re: Grapevine in Foxtrot Posted by Weddingdance 8/9/1999 4:04:00 AM
Hi Roger, When I dance/teach the grapevine in foxtrot, I put it between a forward basic and a left/rock turn. So you would dance up to the end of line of dance, facing wall. Take the first two steps of the forward basic, slow, slow (L,R). Then the grapevine starts - usually eight quicks. Step side with left, behind with right, side with left, forward with right, side with left, behind with right, side with left, forward with right, and end with a left turn, slow, slow, quick quick. The action reminds me of the 'Greek dance'. So the whole grapevine is done facing wall, and the left turn brings you to facing line of dance. Now, the lady is the natural opposite. When you step side for that first quick, so does she. Then when you step behind with the right, bring her forward on her left, and take it from there. Have fun! P.S. There's also a Chuck Bannister intermediate foxtrot video from Dancevision that shows this step.