Hesitation Waltz: Cross Step

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http://danceuniverse.tv/video/images/clipimage/mod-bpool2002pro-012-std_semifinal-waltz.jpgMost commonly done in Waltz, start in PP, say facing Diagonal wall (actually body should be facing wall but for sake of simplicity we will not go into all those details). Man will step forward in CBMP in PP on the RF, count 1, and then close LF to RF without weight, count 2.3. Lady will be lead to step same way forward and across in PP, LF on count 1 but not knowing what else to do she will step to side, RF on 2 and then close LF to RF on 3. Cross Hesitation is done. There is slight body turn to left for man and lady makes a 1/4 + 1/8 turn to close the Promenade. They would end up in a position that will be slightly offset and therefore the next figure will be started with "outside positions" on step 1, usually man stepping back on LF.

 

HIPS R-L, 1/4 TURN R, SHUFFLE RLR - 1/4 TURN RIGHT, CROSS & CROSS:

1-2
Sway hips right;  Sway hips left
3&4
Turn ¼ right and shuffle forward RLR
On count 3 raise Left hands to Lady’s left shoulder 
5-6 
Sway forward on Left foot into ¼ turn right;  Place weight on Right foot
On count 5 raise Left hands over Lady’s head;  On count 6 drop hands to Lady’s waist (cross L over R)
7&8
Cross Left foot over Right;  Step Right behind Left heel;  Cross Left over Right

 
HIPS R-L; 1/4 TURN R SHUFFLE RLR – 1/4 TURN RIGHT, CROSS & CROSS:

1-2
Sway hips right;  Sway hips left
3&4 Turn ¼ right and shuffle forward RLR
On count 3 Drop Right hands and pick up Right hands  behind Man’s back
5-6
Sway forward on Left foot into ¼ turn right;  Place weight on Right foot
On counts 5-6 Right hands are in front of Lady’s waist and Left hands are behind Man’s back
7&8 Cross Left foot over Right;  Step Right behind Left heel;  Cross Left Over Right
*On counts 7&8 Man crosses in front of Lady to Lady’s Right side and Lady shuffles in place
(LRL) Left hands are now at Lady’s waist and Right hands are behind Man’s back

  
DIAGONAL WEAVES RIGHT AND LEFT:

1-2 
Step forward on Right foot into 1/8 turn left;  Step Left behind Right
3-4
Step to right side on Right foot;  Cross Left foot over Right
5-6
Cross Right foot over Left (swing from behind);  Step to left side on Left
7-8 
Step Right foot behind left;  Step to left side on Left
(weaves right and left are done at a 45-degree angle)
*Hands remain in same position


TURNING JAZZ BOX – STRAIGHT JAZZ BOX:

1-2 
Cross Right foot over Left;  Step back on Left foot into 1/8 turn right
(you are now facing 12 o’clock  wall)
3-4
Step Right foot to right into ¼ turn right;  Step Left next to Right
Left hands are joined at Man’s left side and Right hands are joined at Man’s right side
5-6
Cross Right foot over Left;  Step back on Left foot
7-8
Step to right side on Right;  Step Left next to Right


3/4 TURN RIGHT - SUGAR FOOT - SHUFFLE FORWARD RLR:

1-2
Step Right to right side into ¼ turn right;  Step forward on Left into ½ turn right
On count 1 drop Left hands and raise Right hands over Lady’s head
On count 2 drop Right hands in front of Man’s waist and join Left hands at Lady’s left shoulder
3-4 
Step back on Right foot;  Step back on Left foot
5-6
Turn R toe in and touch next to L instep;  Turn R heel in and touch next to L instep
7-8
Shuffle forward RLR


1/4 TURN HIPS SWAYS – SWAY FORWARD & BACK – BACK COASTER:

1-2 
Sway Left forward into ¼ turn right;  Place weight on right foot
On count 1 drop Right hands and  raise Left hands over Lady’s head
On count 2 pick up Lady’s Right hand at Man’s right side
3-4 Sway Left forward into ¼  turn right;  Place weight on right foot
On count 3 Drop Left hands and raise Right hands over Lady’s head
On count 4 place Right hands on Lady’s right shoulder and rejoin Left hands at Man’s waist.
5-6
Sway forward on Left foot;  Sway back on Right
7&8
Step back on Left foot;  Step Right foot back next to Left;  Step forward on Left

 

 

 

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