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Bolero
Hip Lifts
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3. Hip Lifts

Hip Lifts are a type of stylized Bolero Basic where the rock steps are replaced with a stationary hip lifting action.

A Hip Lift to the left is begun with a side step to the left, with slight rise to end on a lightly flexed knee. The right foot is then drawn together to the left foot, taking partial weight, with the right leg straightening to cause the right hip to lift. Complete weight is then replaced to the right foot, knees flexed, relaxing the right hip.

A Hip Left to the right is the opposite, starting with a side step to the right.

Because Hip Lifts are taken in closed facing position, the lady will dance a Hip Lift to Right while the man dances a Hip Lift to Left, and vice-versa.

Hip Lifts can be taken in pairs, as a complete substitute for a Closed Basic, or they can be taken individually, replacing either the first or the second half of the Basic.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Contact position.
 
1SlowLeft foot side.A slight turn to left or right can be made on 1. 
2QuickClose right foot to left foot with partial weight. Straighten right leg and lift right hip. 
3QuickReplace weight completely to left foot, relaxing right hip. 
 
4SlowRight foot side.A slight turn to left or right can be made on 4. 
5QuickClose left foot to right foot with partial weight. Straighten left leg and lift left hip. 
6QuickReplace weight completely to right foot, relaxing left hip. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Contact position.
 
1SlowRight foot side.A slight turn to left or right can be made on 1 (according to man). 
2QuickClose left foot to right foot with partial weight. Straighten left leg and lift left hip. 
3QuickReplace weight completely to right foot, relaxing left hip. 
 
4SlowLeft foot side.A slight turn to left or right can be made on 4 (according to man). 
5QuickClose right foot to left foot with partial weight. Straighten right leg and lift right hip. 
6QuickReplace weight completely to left foot, relaxing right hip. 


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