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Rumba Silver Routine Technique Notes

General Notes:
Routine Notes:
  1. Man starts with weight on LF, RF back; Lady weight on RF, LF fwd, slightly cross in front, point.
  2. Basic Movements: Open  (2341) 
    • not a standard step, more like prep step, Lady: delayed walk.
  3. Curl  (2341 2341) Fan finish

  4. Hockey Stick  (2341 2341) ending facing partner
    • Technique the same as before for forward walk and tight turns. This is not Fan finish, so L hip will settle by rotate to L.
  5. Cuban Rock LF  (2341)
  6. Cuban Rocks RF  (2341)
  7. Cucarachas: LF  (2341) Man to his left; Lady to her right
    • End: finish feet together. Then, Lady turn to her left to step back - a bit awkward feeling sometimes.
  8. Aida  (2341 2341 2341) With Double Spot Turn Ending, At last step, do Spiral, continue with Rope Spin
  9. Rope Spinning  (2341 2341) ending Lady fwd to Man's R side
  10. Closed Hip Twist  (2341), pressed walk. continue with Reverse Top
  11. Reverse Top  (2341 2341)
  12. Opening Out From Reverse Top  (2341 2341)
  13. Alemana  (2341 2341)
  14. Opening Out To Right And Left  (2341 2341)
  15. Natural Opening Out Movement  (2341) ending facing partner
  16. Alemana  (2341) Finish in Open Position
  17. Open Hip Twist  (2341 2341) finish in Fan Position
  18. Alemana  (2341 2341) Finish in Closed Position
  19. Spiral  (2341) Closed Spiral, afterwards, Lady immediately swing LF to go into Cuban Cross for Reverse Top
    • When doing spiral/curl, keep left arm close to body, in front so the arm doesn't hit Man when going into Reverse Top next.
  20. Reverse Top  (2341 2341) At end of last "1", spiral to L, make sure to have enough turns and follow Man's line going into Aida.
  21. Aida  (2341)
    • Lady getting into Aida - the footwork is very similar to Fan.
    • Ending: Cuban Rock (41 point foot before doing Spot Turn), and then Spot Turn
  22. Hand To Hand RSP  (2341)
  23. Progressive Walks Forward in RSP  (2341 2341) sharp half turn at the end
  24. Hand To Hand LSP  (2341) ending facing partner
  25. Underarm Turn To L  (2341)
  26. Basic Movements: Open  (2341)
  27. Repeat from Curl.