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MAN

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on RF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

LF side

 

Q or 1

2

RF closes to LF

 

Q or 2

3

LF forward

 

S or 3,4

4

RF side

 

Q or 1

5

LF close to RF

 

Q or 2

6

RF back

 

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

notes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on LF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

RF side

 

Q or 1

2

LF close to RF

 

Q or 2

3

RF back

 

S or 3,4

4

LF side

 

Q or 1

5

RF closes to LF

 

Q or 2

6

LF forward

 

S or 3,4

 

 


 

BASIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAN

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on RF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

LF forward

 

Q or 1

2

RF in place

 

Q or 2

3

LF to side

 

S or 3,4

4

RF back

 

Q or 1

5

LF in place

 

Q or 2

6

RF to side

 

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

notes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on LF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

RF back

 

Q or 1

2

LF in place

 

Q or 2

3

RF side

 

S or 3,4

4

LF forward

 

Q or 1

5

RF in place

 

Q or 2

6

LF to side

 

S or 3,4


Open Break with Underarm turn

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAN

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on RF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

LF back

 

Q or 1

2

replace weight to RF

 

Q or 2

3

LF to side

 

S or 3,4

4

RF back and behind LF

 

Q or 1

5

replace weight to LF

 

Q or 2

6

RF to side

 

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. Lower left hand on the slow preceding the open break and apply slight pressure.

 

2. raise left hand on step 3 (slow) to lead quick underarm turn.

 

 

3. Finish in normal hold by resuming frame or finish in single hand hold to lead other pattern such as crossover breaks.

 

LADY

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on LF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

RF back

 

Q or 1

2

replace weight to LF

 

Q or 2

3

RF side preparing  to turn

1/8 turn  R (foot only)

S or 3,4

4

LF forward and across

1/8 turn  R (don't  turn head yet)

Q or 1

5

replace weight to RF

1/4 turn R (pivot)

Q or 2

6

LF to side

1/4 turn R

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. As man applies slight pressure to lead pattern match his pressure.

 

2. When man leads underarm turn, look at him as long as is possible. Then, spotting him, turn head quickly to look at him again.

 


Side Breaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAN

 

 

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

LF to side partial weight

 

Q or 1

2

replace weight to RF

 

Q or 2

3

LF closes to RF

 

S or 3,4

4

RF to side partial weight

 

Q or 1

5

replace weight to LF

 

Q or 2

6

RF closes to LF

 

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY

 

 

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

RF to side partial weight

 

Q or 1

2

replace weight to LF

 

Q or 2

3

RF closes to LF

 

S or 3,4

4

LF to side partial weight

 

Q or 1

5

replace weight to RF

 

Q or 2

6

LF closes to RF

 

S or 3,4


Crossover Breaks

 

 

notes: precede with basic or chasse to man's right, lowering the left hand to lady's waist.

MAN

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on RF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

LF forward

1/4 turn R

Q or 1

2

RF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

3

LF to side

1/4 turn L

S or 3,4

4

RF forward

1/4 turn L

Q or 1

5

LF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

6

RF to side

1/4 turn R

S or 3,4

7

LF forward

1/4 turn R

Q or 1

8

RF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

9

LF to side

1/4 turn L

S or 3,4

10

RF back

nil

Q or 1

11

LF in place

nil

Q or 2

12

RF to side

nil

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. lower hand to lady's waist level to lead

 

 

2.at the end of step 9 raise hand to lead underarm turn

 

 

3. follow with alternate basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY

 

 

 

1

RF forward

1/4 turn L

Q or 1

2

LF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

3

RF to side

1/4 turn R

S or 3,4

4

LF forward

1/4 turn R

Q or 1

5

RF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

6

LF to side

1/4 turn L

S or 3,4

7

RF back

1/4 turn L

Q or 1

8

LF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

9

RF to side

1/4 turn R

S or 3,4

10

LF forward

1/4 turn R

Q or 1

11

RF in place

1/2 turn R

Q or 2

12

LF to side

1/4 turn R

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. face man on each side step and wait for his lead

 

 

2. steps 10-12 are a quick underarm turn

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth Position Breaks

 

 

notes:

1. In ballroom dance, fifth position is a toe to heel position.

2. precede with basic or chasse to man's right, do not lower the left hand to lady's waist.

MAN

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on RF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

LF forward

1/8 turn L

Q or 1

2

RF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

3

LF to side

1/8 turn R

S or 3,4

4

RF forward

1/8 turn R

Q or 1

5

LF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

6

RF to side

1/8 turn L

S or 3,4

7

LF forward

1/8 turn L

Q or 1

8

RF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

9

LF to side

1/8 turn R

S or 3,4

10

RF back

nil

Q or 1

11

LF in place

nil

Q or 2

12

RF to side

nil

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. lower hand to lady's waist level to lead

 

 

2.at the end of step 9 raise hand to lead underarm turn

 

 

3. follow with alternate basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY

 

 

 

1

RF forward

1/8 turn R

Q or 1

2

LF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

3

RF to side

1/8 turn L

S or 2,4

4

LF forward

1/8 turn L

Q or 1

5

RF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

6

LF to side

1/8 turn R

S or 3,4

7

RF back

1/8 turn R

Q or 1

8

LF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

9

RF to side

1/8 turn L

S or 3,4

10

LF forward

1/4 turn R

Q or 1

11

RF in place

1/2 turn R

Q or 2

12

LF to side

1/4 turn R

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. face man on each side step and wait for his lead

 

 

2. steps 10-12 are a quick underarm turn

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward Breaks Outside Partner

 

 

notes: precede with basic or box

 

 

MAN

Commence in closed position weight on RF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

LF side

nil

Q or 1

2

RF closes to left foot

nil

Q or 2

3

LF to side

nil

S or 3,4

4

RF forward and across

1/8 turn L

Q or 1

5

LF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

6

RF to side

1/8 turn R

S or 3,4

7

LF forward and across

1/8 turn R

Q or 1

8

RF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

9

LF to side

1/8 turn L

S or 3,4

10

RF forward and across

1/8 turn L

Q or 1

11

LF in place

nil

Q or 2

12

RF back

nil

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. steps 1-3 are a chasse to man's left

 

 

2.body turns less than feet on steps 4, 7, and 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY

commence in closed position, weight on LF

 

1

RF side

nil

Q or 1

2

LF closes to RF

nil

Q or 2

3

RF to side

nil

S or 3,4

4

LF back

1/8 turn L

Q or 1

5

RF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

6

LF to side

1/8 turn R

S or 3,4

7

RF back

1/8 turn R

Q or 1

8

LF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

9

RF to side

1/8 turn L

S or 3,4

10

LF back

1/8 turn L

Q or 1

11

RF in place

nil

Q or 2

12

LF forward

nil

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. face man on each side step and wait for his lead

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box With Slow Underarm Turn

 

 

 

notes:

man begins with box

 

 

 

MAN

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on RF

 

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

 

1

LF side

nil

Q or 1

 

2

RF closes to LF

nil

Q or 2

 

3

LF forward

nil

S or3,4

 

4

RF side

nil

Q or 1

 

5

LF close to RF

nil

Q or 2

 

6

RF back

nil

S or 3,4

 

7

LF side

nil

Q or 1

 

8

RF closes to LF

nil

Q or 2

 

9

LF forward

nil

S or 3,4

 

10

RF side

Up to 1/4 (normally 1/8) turn to left to meet lady over steps 10-12

Q or 1

 

11

LF close to RF

Q or 2

 

12

RF back

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. Lead lady to turn on step 6--raise left and and release right arm to side but do not lower it.

 

 

 

 

2. Follow pattern with a box or side breaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY

 

 

 

 

1

RF side

nil

Q or 1

 

2

LF close to RF

nil

Q or 2

 

3

RF back

nil

S or 3,4

 

4

LF side

nil

Q or 1

 

5

RF closes to LF

nil

Q or 2

 

6

LF forward

nil

S or 3,4

 

7

RF forward

1/8 R

Q or 1

 

8

LF forward

1/8 R

Q or 2

 

9

RF forward

1/8 R

S or 3,4

 

10

LF forward

1/8 R

Q or 1

 

11

RF forward

1/8 R

Q or 2

 

12

LF forward

1/8 R

S or 3,4

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly (combination of crossover and fifth position breaks)

 

 

notes: precede with basic or chasse to man's right, lowering the left hand to lady's waist.

MAN

Commence in closed position, feet apart, weight on RF

 

STEP

FEET POSITIONS

AMOUNT OF TURN

COUNT

1

LF forward

1/4 turn R

Q or 1

2

RF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

3

LF to side

1/4 turn L

S or 3,4

4

RF forward

1/8 turn R

Q or 1

5

LF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

6

RF to side

1/8 turn R

S or 3,4

7

LF forward

1/4 turn R

Q or 1

8

RF in place

begin to turn L

Q or 2

9

LF to side

1/4 turn L

S or 3,4

10

RF back

nil

Q or 1

11

LF in place

nil

Q or 2

12

RF to side

nil

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. lower hand to lady's waist level to lead

 

 

2.at the end of step 9 raise hand to lead underarm turn

 

 

3. follow with alternate basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY

 

 

 

1

RF forward

1/4 turn L

Q or 1

2

LF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

3

RF to side

1/4 turn R

S or 3,4

4

LF forward

1/8 turn L

Q or 1

5

RF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

6

LF to side

1/8 turn R

S or 3,4

7

RF back

1/4 turn L

Q or 1

8

LF in place

begin to turn R

Q or 2

9

RF to side

1/4 turn R

S or 3,4

10

LF forward

1/4 turn R

Q or 1

11

RF in place

1/2 turn R

Q or 2

12

LF to side

1/4 turn R

S or 3,4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

notes:

1. face man on each side step and wait for his lead

 

 

2. steps 10-12 are a quick underarm turn