Paul Walker's B+L Routines in Lent 2017

Key

R = right
L = left
F = forward/front
B = back/behind
S = side
C = close
K = lock
X = cross
D = diagonally
points, taps and brushes are without weight - ie not "steps"

OP = outside partner
PO = partner outside
PP = promenade position

LOD = line of dance
DC = diagonally to centre
DW = diagonally to wall

Beginners Waltz

start heading into corner

Natural (R) Turn (1st) [SSS]
* leader: RxF (OP), LS, RC
* follow: LxB (PO), RS, LC

Natural Spin Turn [SSS] (pivot to R)
* leader: LB (pivot R), RF, LB
* follow: RF (pivot R), LB (brush RC), RF

Reverse (L) Turn (2nd) [SSS]
* leader: RB, LS, RC
* follow: LF, RS, LC

Chasse to R [SQQS]
* leader: LF, RS - LC, RS
* follow: RB, LS - RC, LS

Weave (2nd) [SSS] (L turn)
* leader: LxB (PO), RB, LS
* follow: RxF (OP), LF, RS

and repeat with next corner.

Beginners Quickstep

start down long wall (with step inline)

Forward Basic [SQQS] (= Quarter Turn)
* leader: RF, LS - RC, LS (ie L chasse)
* follow: LB, RS - LC, RS (ie R chasse)

Back Basic [SQQS] (= Progressive Chasse)
* leader: RB, LS - RC, LS (ie L chasse)
* follow: LF, RS - LC, RS (ie R chasse)

Forward Lock [SQQS]
* leader: RxF (OP), LF - RKb, LF
* follow: LxB (PO), RB - LKf, RB

Natural Chasse Turn [S QQS QQS QQS] (turning R)
* leader: RxF (OP), L chasse, R chasse, L chasse
* follow: LxB (PO), R chasse, L chasse, R chasse

Back Basic [SQQS]
* leader: RB, L chasse
* follow: LF, R chasse

finish short wall with optional lock and another turn.

Improvers Tango

starting along LOD (long side)

Walks [SS] (facing LOD ish)
* leader: LF, RF
* follow: RB, LB

Reverse (L) Turn [QQS QQS] (open then closed)
* leader: LF, RS, LB (PO), RB, LS, RC
* follow: RB, LS, RF (OP), LF, RS, LC

Side Closes [QQQQ] (facing wall, along LOD)
* leader: LS, RC, LS, RC
* follow: RS, LC, RS, LC

Point to Promenade [S] (ie non-step)
* leader: LS point
* follow: RS point

Promenade Turn (R) [SQQS]
* leader: LdF (PP), RxF (PP), LS (+ pivot R), RF
* follow: RdF (PP), LxF (PP), RF (+ pivot R), LB

Rocks [QQ]
* leader: LB, RF
* follow: RF, LB

Back Corte [SQQS] (turn L)
* leader: LB, RB, LS, RC
* follow: RF, LF, RS, LC

and ...

Improvers Waltz

starting facing wall (long side)

Reverse (L) Turn (1st) [SSS]
* leader: LF, RS, LC
* follow: RB, LS, RC

Check and ... [SSS] (some L turn)
* leader: RB, LF, RS
* follow: LF, RB, LS

Weave (2nd) to PP [SSS] (more L turn)
* leader: LxB (PO), RB, LS (PP)
* follow: RxF (OP), LF, RF (PP)

Promenade Chasse (closing) [SQQS]
* leader: RxF (PP), LS - RC, LS
* follow: LxF (PP), RS - LC, RS (head line L!)

Check and slip pivot [SSS] (slight L turn)
* leader: RxF (OP), LB, RB (pivot L)
* follow: LxB (PO), RF, LF (pivot L)

Chasse to R [SQQS]
* leader: LF, RS - LC, RS
* follow: RB, LS - RC, LS

Open R Turn (2nd) [SSS] (cutting off corner)
* leader: LxB (PO), RBS (ie turn R after), LF
* follow: RxF (OP), LFS (ie turn R after), RB

Natural (R) Turn (1st) [SSS] (short wall)
* leader: RxF (OP), LS, RC
* follow: LxB (PO), RS, LC

Natural Spin Turn [SSS] (pivot R)
* leader: LB (pivot R), RF, LB
* follow: RF (pivot R), LB (brush RC), RF

Reverse (L) Turn (2nd) [SSS]
* leader: RB, LS, RC
* follow: LF, RS, LC

and start again.

Improvers Cha-cha

start in fan pos (or use an entry to fan!)

Exit from Fan
* leader: LF, RB, LS Chasse
* follow: RC, LF, RF Lock

foot cheat to shadow
* leader: RB, LF, RXF-LC RS (crossing chasse)
* follow: LF, RF, LFSB (turn R), RS

Cuban Break
* both: LxF-RxB, LS-RS, LxF-RxB, LS

Split Cuban Breaks
* both: RxF-LxB, RS, LxF-RxB, LS

Spot Turn + Lock
* both: RF (turn L), LF, RF Lock

Spot Turn + foot cheat out of shadow
* leader: LF (turn R), RF, LF, RF
* follow: LF (turn R), RF, LF-RFSB (turn L) LB

can use open hip twist to fan to restart.

Revised Version

start in fan pos (or use an entry to fan!)

Exit from Fan
* leader: LF, RB, LS Chasse
* follow: RC, LF, RF Lock

Alemana with foot cheat to shadow
* leader: RB, LF, RXF-LC RS (crossing chasse)
* follow: (turn R) LF, (turn R) RF, LFSB (turn R), RS

Cuban Break
* both: LxF-RxB, LS-RS, LxF-RxB, LS

Split Cuban Breaks
* both: RxF-LxB, RS, LxF-RxB, LS

Spot Turn + Lock
* both: RF (turn L), LF, RF Lock

Walks + Lock
* both: LF, RF, LF Lock

Spot Turn + foot cheat out of shadow
* leader: RF (turn L), LF, RF Lock
* follow: RF (turn L), LF, RF (turn L), LB

Basic + Alemana
2 New Yorks
Spot Turn + Alemana
Open Hip Twist to Fan

Improvers Jive

start in R-to-R (handshake) handhold:

Hinge = rock-step + 3 chasses turning to partner's back

Alemana = 2-step turn + chasse

2 flick steps (ie kick then close each foot)

Link + Whip = rock-step + chasse + hook step + chasse

Full Mooch each side (= rock-step + 2 flick steps + rock-step + chasse)