Sue's Step #3

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 15115)

Hi folks - this is two 64 count combos, all tapless. The first changes lead, and the second doesn't, so if you put them both together, the whole thing changes lead. You can get creative or add some filler moves to switch leads while you're teaching the second one if you wish...
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 64 counts (changes lead)

Many thanks to Jacque, from whose really fun class I directly lifted counts 33-48, with the layer!!!

Second 64 counts (does not change lead)

Named steps:

Knee right + turn back knee (8 counts, does not change lead): knee right on bench (4 counts.) + knee left on ground facing back left corner of room, as if there were a bench there (note: counts 7,8 return back to "home" behind bench)

"L-U-L" left (also can call it L-U-turn-L, 8 counts, does not change lead): knee left off right end of bench and turn counter-clockwise as you exit to face the back of the room, knee right off the end of the bench and exit normally to face back of room

"Over turn" right (4 counts, does not change lead): half of a revolving door right

"Dance onto bench" right,left,right: (3 counts, changes lead): from behind bench, sort of facing left wall - right foot up onto bench near left end of bench, left foot up on bench behind right foot, right foot steps again on bench in same place as it was

"3 Count push" left (3 count move, very similar to "dance onto bench" except not all on bench): from behind bench, facing forward - right foot up onto bench near left end of bench, (still facing forward) left foot on ground off side/left end of bench, right foot on bench where it was

"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

Hopscotch crossover right (8 counts, from in front of bench facing right wall the whole time, changes lead): right foot on bench, left foot on ground, right foot on ground on other side of bench, left foot on ground in about the same place as it was, crossover/weave right

Alternate layers:

* Two straddles right can be: one straddle right (counts 1-4), one hop (count 5) while still in straddle, right leg swings behind and over bench (count 6), walk - walk right,left (counts 7-8) Again, many thanks to Jacque for this...

** L-step right can be "L-step with a pause" right (8 counts, changes lead): start as normal L-step for counts 1-2 (knee right off end of bench), when you normally would do counts 3-4, "pause" instead in a squat off the end of the bench, with right foot on bench and left foot on ground, then step right on the ground starting to come back behind your bench (count 5), left foot on ground still coming home (count 6), then cha-cha home (7-and-8) right-left-right

*** All the knees and over turns of counts 33-56 can be done either the short way over the bench or the long way over the bench - if you do the long way, the first knee left is off the right end of the bench looking forward and then turn as you exit so the over turn right the long way starts facing the back of the room (I find folks have trouble doing this "tapless" the long way, so I cue that they should be looking forward as they do the knees, and looking backwards as they do the over turns the length of the bench - this one turned out to be a lot harder to teach than I expected, and I still have a couple of folks who just seem to want to put the taps in, so they go straight over the top instead of as an "over turn" when they do this the long way, and in the end that's fine with me...they end up in the same place)

**** Hopscotch crossover right can be "double time" (8 counts, from in front of bench, facing right wall the whole time, first four counts are double time, changes lead): right foot on bench on count 1, left foot on ground on "and", right foot on ground on other side of bench on count 2, left foot on ground in about the same place as it was on "and", right foot on bench on count 3, left foot on ground in about the same place as it was on "and", right foot on ground on other side of bench on count 4, left foot on ground in about the same place as it was on "and", crossover/weave right at normal tempo



Added by Sue at 8:51 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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