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Roundabout

Samba Roundabout

The Samba Roundabout 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.

Roundabout to Right

This figure starts in R Contra Position. Use Bounce Action.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1-5
1 a 2 a 3 1-5 of Circular Volta in R Contra Position, commenced with RF 7/8 to R over steps 1-5 Same as Volta Movement
6 a LF to side without weight. 3/8 to R over steps 6-7 I/E of T (Pressure)
7 4 Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF in L Contra Position.
BF

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1-5
1 a 2 a 3 1-5 of Circular Volta in R Contra Position, commenced with RF 7/8 to R over steps 1-5 Same as Volta Movement
6 a LF to side without weight. 3/8 to R over steps 6-7 I/E of T (Pressure)
7 4 Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF in L Contra Position.
BF

Notes:
  • This figure may be repeated.
  • Man and Lady circle around an imaginary spot between them, keeping the shoulders parallel.

Roundabout to Left

This figure starts in L Contra Position. Use Bounce Action.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1-5
1 a 2 a 3 1-5 of Circular Volta in L Contra Position, commenced with LF 7/8 to R over steps 1-5 Same as Volta Movement
6 a RF to side without weight. 3/8 to R over steps 6-7 I/E of T (Pressure)
7 4 Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF in R Contra Position.
BF

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1-5
1 a 2 a 3 1-5 of Circular Volta in L Contra Position, commenced with LF 7/8 to R over steps 1-5 Same as Volta Movement
6 a RF to side without weight. 3/8 to R over steps 6-7 I/E of T (Pressure)
7 4 Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF in R Contra Position.
BF

Notes:
  • This figure may be repeated.
  • Man and Lady circle around an imaginary spot between them, keeping the shoulders parallel.