Maypole (Man turning Left) (Silver)

Maypole (Man turning Right) (Silver)

Commence in Open PP, L to R hand hold. Use Bounce action

Man dances a Circular Volta commenced with LF and turned to L, circling around Lady while leading her to dance a Spot Volta turning R under raised arms

End in Closed Position, regaining normal hold

The Maypole may be danced over two, three, or four bars of music, therefore finishing alignments and amounts of turn are flexible. Teaching counts as follows:

(2 bars) "1 a 2 a 3 a 4"

(3 bars) "1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 5 a 6"

(4 bars) "1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 5 a 6 a 7 a 8"

Preceding Figures

Silver Side Samba Walk - Criss Cross Bota Fogos - Criss Cross Voltas ended in Open PP ( the Maypole may also commence facing partner, following a RF Stationary Samba Walk)

Following Figures

Silver/Gold Any syllabus figure commenced with RF when facing partner, depending on alignment

Maypole (Man turning Right) (Silver)

Commence in Open CPP, L to R hand hold. Use Bounce action

Man dances a Circular Volta commenced with RF and turned to R, circling around Lady while leading her to dance a Spot Volta turning L under raised arms

End in Closed Position, regaining normal hold

The Maypole may be danced over two, three, or four bars of music, therefore finishing alignments and amounts of turn are flexible. Teaching counts as follows:

(2 bars) "1 a 2 a 3 a 4"

(3 bars) "1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 5 a 6"

(4 bars) "1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 5 a 6 a 7 a 8"

Preceding Figures

Silver Criss Cross Bota Fogos or Criss Cross Voltas ended in Open CPP (The Maypole may also commence facing partner, following a LF Stationary Samba Walk)
Gold Samba Locks

Following Figures

Silver/Gold Any syllabus figure commenced with LF when facing partner, depending on alignment