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Foxtrot Variation #3 (6:45)
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Foxtrot Combination (2:45)
All 5 Foxtrot variations shown together.

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STYLE:
American Style Foxtrot

LEVEL:
Intermediate to Advanced

DESCRIPTION:
Twinkle, Promenade Grapevines to Left Whisk, Man's & Lady's Alternating Underarm Twist Turns, Lady's Turn to Shadow Position, Shadow Grapevines, Lady's Turn (Man's Fake) to Promenade Position, Pivots from PP, Closed Ending.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, facing diagonal wall.
 
1SlowLeft foot forward in CBMP. 
2QuickRight foot side & slightly forward. Brush right foot to left foot. 
3QuickLeft foot diagonally forward in promenade position, left side leading. 
 
4QuickRight foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to right. 
5QuickLeft foot side.1/8 turn to right between 4-5 to face partner. 
6QuickCross right foot behind left foot.Begin to turn to left. 
7QuickLeft foot side in promenade position.1/8 turn to left between 6-7. 
 
8QuickRight foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to right. 
9QuickLeft foot side.1/8 turn to right between 8-9 to face partner. Loosen hold and release lady from body contact. 
10SlowCross right foot behind left foot with partial weight.Relax weight into legs. 
 
11SlowUntwist in place, then transfer weight completely to left foot.Release right hand from lady's back and turn 7/8 to right under raised LH-RH hold, to end facing diagonal wall. Turn is executed with weight divided between ball of right foot and heel of left foot. Transfer weight to left foot at end of turn. 
12SlowRight foot forward & across in CBMP, small step. (Left foot can be pointed to side if desired).1/8 turn to right to face wall. Lead lady to turn to her left under raised LH-RH hold. Lower left hand at completion of lady's turn and end in open cross-body position. 
 
13SlowLeft foot side.Using LH-RH hold, lead lady to step forward and begin to turn to her left. 
14QuickClose right foot to left foot.Release LH-RH hold, allowing lady to turn free. As she rotates to shadow position, place right hand on her right shoulder. 
15QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward in shadow position (lady on right).1/8 turn to left between 14-15. End facing diagonal wall. 
 
16QuickRight foot forward in CBMP.Toward diagonal wall. Begin to turn to right. 
17QuickLeft foot side & slightly back.1/4 turn to right between 16-17. 
18QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Toward diagonal center. Begin to turn to left. 
19QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward.1/4 turn to left between 18-19. 
 
20-23QQQQREPEAT STEPS 16-19.3/8 turn to left between 18-19 to end facing line of dance. 
 
24SlowRight foot forward in CBMP.Down line of dance. Begin to turn to right. 
25QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward.1/8 turn to right between 24-25. Step taken along line of dance, facing diagonal center. Lead lady to turn to her right, then release right hand from her shoulder. 
26&Close right foot to left foot. 
27QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward in open promenade position.Replace right hand on lady's back. 
 
28QuickRight foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to right, closing position to lady. 
29QuickLeft foot back and slightly leftward. Pivot on left foot, holding right foot in CBMP.3/8 turn to right between 28-29 to back line of dance. Then turn an additional 1/2 to right on left foot. End facing line of dance. 
30QuickRight foot forward in CBMP.Continue turning to right. 
31QuickLeft foot diagonally forward in open promenade position, left side leading.1/8 turn to right between 30-31. End facing diagonal wall, moving along line of dance in promenade position. 
 
32SlowRight foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP. 
33QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward. 
34QuickClose right foot to left foot.Resume normal hold over 32-34 and end in closed position, facing diagonal wall. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, backing diagonal wall.
 
1SlowRight foot back in CBMP. 
2QuickRight left diagonally back. Brush left foot to right foot. 
3QuickRight foot side in promenade position. 
 
4QuickLeft foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
5QuickRight foot side.1/8 turn to left between 4-5 to face partner. 
6QuickCross left foot behind right foot.Begin to turn to right. 
7QuickRight foot side in promenade position.1/8 turn to right between 6-7. 
 
8QuickLeft foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
9QuickRight foot side.1/8 turn to left between 8-9 to face partner. Loosen hold and separate from body contact. 
10SlowCross left foot behind right foot with partial weight.Relax weight into legs. 
 
11SlowNo step.Release left hand from man's shoulder and raise right hand, allowing him to turn to his left under LH-RH hold. 
12SlowUntwist in place, then transfer weight completely to right foot.3/4 turn to left under raised LH-RH hold, to end facing line of dance. Turn is executed with weight divided between ball of left foot and heel of right foot. Transfer weight to right foot at end of turn. 
 
13SlowLeft foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
14QuickRight foot side & slightly back (toe pivot).3/8 turn to left between 13-14. Then turn an additional 3/8 on right foot on 14. (Man will release LH-RH hold). End in shadow position, facing wall. 
15QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward in shadow position (man on left).1/8 turn to left between 14-15. End facing diagonal wall. 
 
16QuickRight foot forward in CBMP.Toward diagonal wall. Begin to turn to right. 
17QuickLeft foot side & slightly back.1/4 turn to right between 16-17. 
18QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Toward diagonal center. Begin to turn to left. 
19QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward.1/4 turn to left between 18-19. 
 
20-23QQQQREPEAT STEPS 16-19.3/8 turn to left between 18-19 to end facing line of dance. 
 
24SlowRight foot forward in CBMP.Down line of dance. Begin to turn to right. 
25-26Quick (&)Left foot side & slightly back (toe pivot).3/8 turn to right between 24-25. Then turn an additional 3/8 on right foot on 25. End facing center. 
27QuickRight foot side & slightly forward in open promenade position.1/8 turn to right between 26-27. Replace left hand on man's shoulder. 
 
28QuickLeft foot forward & across in CBMP.Down line of dance. 
29QuickRight foot forward in CBMP.1/8 turn to right between 28-29. 
30QuickLeft foot back and slightly to side (toe pivot). Brush right foot to left foot.1/2 turn to right between 29-30. 
31QuickRight foot side in open promenade position, left side leading.3/8 turn to right between 30-31. End facing diagonal center, moving along line of dance in promenade position. 
 
32SlowLeft foot forward in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
33QuickRight foot side.1/4 turn to left between 32-33. 
34QuickClose right foot to left foot.1/8 turn to left between 33-34. Resume normal hold over 32-34 and end in closed position, backing diagonal wall. 
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