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Starter Step

West Coast Swing Starter Step

This pattern starts in closed hold. It's normally used to start the dance, followed by Throwout. There are different versions of starter step.

Version 1 (Benji Schwimmer version)

This is taught in Benji Schwimmer's workshops.

Leader

StepTimingMovement 
TurnNotes
1-3
1&2Chasse to left LRL
no turn
triple step to side with 3 weight changes.
step down the slot.
43 RF back  
5&LF almost closes to RF

64RF cross in front of LF Continue with side pass

Follower

StepTimingMovement 
TurnNotes
1-3
1&2
Chasse to right RLR
no turn

4
3LF back, slightly cross F --

&RF replace1/4 to R at endAt end of beat, turn 1/4 to R
64LF back Ending in perpendicular position with Man.
Just 2 triple steps, no rocks.
Continue with normal figure like Left Side Pass.


Version 2

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1-3
1&2 Chasse to left LRL
no turn
triple step to side with 3 weight changes.
step down the slot.
4-6
3&4
Chase to right RLR
--

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1-3
1&2
Chasse to right RLR
no turn

4-6
3&4 Chasse to left LRL
--



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