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Underarm Turns to R & L
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3b. Underarm Turns to R & L

Underarm Turns are simply Spot Turns danced by the lady under a raised LH-RH hold, while the man dances a Basic Movement. The lady will dance her Spot Turn to left as the man takes his forward break, and she will dance her Spot Turn to right as he takes his back break.

The hand hold is the same for either turn: Man's left hand to lady's right. However, each turn is slightly different.

To lead the left turn, the man should lift his left hand and elbow to lady's eye level. He should then pass the hand between their faces and around her head with a small circular motion in a counter-clockwise direction. Although the man must lift his elbow to provide space for the lady, she should not lift hers.

To lead the right turn, the man should take his left hand to her eye level and slightly outward. He should then pass the hand around her head with a small circular motion in a clockwise direction. It is unnecessary for the man or lady to lift the elbow; It should remain relaxed at a downward angle from the hand.

Although shown consecutively, either of these Underarm Turns can be taken individually, being preceded or followed by other figures as described below.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed facing position, or open facing position with lady's right hand in man's left hand.
 
Prep1Right foot side.Release right hand hold on end of prep step. Lift left hand and elbow to lady's eye level. 
 
12Left foot forward.Carrying left hand between your faces, lead lady to turn left. 
23Transfer weight to right foot.Continue leading lady to turn left under raised left hand. 
3-54&1Chasse to left, LRL.Lady returns to open facing position. Lift left hand to lady's eye level on count 1. 
 
62Right foot back.Begin to lead lady to turn right under raised left hand. 
73Left foot forward, turning away from partner.Continue turning lady under raised left hand. 
8-104&1Facing partner, chasse to right, RLR.Lady returns to open facing position. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed facing position, or open facing position with lady
 
Prep1Left foot side.Release right hand hold on end of prep step. 
 
12Right foot forward.1/4 turn to left between prep step and 1. 
23Left foot forward.1/2 turn to left between 1-2 under raised right hand. 
3-54&1Facing partner, chasse to right, RLR.1/4 turn to left between 2-3. 
 
62Left foot forward.1/4 turn to right between 5-6. 
73Right foot forward.1/2 turn to right between 6-7 under raised right hand. 
8-104&1Facing partner, chasse to left, LRL.1/4 turn to left between 7-8. End in open-facing position. 
Underarm Turns to R & L>> Underarm Turns to R & L
6-10 Closed Basic Movement>>Underarm Turn to Left
6-10 Alternative Basic Movement>>Underarm Turn to Left
New York in Right Side Position>>Underarm Turn to Left
Spot Turn to Left>>Underarm Turn to Left
Right Side Shoulder to Shoulder>>Underarm Turn to Left
Hand to Hand in Left Side Position>>Underarm Turn to Left
Three Cha Chas in Left Side Position>>Underarm Turn to Left
6-10 Side Steps to Right>>Underarm Turn to Left
There and Back>>Underarm Turn to Left
RF Time Step>>Underarm Turn to Left
Overturned Hockey Stick>>Underarm Turn to Left
1-5 Closed Basic Movement>>Underarm Turn to Right
1-5 Open Basic Movement>>Underarm Turn to Right
1-5 Alternative Basic Movement>>Underarm Turn to Right
New York in Left Side Position>>Underarm Turn to Right
Spot Turn to Right>>Underarm Turn to Right
Left Side Shoulder to Shoulder>>Underarm Turn to Right
Hand to Hand in Right Side Position>>Underarm Turn to Right
Three Cha Chas Back>>Underarm Turn to Right
Three Cha Chas in Right Side Position>>Underarm Turn to RightSteps 7-9 of Three Cha Chas taken as a chasse to side, facing partner.
1-5 Side Steps to Left>>Underarm Turn to RightSide Steps to Left ended in open promenade position.
LF Time Step>>Underarm Turn to Right
Natural Opening Out Movement>>Underarm Turn to Right
Underarm Turns to R & L>> Underarm Turns to R & L
Underarm Turn to Left>>6-10 Closed Basic Movement
Underarm Turn to Left>>6-10 Open Basic Movement
Underarm Turn to Left>>6-10 Alternative Basic Movement
Underarm Turn to Left>>New York in Right Side Position
Underarm Turn to Left>>Spot Turn to Left
Underarm Turn to Left>>Right Side Shoulder to Shoulder
Underarm Turn to Left>>Hand to Hand in Left Side Position
Underarm Turn to Left>>4-9 Three Cha Chas in Right Side PositionUnderarm Turn to Left ended in open promenade position.
Underarm Turn to Left>>6-10 Side Steps to Left
Underarm Turn to Left>>6-10 Side Steps to Right
Underarm Turn to Left>>RF Time Step
Underarm Turn to Left>>6-10 Fan
Underarm Turn to Left>> Alemana from Open Facing Position
Underarm Turn to Left>> Natural Top
Underarm Turn to Left, RF Back Break>> Three Cha Chas Forward
Underarm Turn to Right>>1-5 Closed Basic Movement
Underarm Turn to Right>>1-5 Open Basic Movement
Underarm Turn to Right>>1-5 Alternative Basic Movement
Underarm Turn to Right>>New York in Left Side Position
Underarm Turn to Right>>Spot Turn to Right
Underarm Turn to Right>>Spot Turn to Right
Underarm Turn to Right>>Left Side Shoulder to Shoulder
Underarm Turn to Right>>Hand to Hand in Right Side Position
Underarm Turn to Right>>4-9 Three Cha Chas in Left Side PositionUnderarm Turn to Right ended in open counter promenade position.
Underarm Turn to Right>>1-5 Side Steps to Left
Underarm Turn to Right>>1-5 Side Steps to Right
Underarm Turn to Right>> There and Back
Underarm Turn to Right>>LF Time Step
Underarm Turn to Right>> Fan
Underarm Turn to Right, LF Forward Break>> Three Cha Chas Back


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