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LF and RF Rocks


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Tango RF Rock

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1
Q
RF back in CBMP
Down LOD BH
-- -- Maintain the body position, rotate only on the man's back steps.
2
Q Transfer weight forward to LF in CBMP
Against LOD H -- --
S
RF back small step CBMP
Down LOD
BH
--  --   

Follower

 Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM 
Notes
1 Q
LF fwd in CBMP
Down LOD H
Nil

2 Q Transfer weight back to RF in CBMP
Against LOD BH Nil

3 S
LF fwd small step in CBMP
Down LOD --
 

  • Rocks may be danced down LOD or DC
  • When a RF Rock follows a LF Rock, the first step of the RF Rock will be down LOD. When a Closed Finish follows a LF Rock the first step of the Closed Finish will be DC

Tango LF Rock

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1
Q
LF Back L side leading
Down LOD IE of BH
-- --
2
Q Transfer weight forward to RF in R side leading
Against LOD H -- --
S
LF back small step L side leading
Down LOD
IE of BH
--  --   

Follower

 Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM 
Notes
1 Q
RF fwd R side leading
Down LOD H
Nil

2 Q Transfer weight back to LF L side leading
Against LOD IE of BH Nil

3 S
RF fwd small step R side leading
Down LOD --
 

Note: When following an Open Finish the LF Rock will be danced in CBMP with Lady outside and up to 1/4 turn to R may be made.