Sue's Step #14

This is a Step pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 16863)

Hi folks -

Wow, it's been a while since I've submitted any routines - since 2006 to be precise, and here we are 3/4 of the way through 2008!

Anyway, here are two blocks that fit nicely together. The first one is 32 counts and changes lead, and the second one is 64 counts and doesn't change leads, so you can put them both together and they change lead.

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

Home position for me is behind the bench facing forward (i.e. standing to the south of the bench facing north).

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

Thanks!

Sue

FIRST BLOCK (32 COUNTS - changes lead)

NOTE: I teach counts 9-16 first by doing the 5 count "stomp into a box" move with just a 1 count "push" of the left foot to the east end bench afterwards and then back home to make up the 8 counts; then I substitute the 3 count "quick over" left in place of the "push" left. Just one way to do it, but I've found it works pretty well.

SECOND BLOCK (64 COUNTS - lead does not change)

NAMED STEPS:

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

"stomp into a box" right (5 counts, changes leads): stomp with right foot on west end of bench (sort of half-facing west, 1 count.), then go into a box step on ground to come back home (left foot steps on the ground next to the right foot that just stomped on the bench, right foot crosses over left and then come back to home left,right; 4 counts)

"quick over" left (3 counts, changes leads): (facing east wall) left foot on bench on count 1, right foot comes all the way over the bench to step on the ground to the north of the bench on count 2 (still facing the east wall), left foot recovers to step on ground to the north of the right foot on count 3 (still facing the east wall) - I've heard some instructors call this a "3 count over" - students will try to do a regular 4 count over the top - I tell them at the beginning of this to forget that the number "4" exists :-)

"stomp around the end" right (4 counts, does not change lead): in the combination this goes from north of the bench to south, around the east end - right foot stomps on the bench near the east end, left foot swings across to step on the ground off the end of the bench and start a counterclockwise turn on the ground back to home (3 counts left, right, left) - I tell folks to be careful not to "collapse forward" on this as they come around the end - some folks don't like this move much because there is a possibility of knee issues if you "collapse forward" rather than extending your leg fully - I handle this by (1) having folks pay attention to their form, (2) not doing many of these, and by (3) telling folks to use a plain-jane "overturn right" if they don't like this move

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

"basic over" right (4 counts, does not change lead): step up on bench right,left; step down to north of bench right,left (still facing north) - I tell folks to be careful with this move not to "run" or "pound" down as they come forward off the bench - just to act as if they are walking down the stairs - these days my class is on lower benches and I keep the speed under control, so I'm comfortable using this move a few times in class, although some are not. I don't do it a lot, nor many times in a row. If someone is uncomfortable with this, I have them do an overturn right (end up north of the bench facing south) and a V-step right on the bench as an option, instead of the basic over and the V-step to the side on the floor. (My "overturn" is half of a revolving door.)

"dip" left (3 counts, starts and ends on top of the bench, changes lead): from top of bench facing east wall, left foot pushes down onto the ground to the north of the bench (count 1), right and left feet recover back up onto bench with a very slight turn counterclockwise so you are on top of the bench facing north (counts 2 and 3) - NOTE this is NOT a lunge!!!

"L-U-L" left (also can call it left-up-turn-left, 8 counts, does not change lead): knee left off right 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

ALTERNATE LAYERS:

* The "4 x dip" left,right,left,right can be taken sort of around the world - first dip is with the left foot to the north of the bench (facing the east wall, followed by a slight counterclockwise turn as the right and left feet step back up on the bench to face north from on top of the bench); second dip is with the right foot to the north of the bench (facing the west wall, and keep facing the west wall as the left and right feet recover back up on the bench to face straight to the west wall); third dip is with the left foot to the south of the bench (still facing the west wall, followed by a slight counterclockwise turn as the right and left feet step back up on the bench to face south from on top of the bench); fourth dip is with the right foot to the south of the bench (facing the east wall, and keep facing the east wall as the left and right feet recover back up on the bench to face straight to the east wall)

MANY THANKS to Fred Hoffman at the IDEA conference a couple of years ago, from whom this layer is adapted



Added by Sue at 12:40 PM on Thursday, September 4, 2008 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
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