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Argentine Crosses

Samba Argentine Crosses

The Samba Argentine Crosses is a Silver Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, and movement, technique; 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.

This figure starts in Closed Position. No Bounce.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
Q LF fwd, toe turned out start to turn R BF Normally 1 turn. But up to 2 complete turns can be made over 12 steps.

Included body slightly L over steps 1-3, 7-9 and R over 4-6 and 10-12.
2
Q RF behind LF (Cuban Cross) 1/8 to R btwn 1 and 2 B
3
S LF to side and slightly fwd 1/8 to R btwn 2 and 3 BF
4 Q RF fwd in line with LF, small step. Toe turned out 1/4 to R btwn 3 and 4 BF
5 Q LF to side and slightly back 1/8 to R btwn 4 and 5  B
6 S RF fwd in line with LF, small step. Toe turned out 1/8 to R btwn 5 and 6 BF
7-12  QQS QQS Repeat steps 1-6      

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
Q RF fwd in line with LF, small step. Toe turned out start to turn R BF Incline (shape) to R
2
Q LF to side and slightly back 1/8 to R btwn 1 and 2 B
3
S RF fwd in line with LF, small step. Toe turned out. 1/8 to R btwn 2 and 3 BF
4 Q LF fwd, toe turned out 1/4 to R btwn 3 and 4 BF Incline (shape) to L 

Variation: over steps 4 to 6, Man can turn Lady to R under raised L arm and then regain hold. Lady does 1 complete turn to R after closing her left side to Man.
5 Q RF behind LF (Cuban Cross) 1/8 to R btwn 4 and 5 B
6 S LF to side and slightly fwd 1/8 to R btwn 5 and 6  BF  
7-12 QQS
QQS
Repeat steps 1-6      Lady can do underarm turn over steps 10-12

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