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Natural Roll

Samba Natural Roll

The Samba Natural Roll is a Gold 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.

This figure starts in Contact Position. No Bounce.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
S RF fwd, leaning slightly back 1/8 to R HF Knees are slightly more flexed during steps 1-3
2
Q LF to side, leaning slightly R 1/4 to R btwn 1 & 2 BF There is a slight foot swivel on LF between steps 2 and 3.
3
Q Close RF to LF, preparing to lean fwd 1/8 to R between 2 and 3 BF
4 S LF back, leaning slightly fwd 1/8 to R between 3 and 4 BF Knees are slightly straighter during steps 4-6
5 Q RF to side, leaning slightly L 3/8 to R between 4 and 5 BF
6 Q Close LF to RF, preparing to lean back Body completes turn BF May be repeated

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
S LF back, leaning slightly fwd 1/8 to R BF Knees are straighter during steps 1-3
2
Q RF to side, leaning slightly L 3/8 to R between steps 1 and 2. Body turns less BF
3
Q Close LF to RF, preparing to lean back Body completes turn BF
4 S RF fwd, leaning slightly back 1/8 to R between 3 and 4 HF Knees are slightly more flexed during steps 4-6
5 Q LF to side, leaning slightly R 1/4 to R between steps 4 and 5 BF There is a slight foot swivel on LF between steps 5 and 6.
6 Q Close RF to LF, preparing to lean fwd 1/8 to R between steps 5 and 6 BF

Notes:
  • Natural Roll may start and finish in various alignments, depending on previous figure.
  • Less turn may be made (minimum 1/2 over steps 1-6)
  • The figure is danced in Contact Position, so the arms are held a little higher than normal.