2a. Basic Rock

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Like stepping in place, basic rocks can be used to mark time in place while you wait for the dance floor to clear ahead of you. Many beautiful figures are built on rocks and you will see some of them in this tutorial.

THE LEADER takes repeated forward and backward steps making sure he fully shifts his weight onto each foot as he steps. Keeping your chest forward and your back straight helps you make distinct weight shifts each time you step.
Your eyes see the video and words, your mind interprets them, and with much practice your body understands it

THE FOLLOWER also takes repeated steps backward and forward making full weight shifts with each step.

KEY POINTS: Rocks require a good connection between partners because there are quick changes of direction with each step:

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