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Throwout

West Coast Swing Throwout

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

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
1
LF rock behind RF


2
2
Replace weight on RF

Starting to use left hand and the right hand on lady's back to lead Lady forward.
3
3
Replace weight on LF


4
a
Replace weight on RF
1/4 to L btween step 4-5

5
4
LF forward

slightly forward to follow the lady.
finish the 1/4 to L turn, release R hand hold.
6-8
5&6
Chasse in place RLR

ending facing partner in L to R hand hold down the slot.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
1
RF rock behind LF


2
2
Replace weight on LF


3
3
RF forward
start turning L

4
a
LF cross in front of RF
turning L
This is also called "French Cross": complete 1/2 turn to L gradually in 3 steps.
Variation:  instead of doing French Cross,
Lady could do another forward step and leave the turn to end of next step.
5
4
RF side and back
finish 1/2 turn
ending facing partner now in open position.
For the variation: do forward step, at the end of  step, do sharp 1/2 turn to L to face partner.
6-8
5&6
Chasse in place LRL

Anchor step.


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