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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

Start in Closed Position. No bounce. Start facing LOD.

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

Step 1-3 or 1-6 may be repeated.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
S
LF back
No turn
BF
Back step because Man is traveling fwd. 
Lady responds to Man's increasing tone in arms with matching tone in her arms.
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
Option: flick RF before stepping RF back - personal preference.
5
Q
LF back, small step, toe turned out. Knee slightly flexed.
1/8 to L (LF)
B
Same technique as step 2.
6
Q
Replace weight to RF
No turn
BF
If preferred, front foot may be drawn slightly towards back foot.

Step 1-3 or 1-6 may be repeated.