Basic Tuck Turn
West Coast Swing Basic Tuck Turn
This pattern starts in closed position and ends in open facing position.
1: LF rock behind RF
Man's R hand extend/turn to R to open up to allow Lady to rock back.
2: RF back and to side of LF | slight turn to L
there are resistance in arm. Man's R hand help to get lady to tuck in.
3: LF touch
4: LF forward
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
1: RF rock behind LF
2: Replace weight on LF
Lady is in front of Man.
3: RF tuck, touch step | slight turn to L to tuck
Tap step for tuck: turning L toward Man to wind up, look at Man, shoulder turns L, extend arm to not disturb hand. connection.
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.
Variation: touch step can be replaced by a triple step (both both Man and Lady).
Variation: Lady can do 1 and 1/2 turn over count 5&6.
This pattern can be naturally followed by Underarm Turn.
This can start from Open position, doing sugar push.