May 2010: Level IV (Intermediate)

 

 

 

Pattern 1
1: XB to L-R
2: WRT L-R w/ MRT, hand change behind M’s back to R-R (I’m doing MRT as a hook turn.)
3: on1, lower L-L, on2, toss R-R straight up in air, taking L-L low & holding W’s L shoulder to XB WLT to sweetheart
4: Sweetheart turn to unwrap
5: M’s L-L head-comb to XB


Pattern 2
1: as above
2: as above
3: as above, XB WLT w/o the sweetheart
4: Take R-R above L-L & WRT (to L-L/R-R)
5: M’s L-L hcomb, holding onto L-L, to XB (leading w/ R-R)  MLT
6: WRT led w/ R-R, & unheadcombing the M’s L-L headcomb, to L-L/R-R (there’s probably a better way to says this)
7: on1, M’s L-L hcomb & W’s R-R hcomb, on2, release R-R, on3, L-L goes over M’s head to rest on M’s R shoulder & catch R-R in front of W’s navel, to XB WLT (W ducks a little w/ her knees)


Variations:
1) Fake XB by not pulling on 5
2) Fake XB by pulling on 5, but stopping her on 6. Possibly risky (risque?).
3) Fake WLT by raising hand but not doing the turn


If W cares about the M, she won’t cover for bad leads.

 

From Week#3:

 

Drop :

         Good idea to ask the gal in advance if she minds doing drops.

         Regular XB L-L/R-R on 1-3 (except have “Hey Bro” grip for both hands)

         W starts drop perpendicular to guy with her back pointing along slot to where she will drop. She will be to M’s right.

         Need to push W down. VERY IMPORTANT: W shouldn’t drop herself because M might not intend a drop. A bad accident could occur with the woman crashing to the ground and pulling the man down with her or hurting man’s back.

         Want to hold her by the center of her gravity.

         When W is in the dropped position, we’re holding L-L & R-R. Weight is straight down. W’s feet are together & from knees to back are straight. M might need to shuffle to L during drop so W’s weight ends up straight down (more shuffling to L for taller women). W can shuffle her feet a little if they are too far under her. M watches W on way down to make sure he drops her the right amount (so she doesn’t hit her head on the ground.)

         Timing: On 5, M front crosses to his L (or just brings his feet together), bringing W with him. On 6, he steps L & rotates W L (woman will pivot another L right after that), placing W’s R foot just outside of M’s R foot. M leads the rotation with a little J-hook w/ R-R & has his hands raised a bit. W hold her arms in front of her tightly. On 7 do the drop. M doesn’t step on 7, but can shuffle to L. Lift W so she is up on 3, & then start a regular basic, which will be on the 5, not the 1.



Pattern 1: (1-5 are from week 1)
1: XB to L-R
2: WRT L-R w/ MRT, hand change behind M's back to R-R
3: on1, lower L-L, on2, toss R-R over W's head (or in the direction), taking L-L low & holding W's L shoulder to XB WLT to sweetheart
4: Sweetheart turn to unwrap
5: M's L-L hcomb to XB to R-R
6: Pickup up L-L under R-R & do WRT (to L-L/R-R), switching to “Hey Bro” grip.
7: (12 counts, switching to the “5”). W’s Drop
8: W’s L-L hcomb on 1, R-R hcomb on 3, then XB WLT (starting L-L low & holding W’s L shoulder), picking up R-R over L-L
9: XB WRT to L-L/R-R, switching to “Hey Bro” grip.
10: (12 counts, switch back to “1”). W’s drop
Can add basics before switching to “Hey Bro” grip.

 

WRT fake-out:
Do fakes where M swings L hand down & up as if leading WRT, but not actually doing the turn.

Copas:
First version is from L-L/R-R, catching W’s R hip w/ M’s R hand.

Pattern 2:
1: From L-L/R-R, do a copa & catch W’s R hip w/ M’s R hand, to copa turn
2: Take R-R over L-L on 3, to XB WRT, to L-L/R-R
3: Repeat 1 & 2, etc.

Pattern 3: (just a combination of Pattern1, Pattern 2, and WRT fake-out)
1: XB to L-R
2: WRT:L-R fake (don’t actually turn the W)
3: WRT:L-R w/ MRT, hand change behind M's back to R-R
4: on1, lower L-L, on2, toss R-R over W's head (or in the direction), taking L-L low & holding W's L shoulder to XB WLT to sweetheart
5: Sweetheart turn to unwrap
6: M's L-L head comb to XB to R-R
7: Pickup up L-L under R-R & do WRT (to L-L/R-R), switching to “Hey Bro” grip.
8: (12 counts, switching to the “5”). W’s Drop
9: W’s L-L hcomb on 1, R-R hcomb on 3, then XB WLT (starting L-L low & holding W’s L shoulder), picking up R-R over L-L
10: XB:WRT to L-L/R-R, switching to “Hey Bro” grip.
11: (12 counts, switch back to “1”). W’s drop (ending in L-L/R-R)
12: Do a copa & catch W’s R hip w/ M’s R hand, to copa turn
13: Take R-R over L-L on 3, to XB WRT, to L-L/R-R
14: Repeat 12 & 13, etc.

 

 

Class notes created by Charles Bier and revised and edited by Eric Freeman.