Jacque's Boomerang

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 15436)

One of my students came up with the name "Boomerang" for the first 8 counts of this combo, and it seemed to fit so I used it. Thought it would be best to explain the "boomerang" first, then explain the remaider of the combo:

Boomerang = 8 counts and changes the lead leg.

Now, the Whole Combo!
32 counts, reverses, tap-free, has lots of flair!

** Backdoor Knee = variation on what Carole Paradise calls a "Karate Knee", except that it begins from the small end of the board instead of the home position. A Karate Knee is the first option -- the Backdoor Knee is the second option. The difference is that there is some turning in the backdoor knee:

From the east end leading left: step knee while you begin a clockwise turn off the board to face the southwest corner of the room (1,2) / walk right,left,right diagonally toward the southwest corner of the room (3,4,5) / left side leg hopturns clockwise back toward northeast while arms V overhead (6) / walk right,left back to northeast corner of the board.

When leading right from the west end the turns are counter-clockwise.

A more advanced variation -- after the tic-toc on top, instead of exiting into a 6 count mambo: still facing the back of the room -- chug left off the east end, up up going across right, left / chug right off the west end, up up going across left,right / then exit left,right on east end turning in to face west. Finish with the Backdoor knee leading left.

Feel free to email me for the breakdown.

Jacque



Added by Jacque Melear at 2:01 PM on Friday, September 23, 2005 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: JJMelear@aol.com)
From: Ft. Collins, Colorado (USA)
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