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Closed Rocks

Samba Closed Rocks

The Samba Closed Rocks is Bronze 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.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
S
RF fwd
No turn
BF

2
Q
LF fwd, small step
--
BF

3
Q
Replace weight to RF, toe slightly turned out
--
B
If preferred, back foot may be drawn slightly towards front foot
4
S
LF fwd
--
BF

5
Q
RF fwd, small step
--
BF

6
Q
Replace weight to LF, toe slightly turned out
--
B
If preferred, back foot may be drawn slightly towards front foot

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
S
LF back
No turn
BF
back step because Man is traveling fwd.
2
Q
RF back, small step, toe turned out. Knee slightly flexed
1/8 to R (RF)
B
The turn of foot is reflected in hips, the upper body remains square to Man. The toe of back foot is opposite heel of front foot.
3
Q
Replace weight to LF
No turn
BF
If preferred, front foot may be drawn slightly towards back foot
4
S
RF back
1/8 to L (RF)
BF
(whether to flick RF before stepping RF back is a personal preference.)
5
Q
LF back, small step, toe turned out. Knee slightly flexed.
1/8 to L (LF)
B
same as step 2.
6
Q
Replace weight to RF
No turn
BF
If preferred, front foot may be drawn slightly towards back foot.

  • Start in Closed Position. No bounce. Start facing LOD.
  • Step 1-3 or 1-6 may be repeated.
  • Lady responds to Man's increasing tone in arms with matching tone in her arms.