Sweep to the Side on 5 6


The gent lowers himself
and the lady's hand
for the lead though
either partner can do it
without the other
Here the triple step is replaced with a sweeping step which starts on count 5 and ends on count 6. The sweep belongs to the family of triple step substitutions which do not require an added step (or "throw in" or syncopated step). In this level 1 lesson, only the kick-ball-change required an additional throw in step to get the lady back on the correct foot.

Again, the lady is free to follow or do whatever she wishes so long as she steps forward with her right on count 1.


6-Count west coast swing foot rhythm (6 counts, 8 steps)
with descriptions in red for the Sweep 5 6 variation

Counts
------>

one
two
three
four
five
six

Men Do
------>
(start left)

Walk
Walk
Tri-ple-step
(left-right-left)
("in place")
("lower on count 4")
Sweep with right

Women Do
------>
(start right)

Walk
("forward")
Walk
("forward")
Tri-ple-step
(right-left-right)

("lower on count 4")
Sweep with right

End of West Coast Swing 1

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