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Note! These are notes from dance classes prior to 2004. They are archived here for occasional reference.
  1. Basic

    Variation of: Left Box Turn: Bronze 1
    1. Forward LF
    2. Side RF, while rising on toes
    3. slide LF feet together
    1. RF back
    2. LF side, while rising on toes
    3. slide rf feet together
  2. Under Arm Turn

    Variation of: Left Box Turn: Bronze 1
    . Beginning on Back Basic
    1. Releasing RH, LF back
    2. Lead her into UAT with LH, LF left
    3. RF feet together
    1. LF forward, quarter turn left
    2. RF side, begin gathering her back into closed hold
    3. LF feet together, into closed hold
    . Back into basic
  3. Cross Body Lead

    Variation of: Left Box Turn: Bronze 1
    Start facing diagonal center. Turn box 3/8 to face backing LOD. A little bit of sway in the ribs to lead this. QT back box, lower LH, to lead her to make three walking steps past me. Gather her back into box, end facing back diagonal center after a full box.
  4. Hesitation

    Variation of: Hesitation: Bronze 1
    1. LF forward, gather weight over LF
    1. RF back, gather weight over RF
    1. LF left, gather weight over LF
    1. RF right, gather weight over RF
    Back into Basic, or whatever
  5. Hesitation to Left or Right Turn

    Variation of: Hesitation: Bronze 1
    Forward hesitation, then back box turns left.
  6. Left Hesitation Turn

    Variation of: Hesitation: Bronze 1
    1. LF forward
    23. Pause in place, keep RF free
    456. Back box, doing QT left
  7. Right Hesitation Turn

    Variation of: Hesitation: Bronze 1
    1. LF forward
    23. Pause in place, keep RF free
    4. Short step forward and right, between her legs, with RF. Shape body to right to indicate this QT right
    56. Complete the box
  8. Parallel Hesitations/Lady's Developé

    Variation of: Parallel Hesitations: Bronze 2
    123, hesitation, stepping to outside of partner. Support her, so she can point her foot out (Developé).
    456, right turning box, end up with partner to my left (inside).
    123, LF back for hesitation, again give her opportunity for develope.
    456, back basic turning left.
  9. Hesitation to UAT

    Variation of: Hesitation: Bronze 1
    On right step of hesitation, release closed hold. Then step left, and lead her into UAT.
  10. Forward Change

    Variation of: Forward Change: Bronze 1
    1. Forward LF
    2. Side RF, while rising on toes
    3. slide LF feet together
    1. RF forward
    2. LF side, while rising on toes
    3. slide rf feet together
  11. Back Change

    Variation of: Forward Change: Bronze 1
    1. LF back
    2. RF side
    3. LF feet together
  12. Right Turning Box

    Variation of: Left Box Turn: Bronze 1
    123. Forward Basic
    1. RF forward, to between her feet
    2. QT pivot on RF, LF side, QT right
    3. RF feet together
    1. LF back
    2. QT pivot on LF, RF side, QT right
    3. LF feet together
  13. Side by Side Change

    Variation of: Forward Change: Bronze 1
    . From UAT, instead of coming into closed hold, put out RH in stop sign. I will end up facing quarter turn left from where I started. Also want to reverse hand hold with LH.
    1. Quarter turn right, RF forward
    2. Quarter turn right, LF forward, I will be facing away from my partner
    3. RF Feet together
    1. LF left, QT right
    2. RF forward, QT right, so I am facing partner again. If I wish to continue, put out stop sign again
    3. LF feet together
    . I can either continue with this basic, or go back into closed position, and do something else
  14. Zig Zag along LOD

    Variation of: Forward Change: Bronze 1
    Forward Basic
    Forward Change, doing quarter turn right
    Backward Change
    Back Basic, doing QT left
  15. Lady's Under Arm Turn Left

    Variation of: Left Box Turn: Bronze 1
    On back basic, as I step back with right foot, shape by raising left hand like I am looking at watch, with right hand start her turning left. As I step with left foot, turning QT, get out of her way as she does UAT left.
  16. Parallel Change

    Variation of: Forward Change: Bronze 1
    1. LF heel forward
    2. RF toe cross to outside partner using CBMP, Maintain leg scissors as I pivot on right foot QT right
    3. LF toe heel back
    1. RF hook, extending leg, using CBMP, to lead partner outside on my left, going down LOD
    2. LF side, QT left
    3. RF feet together
  17. Promenade Hesitation to Wing

    Variation of: Parallel Hesitation: Bronze 2
    Normally at end of quarter, start facing diagonal wall. Turn into Promenade Position facing diagonal center. LF forward into hesitation, then RF forward into hesitation, stopping, letting momentum and closed hold turn lady around to face me. She takes three steps. We end facing diagonal center in normal closed hold, and are ready to start Two Way Turns.
  18. Two Way Turns

    Variation of: Two Way Turns: Bronze 2
    Start facing diagonal center. Forward basic turning left, end up facing backing LOD. Backward basic, turning left to face diagonal wall. Forward Basic. Forward Change, turning 3/8 to face backing LOD again. Backward Change, turning to face diagonal center. Forward change to get into position to start again.
  19. Right Box to Drag Hesitation

    Start facing diagonal wall. Forward change. Right turning box forward, now backing diagonal center. 1, LF back. 2, RF side, no rise. 3, drag LF, no weight change, now backing diagonal wall. Left turning box forward, now backing diagonal center. Left turning box backwards, now facing diagonal wall.
  20. Promenade Hesitation to Back Hesitation/Lady's Underarm Turn Left

    Start facing wall. Promenade Hesitation left. Right Turning Box forward, cutting her off, and using shaping. Left Hesitation back. Left turning box back, with lady's inside turn. We should end up facing diagonal wall.
  21. Spin Turn

    Variation of: Two Way Turns: Bronze 2
    After Forward Quarter Turn.
    1, turning frame right, LF back, going around partner.
    2, RF to LF, rising.
    3 LF forward.
    If I start backing diagonal center, I end up facing diagonal center. Good for corner.
  22. Spin Turn 2

    As taught by Liz
    Start backing LOD, LF free.
    1. LF diagonally back as I turn frame right in CBMP
    2. RF to diagonal center, heel
    & RF toe, as I draw LF to RF, and turn to promenade position
    3, LF forward in promenade
  23. Viennese Hesitation

    Kind of like Samba Paulistas.
    1, LF forward.
    2, extend RF side, pointed, use frame to lead her to QT left, lean top of frame a little away.
    3, hold.
    4, RF feet together.
    5, extend LF side, lead her QT right, lean away.
    6, hold. Left turning box.
  24. Viennese Turns

    Variation of: Two Way Turns: Bronze 2
    Start facing wall.
    1, LF side, half turn left, to center.
    2, RF side.
    3, LF crosses in front of right.
    4, RF back, half turn left to face wall again.
    5, LF side.
    6, feet together.
    I had to make sure to help my partner come around with me.
  25. Syncopated Side Step to Outside Twinkle

    Variation of: : Intermediate Variation
    Starts diagonal wall, travels down line of dance
    1. LF forward. Turn to face center
    2. RF strong side. Don't rise yet
    &. LF feet together. Now rise, should still be facing center
    3. RF side.
    1. LF down line of dance, back. face backing diagonal wall, she should be outside me
    2. RF back down LOD. No rise, turn to face center
    &. LF close to RF. Rise now
    3. RF side. turn to face DC
    1. LF forward, down LOD, outside partner. turn to LOD, just before next step, turn frame right to face wall, to get partner on other side of me
    2. RF between her feet. big rise, go into promenade
    3. LF forward.
    1. RF promenade forward.
    2. LF side.
    3. RF feet together. close position
  26. Lady's Walk Around to Back Twinkle

    Variation of: : Intermediate Variation
    1. LF forward turn to face center
    2. RF side
    3. LF cross behind right, turn to face bdw
    1. RF back, start turning to face wall
    2. LF side, face wall
    3. RF hooks behind, left turn frame to face LOD, settle weight, so that she has to place weight on LF
    123. Unwind body, turning to right, so she has to step 1&2&3, I end up facing diagonal center
    1. LF back, continue turning right
    2. RF feet together, rise, turn into promenade
    3. LF promenade forward
  27. Progressive Quarter Turns

    1. Left heel forward.
    2. Right Toe forward.
    3. Left ball-flat forward. I should continue rising until the end of 3, just before I go into the next measure.
    1. Right heel forward, turning frame QT right.
    2. Left toe side.
    3. RF toe together, then settle before:
    1. LF back, with toe release of RF, frame closed in line
    2. RF back, let heel go to floor, body rise only, shape for outside partner.
    3. LF back, outside partner.
    1. RF back, turn frame QT left.
    23. side together.
  28. Forward Twinkle

    1. LF heel forward.
    2. RF flat forward, turn on ball of foot, and bring LF to right, while I swing frame around to promenade position. If we started DW, promenade position will point DW. Allow my frame to swing around more than my feet do. And start to rise.
    3. Complete rise, stepping forward in promenade with LF.
    1. Step through with RF.
    23. Side together, closing up, end facing BDC.
  29. Streamline to Back Twinkle

    Overturn forward quarter turn to end BLOD.
    1. LF back, starting to turn frame. Remember toe release.
    2. Draw RF to LF, turning on left heel, with RF slightly behind LF, so my feet face LOD, and continue turning my frame, so I am facing DC in promenade position. Rise up at end of 2.
    3. Complete rise while stepping forward LF.
    1. RF through in PP
    23. Side together, closing up, to face DW.
  30. Wrap to Cuddle

    Start facing DC
    Left turning box, turning 3/8, to face BLOD.
    Back box with lady's inside turn.
    Lead second inside turn, following lady.
    Take her left hand as we finish second turn, and do balancette to right.
    123, Walk around her right, wrapping her up in cuddle.
    1. One more step around.
    23. Unwind her, I will end up outside, with her on my left.
    123. Close it up with a box.
  31. Left Drag Hesitation to Back Twinkle/with Back Lock

    Start facing DC. Can get into this position using Back Twinkle to Wing.
    1. LF forward.
    2. Turn frame to face center, and extend RF to side.
    3. While moving weight to RF, shape so that on next step she can step outside partner.
    From here I can either go directly into a back twinkle, or
    1. LF back.
    2. RF back, shaping to lead a lock on the next step.
    &. LF lock
    3. RF back, and then go into back twinkle.

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