Sugar Tuck

West Coast Swing Sugar Tuck

This pattern is danced in open position. Man doesn't turn. It starts like Sugar Push, finish with Lady's full tuck turn.


  • 1: LF back

  • 2: RF back close to LF in 3rd position

  • 3: LF tap

    • Lead lady to tuck to wind up for the turn.

    • connect R hand with Lady's L hand

    • L arm raise up to lead lady

  • 4: LF forward

    • Man's R hand on lady's back to assist and then release hold on R hand.

  • 5&6: anchor triple step

    • Man R hand 'throws' lady off and release.


  • 1: RF forward

  • 2: LF forward

    • Lady will feel twist/tuck action. Lady flex her L knee.

  • 3: RF tuck, touch step | slight turn to L to tuck

    • Tap step for tuck: turning L toward Man to wind up, look at the guy at this tuck step.

    • R shoulder comes in a bit to wind up.

    • Option: triple step a34

      • a: after count 2, Lady flex her L knee, turning to L to wind up her body to L, RF stay behind, crossed behind LF, on ball of both feet, body centered, don't lean forward.

      • 3: LF cross in front of RF. Lady's body (L hip and shoulder ) turns to L, winding up, continue

      • Make sure keeping hands at same place, center, not push Man, just twist center and upper body. Arm extracts and extends. Look at Man "a3"

  • 4: Lady turns to her R (away from Man) and RF forward (or replace), | turning 1/2 to R

    • Even for double turn, do this count 4 as more of a prep step (winding to L on bent R knee), instead of already turning to R.

  • 5&6: triple step turning 1 full turn to R | complete total1 full turn to R

    • Single turn: do pivot at end of count 4 and then anchor step

    • Double turn: add another turn on the triple step. Turn in place, do not travel.


  • Sugar Tuck: Lady stays at same place, turning to R

  • Tuck Turn: Lady's keeps going forward.