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Left Side Pass

West Coast Swing Left Side Pass

This pattern is danced in open facing position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
1
LF hook behind RF
turning L, total 1/2 L btwn  step 1-5
Use L arm tone to lead lady to pass him.
Rotate head to left.
Get out of the slot.
2
2
RF to side
turning L

3
3
LF rock back
turning L
Footwork is like Throwout.
Variation: do touch step for count 34.
4
&
replace weight on to RF
turning L

5
4
LF forward
finishing turning

6-8
5&6
Chasse in place RLR


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
1
RF forward

Lady does the same footwork as Underarm Turn.
This time, step toward Man's left side.
2
2
LF forward


3
3
RF forward
start turning L
"Swing shift" the weight, could do a ball of foot lead
Benji Schwimmer prefers smooth movement (no turning head sharply)
Start turning here, head looking to partner.
4
a
LF cross in front of RF
turning L

5
4
RF side and back
finish 1/2 turn

6-8
5&6
Chasse in place LRL


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