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Rumba Gold Routine Technique Notes

Notes:
Routine:

Start: Lady weight on LF, Man on RF, 41: close feet and switch weight (41)
  1. Cucarachas: RF  (2341) Lady LF to side, Cucaracha, ending feet together, At end of 1, Lady turn 90 to L, Man to L, ending side by side.
    • 4: LF closes to RF, drape L knee over R leg (drape more); prepare for sharp turn to L. Turn body/shoulder first, then fast hip turn.
      1: sharp turn hip to L. L shoulder counter to stop turn sharp. After turn, settle on L hip, R knee drapes over.
  2. Cuban Rock LF  (2341) 
    • 23: 2 feet heel down. 
    • 4: weight on RF, L heel up. 
    • 1: sharp turn on 1. At end of 1: Lady turn 90 to face Man. Make sure settle R hip first, before stepping LF fwd.
  3. Man: Spot Turn; (2341) 
    • Man spot turn to his L
    • Lady: Half Open Basic  LF fwd, delayed walk back.
  4. Three Threes  (2341 2341 2341 2341)
    • Prep turn by winding up first; turn shoulder first, then hip, spot.
  5. Sliding Doors  (2341 2341 2341 2341)
    • For syllabus: keep hand hold. Otherwise, can be done open.
  6. Spiral  (2341) 
    • Lady sharp turn as before. Elasticity. Man may have strong tone, match it.
    • 3: need to dance L hip more forward, don't be afraid to go forward, before rotating. 
    • 4: just do 90 degree turn, RF forward, then spiral
    • 1: settle R side.
  7. Reverse Top  (2341 2341 2341 ) s/ Spiral and end in Fan Position
    • 2341: L arm clear from top (after previous spiral) make sure frame is good, square to Man, shoulders down. 
    • 2341: Last 41: spiral (turn shoulder first)
    • 23: both fwd walks, turn at end of 3
    • 41: step back to Fan.
  8. Fencing  (2341 2341)
    • Lady styling: L leg out to side, L arm up.
  9. Spot Turn To R  (2341) Man's spot turn, Lady feet together (23, end of 3 turn to left), then ending to side (41)
    • Lady:
      • 2: RF closes to LF
      • 3: Weight onto LF, sharp turn to L.
      • 41: RF to side, settle
  10. Syncopated Cuban Rocks RF  (2&341)
    • 2: slower, &: very fast, R hip hit to R and back (contraction), try keeping spine more in center and not shifting left and R too much
  11. Cuban Rocks RF  (2341)
    • 41: half turn to R to face partner
  12. Open Hip Twist  (2341 2341) into Fan Position
    • 2341: go toward Man's R side. Stretch longer on 41 before turning to Fan. 
  13. Three Alemanas  (2341 2341 2341 2341) - turning technique: body first, then hip, center in, close ribs, thighs tight
  14. Circular Hip Twists  (2341 2341 2341)
    • Keep arm at waist level and steady.
  15. Continuous Hip Twists  (2341)
  16. Advanced Hip Twists , Sliding Doors (2341 pressed walk) Alemana  (2341) Lady underarm turn to her R. At end of 1, spiral
  17. Rope Spinning  (2341 2341) turn to R to end on Man's R side.
  18. Kiki Walks (Right Shadow Position)  (stepping back 2341 2341 2341 2&3&41)
    • Finish with Lady's double turn
  19. Restarting from Three Threes 
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