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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

Start in Closed Position, facing Wall. No bounce. 
May start facing DW. Turn 1/8 R over steps 1-3.

The effect of this figure 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.)

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

Step 2-7: Man's R leg remain slightly flexed. Man's L leg swings freely from the hip. Movement is mainly felt from the knee. 
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) step 4-7 may be repeated.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
S
LF back
No turn
BF
Shoulder is contra body, stay active, but not going up and down too much. 

Take center in, LF back
2
Q
RF back and slightly to side
--
B
Step 2-7: Lady's L leg remain slightly flexed, Lady's R leg swings freely from the hip.

Movement is mainly felt from the knee.

R leg straight pulled back
3
Q
Slide LF rightwards
--
F (Pressure on ball of foot)
Slide the whole foot.
4
Q
RF fwd and slightly to side
--
H
Some prefers to do a little RF flick back before stepping RF fwd with heel

Toe is not lowered, tail bone up, keep upper thigh tight together.

Hip is really forward. Hip crease is flat.
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.

step 4-7 may be repeated.

  • 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.