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Continuous Standing Hip Twists to Attitude and Developpé

Commence facing wall in Closed Position into steps 1-3 of a Closed Hip Twist to end with Lady OP

Man Lead Foot/Body Position Turn/Alignment Footwork Count
4 Leading Lady to turn R, then fwd RF closes to LF, facing wall, with Lady's L hip at a 90° angle to front of Man No turn, facing wall BH 2
5 Leading Lady to turn L, then fwd LF to side in a flexed L knee, R leg straight in Closed Hold. Lunge Line No turn, facing wall, slight upper body turn to R, LF pointing DW and RF pointing DW against LOD BH (LF), WF (RF) &
6-7 Leading Lady as steps 4-5 Hold position in Closed Hold. Lunge Line No turn, facing wall, slight upper body turn to L & R WF of both feet 3
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8 Leading Lady to turn to R and then to L to end fwd Transfer weight sideways to RF into a flexed R knee, with Lady's L hip at a 90° angle to front of L side. Lunge Line No turn, facing wall, upper body turns to L, RF pointing DW against LOD and LF pointing DW WF of both feet 4 1
9-10 Leading Lady fwd and to turn to R, then release hold with R hand Slowly transfer weight sideways to LF into a flexed L knee, with Lady at a 90° angle to front of R side. Lunge Line No turn, facing wall, upper body turns to R, LF pointing DW and RF pointing DW against LOD WF of both feet 2.3.41
11-13 Leading Lady fwd, to turn to L, then bwd RF back into steps 4-6 of a Closed Hip Twist to end in Fan Position No turn facing wall, upper body turns to L, then turns to R BH
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Commence facing centre in Closed Position into steps 1-3 of a Closed Hip Twist to end RF OP

Lady Foot/Body Position Turn/Alignment Footwork Count
4 Turning on RF, LF fwd in line with RF, small step, moving across front of Man toward his L side, with L hip at a 90° angle to front of Man. Hip Twist action 1/4 to R on RF, facing LOD with upper body underturned. LF pointing DC B with foot flat (RF), B (LF) 2
5 Turning on LF, RF fwd in line with LF, small step, moving across front of Man toward his R side, with R hip at a 90° angle to front of Man. Hip Twist action 1/2 to L on LF, facing against LOD, with upper body underturned, RF pointing DC against LOD B (LF), B (RF) &
6-7 Repeat steps 4-5, turning 1/2 to R and L   B
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8 Turning on RF, LF fwd in line with RF, small step, moving across front of Man toward his L side, with L hip at a 90° angle to his L side. Then turn on LF, extending RF back without weight with R hip at a 90° angle to his L side. Hip Twist action 1/2 to R on RF, facing LOD, with upper body underturned, LF pointing DC. Then 3/8 to L on LF, facing DC against LOD, LF pointing against LOD, RF pointing DC B with foot flat (RF), BHB (LF). Then i/e of T (RF) 4 1
9 RF moving across front of Man to his R side with R hip at a 90° angle to his R side. Raise LF to R knee then turning on RF extend LF back at hip height, in a curved leg shape, to end with L hip at a 90° angle to his R side. Swivel action to Attitude 3/8 turn to R on RF, facing LOD, RF pointing DW, LF pointing DC against LOD BHB (RF), LF extended back off floor 2
10 Hold position on RF, flexing R knee, extending LF fwd above hip height across front of Man toward his L side. Developpé No turn, facing LOD, RF pointing DW, LF pointing LOD WF (RF), L leg extended off floor 3.41.2
11-13 Straightening R knee, LF fwd into steps 4-6 of a Closed Hip Twist to end LF back in Fan Position. Complete 1/2 turn to L to end backing LOD BH
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