Left Side Pass
West Coast Swing Left Side Pass
This pattern is danced in open facing position.
1: LF hook behind RF | turning L, total 1/2 L btwn step 1-5
Use L arm tone to lead lady to pass him.
Rotate head to left.
Get out of the slot.
2: RF to side | turning L
3: LF rock back | turning L
Footwork is like Throwout.
Variation: do touch step for count 34.
&: replace weight on to RF | turning L
4: LF forward | finishing turning
5&6: Chasse in place RLR
1: RF forward | heel lead
Lady does the same footwork as Underarm Turn.
This time, step toward Man's left side. Easy heel lead on 2 forward steps.
"Lazy step", don't go forward too fast, reach RF first on 1, then "&a", body comes.
2: LF forward | heel lead
3: RF forward | start turning L | Ball
"Swing shift" the weight, could do a ball of foot lead
Benji Schwimmer prefers smooth movement (no turning head sharply)
Start turning here, head looking to partner.
a: LF cross in front of RF | turning L | Ball
4: RF side and back | finish 1/2 turn | Ball Flat
5&6: Chasse in place LRL
5: LF does small ronde to cross behind RF. Always articulate the foot, do not just move behind RF.
6: step on LF
&: weight onto LF, hip more neutral
a: settle L hip, compress L side and release R knee to bent to prepare R leg forward.
"Loosey goosey" feeling