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How to get a step ahead!

Below you will find some of the terms and basic steps I use in class. By clicking the “video” link you can see and learn the steps being done on video. If you want to be a step ahead before going to a class I highly recommend that you learn or at least walk through them. 

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Right & Left Triple Step In Place:

 

  • Right - 1&2 Step onto right foot-step on ball of left foot next to right as you lift right foot up slightly-step in place putting weight on right again

  • Left - 1&2 Step onto left foot-step on ball of right foot next to left as you lift left foot up slightly-step in place putting weight on left again

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Right & Left Triple Step Side (or Chasse)

 

  • Right - 1&2 Step right foot to right side-step ball of left foot next to right foot-step right foot to right side taking weight

  • Left - 1&2 Step left foot to left side-step ball of right foot next to left foot-step left foot to left side taking weight

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Right & Left Triple Step Forward:

 

  • Right - 1&2 Step forward onto right foot-Slide ball of left foot up and next to right-step forward with right foot

  • Left - 1&2 Step forward onto left foot-Slide ball of right foot up and next to left-step forward with left foot

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Right & Left Triple Step Backward:

 

  • Right - 1&2 Step back onto left foot-Slide ball of right foot back and next to left-step back with left foot

  • Left - 1&2 Step back onto left foot-Slide ball of right foot back and next to left-step back with left foot

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Right & Left Pivot Turns

 

  • Right - 1-2 Step right foot fwd-On the balls of your feet turn directly over your left shoulder to the wall behind you. Bring your weight fwd onto you left foot 

  • Left - 1-2 Step left foot fwd-On the balls of your feet turn directly over your right shoulder to the wall behind you-bring your weight fwd onto your right foot.

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Right & Left 1/4 Pivot Turns

 

  • Right - 1-2 Step right foot fwd-On the balls of your feet turn directly over your left shoulder to the wall 1/4 left of you. Bring your weight onto you left foot.

  • Left - 1-2 Step left foot fwd-On the balls of your feet turn directly over your right shoulder to the wall 1/4 left of you. Bring your weight onto your right foot.

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Right & Left Rock Steps

 

  • Right  - 1-2 Rock forward onto your right foot-Replace the weight back onto your left foot

  • Left  - 1-2 Rock forward onto your left foot-Replace the weight back onto your right foot

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Rocking Chair (Rock Forward-Rock Back)

 

  • Right  - 1-2-3-4  Rock forward onto right foot-replace weight back onto your left foot-Rock back onto your right foot-Replace weight onto your left foot

  • Left  - 1-2-3-4  Rock forward onto left foot-replace weight back onto your right foot-Rock back onto your left foot-Replace weight onto your right foot

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Right & Left Grapevines

 

  • Right grapevine - 1-2-3-4 Step right to right side-Step left behind right-Step right to right side-Touch left beside right

  • Left grapevine - 1-2-3-4 Step left to left side-Step right behind left-Step left to left side-touch right beside left

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Right & left Kick ball Changes  

 

  • Right - 1&2 Kick right foot forward-Step onto the ball of your right foot-Change weight by stepping onto your left foot 

  • Left - 1&2 Kick left foot forward-Step onto the ball of your left foot-Change weight by stepping onto your right foot

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Right & Left Sailor steps

 

  • Right - 1&2 Step right foot behind left foot-Step left foot to left side-Step right foot to right side 

  • Left - 1&2 Step left foot behind right foot-Step right foot to right side-Step left foot to left side

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Right & Left Coaster steps

 

  • Right - 1&2 Step right foot back-Step left foot beside right-Step fwd onto right foot          

  • Left  - 1&2 Step left foot back-Step right foot beside left-Step forward onto left foot

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Right & Left Jazz box (aka Jazz Square)

 

  • Right - 1-2-3-4 Step right foot over left foot-Step back on left foot-step right foot to right side-Step forward with left foot

  • Left - 1-2-3-4 Step left foot over right foot-Step back on right foot-step left foot to left side-Step forward with right foot

 

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