot and raising right foot, like a reverse mambo.
3 - right foot back to the bench in place.
4, 5 - exit left, right at home, turning to face forward/north.
A variation on this move is to swing the left over the bench to the front/north side on count 2.

5- count tic-toc:
1 - at home facing left/west, hop right foot to left/west corner as left leg swings out to the left.
2 - hop to left foot on the bench as right leg swings out to the right in a tic-toc or pendulum.
3 - hop to right foot on the bench as left leg swings out to the left again.
4, 5 - exit left right at home, turning to face forward/north.

To add a higher level of complexity, the weave moves can be done as 360 reverse hop-turns.

I have striven to be unambiguous, which has made the descriptions somewhat wordy. However, if there is anything you can't understand, or you have any comments on the routine, please email me.



Added by Dick Price at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: ggp.rcp.3701@sbcglobal.net)
From: Dallas, Texas (USA)
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