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Corta Jaca

Samba Corta Jaca

The Samba Corta Jaca  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, strong step
No turn
HF

2
Q
LF fwd and slightly to side
--
H
toe is not lowered
3
Q
Slide RF leftwards
--
F (Pressure on ball of foot)

4
Q
LF back and slightly to side
--
B

5
Q
Slide RF leftwards
--
F (Pressure on ball of foot)
6
Q
LF fwd and slightly to side
--
H
toe is not lowered
7
Q
Slide RF leftwards
--
F (Pressure on ball of foot)

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
S
LF back
No turn
BF

2
Q
RF back and slightly to side
--
B

3
Q
Slide LF rightwards
--
F (Pressure on ball of foot)
slide the whole foot.
4
Q
RF fwd and slightly to side
--
H
toe is not lowered
5
Q
Slide LF rightwards
--
F (Pressure on ball of foot)
6
Q
RF back and slightly to side
--
B

7
Q
Slide LF rightwards
--
F (Pressure on ball of foot)The way to know that Man is finishing this figure is the rise and starting of bounce action again.

  • Start in Closed Position, facing Wall. No bounce. The effect is swinging middle of body forward and back. The sliding of the other foot is the effect of swinging hips. (cause & effect, do not step the foot on its own.)
  • May start facing DW. Turn 1/8 R over steps 1-3.
  • step 4-7 may be repeated.
  • Step 2-7: Man's R leg and Lady's L leg remain slightly flexed and Man's L leg, Lady's R leg swings freely from the hip. Movement is mainly felt from the knee.
  • Silver & Gold:
    • After step 7: Man may dance 1-7 of Lady's steps. Lady dance Man's. Follow with Natural Basic Movement or Whisk to R.
    • May turn up to 3/4 to R. Follow with any figure commenced with RF.


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