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Samba Locks

Samba Locks

The Samba Locks 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 Open Counter Promenade Position. No Bounce.

Leader


Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
Q RF fwd, part weight, Toe turned out 1/8 to R on LF. Body and RF turn more BF Extend joined arms fwd down below shoulder level
2
Q LF behind RF (Cuban Cross) No turn T Weight change, retaining arm position
3
S RF fwd, small step. Toe turned out No turn BF
4 Q LF fwd, part weight, in Open CPP. Toe turned out. 1/8 to L on RF. body and LF turn more BF Extend joined arms back
5 Q RF behind LF in Open CPP (Cuban Cross) No turn T Weight change, retaining arm position
6 S LF fwd, small step, in Open CPP. Toe turned out No turn BF
7-12 QQS QQS Repeat steps 1-6, end in Open CPP



Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
Q LF fwd, part weight, Toe turned out 1/8 to L on RF. Body and LF turn more BF Turn is made at end of previous beat. Turn out of front foot does not constitute an amount of turn.
2
Q RF behind LF (Cuban Cross) No turn T
3
S LF fwd, small step. Toe turned out No turn BF
4 Q RF fwd, part weight, in Open CPP. Toe turned out. 1/8 to R on LF. body and RF turn more BF Turn is made at end of previous beat. Turn out of front foot does not constitute an amount of turn.
5 Q LF behind RF in Open CPP (Cuban Cross) No turn T
6 S RF fwd, small step, in Open CPP. Toe turned out No turn BF
7-12 QQS QQS Repeat steps 1-6, end in Open CPP

For step 7 and 12. See notes for step 1 and 4.

Notes:
  • Man and Lady: free arm is extended to side, just below shoulder level to match partner's arm line.