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Back Rocks

Samba Back Rocks

The Samba Back Rocks is 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.

Use "Polka Bounce": Each step is taken with a strong pressure through ball of foot, lightly lowering heel on the second half of step. Pelvis swings naturally towards the stepping foot on step 1 and 2and start to return to normal position on step 3 (repeat for steps 4 to 6).

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
S RF back 1/8 to L BF
2
Q Replace weight to LF, having moved it slightly leftwards 1/8 to L between steps 1 and 2. BF Man extends hold slightly to allow Lady to place full weight on to her back foot.
3
Q Replace weight to RF No turn BF
4 S LF back 1/8 to R between 3 and 4 BF
5 Q Replace weight to RF, having moved it slightly rightwards 1/8 to R between 4 and 5 BF Man extends hold slightly to allow Lady to place full weight on to her back foot.
6 Q Replace weight to LF No turn BF This may be repeated.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
S LF fwd 1/8 to L BF There is a swivel action on RF.
2
Q Replace weight to RF, having moved it slightly rightwards 1/8 to L between 1 and 2 BF heel only slightly touch the floor.
3
Q Replace weight to LF No Turn BF At end of beat, swivel on LF while RF is trailing through next to LF.
4 S RF fwd 1/8 to R between 4 and 5 BF
5 Q Replace weight to LF, having moved it slightly leftwards 1/8 to R between 5 and 6  BF
6 Q Replace weight to RF No Turn  BF  

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