7. Circle Breaks


The gent crosses...


...in front (right leg
crosses in front of left)


For the gent, a quick
left, right...


...left. The lady
turns to cross in front.
The gent's left...


...swings wide and
around (that's his left
to the outside)


A few steps later, the
gent pulls the lady close
to closed dance position

counts 1 to 4
counts 5 to 8
first four counts of a come around a first position push break.

Circle breaks, a break time pattern, are the first four counts of a come around followed by a first position push break. As the footwork of these two patterns is repeated, the leader and follower should sit away from one another slightly and allow the centrifugal force of their motion to place the follower’s back firmly into the palm of the leader’s right hand. This pattern can be repeated until the leader does the second half of the come around to get into basic footwork.

....when ready to exit
the 2nd half of the come around

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