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Mooch

Jive Mooch

Mooch is a Bronze Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, movement, a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Start in Closed Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
LF back in RSP 1/4 to L use LH turn lady to R, then release L to R hand hold.
Let R hand slide further aound lady's back.
turn starts at end of previous beat
2
Q
Replace weight to RF in RSP
No turn
retain position
3
Q
Flick LF fwd from knee, slightly off floor in RSP


4
Q
Close LF to RF in RSP


5
Q
Flick RF fwd frm knee, slightly off floor in RSP


6
Q
Close RF to LF in RSP


7
Q
LF back in RSP


8
Q
Replace weight to RF in RSP


9-11
QaQ
LF fwd in RSP to chasse LRL, end LF side in closed position
1/4 to R over 9-11
on 9: turn lady to L with R hand, then relese R hand hold.
place L hand on lady's back on 11.
12
Q
RF back in LSP
1/4 to R
allow L hand to slide further around lady's back
turn starts at end of previous beat.
13
Q
replace weight to LF in LSP

retain position
14
Q
Flick RF fwd from knee, slightly off floor in LSP


15
Q
Close RF to LF in LSP


16
Q
Flick LF fwd from knee, slightly off floor, in LSP


17
Q
Close LF to RF in LSP


18
Q
RF back in LSP


19
Q
Replace weight to LF in LSP


20-22
QaQ
RF fwd in LSP to chasse RLR, to end RF side in closed position
1/4 to L over 20-22
On 20: turn lady to R with L hand,
release L hand hold, regain normal hold on 22.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
RF back in RSP 1/4 to R
turn starts at end of previous beat
Lady slide L hand across Man's shoulder on 1.
2
Q
Replace weight to LF in RSP
no turn

3
Q
Flick RF fwd from knee, slightly off floor, in RSP


4
Q
Close RF to LF in RSP


5
Q
Flick LF fwd from knee, slightly off floor in RSP


6
Q
Close LF to RF in RSP


7
Q
RF back in RSP


8
Q
Replace weight to LF in RSP


9-11
QaQ
RF fwd in RSP to chasse RLR, end RF side in closed position
1/4 to L

12
Q
LF back in LSP
1/4 to L
turn starts at end of previous beat.
lady place R hand across Man's shoulder.
13
Q
Replace weight to RF in LSP
no turn

14
Q
Flick LF fwd from knee, slightly off floor, in LSP


15
Q
Close LF to RF in LSP


16
Q
Flick RF fwd from knee, slightly off floor, in LSP


17
Q
Close RF to LF in LSP


18
Q
LF back in LSP


19
Q
Replace weight to RF in LSP


20-22
QaQ
LF fwd in LSP to chasse LRL, end LF side in closed position
1/4 to R over 20-22


Notes:
  • On Flicks: ankle and instep are stretched.
  • Variations: (lady: normal opposite)
    • "Bobby" Hops: repeat
      • aQ: slight hop on RF and at same time flick LF off floor
      • aQ: slight hop on RF and at same time close LF to RF
    • "Flick Cross" action: repeat
      • aQ: Slight hop on RF and at same time flick LF off floor
      • A: Spring to LF, crossing it well in front of RF, RF slightly off floor at back.