The woman does her backrock on the first 4 beats and then
on beats 5,6,7.
b. Note that there is another approach to doing the
underarm turn. The leader can do another back rock instead of the
forward rock as he "preps" the lady for her turn. In other words, he
rocks back on beats 5, 6, and 7 as usual to complete the basic pattern. But
then he rocks back again--this time on beats 1, 2, and 3. He pushes the lady back
so she does her usual back rock on the first 3 beats of
the pattern. The rest of the turn is the same as
Note: An "outside turn" just means that the
lady's arm goes to the outside of her body rather than crossing the middle
of her body. And "inside turn" requires that the arm the lady is led
with crosses the center of her body.
"She He She" Turns
The outside turn described above can be done three times in a row, first
by the lady, and then by the man, and finally by the lady again. The
man's footwork is exactly the same as the lady's when he turns. He
simply turns himself since he is the leader. Then precisely 8 beats
after the lady first turned, she turns again. That completes the third
turn in the sequence.
Note that when the ladies turn, they step forward on beat 5 and turn on
beats 6 and 7. When the men turn, they step forward on beat 1 and turn on beats 2 and 3.
Cross Body Lead (with and without a turn)
a. The Cross Body Lead (without a turn) is done by the man stepping
forward on beat 1 on his left foot. On beats 2 and 3, he makes a
quarter of a turn to his left.
He then leads the lady to walk in front of him across his body (on beats 5, 6, and 7). To do this,
he steps back slightly with his right foot to "get out of her way."
Then on his next steps, (left foot on beat 6 and then right foot on beat 7),
he turns toward her and follows her. She starts walking in front of him with
her left foot on beat 5. Then she steps onto her right foot on beat 6
and onto her left on beat 7.
b. The Cross Body Lead With a Turn is exactly the same as the above cross body lead,
except that the lady is turned on beats 6 and 7 to her left as she comes
across the man's body to his other side.