Criss Cross Voltas (Bronze)

Man

Commence in Open Promenade Position with L to R hand hold, facing DW
This figure uses Bounce Action

Step_# Steps Turn Alignment Moving
1 LF crosses in front of RF (Latin Cross), passing behind Lady 1/8 to L Facing LOD Under Body
2 RF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing DW Wall
3 LF crosses in front of RF (Latin Cross) 1/4 to L over 2-3 Facing Centre Under Body
4 RF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing LOD LOD
5 LF crosses in front of RF (Latin Cross)   Facing Centre Under Body
6 RF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing LOD LOD
7 LF crosses in front of RF (Latin Cross)   Facing Centre Under Body
8 RF crosses in front of LF (Latin Cross), passing behind Lady 1/4 to R Facing LOD Under Body
9 LF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing DC Centre
10 RF crosses in front of LF (Latin Cross) 1/4 to R over 9-10 Facing Wall Under Body
11 LF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing LOD LOD
12 RF crosses in front of LF (Latin Cross)   Facing Wall Under Body
13 LF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing LOD LOD
14 RF crosses in front of LF (Latin Cross)   Facing Wall Under Body
Step_# Timing Rhythm Position Footwork
1 1 S   BF
2 a a   i/e of T
3 2 S Closed BF
4 a a Closed i/e of T
5 1 S Closed BF
6 a a Closed i/e of T
7 2 S Closed BF
8 1 S   BF
9 a a   i/e of T
10 2 S Closed BF
11 a a Closed i/e of T
12 1 S Closed BF
13 a a Closed i/e of T
14 2 S Closed BF

1) On steps 3-7 the RF points LOD, the LF points to Centre, and the body faces DC; on steps 10-14 the LF point LOD, the RF points to Wall, and the body faces DW
2) This figure may be extended, repeating the Volta action for an extra two or four beats after step 7 and/or after step 14
3) Steps 6-7 may be replaced by steps 2-3 of a LF Bota Fogo; steps 13-14 may be replaced with steps 2-3 of a RF Bota Fogo
4) (Gold) The first step may be held for an additional beat, with a strong upward stretch before the step and a dropping of energy on the step itself, known as the Dropped Volta (this may be done twice in a row); this may also be used on the eighth step

Lady

Commence in Open Promenade Position with L to R hand hold, facing DC
This figure uses Bounce Action

Step_# Steps Turn Alignment Moving
1 RF crosses in front of LF (Latin Cross), passing in front of Man 1/8 to R Facing LOD Under Body
2 LF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing DC Centre
3 RF crosses in front of LF (Latin Cross) 1/4 to R over 2-3 Facing Wall Under Body
4 LF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing LOD LOD
5 RF crosses in front of LF (Latin Cross)   Facing Wall Under Body
6 LF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing LOD LOD
7 RF crosses in front of LF (Latin Cross)   Facing Wall Under Body
8 LF crosses in front of RF (Latin Cross), passing in front of Man 1/4 to L Facing LOD Under Body
9 RF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing DW Wall
10 LF crosses in front of RF (Latin Cross) 1/4 to L over 9-10 Facing Centre Under Body
11 RF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing LOD LOD
12 LF crosses in front of RF (Latin Cross)   Facing Centre Under Body
13 RF to side & slightly back, part weight, toe turned out   Pointing LOD LOD
14 LF crosses in front of RF (Latin Cross)   Facing Centre Under Body
Step_# Timing Rhythm Position Footwork
1 1 S   BF
2 a a   i/e of T
3 2 S Closed BF
4 a a Closed i/e of T
5 1 S Closed BF
6 a a Closed i/e of T
7 2 S Closed BF
8 1 S   BF
9 a a   i/e of T
10 2 S Closed BF
11 a a Closed i/e of T
12 1 S Closed BF
13 a a Closed i/e of T
14 2 S Closed BF

1) On steps 3-7 the LF point LOD, the RF points to Wall, and the body faces DW; on steps 10-14 the RF points LOD, the LF points to Centre, and the body faces DC
2) This figure may be extended, repeating the Volta action for an extra two or four beats after step 7 and/or after step 14
3) Steps 6-7 may be replaced by steps 2-3 of a RF Bota Fogo; steps 13-14 may be replaced with steps 2-3 of a LF Bota Fogo
4) (Gold) The first step may be held for an additional beat, with a strong upward stretch before the step and a dropping of energy on the step itself, known as the Dropped Volta (this may be done twice in a row); this may also be used on the eighth step

Preceding Figures

Commenced Facing DW As described in the charts above
PreBronze Side Samba Walk; RF Stationary Samba Walk
Bronze Criss Cross Voltas
Silver Maypole turning R
Gold Promenade & Counter Promenade Runs
   
Preceding Step 8 Commenced in Open CPP, facing DC, turning 1/8 less on step 8
PreBronze LF Stationary Samba Walk
Bronze 1-7 Criss Cross Voltas
Silver Maypole turning L
Gold Samba Locks; Three Step Turn; 1-6 Promenade & Counter Promenade Runs

Following Figures

Ended Facing Wall As described in the charts above
PreBronze 4-6 Natural Basic; Reverse Basic; Side Basic to L; Whisk to L; LF Stationary Samba Walk
Bronze Bota Fogos to PP & CPP; LF Solo Spot Volta; LF Continuous Solo Spot Volta; 8-14 Corta Jaca; Foot Change 1
Silver Argentine Crosses; Maypole turning L
   
Ended Backing New LOD At a corner
PreBronze Reverse Basic
Silver Maypole turning L
Gold 4-6 Natural Roll
   
Ended in Open PP Having turned 1/8 to L over 13-14 to face DW (Lady R to face DC)
PreBronze Criss Cross Bota Fogos
Bronze Criss Cross Voltas; LF Solo Spot Volta; LF Continuous Solo Spot Volta; Foot Change 3
Silver Maypole turning L
   
Following Step 7 Ended facing Centre
PreBronze Natural Basic; 4-6 Reverse Basic; Side Basic to R; Whisk to R; RF Stationary Samba Walk
Bronze RF Solo Spot Volta; RF Continuous Solo Spot Volta; Corta Jaca; Foot Change 1
Silver 4-12 Argentine Crosses; Maypole turning R
   
Following Step 7 Ended facing New LOD at a corner
PreBronze Natural Basic; 4-6 Reverse Basic
Bronze Closed Rocks; Foot Change 1
Silver Maypole turning R; Open Rocks
   
Following Step 7 Ended in Open CPP, having turned 1/8 to R over 6-7 to face DC (Lady L to face DW)
PreBronze 4-6 Criss Cross Bota Fogos
Bronze 8-14 Criss Cross Voltas; Foot Change 3
Silver Maypole turning R