Open Rocks (Silver)

Commence in Closed Position. No Bounce

Man Foot Position Alignment Turn Foot-
work
Lead Count
1 RF fwd Facing LOD No turn BF Increase tone in arms and exert pressure through L hand to turn Lady R, then release L to R hold S
2 LF fwd, small step " " BF Support Lady with R arm Q
3 Replace weight to RF, toe slightly turned out Against LOD " B Exert slight pressure through R hand to commence to turn Lady to L Q
4 LF fwd Facing LOD " BF With R hand, turn Lady to L and place L hand on her back, then release hold with R hand S
5 RF fwd, small step " " BF Support Lady with L arm Q
6 Replace weight to LF, toe slightly turned out Against LOD " B Exert slight pressure through L hand to commence to turn Lady to R Q
7 RF fwd Facing LOD No turn BF With L hand, turn Lady to R and place R hand on her back, then release hold with L hand S
8 LF fwd, small step " " BF Support Lady with R arm Q
9 Replace weight to RF, toe slightly turned out Against LOD " B Exert slight pressure through R hand to commence to turn Lady to L Q
Lady Foot Position Alignment Turn Footwork Count
1 LF back Commence backing LOD and turn to back DW 1/8 to R BF
2 RF back at a 90° angle to Man on his R side. Small step, toe turned out To wall 1/8 to R between 1&2 B Q
3 Replace weight to LF Facing DC against LOD Commence to turn L (see note 1) BF Q
4 RF back and slightly to side Backing DC 1/4 to L between 3&4 BF S
5 LF back at a 90° angle to Man on his L side. Small step, toe turned out To centre 1/8 to L between 4&5 B Q
6 Replace weight to RF Facing DC against LOD Commence to turn R (see note 1) BF Q
7 LF back and slightly to side Backing DW 1/4 to R between 6&7 BF
8 RF back at a 90° angle to Man on his R side. Small step, toe turned out To wall 1/8 to R between 7&8 B Q
9 Replace weight to LF Facing DC against LOD Commence to turn L BF Q

Notes

1 On 2, LF remains backing DW as RF and body continue to turn R, therefore, the turn between 3 and 4 is measured from the alignment of the front foot. Likewise, on 5, RF remains backing DC
2 It is important for the Lady to respond to the Man's increased tone in his arms with matching tone in her arms, in order to accept the lead on 1. On 4, she places R hand on Man's L shoulder, immediately releasing L hand contact. On 7, she places L hand on Man's R shoulder, immediately releasing R hand contact
3 Lady's knee straightens as her heel lowers toward the floor on 2, 5, and 8 (the heel may lightly touch the floor)
4 First step of following figure is back and slightly to side

Preceding Figures

Silver Natural Basic - 1-3 Reverse Basic - Closed Rocks - Argentine Crosses ended facing LOD, with LF Stationary Walk and Lady's underarm turn ending
Gold Natural Roll

Following Figures

Silver Reverse Turn (Man 1/8 to L, Lady 1/4 between preceding step and 1, regaining normal hold)
Gold Reverse Roll (turn as above) - Three Step Turn

Following Figures from 1-6

Gold Natural Roll (Man 1/8 to R, Lady 1/4 between preceding step and 1, regaining normal hold) - Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs, starting with 7-9 and continuing with 4-9