Progressive Side Switch Turn
Outside arms are raised
She takes a wide side step
With his right hand and
forearm, he's about to...
...stop her. It's a simple
matter now to......
DT: Monique, we did the brainstorming for it, so let's talk about the title we gave this figure. "Progressive"?
Monique: The move travels in the line of dance.
DT: "Side switch"?
Monique: We switch sides.
Monique: We are turning as we switch sides.
DT: So she is to your right...
Morley: ...and I cross in front of her to change sides.
Monique: The follower also cheats to the other side while the leader crosses in front of her.
Morley: And any time the follower is on my right, I have the option to go back to closed position.
DT: Here when you go back to closed position, you continue the turning in the same direction.
Morley: That's right, or correct. The momentum is already to the right so why not just keep turning.
Monique: It makes for a smooth transition. The momentum is not interrupted.
DT: I know you spend a lot of time on your transitions. How important are they?
Monique: If the transitions are smooth, it's the difference between good and really good, both for the dancers and anyone watching them.
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