Sue's Step #17

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 16886)

Hi folks

Here are two 64 count blocks that fit nicely together. Neither one changes lead but they are sort of fun together because the knee-straddle half-way around the world at the end of the second block can just continue right into the knee-straddle half-way around the world at the beginning of the first block to make one endless loop. Obviously, you'll want to add a bit of filler or something that changes lead when you're teaching the blocks so you're not one-sided, but when you put them together at the end, the loop thing can be kind of fun for a change.

Counts 13 - 32 of the first block came directly from a presenter (Patrick Goudeau? Steve Boedt? Rob Glick? Fred Hoffman?) at IDEA World, but I can't remember who, and I can't find it anywhere in my notes. I've looked through all my notes twice! My apologies to the nameless presenter - my class loves this move, and I sure wish I could remember who this was...

'Named' moves are detailed at the end, and alternate layers are given for moves with * by them.

If you have questions or comments, please email me, and please put 'turnstep' somewhere in the subject line!

Thanks!

- Sue

FIRST BLOCK (64 COUNTS - does not change lead)

SECOND BLOCK (64 COUNTS - does not change lead)

NAMED STEPS:

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

'3 Count push' right (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

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

'Overturn double lunge' right (8 counts, does not change lead): reverse up-up right,left so you are facing the back of the room + lunge back right, left + step down-down right,left to the north of the bench still facing the back of the room

'K-step over' left (8 counts., from sort-of off the southwest corner of the bench), facing east wall the whole time, does not change lead): left foot on bench, right up on bench by left foot, left foot pushes down on ground to north of bench, right foot in place on bench in about the same place as it was, left foot back up on bench next to right foot, right foot down on ground at home, left foot pushes on ground well behind right foot, right foot on ground in about the same place as it was

'Crossover' left (4 counts, some folks call this a weave - like an over-the-top, but without the tap, faces east wall the whole time, changes lead): left foot on bench, right leg swings up behind & over, right foot down on other side of bench, left foot down outside right foot (NOTE this description is written to cross-over from south to north on the bench, but in the combo, it is actually used to 'exit' to the south from a straddle position)

'Dance up and down right' (6 counts, does not change lead, from behind bench, facing northwest corner): 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, left foot steps down onto ground, right foot steps on ground behind left foot, left foot steps again on ground in same place it was

'Left-Up-Left' Left (also can call it Left-Up-turn-Left, 8 counts, does not change lead): knee left off east end of bench and turn counterclockwise 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 (NOTE this description is written going from south to north on the bench - in this combo the left-up-left goes from north to south)

Zig-zag left (8 counts, does not change lead, faces front): from behind bench left foot on bench, right curl, right foot on bench, left curl, left foot down on ground, right curl, right foot down on ground, left curl

'Hop and kick' left (5 count move, changes lead): hop three times with the left foot on the bench towards the right/east end of the bench facing forward and on counts 2, 3 also add two quick kicks with the left leg (almost more like shakes than kicks) + exit right, left to ground in home position (counts 4,5) NOTE: This was taken directly from Fred Hoffman's class at IDEA in Las Vegas - many thanks to him

'Push halfway around world' left (6 count. move, does not change lead): left foot 'pushes' on bench towards right/east end of bench (facing right/east wall), step right, left in straddle (still facing same wall), right foot 'pushes' on bench, exit left,right on north side of bench (facing back of room)

ALTERNATE LAYERS:

* A SIMPLER LAYER - the 'K-step over' can just be a plain 'K-step':
'K-step' left (8 counts., from behind bench, facing right wall the whole time, looks sort of like the legs of a letter 'K', does not change lead): left foot on bench, right foot on ground near left foot, left foot on ground well forward of right foot, right foot on ground in about the same place as it was, left foot on bench, right foot on ground in about the same place as it was, left foot on ground well behind right foot, right foot on ground in about the same place as it was



Added by Sue at 10:03 AM on Monday, October 6, 2008 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
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From: Hermosa Beach, California (USA)
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