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Curl

Rumba Curl

Curl is a Silver Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the different variation of the dance steps, including timing, and 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.

Leader

Commence in Open Position

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2
LF fwd


2 3
Transfer weight to RF


3 4 1
Close LF to RF


4 2 RF back

Continue with steps 4-6 of Spiral. Finish in Fan.
5 3 Transfer weight to LF
1/8 to L over step 5 and 6
6 4 1
RF to side to Fan Position


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2
RF back
No turn
Give it a moment to be "tall", stomach back, chest forward before settling. Then, really settle, R shoulder connect down to right hip, R arm stay rounded.
2 3
Transfer weight to LF

Chest forward first, crunch right side, then, pendulum diagonal forward, crunch left side and hip twist at last split second and be fast. 
3 4 1
RF fwd, then turn allowing LF to cross loosely in front without weight (Spiral Turn)

RF fwd, slightly cross to L, let upper body turn L first, keep R arm same level (do not drop) and rounded.

Turn is made on ball of RF with foot flat (T of LF). Trailing foot is connected with floor with 5% weight while doing Curl. 

At "1", still need to settle into R hip.
4
2
LF fwd

Fan finish.

Settle hip.
5
3
RF fwd and slightly across, then turn to end RF back

RF forward, slightly cross feet, upper thighs tight, sharp left turn. Push LF after turn,
6
4 1
LF back in Fan Position

LF back, For Fan finish, L hip to side, (do not rotate L to open up), keep thighs very tightly closed. Then, at "&", rotate L hip to draw RF in sharply, then twist hip to R into next figure.