7h. Triple Step Step Twirrrllllll ('The Ride')
Feet stay close together;
lean away from each other
When the ride is over,
it is time to backstep
We will finish with a difficult one. The first part of the video is simply the double underarm turn (page 7c). After that, the "ride" starts on count 4 when the gent steps with his right foot very close to the ladies right foot and balances himself over that point (where his right foot is) while leaning a little away from the lady.
The lady supplies most of the power for the turn and must remember and master three things:
- counterbalance the lean of the gent with a lean of her own
- when circling stay close and the same distance from the gent so as not to pull him off his balance, and
- circle at the same speed all the way around without pausing.
As with previous moves, the couple have extended the count to beyond the standard 6 counts to accomodate a longer turn. The video ends as the couple are about the take a backstep.
And that is the end of East Coast Swing level 2. Hope you enjoyed it.
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