LEVEL II SWING SUMMARY - Kurt Lichtmann Jan. 2009

CODE OF THE ROAD
L's = Leader's
F = Follower's
LH = Left hand, RH = Right
CW = clockwise
CCW = counterclockwise
STEPS
RS = rock step
S1 = step lead foot
S2 = step anchor foot
K1 = kick lead foot
K2 = kick anchor foot
POSITIONS
CP = Closed Position
1H = One-handed open position
2H = Two-hand open position
SH = shakehand position
   choreography to RAGMOP   choreography to IN THE MOOD

6 COUNT

skipping and jumping variations

Lead RS

compression/push on beat 8

Tuck Turn

Outside turn variation. F out on RS, in on beat 3 raised hand, out on beat 4

Accordian Turns CP

CP, out on RS, in, arms wide (L's RH low) coming closer on 34. CW turns

Accordian Turns 2H

2H, out on RS, arms wide (L's RH low) come together outside partner on 34. CW turns

Texas Tommy from CP

L's LH behind F on 1, hand change behind back,
palm on hip turn, hands near waist. 6 or 8 ct

Overhead Tuck

from SH, palm to palm, F turns CW

1H Frisbee, L's hand chg

after Overhead tuck, L's LH to F's R wrist

Barrel IT

1H or CP: L's LH windup, close lead shoulders, hand down. Elbows front. Arch back, legs

Pretzel

2H, L goes under L's LH until facing F. Hands up & down VAR: cuddle to pretzel

Front Crossovers

2H, top hands point to

Waist Slide

L puts F's RH on L's L midriff, L turns CCW. Place change

Slide

RS hop down, stay low on beat 3 weight fwd. shift weight on 4,
rise on back leg for 56 or 5678.

Inside Roll 1H to CP

L pivots into F. L's RH on F's back. L: Run Run replaces RS.

Inside Roll CP to CP

create some space to make it work

F's Double Pass

L catches F's L arm with L's RH when she is on L's R side, vs vca..
F's Retro Swing RS var.

6ct She goes/He goes

L's jump turn variation on 56

Frisbee Spin from CP

L retreats, lowers LH, RH on hip

Behind Back Shag

Texas Tommy L's RH, L offer LH behind L's back. Down on RH to turn, bend knees a bit.

Orbit

dbl SH: L's LH under L's RH. Upside down RH-SH on 1st turn.
One hand up, one hand down

Shine Orbits

release after a turn, orbit each other

Throw Out/ X body CP

L side RS

Swing In

in on 2, F maintain arm frame

Kamikaze Turns

let go, reconnect for RS

Slingshot

F : RS SS spin L: RS pause and hold

Spinning Side Pass

F turn on 4. L turn on 6. 8 count move.

Open Tuck

L drop L's LH

CP Kick Turn

extension of Roll-In even number of kicks

Knee-lead OT

preface by two SH lead OT's

Stepover

very eccentric move. L steps over connection with L leg. F is expected to mirror.

Follow Me

L turns to tandem with footwork variation, upon return, F turns to tandem with footwork VAR: jazz square, out-in, slip slop, camel walk, sailor step, chugs

Behind the Back Pass F goes behind L's back, his hand behind his head !H or SH
8 count jump swingout not like Ryan Francois - use RS and skip steps, VAR: 6 ct
CP turns w/ flick  
jump on last 2 beats 4x8 6 count patterns only 4x8 music

Frisbee to Shines

improv: boogie, ooii, square, apple jacks, shim shams, leg wobbles, lunges, scissors, slo mo, itch, Q

 

8 CT - FAST LINDY

kick swingout from CS

RS hop step(hopdown) run run kick step rhythm of hopdown=hop down

kick swingout from 1H

F: run run hop step(hopdown) run run kick step

Lindy Circle

same, change 2n s 1/2 circle to straight back

Charleston Swingout

start in CP, out on 8, in on 2. VAR: stomp 7 VAR: all CP, kick between legs

 

CHARLESTON

Into Tandem

4 count RSKS. L vars: RS pause or RS K pause. out on 2. Lead hand low.

Tandem Variation hop 8 to L leg extended back, L hand extended front

Tandem Pushout

4 count F: RSKS. L: RSK pause or RS pause or RS K pause. out on 2.
VAR
: return (L's R back kick)

Crossover C'ston

Tandem. L return on 3.Crossover to Left on 56 return 78, RH over F's head.
VAR:
double crossover

Traveling Tandem

lean, double kick to side. RH on F's hip. Front person hops in place, NOT forward.

Flying Bean Bag

R S (jump on 2, land on 3 or 4)

Skip Up

RS I O I O I (6 ct tuck out) end with Tuck Turn or JUMP TURN - RS down jump.
VAR: rpt kick out. VAR: don't do tuck out and rpt whole thing

Breakaway, 2H

var. Crossover, extra kick outside partner 2H

Hand To Hand Combat

Arm wrestling hand hold, firm arms. K flick-back K step. flick-back helps you turn.
VAR: kick around

Kick Around

from HH combat - extra L push on F's L hand, then L: KL KL KR KL RS
F: KL KL KR KL SL RS

Breakaway from HH

L double kick on either side to get in or out. (Or, to HH Combat from Breakaway.)

Charleston Swingout

start in CP, out on 8, in on 2

Mashed Potatoes

balls of feet

Tandem to 2SH facing

out and in on 2. side kicks on 1 and 5. turn and small down scuff on 3 and 7.

Front CS variations

walking, side touches, front and back touches

Crossover Tandem

Ryan & Jenny - RS Ks Skip S to start, R parallel/R hand on R hip, L moves more

F's CW turn from tandem

lead on 2

F & L CW turn from tandem

open connection. VAR : L's behind back switch

F & L switch places

L:CW, F: CCW, side step on 1, front step on 2, kick across parnter on 3.

Hand to Hand from Tandem

quick hand change as F goes out.

Side Breakaway, 2H

VAR : Crossover, extra kick outside partner 2H

slide from side CS

back on 6, swift wight on 6+, slide 78

Layout from tandem push out, L's R straight arm, Lskips. L arm up, L: RS for both when facing. L faces one direction, F overturns, kicks L to side when behind L, end when facing.
Freeze on 3 VAR: freeze on 1
 
SIDE CS  
Breakaway, 2H from level I, VAR. Crossover, extra kick outside partner 2H
Breakaway-1H VAR: hand to hand combat VAR: hand on hip alt hand to hand
Flying Bean Bag R S (jump on 2, land on 3 or 4)
Skip Up RS I O I O I (6 ct tuck out) end with Tuck Turn or JUMP TURN - RS down jump. VAR: rpt kick out. VAR: don't do tuck out and rpt whole thing. start LOW.
Freeze on 3 or on 1
Slide cross on 3, back on 4, slide 5678. kick on 3, step on 4, back on 5, slide 678 VAR: down on 3, slide back on 4, slide 5678 VAR: kick on 3, cross 4, back on 5 slide 678 VAR: kick 5, back on 6 slide 78
 
HAND to HAND CS  
Hand To Hand Combat
Arm wrestling hand hold, firm arms. K flick-back K step. flick-back helps you turn. VAR: kick around
Kick Around from HH combat - extra L push on F's L hand, 4 kicks L: KL KL KR KL RS F: KL KL KR KL SL RS
Breakaway from HH L double kick on either side to get in or out. (Or, to HH Combat from Breakaway.)
   

SPINS

partner exercise, step and 1/2 spin

 

LIFTS-DIPS

L: back staight - don't lean in the direction of the dip. Wait til you have F's weight before moving. Wide stance has limits: bIgger stance is not often better, it is often worse.

Koala lift

F tightly straddles L above waist. L reaches under F's shins
VAR:
F's L leg straight, L turns in place.

Classic Edie slide dip

F's L foot slides out. L doesn't have to move away. F's back on L's L thigh.

Neck Drop dip

L's RH upside down on F's neck, L hold on firm with F's RH to L's hand

F's CP jump/pivot. Cannonball

prep on 34 RS down up,. L's R elbow hooked below F's armpit . F pushes

Sit Dip in Rhythm

L brings F's L hand to L's L waist, F pivots on L foot. from multiple inside turns.

Betty

L's wrists near his knees. L back away. F's hands up, fingers pointing

Front lean

L's foot against F's feet (together). VAR: F's back flick, hand straight up. VAR: F's hook

Scissors Jump

L's hands on F's hip bones. F presses down hard on L's wrists.
L:down. F; up. Slow landing.

L's back drop

F's arm anchored at her side. F: don't bend forward - keep back straight.

Cuddle Drop

from cuddle. F's knees bent. arm wrestling hand hold.

Back dip

SH overhead tuck, wrap around. L: do not hide F, get down low, arch back, touch flor with free hand.

Thigh Kneel

F as in trad Japanese kneeling pose on L's thigh.
L reaches under F's shins. close to L's torso.

Thigh Stand

LH to LH to start, then L's arms around F's thighs. RH to RH to come down.

Roo F's back flip over L's arm - no longer taught except in rare moments of madness.
Voodoo Dip F's LH around L's back VAR: Levitiation Dip (F's R leg up) This move is bizarre.
Leah's Dip SH or 1H, opp. feet touching, other foot pointing in, lean back almost parallel to ground, torso arched
Marchan's Dip inside SH turn wrap up to take down dip L's R thigh
John & Ronda's Dip L's dip, VAR: F's dip



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