Sue's Step #4

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 15171)

Hi folks - Here are two 64 count blocks - the first starts you behind a horizontal bench (home) and moves to the end, the second starts on the end and moves you back home. Both change leads, so when you do them together, they don't change lead. Then a third block of 32 counts that also changes lead so the whole thing changes lead when you put it all together. Whew-

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 - 64 counts (changes lead, moves to end of bench)

Second Block - 64 counts (changes lead, moves from end of bench back to home)

Third Block - 32 counts (changes lead)

Thanks again to Jacque, from whose class a couple of months ago I borrowed the layer on counts 33-48 of the first block, and borrowed/modified counts 1-16 of the second block.

NAMED STEPS:

"Double lunge" right (8 counts, does not change lead, I think this is what some folks call a split basic???): up-up right,left, lunge back right, lunge back left, down-down right,left

"Overturn double lunge" right (8 counts, does not change lead): same as "double lunge" right except that the up-up right,left is a reverse up-up right,left so you are facing the back of the room for the lunges and the down-down right,left is to the north of the bench, so you end up still facing the back of the room

"3 Count push" left (3 count move, done on end of bench in this combo): from behind east end of bench, facing west wall - left foot up onto bench near left end of bench, (still facing forward) right foot on ground off the side of the end of bench, left foot on bench where it was

"Forward triplet combo" left (12 count move, does not change lead, from behind bench, facing forward): left foot triplet onto left/west end of bench counts 1-and-2 left-right-left, right foot triplet (wide) onto right end of bench counts 3-and-4 right-left-right, count 5 left foot down on ground behind right end of bench, count 6 right foot rocks back on ground behind left foot, count 7 left foot steps on ground in place, counts 8-9 up-up right, left on bench, count 10 right foot down on ground behind left end of bench, count 11 left foot rocks back behind right foot, count 12 right foot steps on ground in place (This came from a presenter several years ago, unfortunately I can't remember the presenter's name, to give them credit-)

NOTE: options/layers for this move: simpler option is just three straddles left, more challenging option is "backward triplet combo" described in alternate layers section below

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

"Indecision lunge" left (8 count move, does not change lead, starting from behind bench, facing east wall) up-up left,right facing east wall, 2 x lunge to side left,right, down-down left,right exiting to the north and turning to face the west wall (note - this actually starts from north of bench and moves to south as used in this combo)

ALTERNATE LAYERS:

* 2-Knee repeater walk-around right: the 2-knee repeater can be right foot on bench count 1, left foot curls behind count 2, then left foot hops on bench with right foot "kicking" out in front count 3, right foot hops on bench with left foot "kicking" out behind count 4, then the same four count walk-around (or walk to the end, on the second one of the pair)

** Repeater right on end of bench: can add a mambo/push in place of the last tap/knee (counts 5,6) of the repeater - if left knee is repeating, the left foot would mambo/push forward on the bench on count 5, right foot would step in place on the bench on count 6, and then down down left,right on counts 7,8 as normal

*** Over-the-top with inside knee lift on last count: can do twice as many and do them double time - you can do either all four double time (so you'd do eight) or just the last two double time (so you'd do two regular tempo and four double time) - the lift becomes more like just picking your foot up since there's really not time to get your knee very far up there

NOTE: you have to do either two or four of these double time, not one or three-

**** "Backward triplet combo" left - this has lots of turning, but some folks really like that: left foot triplet reverses up onto right/east end of bench counts 1-and-2 left-right-left, right foot triplet (wide) onto west end of bench counts 3-and-4 right-left-right (you are starting to turn clockwise and are now facing towards the back of the room), keep turning clockwise with count 5 left foot down on ground behind bench, count 6 right foot rocks on ground towards back of room, count 7 left foot steps on ground coming back toward bench now turning counterclockwise, counts 8-9 reverse up-up right, left on bench (so you are facing the back of the room again), keep turning counterclockwise count 10 right foot down on ground behind bench, count 11 left foot rocks on ground towards back of room, count 12 right foot steps on ground coming back towards bench now turning clockwise again. Sorry this is really hard to explain, but if you do the forward version several times to get the rhythm, and then just add the turns/reverses it seems sort of natural. This layer came from the same presenter whose name I can't remember, several years ago...

***** "2 x V-step right" - can do "V-jacks" instead: right foot up on bench wide count 1, left foot up on bench wide count 2, jacks in-out-in counts 3-5, right knee up count 6, down/down right/left counts 7-8



Added by Sue at 8:03 AM on Sunday, May 15, 2005 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
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From: Hermosa Beach, California (USA)
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