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Contra Check

Waltz Contra Check

The 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 Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF fwd in CBMP DW, pointing almost LOD H or Ball Flat Body turn to L -- CBM Down with knees slightly flexed If preferred, could be LF fwd with foot flat.
2 2 Transfer weight back to RF DW T Body turn to R --
Rise e/o 2  
3 3 LF to side in PP FDW, moving along LOD TH -- --
Up, Lower e/o 3 Turn may be made between 2-3 to end in PP moving DC.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF back in CBMP BDW, fee almost BLOD T Body turn to L -- CBM Down with knees slightly flexed RF bigger step back to give Man room. Do not drop R heel.
Keep L toe on floor, do not do L toe release.
Weight in middle of body, not on back foot.
Flex both knees.
Do not drop left side. Left side up and forward to Man while upper body rotates to left.
2 2 Transfer weight fwd to LF BDW T Body turn to R --
Rise e/o 2  
3 3 RF to side in PP FDE, moving LOD TH 1/4 to R between 2-3 --
Up. Lower e/o 3

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