Coup de Pique (Silver)

Commence in Closed Position

Man Foot Position Alignment Turn Foot-
work
Lead & Shape Count
1 Point RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, without weight. L knee flexed Commence facing centre, then against LOD, facing DC against LOD 1/8 to L on LF B of LF, foot flat, OE of T of RF Achieve PP Shape, lowering L arm 1
2 Close RF to LF Facing centre 1/8 to R between 1&2 T of both feet Return arm and body to normal position 2
3 LF back in CBMP and Fallaway Down LOD, backing DW 1/8 to L between 2&3 B of both feet Achieve PP Shape, lowering L arm 3
4 Close RF to LF Facing centre 1/8 to R between 3&4 T of both feet Return arm and body to normal position 4
5 LF back in CBMP and Fallaway Down LOD, backing DW 1/8 to L between 4&5 B of both feet Achieve PP Shape, lowering L arm 5
6 RF to side Facing centre 1/8 to R between 5&6 B Return arm and body to normal position 6
7 Close LF to RF " No turn B Weight change 7
8 RF to side " " B or BF " &
9 Close LF to RF " " B or BF " 8
Lady Foot Position Alignment Turn Footwork Count
1 Point LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP without weight. R knee flexed Commence facing wall, then against LOD, facing DW against LOD 1/8 to R on RF B of RF, foot flat, OE of T of LF 1
2 Close LF to RF Facing wall 1/8 to L between 1&2 T of both feet 2
3 RF back in CBMP and Fallaway Down LOD, backing DC 1/8 to R between 2&3 B of both feet 3
4 Close LF to RF Facing wall 1/8 to L between 3&4 T of both feet 4
5 RF back in CBMP and Fallaway Down LOD, backing DC 1/8 to R between 4&5 B of both feet 5
6 LF to side Facing wall 1/8 to L between 5&6 B 6
7 Close RF to LF " No turn B 7
8 LF to side " " B or BF &
9 Close RF to LF " " B or BF 8

Notes to Man and Lady

1 The Coup de Pique may be commenced in other alignments, depending on the preceding step
2 Elevation is used on 2 and 4, optional on 6-9
3 On 1-6, a 1/4 turn may be made on each step

Preceding Figures

Silver-Gold Any syllabus figure ended with feet together

Following Figures

Silver-Gold Any syllabus figure commenced with feet together, depending on alignment

Suggested Styling

A Counter Promenade shape could be used on 6-9, or the arms may be returned gradually to normal position

Alternative Methods

Count
a) 1-4 of Coup de Pique 1.2.3.4
Sur Place LF (Lady RF) &
Repeat 1-3 of Coup de Pique 5.6.7
Chasse to Right turning to face partner &8
Beat value 1, 1, 1, 1/2, 1/2, 1, 1, 1/2, 1/2, 1
 
b) 1-4 of Coup de Pique 1.2.3.4
Sur Place LF (Lady RF) &
Repeat 1-3 of Coup de Pique 5.6.7.8
Beat value 1, 1, 1, 1/2, 1/2, 1, 1, 1, 1
Follow with the Left Foot Variation

1-4 Coup de Pique is an effective way of changing feet

When commenced on the first beat of a bar, it is used as a precede to the Left Foot Variation

(Gold) When commenced on the second beat of a bar, it is used to return to a RF step (Lady LF) on beat 1

Example (After the Twists or Syncopated Separation)
Dance Sur Place LF (Lady RF) 1
1-4 of Coup de Pique 2.3.4.5
3 Sur Place, starting with LF (Lady RF), or 1 Sur Place and Chasse to Right 6.7.8