Lethal Leslie #41

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 15961)

With all the talk of posting breakdowns with the combos, I thought I'd give it a try and just post one combo with my breakdown. If you think of a better way to break things down then the way I do it, just use your own. A lot of times in my breakdowns I use options with the same counts and not necessarily by foot strike. I know it's not really the right way, but I find it works to give them an easier option with the same counts and not necessarily the same foot strike.

Intermediate pattern with one advanced move (to me it's only one advanced move)

Explanation of moves:

Over & toes (8) - an option for a repeater knee, start at left corner, up on top of the step right left (1,2), right foot to floor on north side of the step (3), right foot taps step and left foot is on the floor (4), right foot back on the floor and left foot on the step (5), hop right foot on the step and left swings out to side (6), exit back left right (7,8)

Rhythm spin (10)- I start with showing them rhythm off the ends which is only 4 counts. So left lead at right corner, left foot up at right corner & right foot up hanging off east end (1), right foot to floor at east end & left foot lifts hanging above the step (&), left foot back on the step & right foot lifts and bring it slightly in front of left foot (2), right foot to the floor on the north side of the step while turning the body to the right (3), left foot to the floor on the north side facing east now (4), right foot steps towards the right corner facing the back (5), and repeat again.

* Rhythm off the ends (8) - it's a variation of stomp the bug, left lead at right corner, left foot up at right & right foot up hanging off east end (1), right foot to floor at east end & left foot lifts hanging above the step (&), left foot on the step & right foot lifts (2), exit home right left (3,4), repeat to left/west corner

* 2 reverse knees on top & exit to south side (6) - so facing the west wall, right foot up at west corner (1), left knee turning to face the back of the room (2), left foot at east corner (3), right knee facing the east wall (4), exit back to south side right left (5,6)

Hop & tap - just an alternating move, hop up on one foot with same arm in the air, bring the opposite foot up and tap the foot with the hand that's in the air, obviously bringing that arm down to tap it.

Base combo:
Repeater knee (8), 10 point mambo (10, some call it stomping L I think, I forget the other things, it's a double stomp off both ends), 2 knees on top & exit (6), alternate hop & tap 2X (8)

First time through:
Repeater knee, alternate 4 knees, alternate hop & tap 2X

If I don't think some of the members know what 2 knees on top are, then I will have them hold a repeater knee 3 in the center and change it to 3 knees on top. Then I will do 2 knees on top 2X and one single knee and repeat a few times until I think they have it.

Then:
Repeater knee, left corner 2 stomps, right corner 2 stomps, 2 knees on top, hop & tap 2X.

Then I will just concentrate on the alternating 2 stomps and the 2 knees on top. Show them the little change by taking the stomps off the ends and back. Then the option of reversing the 2 knees.

Put it together:
Repeater knee, 10 point mambo, 2 reverse (or not) knees, hop & tap 2X

Then I will have them alternate a repeater knee and show them the option of the over & toes or whichever repeater they like.

Then put it together:
Over & toes, 10 point mambo, 2 reverse (or not) knees, hop & tap 2X

Then:
Have them hold an alternating knee, change it to stomp the bug, change it to rhythm off the ends, just to familiarize themselves with the rhythm off the ends.

Then: go back to the 10 point mambo and show them my change to the rhythm spin.
So they will do 10 point mambo 2Xs, 3 alternating knees.
Then: 10 point mambo 1X, rhythm spin 1X, 3 alternating knees
Then rhythm spin 1X, repeater 2 (do this a couple of times)

Then put it together:
Over & toes, rhythm spin (10), 2 reverse (or not) knees, hop & tap 2X
Repeat as needed.

I always give them the option to stay with the 10 point mambo if they like. Everything in this combo is an option. Some people listen, some don't.

Boy, this was tough to write out. No wondering I don't type out breakdowns. Takes a long time! Any questions feel free to email.
Leslie



Added by Leslie Stewart at 3:17 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: fitfreakleslie@hotmail.com)
From: Windsor, Ontario (Canada)
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