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Lindy Hop: Rock Step or Draw Step?
Posted by Jacksonuk
4/13/2017  1:44:00 PM
I've been dancing Lindy Hop for years and have always taught my Follows, for the Open Swingout, that it starts with two forward steps/swivels. Recently, I was introduced to the concept of having the Follow start with a rock step which isn't foreign to me, but feels counterproductive and rushes the Swingout.

My question: What's a good way to explain to my students that the Follow can be lead into an Open Swingout by starting with a rock step, and how can they feel the distinction between a rock step and a draw step?
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