Three Step Turn
Samba Three Step Turn
The Samba Three Step Turn is a Gold Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, and movement, technique; 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.
1: Close LF to RF | -- | BF
Man dances Stationary Samba Walks, turning to left.
Turn Lady to L taking L to R hand hold, then release hold with R hand continuing to turn her stronly to L under raised L arm during step 1.
(Note: when preceded by Closed Rock , Man is already holding lady's R hand in his L hand.)
a: RF back w/o weight. Toe turned out | -- | I/E of T (Pressure)
Continue to turn Lady strongly to L on step 2 and 3, lowering L arm at the end of the her turn.
2: Take minimal weight to RF, draw LF back | -- | F (Pressure on ball of foot)
During Lady's turn, lady moves to Man's left side, to end in Open CPP.
1: RF to side turning L, then continue to turn 5/8 L on RF. | Turn to L | BF, then turn on B of RF with foot flat (T of LF)
Note the difference in timing for Lady. No bounce.
Options for turns: either continuous turn/pivot (3 half turns), or do spiral on 1 and 3.
To make turn appear sharper, turn shoulder continuously, but delay head turning, then sharp head turn. Spot where your are going.
2: LF fwd continuing to turn L | Turn to L | BF
Use core when turning
3: RF to side turning 1/4 L, then continue to turn 3/8 on RF (Spiral action) | Turn to L | BF, then turn on B of RF with foot flat (T of LF)
Finish the R side: squeeze/compress R side, before pushing off RF to step LF fwd for next step.
Option: body turned, but keep head looking at partner, push connection with Man before turning head in next Samba Locks.