Danceblog: paint the line

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Bruce’s B waltz

Starts across a short side:
Natural turn,
Spin turn, (if you weren’t on a short side, you could over turn this)
Turning lock ending diag to centre on new LoD (sway to R on both natural and turning lock, but straight for spin turn)
Running weave: forward R, across lady L, back R, back L, 1 2 & 3, finishing with lady outside on man’s RHS, man backing diag centre. I’ve forgotten the sway 🙁
Tumble turn: back R (woman back in line) pivoting to diag wall, tightly curve steps to left, L, R, L for 1 2 & 3, to finish backing LoD. Sway starts to right and switches to left to assist the final step of the turn.
Oversway: back R, side L to point foot to wall, rotate foot and lower into left knee, right leg straight out to side, 1, 2, 3. Stretch up left hand side of body, allow right arm to give her some more space (one bar). Close R to L maintaining sway, rise and straighten into promenade position, take left foot to side in PP and we’re off again, 1, 2, 3

Clive’s C quickstep

Natural turn,
Open impetus to end in PP diag to centre.
Chasse to left,
Wing (SQQ for woman, only two steps for man obviously)
Chasse to right,
Back L, back R, lock L, SQQ
Two runs back R, L, QQ,
Back R, lock L, back R, QQS,
Back L, tipple to right with sway to right, SQ&Q
Swivel to left shoulder lead, LF forward into lock diag to wall on new LoD, QQS.

Clive also had a waltz which had the overturned spin turn/turning lock ending closed rather than PP and talking a toe pivot on the final step (L) to end backing LoD, but I’ve forgotten what happened after that, so traumatised was I about not ending in PP. Anyone?

6 thoughts on “Danceblog: paint the line”

  1. Waltz:
    Turning lock: that’s finishing in PP, isn’t it?

    Running weave: no sway while in PP (step 1). As the lady comes across, strong rotation L and slight R sway. More pronounced R sway and strong R side lead as you move back for &3.

    1. Turning lock: that’s finishing in PP, isn’t it?

      Yes, usually. I didn’t really like the variation Clive was trying to teach, because the drop to do the pivot seemed very sudden and not finishing in PP feels wrong.

  2. Clive also had a waltz which had the overturned spin turn/turning lock ending closed rather than PP and talking a toe pivot on the final step (L) to end backing LoD, but I’ve forgotten what happened after that, so traumatised was I about not ending in PP. Anyone?

    Oh dear! *pets* I think this was it. I’m bad at remembering things when I can’t dance around at the same time and I don’t want to scare my officemates 🙂

    Half natural. 123
    Overturned spin turn. 123
    Turning lock. 12&3. Closed on 2, but lady still has her head right. Lower and pivot on 3.
    Weave. 12&3 (or maybe 123&? I don’t remember which)
    Back contracheck. 1
    Recover into two curving walks (forward for gents, back for ladies). 23
    Step, swivel. 1&
    Pivot, pivot. 23
    Weave. 12&3 (or 123& – still don’t remember which)

    I think that was it. Yes/no/maybe?

  3. You may see the tumble turn danced with an additional change of sway in the middle. Simplified tumble turns miss it out, but it’s much nicer and easier once you’re used to the middle change to have it included.

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