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Basic Tuck Turn

West Coast Swing Basic Tuck Turn

This pattern starts in closed position and ends in open facing position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
1
LF rock behind RF

Man's R hand extend/turn to R to open up to allow Lady to rock back.
2
2
RF back and to side of LF
slight turn to L
there are resistance in arm. Man's R hand help to get lady to tuck in.
3
3
LF touch


4
4
LF forward

raise L arm to turn the lady, Man's R hand on lady's back to assist and then release hold.
6-8
5&6
anchor triple step


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
1
RF rock behind LF


2
2
Replace weight on LF

Lady is in front of Man.
3
3
RF tuck, touch step
slight turn to L to tuck
turning L toward Man to wind up
4
4
RF forward, away from Man
starting turning R

6-8
5&6
triple step turning 1/2 to R
total 1/2 to R
adjusting distance.

Notes:

  • Variation: touch step can be replaced by a triple step (both both Man and Lady).
  • Variation: Lady can do 1 and 1/2 turn over count 5&6.
  • This pattern can be naturally followed by Underarm Turn.
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