2-Hand Tuck Turn
West Coast Swing 2-Hand Tuck Turn
This pattern starts in open position in single or double hand hold and ends in open facing position.
1: LF hook behind RF | 1/4 to L
Man looks to his left. Lead using body.
L arm is extended. R arm contract to make R arm cross in front,
leading lady to pass through slot.
2: RF to side
arm starts to open up
3: LF touch
4: LF forward | another total 1/4 to L
raise L arm to turn the lady,
Man's R hand on lady's back to assist and then release hold.
5&6: anchor triple step
Man R hand 'throws' lady off and release.
1: RF forward
2: LF forward
feeling Man leading with his R arm.
3: RF tuck, touch step | slight turn to L to tuck
turning L toward Man to wind up
Option: triple step a34
a: after count 2, Lady flex her L knee, turning to L, push LF, RF to side/fwd, on ball of RF
3: LF cross in front of RF. Lady's body really turns to L (not rushing going fwd away from Man just yet), winding up, head faces Man, body and hip turns more to L than head. Do not turn head away.
4: RF forward, away from Man | starting turning R
"4a"This is still part of winding up, do not turn too early. The shoulder is more "open" to L in a more wound up position.
Only on "a", start turning to R.
5&6: triple step turning 1/2 to R | total 1/2 to R
Variation: can do a double turn here. Turning in place, do not travel.
Previous "4&": pivot on "&" to complete the first turn. Then triple for another turn.