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Contra Check

Tango Contra Check

Tango Contra Check is a Gold level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; 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

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1 S LF fwd in CBMP slightly flexing the knees DW pointing almost down LOD B (Flat) Body turns to L CBM
2 Q Transfer weight back to RF DC against LOD BH Body turns to R

3 Q LF placed to side w/o weight in PP Facing DW IE of B of LF


Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1 S RF back in CBMP slightly flexing the knees DW feet backing almost LOD B Body turns to L CBM Allow left hip to rotate back, RF turned in, big step back. 

Transfer weight to back foot, don't let upper body go back too quickly with the shoulder, have solid base first before trying to make shape. Need strength.

Give hip to Man. Leave elbows and arms to Man and make shape, head look over left shoulder, do not look up and break the back of the neck.
2 Q Transfer weight fwd to LF DC against LOD BH Body turns to R 1/4 to R btwn 2-3.
Keep very left to Man.
3 Q RF placed to side w/o weight in PP Facing DC B LF with foot flat and IE of B of RF

Turn the waist area only.

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