Clive Hurt's B+L Routines for 2018-9

Key

Steps:
R = right
L = left
F = forward/front
B = back/behind
S = side
C = close
K = lock
X = cross
D = diagonally
eg1 LdF is left foot to side and diagonally forwards
eg2 RkB is right foot locking close behind left
eg3 LS is left foot to side
eg4 RC is right foot closing to left foot
NB points, taps and brushes are without weight - ie not full "steps"

Footwork:
HT = rising from heel to toe
T = on toe (ie ball of foot)
TH = lowering from toe to heel
IE = inside edge (eg in tango)
WW = without weight (tap or brush)

Positioning:
OP = outside partner
PO = partner outside
PP = promenade position
CPP= counter promenade pos.
RSP= right shadow position
CBM(P)= contra-body motion (position) - ie foot moving with opposite shoulder and hip

Orientation in room:
LOD = line of dance
DC = diagonally to centre
DW = diagonally to wall

Timing:
S = slow
Q = quick

Improvers Quickstep

Along a wall: Quarter Turn (forward basic), Progressive Chassé (back basic), Forward Lock;
Around a corner: Natural Turn, Natural Spin Turn, Progressive Chassé.

leadercountfollower
Quarter Turn (Forward Basic)
RF (?OP) [HT] facing DW starting to turn R
LS [T] backing DC
RC [T] backing DC
LdB [TH] backing DC
S
Q
Q
S
LB [TH] backing DW starting to turn R
RS [T] facing DC
LC [T] facing DC
RdF [TH] facing DC
Progressive Chassé (Back Basic)
RB [TH] backing DC starting to turn L
LS [T] facing DW
RC [T] facing DW
LdF [TH] facing DW
S
Q
Q
S
LF [HT] facing DC starting to turn L
RS [T] backing DW
LC [T] backing DW
RdB [TH] backing DW
Lock Step
RF (OP) [HT] in CBMP facing DW
LF [T] facing DW
RkB [T] facing DW
LF [TH] facing DW
S
Q
Q
S
LB [TH] backing DW
RB [T] backing DW
LkF [T] backing DW
RB [TH] backing DW
Natural Turn
RF [HT] facing DW turning R
LS [T] turning R
RC [TH] backing LOD
S
Q
Q
LB [TH] backing DW turning R
RS [T] turning R
LC [TH] facing LOD
Spin Turn
LB [THT] down LOD + pivot turn ½ R
RF [HT] facing LOD still turning R
LdB [TH] backing DC
S
S
S
RF [HT] along LOD + pivot turn ½ R
LB [T] still turning R and brush RC
RF [TH] between leader's feet
Progressive Chassé (Back Basic)
RB [TH] backing DC starting to turn L
LS [T] facing DW
RC [T] facing DW
LdF [TH] facing DW
S
Q
Q
S
LF [HT] facing DC starting to turn L
RS [T] backing DW
LC [T] backing DW
RdB [TH] backing DW


Improvers Rumba

Summary: Basic to Fan with Hockey Stick exit, Basic + Alemana (underarm turn), Hand-to-Hand, Aida, Rocks, Spot Turn

leadercountfollower
Basic
LF facing partner
RB
LS
Q
Q
S
RB facing partner
LF
RS
out to Fan
RB releasing hold with R hand
LF leading partner to L side
RS in fan position (90° to partner)
Q
Q
S
LF turning to L
RB still turning to L
LB facing partner's L side
in from Fan with ...
LF
RB
LC raise L arm across self
Q
Q
S
RC
LF
RF in front of partner
Hockey Stick exit
RB small step with L arm raised
LF partner turning under L arm
RF turning slightly R, lower L arm
Q
Q
S
LF
RFSB turning to L under R arm
LB facing partner
Basic
LF facing partner
RB
LS raising L arm at L side
Q
Q
S
RB facing partner
LF
RS
Alemana
RB with L arm raised
LF with L arm raised
RS lower L arm and offer R hand
Q
Q
S
LF turning to R under R arm
RF still turning to R
LS facing partner and take L handhold
Hand-to-Hand
LB turning ¼ L and let go L hand
RF
LS turning ¼ R and offer L hand
Q
Q
S
RB turning ¼ R and let go R hand
LF
RS turning ¼ L and retake R handhold
Aida
RB turning to R and let go R hand
LB still turning to R
RB to V-shape in CPP
Q
Q
S
LB turning to L and let go L hand
RB still turning to L
LB to V-shape in CPP
Rocks
LF in V-shape
RB in V-shape
LF turning to L
Q
Q
S
RF in V-shape
LB in V-shape
RF turning to R
Spot Turn
RF turning to L, releasing hold
LF still turning to L
RS facing partner and regain hold
Q
Q
S
LF turning to R, releasing hold
RF still turning to R
LS facing partner and regain hold


Intermediates Waltz

Summary (starting into corner):
Running Spin Turn (ie Nat.Turn 1 + Spin Turn to PP), Open Natural to Fallaway,
Closed Wing, Outside Check, Weave (full)

leadercountfollower
Nat.Turn 1
RF, facing DW, start turning R
LS still turning R
RC, backing LOD
1
2
3
LB, backing DW, start turning R
RS still turning R
LC, facing LOD
"Running" Spin Turn to PP
LB, along LOD, pivoting R
RF, along LOD
LF in PP, facing DW
1
2
3
RF, facing LOD, turning R
LB, backing LOD, turning R
RF in PP, facing DC
Nat.from PP to Fallaway
RF in PP, along LOD, strong turn R
LS, backing DC
RB, R shoulder leading fallaway to centre
1
2
3
LF in PP, along LOD, turning R
RF, facing DW
LB, L shoulder leading fallaway to centre
... Fallaway
LB in CBMP fallaway, backing centre
RB, backing DC, start turning L
LS, facing DW
1
2
3
RB in CBMP fallaway, backing centre
LF slip pivot, strong turn L to face centre
RS, backing DW
Closed Wing
RF OP, facing DW
slow LC without weight
LC without weight, still facing DW
1
2
3
LB, backing DW
RS, small step
LF, OP on L side, still backing DW
Outside Check
LF in CBMP OP on L, facing DW
RB replacing weight, start turning L
LS, pointing DC
1
2
3
RB, backing DW
LF replacing weight, start turning L
RS, backing DC
Weave 1
RF OP in CBMP, facing DC, start turning L
LF, facing DC, turning L
RS, almost backing LOD
1
2
3
LB, backing DC, start turning L
RB, backing DC, turning L
LS, facing LOD
Weave 2
LB, backing LOD
RB, backing DC, turning L
LS, pointing DW
1
2
3
RF OP on R side
LF, facing DC, turning L
RS, backing DW


Intermediates Foxtrot

Summary (starting at corner of long wall):
Walk, Feather Step, Closed Telemark + Feather Finish (reverse turn), Three Step, Natural (heel) Turn, Closed Impetus Turn;
Feather Finish, Closed Telemark (reverse turn), Check, Weave (ie quick open reverse), Change of Direction;
Walk, Feather Step, Closed Telemark + Feather Finish (underturned), Backward Zigzag, Feather Finish, Closed Telemark, Back Walk,
Hover to L, Outside Change (ie weave to PP); Chair Check + Slip Pivot, Chassé to R, Weave/Open Rev. ending, Change of Direction.

leadercountfollower
Walk
LF [H] facing DC S RB [TH] backing DC
Feather Step
RF [HT] facing DC
LF [T] leading with L shoulder
RF [TH] OP in CBMP, facing DC
S
Q
Q
LB [TH] backing DC
RB [TH] backing DC
LB [TH] backing DC
Closed Telemark (rev.turn)
LF [HT] facing DC, start turn to L
RFSB [T] turning L
LB [TH] backing LOD
S
Q
Q
RB [TH] backing DC, start turn to L
LC [HT] heel turn to L
RF [TH] facing LOD
Feather Finish (rev.turn)
RB [THT] backing LOD, turning L
LS [T] small step
RF [TH] OP in CBMP, facing DW
S
Q
Q
LF [HT] facing LOD, turning L
RS [T] backing wall
LB [TH] backing DW
Three Step
LF [H] facing DW
RF [HT] inline with partner
LF [TH] facing DW
S
Q
Q
RB [TH] backing DW
LB [TH] backing DW
RB [TH] backing DW
Natural (Heel) Turn
RF [HT] facing DW, start turn to R
LFSB [T] turning R
RB [TH] backing LOD
S
Q
Q
LB [TH] backing DW, start turn to R
RC [HT] heel turn to R
LF [TH] facing LOD
Closed Impetus Turn
LB [TH] backing LOD, turning R
RC [TH] (heel turn)
LB [TH] backing DC
S
Q
Q
RF [HT] facing LOD, turning R
LS [T] and brush RC
RF [TH] facing DC
Feather Finish
RB [THT] backing DC aLOD, turning L
LS [T] small step
RF [TH] OP in CBMP, facing DC
S
Q
Q
LF [HT] facing DC aLOD, turning L
RS [T]
LB [TH] backing DC
Closed Telemark (rev.turn underturned)
LF [HT] facing DC, start turn to L
RFSB [T] turning L
LB [TH] backing DW
S
Q
Q
RB [TH] backing DC, start turn to L
LC [HT] heel turn to L
RF [TH] facing DW
Check
RB [TH] backing DW S LF [TH] facing DW
"Weave" (= Quick Open Reverse)
LF [HT] turning L
RS [T] backing LOD turning L
LB [T] PO on R side
RB [T] partner inline, turning L
LS [T] small step facing wall
RF [TH] OP in CBMP, facing DW
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
RB [T] turning L
LS [T] facing LOD, turning L
RF [T] OP on R side
LF [T] inline, turning L
RS [T] backing wall
LB [TH] backing DW
Change Of Direction
LF [H] facing DW, turning L
RdF [TH] turn L and brush LC to face DC
S
S
RB [TH] backing DW, turning L
LdB [TH] turn L and brush RC to back DC
Walk
LF [H] facing DC S RB [TH] backing DC
Feather Step
RF [HT] facing DC
LF [T] leading with L shoulder
RF [TH] OP in CBMP, facing DC
S
Q
Q
LB [TH] backing DC
RB [TH] backing DC
LB [TH] backing DC
Closed Telemark (rev.turn)
LF [HT] facing DC, start turn to L
RFSB [T] turning L
LB [TH] backing LOD
S
Q
Q
RB [TH] backing DC, start turn to L
LC [HT] heel turn to L
RF [TH] facing LOD
Feather Finish (rev.turn underturned)
RB [THT] backing LOD, turning L
LS [T] small step
RF [TH] OP in CBMP, DW against LOD
S
Q
Q
LF [HT] facing LOD, turning L
RS [T]
LB [TH] backing DW against LOD
Back into Zigzag to R
LB in CBMP, PO
RS turning R, facing centre
LF OP on L side
RS turning L, facing centre
LB in CBMP, PO
S
Q
Q
Q
Q
RF OP DC
LS turning R, facing wall
RB
LS turning L, facing wall
RF OP DC
Feather Finish (rev.turn)
RB backing DC
LS small step turning L
RF OP in CBMP, facing DW
S
Q
Q
LF facing DC
RS turning L
LB backing DW
1-4 of Reverse Wave (= Closed Telemark +)
LF [HT] facing DW, start turn to L
RFSB [T] turning L
LB [TH] backing DW
S
Q
Q
RB [TH] backing DW, start turn to L
LC [HT] heel turn to L
RF [TH] facing DW
Back Walk + Hover to L
RB [TH] backing LOD, turning L
LS [T] small step
RS [TH] turning L, backing DC
S
Q
Q
LF [HT] facing LOD, turning L
RS [T] backing wall
LS [TH] turning L, facing DC
"Outside Change" to PP (= Weave to PP)
LB PO, backing DC
RB, partner inline, turning L
LS to PP along LOD
S
Q
Q
RF OP, facing DC
LF inline, facing DC
RF to PP along LOD
Chair Check + Slip Pivot
RF in PP along LOD
LB replace weight
RB small step pivoting L
S
Q
Q
LF in PP along LOD
RB replace weight, turning L
LF between partner's feet to pivot L
Chassé to R
LF facing DC, turning L
R chassé, facing centre
S
Q&Q
RB backing DC, turning L
L chassé, facing wall
"Weave" (end of Quick Open Reverse)
LB LOD turning L (?PO on R side)
RB DC partner inline, turning L
LS small step facing wall
RF OP in CBMP, facing DW
Q
Q
Q
Q
RF LOD turning L (?OP on R side)
LF DC inline, turning L
RS backing wall
LB backing DW
Change Of Direction
LF [H] facing DW, turning L
RdF [TH] turn L and brush LC to face DC
S
S
RB [TH] backing DW, turning L
LdB [TH] turn L and brush RC to back DC


Intermediates Samba

Summary (starting in R Shadow Pos):
2 walks down LOD (LF, RF), L Cruzados Lock, RF bota fogo, LF bota fogo;
Travelling Voltas to L (centre), Travelling Voltas to R (wall);
RF Stationary Samba Walk, LF Stationary Samba Walk vs Bota Fogo, 2 Contra Bota Fogos;
Zigzag turning ½ to R, Step Close turning ½ to L (fwd + tap), Forward Close (side + tap).

figurecount
2 walks down LOD (LF, RF) S S
L Cruzados Lock QQS
RF Bota Fogo QaQ
LF Bota Fogo QaQ
Travelling Voltas to L (centre) QaQ aQaQ
Travelling Voltas to R (wall) QaQ aQaQ
RF Stationary Samba Walk QaQ
LF Stationary Samba Walk vs Bota Fogo QaQ
RF Contra Bota Fogo QaQ
LF Contra Bota Fogo QaQ
Zigzag turning ½ to R SS QQS
Step Close turning ½ to L (Fwd + tap) S S
Forward Close (Side + tap) S S