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Maypole

Samba Maypole

The Samba Maypole is a 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.

Maypole Man Turning Left

This figure starts in Open PP, L to R hand hold. Use Bounce action. 

Man dances a Circular Volta started with LF and turned to L circling around Lady while leading her to dance a Spot Volta turning R under raised arms.

Maypole Man Turning Right

This figure starts in Open CPP, L to R hand hold. Use Bounce action. 

Man dances a Circular Volta started with RF and turned to R circling around Lady while leading her to dance a Spot Volta turning L under raised arms.

End in Closed Position, regaining normal hold.

Timing: Maypole may be danced over two, three or four bars of music.
  • 1 a 2 a 3 a 4: Spot Volta turning 1/4, then 3/4; 1/4 then 3/4
  • 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 5 a 6
  • 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 5 a 6 a 7 a 8
With changing directions: 1 a 2 a 3 a 4    5 a 6 a 7 a 8.

Notes: