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Turning Basic

West Coast Swing Turning Basic

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

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
1
LF diagonally back slightly to side

step out of the slot
2
2
RF forward

there is resistance with with lady.
Catch lady.
3
3
LF to side
turn 1/4 to R
Close up with lady.
4
&
RF cross  in front of LF
turn 1/4 to R
Lady is doing coaster step.
Give it a rubber band effect.
5
4
LF side
continue rotating to R

6-8
5&6
Triple to right side after 1/4 to R.
total turn is 3/4 to R

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
1
RF forward

directly forward in slot.
2
2
LF forward, then 1/2 to R at end of count
1/2 turn to R

3
3
RF back

This is a "Coaster Step"
4
a
LF close together with RF


5
4
RF forward
rotating 1/4 to L
lady is stepping straight in middle of Man's feet.
6-8
5&6
Triple step to her left.

do triple after rotating 1/4 L at end of previous step 5.

Notes:

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