Sue's Step #2

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 15114)

Hi folks - This is really one big 128 count combo, which unfortunately doesn't break up well into two 64 count combos. I usually end up teaching the first 48 counts, then the next 32, then the last 48, and then putting them together. I use some "filler" to even it up and change leads if I need to while teaching the blocks.
I like teaching with layers, so the * moves have optional layers listed at the end. A lot of my layers have turns and hops in them, so it's important to remind folks to unweight.
Breakdowns of "named" moves are at the end too.
Comments/feedback and questions all welcome!
- Sue

First Block - 48 counts (does not change lead)

Second Block - 32 counts (changes lead)

Third Block - 48 counts (does not change lead)

Named steps:

Knee right + turn back knee (8 counts, does not change lead): knee right on bench + knee left on ground facing back right corner of room, as if there were a bench there (note: counts 7,8 return back to "home" behind bench)

Over turn right + turn back knee (8 counts, does change lead): over turn right (4 counts, what some would call half of a revolving door) plus keep rotating same direction into a knee right facing the front right corner of the room, as if there were a bench there (note: counts 7,8 bring you back to the bench, facing the back of the room from in front of the bench)

Merry-go-round (6 count move, does not change lead): start with counts 1,2 as if you were doing a turnstep, then walk four more counts around the end of the bench (keep rotating the same way you started to rotate with the turnstep), you can either end up going all the way around the end of the bench to a side approach or you can just go part way around the end of the bench to an end approach

Box-step around end right (4 count move, side approach to bench from in front of bench, start facing right wall, like a classic box step except with first foot on bench, does not change lead): right foot on bench near end (count 1), left foot on ground in front of right foot beyond the end of the step (count 2), right foot pulls behind left to step on ground (count 3), left foot steps to side of right to bring you home (count 4)

Skate-for-three left + down, down right, left (8 count move, from behind bench, faces front whole time in simplest layer, changes lead): left foot on bench, right foot curl, right foot on bench, left foot curl, left foot on bench, right foot curl, right foot down, left foot down

Forward lunge right (4 count move, half tempo, can change lead or not - in this block it does, like a classic lunge so need to be careful to remind folks not to let their knee move forward beyond their foot during the lunge and to keep their hips squared up): right foot steps forward onto bench and lunges (counts 1,2), right foot recovers to ground (counts 3,4) - I'm big on clapping a lot, but this does just beg for a double clap during the recovery

Alternate layers:

* 2 regular straddles left: can be an 8 count up-tempo "ski" facing right wall - left foot up on bench (count 1), tap left foot to front of bench (count 2) with right foot on bench, tap right foot to back of bench (count 3) with left foot on bench, tap left foot to front of bench (count 4) with right foot on bench, tap right foot to back of bench (count 5) with left foot on bench, tap left foot to front of bench (count 6) with right foot on bench, tap right foot to back of bench (count 7) with left foot on bench, tap left foot to front of bench (count 8) with right foot on bench, AND continue for one more count to tap the right foot behind the bench with the left foot on the bench - this "count 9" then becomes the first count of the knee left which follows (when I teach this layer, I find it helps to tell folks they are going to feel like they "ski" one too many times, I also find it helps to count down the last few counts...)

** "Skate for three left + down, down right, left" can be done over-and-back (sort of like a richochet): left foot on bench, right curl and swing forward over bench (body turns counterclockwise), right foot down on ground in front of bench, left curl, left foot on bench, right curl and swings back over bench (body turns clockwise) + down, down right,left

OR "skate for three left + down, down right, left" can rotate all the way around: left foot on bench, right curl and swing forward over bench (body turns counterclockwise), right foot down on ground in front of bench, left curl, left foot on bench, right curl and swings forward and around over bench (keep body turning counterclockwise) + down, down right, left

On both these layers, you really need to remind folks to unweight...



Added by Sue Fuhs at 7:50 AM on Saturday, April 9, 2005 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: fuhs@alumni.caltech.edu)
From: Hermosa Beach, California (USA)
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