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Developpé to Leg Hook from Oversway Shape - Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango

Tango. The figure will be danced as below, but of course with Tango technique and character. Be careful not to rise or swing into 1-2. Normally, each step will be taken sharply and with a feeling of a "stop" at the end of 2. A sharp staccato action is used on 3, however, it is also possible to add beats to 3 to create a very slow and expressive change of shape into the Developpé.

Man Foot Position Alignment Amount of Turn Rise & Fall
1 RF back, toe turned in Down LOD, backing DC 1/8 to L between previous step and 1. Body turns less No rise
2 LF back to end to side and slightly forward in PP Pointing DW, body facing between wall and DW against LOD 1/4 between 1-2. Body turns less Slightly straighten L knee
3

Hold Position. R leg remains extended to side without weight

Facing DW. RF pointing DW against LOD Body turns to L Lower into a flexed L knee. R leg remains extended
4 Hold position, changing to a High Left Lunge shape Pointing DW. RF pointing DW against LOD. Body facing wall Body turn to R Straighten L knee
5 R heel closes to L heel. LF extends to side without weight. Same Foot Lunge Point Facing DW against LOD, LF pointing DW 1/4 to R between 4-5. Between feet Down in a flexed R knee. L leg remains extended without weight
Footwork 1 o/e of TH; 2 T, i/e of TH; 3/4 WF (LF) & i/e T (RF); 5 TH (RF) & i/e T (LF)
CBM on 1
Sway L L R L, slightly L
Head Weight slightly L, L R L, R to slightly L
Timing (W) 1 2 31 2 &3 (other timings are acceptable)
Timing (F) S Q QS S &S (other timings are acceptable)
Timing (T) Q Q S S &S or Q Q SS SS &S
Lady Foot Position Alignment Amount of Turn Rise & Fall
1 LF forward Facing LOD Com to turn to L No rise
2 RF forward and slightly to side in PP Pointing DC 1/8 between 1-2. Body turns less No rise, then straighten R knee
3 Turning on RF, LF moves under body then rises near R knee & extends forward above knee height. Developpé Facing against LOD 3/8 between 2-3. Lower into a flexed R knee. L leg elevated
4 Turning on RF, LF ends back in a Leg Hook at knee height Backing against LOD 1/2 to R between 3-4. Body turns less Straighten R knee. L leg elevated with L knee flexed
5 Hold position on RF, LF extends forward without weight. Same foot Lunge Point Backing against LOD. LF pointing between LOD & DC Just under 1/8 to L between feet Down in flexed R knee. L leg extended
Footwork 1 HT; 2 i/e of TH; 3/4 B with foot flat, LF without weight; 5 WF(RF) & o/e T (LF)
CBM slightly on 1
Sway S S S S S
Head Weight R R L L R
Timing (W) 1 2 31 2 &3 (other timings are acceptable)
Timing (F) S Q QS S &S (other timings are acceptable)
Timing (T) Q Q S S &S or Q Q SS SS &S

Suggested Advanced Combination

Precede

Double Reverse Spin  Overturned

Follow

Standing Spin to L

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