(Basic Line Dance Terminology-S)
1.(1) step right foot back behind left foot, (&) step left foot to left side, (3)step right foot next to left.2.A triple step executed by stepping behind the weighted foot, upper body movement in the opposite direction to the step.i.e:- Right Sailor step (1) Right foot cross behind and step (lean with right shoulder), (&) Left foot step to left , (2) Right foot step to right .
1.( 4 counts) (1)step right foot to right side, (2)return weight to left foot, (3)cross step right foot in front of left, (4) hold for one beat (can also be syncopated – count is 1&2&).2.Kick unweighted foot forward while momentum slides weighted foot forward.
A wave like motion starting in one part of the body and finishing in another.
1.(1 count) as brush but make contact with heel on floor.2.Move the foot forward with heel striking the floor.
Shaking alternate shoulders backwards and forwards.
Shuffle (Forward or Backward) :
1.(1) step forward on right foot, (&) step left foot to right heel, (3) step right foot forward. Or (1) step back on right foot, (&) step left foot back to right toe, (3) step right foot back.2.A triple step performed without a lilti.e.:- Left Shuffle (1) Left foot step forward, (&) Right foot forward-instep to heel (Third Position), (2) Left foot step forward.
Strike part of body indicated with palm of hand indicated.
1.(1 count) to draw one foot next to the supporting foot.
2.Movement of the un-weighted foot across the floor in the direction indicated.
A step or weight change that takes one or two beats of music dependent on the time signature.
A 2 or 4 count body movement and weight transfer from one side to the other. e.g. Start with feet in 2nd position with body and weight over left foot. Shift head then neck, shoulders chest and hips to right side ending with body and weight over right foot.
A turn on one foot.
Focusing on a fixed point to maintain equilibrium while turning.
1.(1 count) place foot on floor and take weight onto it.2.Movement of the free foot to apply weight to it.
1.(1 count) make a ‘stamping’ action (don’t stamp hard to hurt your foot)2.To strike the floor with either foot. Down stomp is weighted while Up stomp is unweighted where movement is continuing with that foot.
Step forward on right, step left along side and passed right and step forward on right. (A.K.A Shoop) Can be taken in any direction.
Strut (Toe or Heel):
1.(2 counts) place toe(or heel) forward or backwards on floor then heel (or toe) onto floor taking weight onto foot.2.A two- count moveToe strut- (1) Touch toe to floor ,(2) Snap heel to floor , Or Heel Strut- (I) Touch heel to floor ,(2) Snap toe to floor
A-four count move with either foot leading.i.e.:- (1) Point toe to instep ,(2) Heel to instep ,(3) Cross foot over weighted foot, (4) Hold.
A gentle flowing movement of the body from the ankles upwards.
(See Ronde Sweep)
The unweighted foot is raised to move forward, back, side or across like a pendulum.
Switch(Toe or Heel):
1.(2 counts) (1)touch right toe to right side, (&)step right foot in place, (2)touch left toe to left side, (&)step left foot in place. Or (1)touch right heel to right side, (&)step right foot in place, (2)touch left heel to left side, (&)step left foot in place.2. A one-count move where the feet positions are quickly exchanged. A rapid change of weight from one foot to the other.
A standing pattern executed with the feet together and weight evenly distributed on the balls of both feet. With the heels raised keep together and rotate the hips (and thus the heels) in the direction indicated and then return home. (AKA Heel Swivels). Can be reversed with weight on heels and move toes (Toe Swivels).
1.(4 counts) (1)fan right toe to right and left heel to left(2)return feet to place change weight to left heel and right toe, (3)fan left toe to left and right heel to right, (4)return feet to place.2.Position weight on left ball and right heel, shift toes of right foot to right and left heel to left. Return feet home and reverse weight application to shift left toes left and right heel to right, and then return home.
To alter the regular rhythms, usually on the and call.