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5. Sugarpush

The Sugarpush is one of the core basic figures in West Coast Swing, considered by many to be the most basic repeatable pattern. It is a 6-count figure, danced in open facing position, and characterized by the "paddle-ball" quality of the lady moving in close to the man, then being "pushed" away to an extended position.

There can be many variations on timing, however the basic 6-count pattern of 1,2, 3a4, 5a6 is considered the most common and fundamental.

5. Sugarpush
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Open facing position, LH-RH hold, facing down slot.
 
11Left foot back. 
22Close right foot to left foot.Retract arms slightly, then take two-hand hold. 
3-53a4Compact triple step, LRL, ended with left foot forwardExtend arms forward slightly, releasing lady's left hand with your right hand. 
6-85a6Anchor triple step, RLR.End in open facing position, LH-RH hold. 
5b. Sugarpush w/ Underarm Turn R.
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Open facing position, one- or two-hand hold.
 
1-81, 2, 3a4, 5a61-8 SUGARPUSHLead lady to take 1 full turn to her right under raised LH-RH hold over steps 4-8. 
5. Sugarpush
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Open facing position, LH-RH hold, facing down slot.
 
11Right foot forward. 
22Left foot forward.Take two-hand hold. 
3-53a4Compact triple step, RLR, ended with right foot back.Release man's right hand with your left hand. 
6-85a6Anchor triple step, LRL.End in open facing position. 
5b. Sugarpush w/ Underarm Turn R.
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Open facing position, one- or two-hand hold.
 
11Right foot forward. 
22Left foot forward. 
 
3-53a4Compact triple step, RLR, ended with right foot side & slightly forward.3/8 turn to right between 4 and 5. Step 5 is taken along the slot, directly away from the man. 
6-85a6Turning anchor triple step or French Cross triple step, LRL.5/8 turn to right over 6-8. 
Any figure ended in open facing position>> Sugarpush
Any figure ended in open facing position>> Sugarpush w/ Underarm Turn R.
Sugarpush>>Any figure beginning in open facing position
Sugarpush w/ Underarm Turn R.>>Any figure beginning in open facing position


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